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Films watched: Hired! (short) Part 1 and Bride of the Monster

The Segments

Prologue
  • Joel connects a machine to Crow's brain to see what he dreams about.

Segment 1/Invention Exchange

  • Frank and Dr. Forrester are having a fight, giving the Mads the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their Tough Love Seat. Joel and the Bots have Microwave Faith Popcorn, predicting all of the trends of the future.

Segment 2

  • Joel and the Bots perform "Hired! The Musical".

Segment 3

  • Joel, Crow, and Tom begin by discussing the octopus from the film. Somehow the conversation wanders to cold tater tots and olive loaf. Everyone is grossed out and confused.

Segment 4

  • Willy the Waffle returns, this time to defend advertising. Willy the Waffle blurts out "knew your father, I did", one of 'Mr.' B. Natural's lines.

Segment 5

  • Cambot re-edits the ending of the movie so it makes more sense, with Joel and the Bots playing Bela’s part. The Mads pretend to be Bela and Tor. Frank is disturbed.
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The MST3K presentation of Bride of the Monster features:

  • Body Double: When the obvious Bela stand-in is killed, Joel wonders, "But where's Bela?"
  • Bottomless Magazines: Lampshaded by Crow.
    How many shots does he have?
  • Brain Bleach: Crow has sexual dreams fantasizing about Tom in a nurse's outfit. Both Crow and Tom (who happens to be dressed as a nurse) scream when Crow wakes up and sees Tom.
  • Briar Patching: A world without advertising is pretty good, such as Servo noting without advertising, sneakers would cost a fraction of what they currently do.
  • Call-Back: A couple to the short "Hired!", the first part of which was shown with this film in the MST3K presentation.
    No, I don't want to buy a Chevrolet!
  • Call-Forward: The third host segment involves Crow, dressed as Willy the Waffle, showing Servo what life would be like without advertising. This is a parody of A Case of Spring Fever, which wouldn't be featured on the show until the tenth season.
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  • Fan Disservice: "Big Face Theater!"
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: After Vornoff hypnotizes Janet and his hand hovers over her chest, Joel and Crow start yelling "Cut" and "Whoa, whoa, whoa!".
  • Red Shirt: Crow-as-Strowski: Hello! I'm the worthless ancillary character waiting to be killed off!
  • Running Gag: Jokes about the police chief's pet bird.
  • Shirtless Scene: Servo is appreciative of Tony McCoy's eagle tattoo (gotten during his military service) when the latter's shirt is torn off.
  • Take That!:
    Crow: Lobo take classes at DeVry.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Tom, of course.
    Servo: Joel, this nurse's outfit makes me very self-conscious and embarrassed - and yet, I don't seem to mind. Weird.

The MST3K presentation of Hired Part 1 features:

  • All Musicals Are Adaptations: Hired! The Musical
  • Angry Mob Song: "Can't you see we're trying to tell you NO!"
  • Artistic License – Economics: "Uncle Sam's gonna need cars! Why, selling Chevrolets is gonna help the war effort! Don't ya see, Dad? Come on everybody!"
  • BSoD Song: "Zeroes... Zeroes... None of my salesmen / has ever sold a car..."
  • Failure Is the Only Option:
    Servo: I'd like to make a sale, but what can I do? I'm gonna be a failure just like yoooou, dad!
    Crow: Like me?
    Servo: That's right! I'm gonna be a failure just like yoooooooooou!
  • Gecko Ending: Joel and the 'Bots make up an ending of their own after Part 1, since they don't see Part 2 of Hired! until the next episode. They come up with something involving World War II breaking out.
    • Also counts as No Ending because they get interrupted by the Commercial Sign before they could finish. They are understandably disappointed.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]:
    Tom (as Jimmy): Um, "Hello sir or madam..."
  • Ho Yayinvoked: Joel and the 'bots imply this about Mr. Warren and Jimmy.
  • "I Am Becoming" Song: "I'd like to make a sale, but what can I do? I'm gonna be a failure just like you, Dad!"
  • "I Am" Song: He's Hired, and nobody can deny that.
  • Notable Original Music: Again, "Hired! The Musical"
    I got a job today! (He's hired!)
    I'm selling Chevrolets! (He's hired!)
    I'm taking home good pay...
    I just got hired!
  • Previously On: As the short was broken up into two segments, this trope was given a minor spoof.
    Crow: Previously on Hired!
  • Running Gag: Joel and the Bots pointing out that Jimmy really should have an actual car to show.
  • Left the Background Music On
    Servo: (as one of Jimmy's potential customers) Could ya turn down the music?! I can't hear a word you're saying!
  • Special Edition: When Shout! Factory rereleased "Manos" The Hands of Fate, not only was the original second half of Hired! on here, they actually fused both parts together and released it as a bonus feature, just because they could.



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