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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S02 E06: Ring of Terror

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Films watched: Ring of Terror and The Phantom Creeps (Film Serial) Chapter 3note 

The episode is available in the Gizmoplex here, and on Shout! Factory here.

The Segments:

  • Tom and Crow enlist Cambot's help to trigger movie sign early just to mess with Joel. Granted, it makes hitting the commercial sign buzzer more difficult for them.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange

  • The Mads have created a giant life-sized version of Operation which uses a "willing" subject. Meanwhile, Joel appropriates an X-ray fluoroscope and uses his own internal organs and a lump of barium to play "Pin-Bolus". Don't ask where the ball exits.

Segment 2

  • Inspired by the film, the SOL crew pitch the "Old School for Old Students", where the elderly can return to get their degrees... ostensibly, though the offered curriculum might not lend itself to doing so.

Segment 3

  • The 'Bots aren't terribly pleased when Joel performs an autopsy on a Hoover vacuum.

Segment 4

  • Joel tries to motivate Tom and Crow to say some nice things about the movie. They have no shortage of grievances, at least. To make matters worse, the Mads reveal that they still have to sit through Chapter Three of The Phantom Creeps.

Segment 5

  • Inspired by the turncoat chauffeur in the Phantom Creeps episode, Frank takes a stab at singing with his original song "If Chauffeurs Ruled the World".

The MST3K treatment provides examples of: