[[caption-width-right:350:...could eat no... frost.]]

Film watched: ''Film/{{Morozko}}'' aka ''Jack Frost''

The last of the four Russo-Finnish films featured on the show. This is notable for being the TropeNamer for TheFreelanceShameSquad, coined by Crow to describe a group of villagers in the movie.

!!The Segments:
* Mike, as Lord of the Dance, performs alongside with Crow and Servo to an audience of Gypsy.

[[AC:Segment 1]]
* Bobo and Brain Guy contact the SOL, as [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E12TheIncrediblyStrangeCreatures Pearl's dropping off the Space Children]]. The two disagree on who is the leader and the list of tasks Pearl left, which leads Mike brought down as mediator. He tricks Brain Guy into taking his place in today's experiment, but sees through it by Movie Sign.

[[AC:Segment 2]]
* Crow brings in Yakov Smirnoff to help them on today's movie, but he's no expert.

[[AC:Segment 3]]
* Crow announces to Mike and Servo that he's a bear. Meanwhile, Bobo and Brian Guy bond with each other by complaining about Pearl. Crow keeps being a bear in the theater, but changes back.

[[AC:Segment 4]]
* Crow hires a better expert for the film than Yakov Smirnoff, Earl Torgeson, after several [[InsaneTrollLogic associations]] between him and ''Film/RockyIV'', but he's no help.

[[AC:Segment 5]]
* Servo is "adowable and pwecious", which confuses Mike and Crow. Over beer, Bobo and Brain Guy drunkenly argue about the best ape movie, forcing Mike to come down to the planet to pick. Pearl returns and ends the argument.

