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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 01 E 07 Robot Monster

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Films watched: Radar Men from the Moon Chapters 4 and 5 (serial) and Robot Monster

It is available on Shout! Factory TV here.

The Segments

Segment 1/Invention Exchange
  • Joel invents the cummer-bubble-bund. Dr. Forrester invents a flame-based whoopee cushion.

Segment 2

  • Joel and the Bots discuss the physics-defying nature of Cody's jet pack.

Segment 3

  • While playing at being Ro-Men, Crow orders Tom to kill Joel. Joel responds by smashing breakaway chairs over Tom.

Segment 4

  • Joel and the Bots get surreal about surrealism.

Segment 5

  • Joel and the Bots present a pageant about the inconsistencies of Ro-Man.

This MST3K episode contains examples of:

  • Action Figure Speech: The Ro-Men, looking for all the world like a guy in a gorilla suit wearing a space helmet flailed around wildly while speaking.
  • And Call Him "George"!: The Trope Namer is mentioned when one of the Ro-men picks up Alice.
    Servo: I got the girl! I got the girl! Oh happy day! I will love her, and pet her, and hug her, and squeeze her, and call her Georgette.
  • Forgot He Was a Robot: Servo sneezes at one point, prompting a bemused Joel to say “Hey, you’re not supposed to do that!”
  • Logic Bomb: When Joel tells the Bots about how bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly yet they do anyway, Servo's head explodes, and so does Crow's. It even causes Cambot to malfunction.
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  • Sanity Slippage: The bizarre, rambling eulogies Joel and the Bots compose for Ro-Man after the film even disturb the Mads with just how far gone they really are.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The Bots attempt to leave the theater when the second Radar Men installment begins, forcing Joel to retrieve them. Twice.
    Servo: This is Buddhist! You create us to suffer!
    Joel: I'm Surrounded by Idiots of my own design!
  • Stealth Pun
  • Who's on First?: "Wyatt Ordung" was the film's screenwriter. The Bots take his name as a question, and choose "Wyatt".


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