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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 01 E 05 The Corpse Vanishes

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Films watched: Radar Men from the Moon Chapter 3 (serial) and The Corpse Vanishesnote 

Is is available on the MST3K YouTube page here and Shout! Factory TV here.

The Segments

Segment 1/Invention Exchange
  • Joel invents the chiro-gyro. Dr. Forrester invents a flame-based variant of the squirting flower.
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Segment 2

  • Tom and Crow read the robot profiles in Tiger Bot magazine.

Segment 3

  • Joel and the Bots play tag.

Segment 4

  • Joel and the Bots engage in some small town barbershop talk.

Segment 5

  • RAM chips for stating a good thing and a bad thing about the movie. Tom's head explodes as he tries to think of a good thing.

This MST3K presentation contains examples of:

  • Early Installment Weirdness: Servo and Crow are already waiting in the theater when Joel joins them to watch Radar Men from the Moon.
  • Logic Bomb: The order to say one good thing about the movie causes Servo to short out.
    Servo: [weakly singing] Daisy...
  • Shout-Out: Land shark!
  • Vampire Vords: The 'bots and Joel can't help but mimic Lugosi's accent whenever they add jokes for him.
  • Your Head Asplode: Happens to Tom Servo for the first (but not the last) time in the series after he fails to think of a good thing about the movie.
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  • Your Other Left: While cutting Joel's hair, Crow tells him "Turn left. No, your other left".

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