Mystery Science Theater 3000: OPERATION DOUBLE 007
June 1, 2016 9:26 PM - Season 5, Episode 8 - Subscribe

aka Operation Kid Brother, aka O.K. Connery. "NEIL CONNERY IS TOO MUCH" "Such close friends. Such beautiful enemies." The evil organization Thanatos, staffed primarily by a horde of young scantily-clad women who for some reason follow a middle-aged bald guy, threatens the world with their machine-breaking superweapon. It's just another Thursday at Secret Spy HQ, which by the way is staffed by a number of familiar faces. But the usual secret agent sent to solve these issues, you know the one, can't make it, so they recruit his plastic surgeon brother, to save the world. Fortunately, he's pretty much omnipotent. This movie is overflowing with weirdness, and it's another great episode. Example 1: it's scored partly by Ennio Morricone! Example 2: they got M (Bernard Lee) and Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell) from the Bond movies to play similar roles with different names! Example 3: The Thanatos girls. I mean, have some self respect ladies. This episode has one of my personal favorite host segments, Joel's "I Know" sketch. YouTube (1h35m) Premiered September 11, 1993.

Episode 508 OPERATION DOUBLE 007
Satellite News - MST3K Wikia -
Mighty Jack's MST3K Review - War of the Colossal Fan Guide - Annotated MST3K

Daddy-O's Drive-In Dirt - Wikipedia (as O.K. Connery)
IMDB (as Operation Kid Brother) (1967, 2.8 stars)
Directed by Alberto De Martino. Written by Paolo Levi, Frank Walker, Stanley Wright and Stefano Canzio.
Starring Neil Connery as "Dr. Neil Connery", Daniela Bianchi Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, Bernard "M" Lee as "Commmander Cunningham" and Lois Maxwell as "Max," among others.

There are just four Joel episodes left: 509 THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE, 510 THE PAINTED HILLS, 511 GUNSLINGER, and 512 MITCHELL.
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by JHarris at 10:03 PM on June 1, 2016

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posted by oneswellfoop at 10:16 PM on June 1, 2016 [2 favorites]

The other Real Bond actor slummin' it here, Adolfo Celi, played the similarly-villainous Largo in Thunderball. What's strange is that he's way more invested in his performance as the villain here than he was in Thunderball.

"And, when you deplane in Malaga, you'll be greeted by Manfred Mann!"
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:51 AM on June 2, 2016 [2 favorites]

The scene with Celi swaggering around the yacht around the woman (the one that Joel parodies).... I think I could watch it for hours.

Looks like 5 Bond crossover people in this one. I wonder what they thought about it?
posted by Chrysostom at 8:43 AM on June 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Looks like 5 Bond crossover people in this one. I wonder what they thought about it?

I'm gonna guess they thought "paycheck time"... and also probably "I get to go to Italy, and they got all that really cheap wine, it's about thirteen cents a bottle..."
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 10:40 AM on June 2, 2016 [2 favorites]

Thanks, again, to everyone who made it out! The between show material is a bit more substantial this time. In addition to the week's episode and two other Joel shows, there are a couple of other interesting types of items up there, which you'll have to go into the room to find out! (Unless you were around at the end of the episode, in which case you'll have a good idea: 15 episodes of C--- N---, and, later today, the movie Z---....)

REMEMBER, you can use the Voteskip button (that's the one at the far right directly beneath the video) to skip ahead to the next item in the list....
posted by JHarris at 3:42 AM on June 3, 2016

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