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* ContinuityNod: Mike whistles "[[Film/IAccuseMyParents Are You Happy in Your Work?]]" while working on the robot in the opening.

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* ContinuityNod: Mike whistles "[[Film/IAccuseMyParents Are You Happy in Your Work?]]" while working on the robot in the opening.opening - a song from an episode he wasn't in.

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** Also a CallBack to almost the same riff in fellow "America gets nuked" propaganda movie ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S02E05RocketAttackUSA Rocket Attack USA]]''.


Dr. Forrester sends the SOL ''A Date With Your Family'', an educational film about dinner manners served with a heaping helping of UnfortunateImplications and ValuesDissonance, then doubles down with RedScare PropagandaPiece ''Invasion USA''.

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Dr. Forrester sends the SOL ''A Date With Your Family'', an educational film about dinner manners served up with a heaping helping of UnfortunateImplications and ValuesDissonance, UnfortunateImplications, then doubles down on the '50s ValuesDissonance with RedScare PropagandaPiece ''Invasion USA''.


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* TheFifties: The Mads must have had the '50s on the brain this week: the short, the feature, and Harry Harlow's experiments all come from the nuclear decade.


Featured works: ''Film/ADateWithYourFamily'' (Educational Short) and ''Film/InvasionUSA1952''

The film ''Invasion U.S.A.'' (1952) was featured, along with the memorable short ''Film/ADateWithYourFamily'', an educational film about dinner manners served with a heaping side of UnfortunateImplications.

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Featured works: ''Film/ADateWithYourFamily'' (Educational Short) (short) and ''Film/InvasionUSA1952''

The film ''Invasion U.S.A.'' (1952) was featured, along with Dr. Forrester sends the memorable short ''Film/ADateWithYourFamily'', SOL ''A Date With Your Family'', an educational film about dinner manners served with a heaping side helping of UnfortunateImplications.
UnfortunateImplications and ValuesDissonance, then doubles down with RedScare PropagandaPiece ''Invasion USA''.



* AIIsACrapshoot / EpicFail: Mike's attempt to build his own RobotBuddy (following the lead of [[ContinuityNod his predecessor Joel]]) results in this. Servo and Crow spit and curse at the seemingly disabled robot ("Dork!" "Weiner!") before it starts up again - "DEE-STROY! DEE-STROY! DEE-STROY!"

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* AIIsACrapshoot / EpicFail: Mike's attempt to build his own RobotBuddy (following the lead of [[ContinuityNod his predecessor Joel]]) results in this. Servo and Crow spit and curse at the seemingly disabled robot ("Dork!" "Weiner!") before it starts up again - -- "DEE-STROY! DEE-STROY! DEE-STROY!"



'''Mike:''' ''(sheepish)'' I can't build robots.

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'''Mike:''' ''(sheepish)'' ''(sheepishly)'' I can't build robots.


Featured work: ''Film/ADateWithYourFamily'' (Educational Short) and ''Film/InvasionUSA1952''



Featured works: ''Film/ADateWithYourFamily'' (Educational Short) and ''Film/InvasionUSA1952''



* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible, though being a robot, he prefers the metal mother instead of the soft, warm one. However, when gently told by Mike the thing is not his mother, Crow pauses, then asks eagerly of Mike, "Are ''you'' my mother?"

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* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is mother", based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible, though being a robot, he prefers the metal mother instead of the soft, warm one. However, when gently told by Mike the thing is not his mother, Crow pauses, then asks eagerly of Mike, "Are ''you'' my mother?"


* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible, though being a robot, he prefers the metal mother instead of the soft, warm one.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible, though being a robot, he prefers the metal mother instead of the soft, warm one. However, when gently told by Mike the thing is not his mother, Crow pauses, then asks eagerly of Mike, "Are ''you'' my mother?"

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-->'''Servo:''' SAY IT!\\
'''Mike:''' ''(sheepish)'' I can't build robots.

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** HoistByHisOwnPetard: Comes back to bite him when he tries to hug Frank.


-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredibly stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]][[note]]Made funnier by the fact a character played by Trace Beaulieu rejected a doll of TraceBeaulieu.[[/note]]

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-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredibly stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]][[note]]Made funnier by the fact a character played by Trace Beaulieu rejected a doll of TraceBeaulieu.Trace Beaulieu.[[/note]]


-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredibly stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]]

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-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredibly stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]]WRONG!!]][[note]]Made funnier by the fact a character played by Trace Beaulieu rejected a doll of TraceBeaulieu.[[/note]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In-universe, the paperboy who goes into the bar and wanders around for a hot second, staring at Vincent and Carla, before finally leaving causes the guys to crack up. It's later used as the stinger.
-->'''Mike:''' Now THAT'S a walk-on!


