Wamthool: I think I got it! Mike: Yes, I got the role in Mad About You!
The Alleged Robot: While Gypsy repairs the original Crow, she gives Mike and Tom a "loaner Crow" - by AMC no less - that she's been tinkering with. He can't speak coherently, he shakes constantly and smoke keeps belching out of him - but he's got a killer stereo!
Truth in Television: AMC cars were remarkably well-built. So much so that their chassis and engine would remain in great working order decades after their production — while everything else would be falling apart.
Continuity Nod: In the opening host segment, Crow goes in for repairs and is temporarily substituted with a less than optimal Fake Crow. When the real Crow returns, he says that Gypsy needs Fake Crow immediately; some other guy's Crow got trashed and he needs a loaner. The Continuity Nod part is the fact that there is another Crow - the one who stayed in the past over the course of Time Chasers.
Loaner Crow is actually the older version of the Crow puppet from the Comedy Channel era, recognizable by his slightly longer "beak" and duller-colored eyes.
Mood Whiplash: When the scene shifts to Wamfool and goofy music stands playing, Servo asks, "Are we in the same movie?!"
MST3K Mantra: Invoked when Leonardo da Vinci visits Mike and the Bots partway through the movie. The Satellite of Love crew complain that they can't understand the movie, especially in terms of where and when it's supposed to be set. Leo's response: "Hey, it's a bad movie."
Something Completely Different: Pearl joins Crow and Servo in the theater in the first segment, in an attempt to see why Mike isn't miserable from all the bad movies she sends him. Mike takes Pearl's place in Castle Forrester, except he doesn't do any work and just plays poker with Bobo and Brain Guy.
Special Guest: Leonardo da Vinci shows up in an ornithocopter-spaceship and complains (in a thick Brooklyn accent) about the movie's portrayal of him, calling the twerp in the film a "mook." When Servo wonders how Leo's still alive, the feisty Italian takes it as a threat and goes for his gun. At the end, Mike concludes that it's not a good idea to ask what Leonardo da Vinci does for a living.