Mystery Science Theater 3000: FIRE MAIDENS FROM OUTER SPACE   Rewatch 
October 22, 2020 12:41 AM - Season 4, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Rewatch! Astronauts land on a planet of lonely women, refugees from Atlantis. They have a problem with a monster, but the manly explorers from Earth take care of it. This is the episode with "Timmy," an evil alien Crow who causes problems during host segments. Previously
posted by JHarris (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Time for MST Club again, at https://cytu.be/r/Metafilter_MST3KClub!
posted by JHarris at 6:02 PM on October 22


Whenever I try to encapsulate in my brain the genius of MST3k, I think of a moment in this episode. Best Brains were known for cramming multiple jokes into one line, but the kinds of jokes they put together were unique.

Tom Servo takes one look at the "monster" and quips, "It looks like Ric Ocasek in a Union Suit". If you had to draw a Venn diagram of people at the time that knew who Ric Ocasek was and knew what a Union suit was, the overlap would be on the small side. But they smashed those two references together to hit a wide number of people. And for those who lived in that overlap, it was a wonderfully sublime moment.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:42 AM on October 23 [2 favorites]


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