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Alien from L.A.

  • "Dull Surprise!"— Explanation 

Attack of the The Eye Creatures

  • Oh, They Just Didn't Care Explanation 
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  • Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down. Explanation 
  • The The X. Explanation 

Bride of the Monster

  • "He tampered in God's domain." Explanation 


Cave Dwellers

  • "How much Keefe is in this movie?" "Miles O'Keefe!" Explanation 

Cry Wilderness

The Day the Earth Froze

  • The Sampo! Explanation 
  • The words that Joel and the bots sing to the music at Lemminkäinen's wedding...
    Failure, failure, you're such a failure!



  • Watch out for snakes! Explanation 


  • "LEAVE THE BRONX! LEAVE THE BRONX! You are ordered to LEAVE THE BRONX!" Explanation 
  • On this wiki, at least: The Toblerone. Explanation 

The Final Sacrifice

  • "Rowsdower!" Explanation 
  • Rowsdower saves us and saves all the wooooorld!!! Explanation 

Fugitive Alien

  • "This is the song written for the train chase, this is the chase, Rocky and Ken. HE TRIIIIIEEEDDDD TO KILL ME WITH A FORKLIFT...! Explanation 
    • OLE!
  • "Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha, a-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha... YOU'RE STUCK HERE!"Explanation 
    • "Cigar, kid?"


  • He's a Kenny.Explanation 

Gamera vs. Guiron

  • Gamera is really neat, he is filled with turtle meat, we'll be eating Gamera! Explanation 

The Giant Gila Monster

  • "Sing whenever I sing, whenever I sing." Explanation 

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Hercules Against the Moon Men

  • The "Pants" Song Explanation 

Invasion of the Neptune Men

  • "They took out the Hitler building!" Explanation 
  • "Oh, I know a song about stock footage! Goes like this...Dada dada dada EAT IT MOVIE!"

It Conquered the World

  • "He learned too late that man is a feeling creature and because of this the greatest in the universe..." Explanation 

Lost Continent

  • "Rock climbing, Joel." Explanation 



Manos: The Hands of Fate

  • Fans love to represent the oddly stilted speech of Torgo from Manos: The Hands of Fate (including Mike Nelson's impersonations of him) bY rANdoMLy cAPitALIzInG lEttErS.
  • The Master would not approve.
  • The haunting "Torgo Theme". Explanation 
  • "There is no way out. It'll be dark soon. There is no way out. iT'lL Be DaRk SoOn!"
  • "Manos... the... hands of fate."

Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders

Pod People

  • The show's treatment of Pod People spawned the famous "Potato Soliloquy". Explanation 
  • And [puts thumb and index in the OK position] IT STINKS! Explanation 
  • Trumpy, you can do stupid things! Explanation 
  • Beastmaster? Ringo? Axel? Sinead? Chief? McCloud! Explanation 

Puma Man

  • Puma Man! He flies like a moron! Explanation 
    • Pyoomaman! Explanation 
    • When you want the flavor of bacon in a dip!
    • The fat-free yogurt that's not short on flavor!
  • He has the power to rear-project major cities! Explanation 
  • The dinosaurs died out because they didn't know how to love each other.
  • Are pumas known for their whining? Explanation 
  • Every great hero just wants to be left alone!
  • I get this way when I sense danger. Explanation 

Prince of Space

  • "Prince of Space, sir!"
  • "Your weapons have no effect on me!" Explanation 
  • Each! Of! You! Will! Enter! A! Space! Capsule! Explanation 
  • We like it very much.
  • "Heeeeeeh heeeeeeh heeeeeeh!"Explanation 
  • "BAKAWWWW!"Explanation 

Red Zone Cuba

  • I'm Cherokee Jack! Explanation 
  • Shove off! Explanation 
    • YOU shove off! Explanation 

Santa Claus (1959)

  • "NO, LUPITA!" Explanation 
  • And good old-fashioned Nightmare Fuel. Explanation 

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

  • Dropo, you're the laziest man on Mars! Explanation 
  • Drop 'em, Dropo!
  • "Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas" Explanation 

Space Mutiny

  • Everything about this movie, especially the many names of David Ryder, seen here.
    • This has gone to such a level that all of the names used are usually taken on any popular MMO. Quite an achievment since there are over thirty of them.
  • Railing Kill! Explanation 
  • Ow! My mask! Explanation 
  • "Listen, lady!" "Doctor!" "Doctor lady!" Explanation 


  • Mr. Beardsley! MR. BEARDSLEY!
  • You gonna be the WORM FACE!

Teenagers from Outer Space

  • "TOR-CHAR!!!" Explanation 


  • This is absolutely fascinating... Explanation 
  • TUSK! Explanation 
  • You is a wurwilf/warwelf/worwilf/waerweilf! Explanation 

The Wild World of Batwoman

  • EEND! EEEEEEEEEND!!!Explanation 

Women of the Prehistoric Planet

  • HI-KEEBA! Explanation 


A Case of Spring Fever

Are You Ready For Marriage

  • "Where did the rubber band go!?!?" Explanation 

A Date With Your Family

  • "Dad, I had a feeling today." "Well, DON'T, son." Explanation 

Last Clear Chance

  • Why don't they look?Explanation 

Mr. B Natural

  • Uh, Mr. B, what would you know about dignity?
  • "Mr. B, you're HOT!" Explanation 

Gumby in: Robot Rumpus

  • Robot RUMP?!? Explanation 
  • Gumby was nude!
  • This way we don't have to hire illegal immigrants.
  • That really squares my breasts.

Riding With Death

  • "Dinobot has spoken. My rigid grill structure is coming in on your unprotected cargo door." Explanation 


  • "You know you want me, baby!" Explanation 
    • Nobody understands me baby ... I'm the wind!
  • Mike broke the Hubble! Mike broke the Hubble!Explanation 
  • "Hike up your pants just like mine!" Explanation 
  • In a more meta sense, the show help popularize the concept of MSTing itself, though it's been around for years before the show.
    • Speaking of which, MSTing made "The Long March" palatable, and "The Long March" led to its own fountain of memes, such as (X despite the name), in a reference to "Ashley Montagu (Jewish despite the name)".
  • All over the world! Explanation 
  • Think about it, won't you? Thank you.
  • You're not my real father! Explanation 
  • Taking a still from a particularly bad YouTube video (bonus points if people on a forum are already picking it apart) and pasting the silhouettes of the characters and theater over it shows up now and again.
  • Push the button, Frank. Explanation 
    • I am the button.
  • Sandy Frank! Sandy Frank! He's the source of all our pain!Explanation 
  • Oh, I'd hate to shoot a butt like that!Explanation 
  • Jack Perkins and Peter Graves even more than they were before.
    • Jack Perkins' main feature, according to this show, is his tendency towards trailing off his monologues with long rambling anecdotes—Perkins has never done this in real life, but to hear MST fans talk you'd never know it.
      • During Perkins' tenure on Biography, he did have a tendency to be overly fawning toward whoever was the subject of said biography, no matter how small their contribution to society at large. He could make you believe Touch Connors was as important as Abraham Lincoln.
  • "Crow Syndrome" which is far more common in MiSTings than it ever was in the show. Crow (or some other character, what matters is that it's always the same one) will make an especially insensitive or off-color joke and will be reprimanded with a shout of "Crow!"
  • Bite me- it's fun!
  • "They're on a collision course with WACKINESS!"Explanation 
  • And remember... Keep Circulating the Tapes.
  • Crow's head in the theater is a famous example of a transparency optical illusion, as it can easily appear that he's facing away from the screen, to the point that it was included in the FAQ of the Fan Club's website.
  • Crow's frequent use of "You do it; I'm bitter."


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