!!The ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' presentation contains examples of:
* AlanSmithee: Mike posits that every name in the credits is Russian for this.
* AllTheGoodMenAreGay:
-->'''Mike:''' Every time I meet a man he's either gay or a bear.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: InUniverse, Servo dubs Nastenka as, "One of the greatest criminal masterminds of the 20th century," but doesn't really elaborate. He also referred to her having a "conniving face" and being "maliciously cute."
* BaitAndSwitch: In the last host segment, Pearl arrives and says, "What the hell...?!" You think she's going to berate Bobo and Brain Guy for drinking on the job (not to mention bringing Mike down), but all she's objecting to is their argument that either ''Any Which Way You Can'' or ''Every Which Way But Loose'' is the best ape movie.
* BecomingTheMask: Crow puts on his bear costume and insists he's a bear. He then eats half of Servo and buries the other half for later. Servo's not pleased.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment / TastesLikeDiabetes: [[invoked]] The bear cubs picking up and running off with gigantic mushrooms are never explained, but Mike and the bots quit riffing and just chuckle at the overly cute sight.
* CallBack
** "Am I Kirok?"
** "I thought I was Dale."
* CallForward: Possibly unintentionally, but Mike chides Crow for taking his bear simulations too far and mentions that it happens with some frequency. [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E16PrinceOfSpace Three episodes later]], we see it again.
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate / FandomRivalry: Bobo argues with Observer with which is the better ape movie: ''Film/EveryWhichWayButLoose'' (Observer's choice) or its sequel ''Any Which Way You Can'' (Bobo's preference). Pearl settles matters with ''Film/DunstonChecksIn''.
* FailedASpotCheck: Pearl threatens Mike, not noticing that he's standing right behind her.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
-->'''Crow:''' (as Ivan is loaded into Baba Yaga's oven) Uh-oh, roasted nuts.
** And this, from the same scene:
-->'''Ivan:''' Well, I've never been pushed into an oven, and that's the first time I've ever sat on a shovel!
-->'''Mike:''' The ''flat'' part, anyways.
* HappyEverAfter
-->'''Mike:''' Yeah, until the Mushroom Guy moved in...
* IncrediblyLamePun
-->'''Bear Ivan:''' Nastenka! What's the matter?
-->'''Crow:''' ''(as Ivan)'' Am I un-''bear''-able?
** Later:
---> '''Crow:''' (As a cat sits next to a spider web) How do you like my ''web'' site?
---> '''Mike:''' (Groans)
* LogicalFallacies: Crow's reasoning for getting a butcher named Earl Torgeson to talk about Russian folklore, starting with assuming that the best indicator for scholarly expertise in Soviet culture is a behind-the-scenes understanding of ''Rocky IV''.
* MindScrew: Since they didn't have any knowledge of the original Russian stories blended together to form the plot, let alone enough familiarity to tell what was [[AffectionateParody changed or exaggerated for the sake of humour]] and what wasn't, this was what Mike and the Bots' considered the film to be. Not that the scripters of the dub seemed to have any greater clue. (Calling Baba Yaga "The Hunchback Fairy"? Really?)
-->'''Crow:''' So, the premise of this movie is that everyone is just nuttier than all get-out?
* NoPronunciationGuide
-->'''Crow:''' ''[during the credits]'' Oh, N-hykhnekh!
* PoorMansSubstitute: Invoked in one of the host segments; Crow wanted to get insight about the film, but the only person available is a sausage wholesaler who doesn't seem to be aware of their presence.
* RightBehindMe: Except Pearl is so evil she isn't even put off by it.
* RussianReversal: Well, naturally, since Yakov Smirnoff (okay, a Smirnoff look-alike, but whatever) makes an appearance in one of the host segments.
* ShirtlessScene: Mike as the Lord of the Dance.
* ShoutOut
** One to ''Film/DuckSoup'' when the dog comes barking out of its kennel:
-->'''Crow:''' Now, back into Harpo's chest!
** When a murder of crows fly from the sled, Mike quips, "[[Music/CountingCrows Counting US!]]" (Crow, who made the next riff, didn't do that "crows" joke for some reason.)
** A bunch of ''Literature/TheHobbit'' and ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' jokes.
-->'''Mike:''' (''as Father Mushroom'') Hey-oh, day-oh, Tom Bombadil-o!\\\
'''Mike:''' (''as Father Mushroom keeps popping in and out of invisibility'') Frodo gets drunk and [[MindScrew screws]] with the neighbors.
** After WickedStepmother slaps Mafusha.
-->'''Mike:''' ''[[Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio This Fin's Life]]''!
** Crow refers to Baba Yaga as [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus Mrs. Non-Gorilla]].
** As Marfushka gobbles down food.
-->'''Crow:''' It's [[Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife Mrs. Creosote]]!
** A quick reference to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' appears when Father Mushroom disappears in a puff of smoke:
--> '''Tom Servo:''' I didn't know there were that many land mines left in Narnia.
** At the start of one scene, a roasted pig is shown on the table. Tom immediately laments: "[[Film/{{Babe}} Babe!!]] (sobbing)"
*** Later when Marfushka is in [[ItMakesSenseInContext a sled pulled by pigs]]:
-->'''Tom Servo:''' [[Literature/TwasTheNightBeforeChristmas On]] [[Literature/CharlottesWeb Wilbur]], on Film/{{Gordy}}, on Film/{{Babe}}!
** ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'': "Oh what a beautiful (gibberish Russian), oh what a beautiful (gibberish Russian)..."
** Music/GratefulDead: "I thought Jerry Garcia was 'Father Mushroom'."
** "Music/PaulWilliams!"
** When Ivan is turned into a bear:
-->'''Ivan!Crow:''' Dammit [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Puck]], this time you've gone too far!.
** [[Film/SlingBlade "Mmm, gimme some French-fried potaters, mmm..."]]
** Marfushka is Music/TomPetty.
** [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} "Now I gotta keep stirring the sauce, deliver these guns to Jimmy..."]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck
-->'''Mike:''' ...So the first plot point involves knitting socks. I think we're in for quite a ride, guys!
* ViewersAreGeniuses: (When a rooster crows several times) Tom: "Boy, [[Literature/TheBible Peter]] must be going around denying ''everybody'' today!"
* WaxingLyrical: When Ivan asks Nastenka to forgive him, Tom puts the lyrics to "Take on Me" in his mouth.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: [[invoked]] The crew has quite a lot of fun with these jokes when Father Mushroom shows up.
* WhatTheHellHero: This is Servo's reaction after Nastenka convinces the Rosy Fingered Dawn to go back below the horizon so she can finish knitting her stockings and avoid punishment from her stepmother.
-->'''Servo:''' And so the world is thrown into chaos, earthquakes, floods... but that's okay, ''you knit your sock''.
* WickedStepmother: Servo joins in on the LampshadeHanging.
-->'''Ivan:''' You must have a very wicked stepmother.
-->'''Servo:''' ''(as Nastenka)'' Yep, standard issue.

->'''Marfusha:''' [[TheStinger Bring on my fiancé.]]