-->'''Crow:''' ''(As airline pilot)'' We got a ''real'' pretty view of the dust cloud out the right window. It's currently seven thousand degrees in San Francisco...

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-->'''Crow:''' ''(As ''(as airline pilot)'' We got a ''real'' pretty view of the dust cloud out the right window. It's currently seven thousand degrees in San Francisco...



-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredible stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]]

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-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredible incredibly stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]]


* AIIsACrapshoot / EpicFail: Mike's attempt to build his own RobotBuddy (following the lead of [[ContinuityNod his predecessor Joel]]) results in this. Servo and Crow spit and curse at the seemingly disabled robot ("Dork!" "Weiner!") before it starts up again - "DESTRUCT! DESTRUCT! DESTRUCT!"

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* AIIsACrapshoot / EpicFail: Mike's attempt to build his own RobotBuddy (following the lead of [[ContinuityNod his predecessor Joel]]) results in this. Servo and Crow spit and curse at the seemingly disabled robot ("Dork!" "Weiner!") before it starts up again - "DESTRUCT! DESTRUCT! DESTRUCT!""DEE-STROY! DEE-STROY! DEE-STROY!"



* HistoricalInJoke: Crow becomes the subject of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow]]'s infamous experiment involving rhesus monkeys and wire mothers.

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* HistoricalInJoke: Crow becomes the subject of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow]]'s infamous experiment involving rhesus monkeys and [[ParentalSubstitute wire mothers.mothers]].



* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible.

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* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible.susceptible, though being a robot, he prefers the metal mother instead of the soft, warm one.


-->'''Crow:''' Go away, you big stupid ka-ka head Russians!

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-->'''Crow:''' Go away, you big stupid ka-ka head ca-ca-head Russians!



-->'''Crow:''' (As airline pilot) We got a ''real'' pretty view of the dust cloud out the right window. It's currently seven thousand degrees in San Francisco...

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-->'''Crow:''' (As ''(As airline pilot) pilot)'' We got a ''real'' pretty view of the dust cloud out the right window. It's currently seven thousand degrees in San Francisco...



* ChromaticArrangement: The RobotBuddy Mike attempts to build is blue, which makes sense since Crow is yellow and Tom is red - blue is the logical next step, since it's the third primary color.

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* ChromaticArrangement: The RobotBuddy Mike attempts to build is blue, which makes sense since Crow is yellow and Tom is red - -- blue is the logical next step, since it's the third primary color.



* HistoricalInJoke: Crow becomes a subject of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow]]'s infamous experiment.

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* HistoricalInJoke: Crow becomes a the subject of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow]]'s infamous experiment.experiment involving rhesus monkeys and wire mothers.
* HumanPincushion: Dr. F.'s experiment requires Frank to dress up as a literal pincushion while Forrester stabs him with giant pins. It's "essential".
* HypocriticalHumor: Dr. F. after Crow selects the wire mother instead of him.
-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' ''[quietly]'' Alright, alright. Let's handle this coolly, dispassionately... It's just that you're so incredible stupid and wrong. Just so incredibly [[SuddenlyShouting STUPID. And WRONG!!]]


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* ParentalSubstitute: Dr. Forrester's [[WeirdScience experiment]] tests whether the 'bots will respond to ''his'' terry softness or the primal nurturing of a "wire mother" is based on psychologist [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Harlow Harry Harlow's]] [[HistoricalInJoke studies on rhesus monkeys]]. Crow turns out to be especially susceptible.


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* TheScream: Crow shrieks in primal angst when Mike tries to separate him from his new "mother".
* SmallNameBigEgo: Dr. Forrester is in fine form during this experiment.
-->'''Dr. Forrester:''' [[CreepyCircusMusic Uh-buh-buhduh-dudduh]]FACT: in addition to my huge greatness... I'm quite a guy. ''Everybody'' likes me.


* ShoutOut: [[TheProducers "Now will the dancing Hitlers please get to this side!"]]

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* ShoutOut: [[TheProducers [[Film/TheProducers "Now will the dancing Hitlers please get to this side!"]]

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