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1''Tom Swift and His War Tank'' is a ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' fanfic by John Nowak and Matt Plotecher, riffing on the ''Literature/TomSwift'' novel of the same name. The entire text of the original novel was reproduced along with sarcastic comments from Joel, Tom, and Crow.²²The entire text of the [=MST=]ing can be found here: http://www.keithpalmer.ca/mst3k/favourites/tom-swifts-war-tank.txt.²----²!!The ''Mystery Science Theater 3000'' presentation of ''[[http://keithpalmer.ca/mst3k/favourites/tom-swifts-war-tank.txt Tom Swift's War Tank]]'' has examples of:²* TheDitz: Ned.²* FourthWallBreaking: Ned's stupidity becomes so severe that Joel and the bots run out of ways to riff him and are forced to ask the readers for help.²* IdiotBall: Ned and Mr Damon keep a firm grip on this at all times, but it seems that everyone who isn't Tom gets their sticky mitts on it at some point.²-->'''Servo''': Ah, it all becomes clear, now. The residents of Shopton, except for the Swifts, share a collective intelligence. Someone else in town must be buttoning their coat and thereby placing a strain on the town's remaining IQ resources.²* InvincibleHero: Tom, lampshaded by Servo:²-->'''Servo''': I've never read any of the books in this series, and I'll bet I know everything there is to know about him already. He's really good at everything that he does, which is everything done by any American of his age and class. Girls admire him, but he only has pure love for one. He's WesternAnimation/RogerRamjet played straight. He is, in effect, every bit as annoying as every MarySue ever penned.²* ObfuscatingStupidity:²-->'''Joel''': Meanwhile, back on the Swift plant, Eradicate and Koku had undergone a change since their Master had been away....²-->'''Servo [as Eradicate]''': I disagree -- even given Rossini's questionable reusage of material from his earlier operas, "The Barber of Seville" is one of the greatest Opera Buffas ever written; even the renowned Verdi himself said as much.²-->'''Crow [as Koku]''': True, my friend, but I still think you're downplaying Mozart's "Don Giovanni" too much -- that raised the level of Opera Buffas to unknown levels which Verdi himself only matched with "Falstaff," some eighty years later.²* OlderThanTheyThink: [[invoked]] The author's end note concludes that "things really haven't changed over the last century", pointing out that Tom Swift, as an over-the-top InvincibleHero, is the precursor to what fandom from the MST's time calls a MarySue or Marty Sam.²* OverlyLongGag: Crow, Servo and Joel's description of Swift's ColdBloodedTorture. Justified in that it lasts as long as it takes for Mr Damon and Ned to realize that Tom Swift, inventor extraordinaire and tank engineer, may have ''possibly'' been kidnapped by the German spies they know full well are prowling around Shopton.²* RunningGag: "I get paid by the word, you know."²* StuffBlowingUp: [[RuleOfFunny Crow destroys Tom's airfield as revenge for ditching him in a biplane over the no-fly zone in southern Iraq]].²* TooDumbToLive: Ned. Oh ''boy'', NED.²* WhatTheHellHero: Tom Swift has a tank to test. He wants to see how it fares when driven through a building. He spots a barn in a farmyard. Does he stop and ask the farmer's permission first? No.²----

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