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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S04 E06: Attack of the Giant Leeches

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Films watched: Undersea Kingdom and Attack of the Giant Leeches.

The episode is available on Shout! Factory TV here.

The Segments:


  • Joel turns out to have left the Holo-Clowns from the last episode on for a few weeks, and they’ve become more than a little unhinged.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange

  • Tom recites a haiku inspired by his experience with the clowns. Dr. Forrester uses Frank as a test subject for Patches, a leech that sucks all the desire to smoke out of a person’s bloodstream. Joel presents the Insty-Adolescence Kit, and demonstrates its uses on Tom, turning him into a pimply, emotional teenager.

Segment 2

  • Joel and the Bots ponder how they’d each take over the world. Specifically, what they’d wear when they do it, what complex plot they’d come up with to do it, and how they’d make the world pay. Dr. Forrester provides visual aid.

Segment 3

  • Over coffee, Joel and the Bots ponder how the movie reminds them of various unusual dreams they’ve had.

Segment 4

  • Impersonating the backwoods yokels from the film, the guys sing “A Danger to Myself and Others”.

Segment 5

  • Joel tries to understand the motives of the giant leeches, then reads a letter. In Deep 13, Patches has been sucking Frank’s blood for a little too long. Dr. F discusses various employment opportunities with the now-speaking Patches.


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