Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 09 E 08 Touch Of Satan
Softens your hands while you do the dishes
Film watched: Touch of Satan
- Accidental Misnaming: Steffi keeps calling Brain Guy "Brian."
"My name is not Brian! It's Brain! Brain Guy! Observer! Oh, forget it."
- Accidental Murder: Lucinda killing the cop is made to be this.
Servo: I suppose you're gonna blame this on me?
Crow: I meant to ask him in for pie. I don't know what happened.
- Amazing Freaking Grace: "Public domain, we don't have to pay anyone! Hahahaha!"
Crow: You can't use Amazing Grace in a devil movie!
- Awesome McCoolname
Jody: Who are you?
Mike: My name is Margret Rawhide Chew.
- Brick Joke: Near the beginning, when Jodie first goes to the pond where he meets Melissa, Crow says "Now the credits are going to unspool backwards, right?" Guess what happens in the movie's end credits?
- Downer Ending: In the film.
Tom: So in the end, Satan wins, I guess?
Mike: Yep, pretty much a shut-out for Satan.
- Dumb Blonde: Steffi, who somehow fails to notice anything unusual about a talking gorilla and an "omnipotent" alien who carries his own brain around in a bowl. On the other hand, she's very good at browbeating them into submission.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: when describing the moonshine.
Crow: "Boy, I hope he said peanuts."
- Hypocritical Humor: Bobo resents being treated like a pet, only to then get yelled at for chewing up Steffi's shoe.
- Malaproper: Referenced in the film.
Servo: Is that right? Maybe I should check my dictionotomy.
- Mistaken Identity: Crow accidentally sells his soul to a guy named Stan.
- Police Are Useless: As Lucinda is killing the cop:
Crow: "Where's my bike?! I reported it stolen 80 years ago!"
- Product Placement: In the film.
Crow: Why do I suddenly feel hungry for Carnation Ice Cream?
- Refuge in Audacity: Making fun of the elderly is taken to the same extent in this episode as mocking Joe Don Baker for being fat is in Final Justice.
- Remember the New Guy: Servo's killer Grandma.
- Running Gag: Jokes about walnuts, pauses and Jodie's Maverick. And rednecks.
- The Seventies: It's very much a 70s movie, so there are many, but one blatant reference:
Crow: Mike, what were you guys doing there in the 70s, making witch movies, inhaling huge clouds of marijuana, big ugly flared pants on...
Mike: Well, we had to do something.
- Shout-Out: When Lucinda kills the police officer, there's a joke about calling Harvey Keitel in to "fix" things.
- When Melissa talks Jodie into staying at the farm after aforementioned murder:
Then stay. Just one more day
Oh, you mean STAY!!!
- Some demonic characters from The Screwtape Letters are referenced during the opening credits.
Crow: "With Screwtape on kettledrum, Wormwood on harpsichord."
- To Monty Python's Flying Circus, when the character Melissa shows a new friend her shed:
Crow: If she had another one of those, she could be Melissa Two-Sheds Strickland.
(later, when the shed is burning down)
Crow: Aw, now she's Melissa No-Sheds Strickland.
- Take That: When Melissa's grandma-sister Lucinda sits in front of her mirror, an annoyed Crow complains that now "a withered old Billy Zane is going to come out and give her a withered old Coeur De La Mer".
- Temporary Substitute: Steffi the babysitter.
- Unfortunate Names
Servo: Emby Mellay? That's not a name, it's a bad Scrabble hand.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Bobo may be a talking ape, but Steffi's more focused on him chewing up her shoe... again.
"This is where the fish lives."