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Recap / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 05 E 08 Operation Double 007

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Film watched: OK Connery aka Operation Kid Brother aka Operation Double 007

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation contains these tropes:

  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment:invoked The weird, abrupt, and disconnected nature of the "kitty cat brigade" setpiece is directly referenced by the crew.
    Crow: Am I TRIPPING, Joel?
    Joel: (While raucous Dixieland jazz plays) It's Big Al Hirt and Pete Fountain, marchin' us ALL! OUTTA! THIS! SCENE!
    Servo: (As Thanatos chairman) "...The hell was that?"
  • Brick Joke: Torgo finally comes back with the Mr. Pibb that he forgot to bring in with the pizza back in "Manos" The Hands of Fate - eight episodes previously, at the end of the previous season.
    • A shorter one; Torgo asks to use the restroom. After the episode, he can be heard flushing the toilet and thanking the Mads.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Once Maya alerts her henchwomen Beta will kill them, their battle against his thugs atop the yacht (along with Neil taking on Beta & a few of his men inside) is pretty much one-sided, even before they switch from fisticuffs to gunplay.
  • Disney Owns This Trope: Due to issues concerning the rights to the title, the DVD release uses the alternate title Operation Kid Brother on the packaging. The episode itself is not altered.
  • Earworm: "Boppin' Buzzard! Caw! Caw! Caw! "
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pause when Maya & her villainesses finish camouflaging the vehicle. The text says "The Wild Pussy Club." If Joel & the 'Bots noticed it, it was presumably "too hot to riff."
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  • invoked "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Crow mentions that Connery probably hypnotized Maya into liking him at the end of the movie. Turns out that, in a cut scene, Maya makes a similar comment to Neil, only much earlier.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Crow's remark about the henchwoman whose hairstyle involves two very prominent loops at the back of her head.
    Crow: Hey, she has handles!
  • Pet the Dog: The crew admits that they have no idea what Neil Connery was really up to, and probably was enjoying his life.
    Crow: And no matter what's gone wrong with his life, Neil can always look in the mirror and say to himself, "Well, at least I didn't do Zardoz."
  • Plot Hole: Several are introduced due to having to cut the movie for time.
    • The incident that leads Beta to want to kill Alpha (and how he actually does it).
    • Neil and Beta's first meeting at the archery competition in Monte Carlo.
    • The explanation behind the "Operation Double 00-Heehaw" joke. The agents are disguised as gardeners for the villa.
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    • Neil attempting to refuse to continue the mission after Yasuko is killed and how he ends up both in Tetuan and Beta's party.
    • How Neil's archery buddies ended up being so readily available for the final battle. He had them flown to Germany.
    • Now Neil and Maya find the Thanatos HQ by tracking the radioactive rugs with a long-range Geiger counter.
  • Running Gag: "I know."
    "Sacré bleu." "Huh? Oh, yeah, sacré bleu."
    "Geez, I feel like Gauguin in friggin' Tahiti ovah here."
    "Allons-y, everybody!"
  • Shout-Out: To Slaughterhouse-Five:
    Dr. Neil Connery: Now Miss Yashuko has lost direct contact with time.
    Servo: She thinks she's in Dresden during the war.
  • Special Effects Failure: In-Universe, Joel notes that the machine gun barrels inside Beta's cabin look more like licorice.
  • Take That!: During the "Sean and Neil" segment, Neil is portrayed as a perpetual loser next to Sean until the one point where Sean is even worse off: agreeing to do Highlander II: The Quickening. Crow also takes a shot at Zardoz in the same sketch.


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