- Ham and Cheese: The story features Special Effect Failure, No Budget, a kindly monster that happens to look like a giant cock and balls, and Tom Baker cracking himself up by cramming as many knob jokes and fellatio innuendos into his performance as possible.
- Special Effects Failure: The titular Creature in the Pit, which bore an uncanny resemblance to a giant penis and scrotum how BBC effects missed this is a mystery. After its first episode went out the Creature was hastily remodelled for the next, by the simple expedient of changing its front end, but it was then easy to spot the join.
- Unfortunate Character Design: The creature from the pit - Oh God the creature! Take a look at this◊ design of the alien, and what the Doctor is doing to "communicate" with it. The first line on the recap page is in no way, shape, or form an exaggeration.
YMMV / Doctor Who S17 E3 "The Creature from the Pit"