YMMV / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 05 E 21 Santa Claus

  • Acceptable Targets:
    • As Santa flies back home:
    Mike (as Santa): Oh — I forgot France! Oh, well.
    • When the movie shows the multicultural workforce of Santa, Tom and Crow make several rude jokes (the Italians planning to whack Santa, Tom really lays in France for some reason, and Crow makes a joke about British Teeth), prompting Mike to tell them both that they've "offended everyone, now."
      • Hypocritical Humor: Even though Mike himself makes similar riffs about Japan and Central America.
    • Crow finally makes a crack at American kids, saying that they "are too spoiled and lazy to help Santa. There, that makes it all better now."
  • Crowning Moment of Funny
    Crow: There's a dollar in every one! My chain letter scam worked!
    • Another example:
    Santa: (reading a child's letter) "Dear Santa, please send me a little brother."
    Crow: "Oh, ho ho ho! Can do! Can do!"
    • When Pitch gets hit with a dart, Tom's line pushes it from worthy of a chuckle to this trope:
    Tom Servo: This is funny, I don't care what anyone says.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Pitch, who also appeared in Devil Doll selling Crow a line of devil dolls and teaching him how to remove Tom Servo's soul and place it in a toaster strudel.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • Merry Christmas...If That's Okay. Though a parody of Political Correctness Gone Mad, the message about getting along at Christmastime is very sweet.
    • Mike and the Bots going out to play in the snow at the end of the episode.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Trope Namer. An animatronic Santa at a department store inspires Crow T. Robot to quip "That's some good old-fashioned nightmare fuel." invoked
  • Welcome to the Caribbean, Mon!: "Santa Claus" was made in Latin America. So, the Caribbean children depicted are presumably Cuban, Dominican (Dominican Republic, not Dominica), & Puerto Rican. M&tB however make Jamaican riffs.