- Nightmare Fuel: Parodied with Servo's Heroic BSoD during the Dream Sequence.
- This episode is frequently thought to be the Trope Namer. There's some horrifying animatronics, and Mike says "Ah, good ol' fashioned nightmare fuel!"...which Crow had said about a creepifying animatronic reindeer in "Santa Claus", way back in Season Five.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: When this was first made, it was a Shout-Out to Sir Mix-A-Lot, now in 2015...
- Double example, the bots, albeit with Joel, can be seen in the lyric video for Anaconda.
- Values Dissonance: Many of the weird gay/transgender jokes concerning Marge (played by Steckler's then-wife) probably wouldn't fly if the show was made today.
- Harsher in Hindsight: The fact that Marge gets killed by Jerry makes those jokes even more uncomfortable to watch, given the high risk of violence experienced by LGBT people in general and trans women specifically.
YMMV / Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 08 E 12 The Incredibly Strange Creatures