Film watched: ''Film/TrackOfTheMoonBeast''

->''"The scene in which Johnny names ingredients in his stew quickly became a running gag and one of the writers' favorite moments from the series. Writer Kevin Murphy stated that his world-weary sigh of "onions..." made Johnny Longbow one of the "best" characters they've ever encountered."''
-->--'''[[ Wikipedia]]''' on '''''Track of the Moon Beast'''''

Mike, Servo and Crow prove that the whole silly affair involving a [[FlatCharacter one-dimensional]] scientist turning into a liazrd creature via a moon rock makes for great SnarkBait. Note that, rather improbably, this is actually the ''fourth'' movie the show featured about a guy named Paul turning into a monster, preceded by ''Film/TheCrawlingHand'', ''Film/TheProjectedMan'' and ''Film/{{Werewolf}}''. Shares many odd similarities with ''Werewolf'', in fact - guy named Paul, Southwestern US, Native American folklore, ditzy girlfriend...

!!Tropes present in this episode:
* ActingUnnatural: When Mike discovers the 'bots peeping on him, Crow to advise acting natural. It takes 2 seconds for both 'bots to crack.
-->'''Servo:''' '''TAKE OFF YOUR ROBE!!!'''
* AreYouPonderingWhatImPondering: After Longbow's slideshow presentation of the lizard myth:
--> '''Longbow:''' I know what you're thinking...
--> '''Servo:''' I'm boring and my slideshow eats.
* BigStupidDoodooHead: Bobo's end of the VolleyingInsults with Observer in the final segment.
-->'''Observer:''' You ignoramus!\\
'''Bobo:''' You stupid-head!\\
'''Observer:''' Troglodyte!\\
'''Bobo:''' You dodo-head!\\
'''Observer:''' Credit risk!\\
'''Bobo:''' Dummy... head!
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Mike adds "... hair" to Johnny's recipe.
** Servo precedes the list with "Velveeta, rattlesnake...." ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint Although rattlesnake meat is actually quite good]]).
* ClicheStorm: Played with in-universe. Mike's take on "The Band That Played California Lady." Every troubled rock band issue you can think of shows up.
* CryingIndian: From the archery scene...
--> '''Crow''': (snickering) I swiped these from that Indian when he was crying about the garbage!
* DeepFriedWhatever: Crow and Servo order an [[ onion blossomer]], and proceed to blossom and deep-fry everything in sight, including a bowling ball, a caulking gun, and Mike's wallet. Crow and Mike then deep-fry Servo's head. Servo is alarmed at first (Mike: "Oh come on, you didn't even miss it!"), [[ITasteDelicious but then finds that he tastes delicious]].
** BrickJoke: Pearl addresses the S.O.L. crew as: "Mike, Crow, snack."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, DoubleEntendre: Quite a few are made about Johnny Longbone.
** "She gets off the ground saying 'What happened?' a ''lot''."
* DontExplainTheJoke: Following the lengthy explanation of the prank:
-->'''Kathy:''' Am I forgiven?\\
'''Crow:''' Only if you stop explaining it!
* EpicFail: The prank in the movie was pretty pathetic, but here, Mike doesn't even really react. Crow, however, completely falls apart over what he perceives as a needlessly cruel prank (while Mike continues to sit there quietly).
-->'''Crow:''' ...I ''hate'' myself.
%% * HoistByHisOwnPetard: "How do you light your own back on fire?"
* NativeAmericanCasino: The final riff of the film.
-->'''Servo:''' ''(as Johnny Longbow)'' I see... a huge casino!
-->'''Mike:''' Oh, come on...
* {{Mondegreen}}:
** The gang loves calling him "Longbone", with plenty of DoubleEntendre jokes.
** They also hear Budd Keeler as "Butt Healer".
* RoadrunnerVsCoyote: One of the crew's gags when Johnny's telling a legend after dinner.
* RunningGag: Johnny's stew and "California Lady" both get mocked savagely throughout the movie.
* SanitySlippage: After the prank (like in the movie) goes wrong.
* SexEqualsLove
-->'''Crow''': And they proceed to ''do it'' because they love each other!
%% * "WhatAnIdiot, huh? Well, let's go." [[invoked]]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Mike gives us a complete summation of the meteoric rise and meteoric-er fall of The Band That Played California Lady in a sketch parodying Creator/VH1's ''Legends'' (complete with Kris Kristofferson impression).
%% * WunzaPlot: "He's a cop. He's a rabbi. They're cops. Except for the rabbi."

->[[TheStinger "Moon rock? Oh wow."]]