Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 09 E 13 Quest Of The Delta Knights

Film watched: Quest Of The Delta Knights

The MST3K presentation contains examples of:

  • The Alleged Robot: While Gypsy repairs the original Crow, she gives Mike and Tom a "loaner Crow" 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!
  • And Now For Something Completely Different
  • Brotherhood of Funny Hats: The final host segment reveals that the Delta Knights devolved into one of these.
  • The Cast Showoff: As in so many episodes, Kevin Murphy shows off his glorious baritone.
  • 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.
  • Notable Original Music: "Air on a Delta Knight," as performed by the Sir Thomas Neville Servo Consort of the Middle Ages Just-After-the-Plague Singers, and arranged by Sir Thomas Neville Servo himself.
    • Which is yet another Continuity Nod, since these are presumably the same Servo-clones introduced in The Human Duplicators and pressed into service as the United Servo Academy Mens' Chorus in The Starfighters.
    • And once again, the Servos decide to launch into a Bawdy Song, causing Mike once again to freak out.
  • Running Gag: Hanson jokes concerning Tee's hairstyle, Tee "pitying the foo'."
  • 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.