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 smells delicious -- or at least the peppercorn ranch dip does]].
** BrickJoke: Pearl addresses the S.O.L. crew as: "Mike, Crow, snack." The next cut to the S.O.L. has Servo wearing his new snack head, while Mike takes a munch of it in the theater.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything, DoubleEntendre: Quite a few are made about Johnny Longbone.
** "She gets off the ground saying 'What happened?' a ''lot''."
** After Paul gets a cut on his head from the meteorite:
-->'''Kathy''': Oh, no, don't touch it. Let me do that.
-->'''Crow''': Words every guy wants to hear.
* 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 in the host segment parodying it, Mike doesn't even really react at all. Crow, however, completely falls apart over what he perceives as a needlessly cruel prank (while Mike continues to sit there quietly eating pea pods).
-->'''Crow:''' ...I ''hate'' myself.
%% * HoistByHisOwnPetard: "How do you light your own back on fire?"
* {{Mondegreen}}:
** The gang loves calling him "Longbone", with plenty of DoubleEntendre jokes.
** They also hear Budd Keeler as "Butt Healer".
* NativeAmericanCasino: The final riff of the film.
-->'''Servo:''' ''(as Johnny Longbow)'' I see... a huge casino!
-->'''Mike:''' Oh, come on...
* 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."]]