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The Movie

  • In a deleted scene Mike is slowly suffocating because the air supply has been cut off and the bots save him in the most awesome way possible. First of all Crow lifts a freaking ten ton molybdenum rod to save him, while Tom flies (no not hovers, flies. He hurls himself across the room), all ending with Gypsy giving Mike mouth to mouth. It is without a doubt the most awesome thing this troper has ever seen. It made her cry Manly Tears.
    • Only compounded by the fact that the only copies of this scene widely available were recorded off a screen at a convention. At the point Servo takes flight (screaming "I'M COMIIIING!"), the entire room explodes into wild cheering and applause.

The Series

  • Santa Claus driving Pitch out of Deep 13: "I came to eat candy canes and kick ass, and I'm all out of candy canes!"
  • Bobo defeating the Pod People in The Giant Spider Invasion.
  • The defeat of Timmy in Fire Maidens from Outer Space. "Get away from him, you bitch!"
  • Tom Servo gets one in "The Wild Wild World of Batwoman"; during the endless sequence of so-called "dancing" before the end card drops, he screams out with a fury that would have made Jake LaMotta quiver in fear: "ENNND! ENNNNND!"
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 also has a rare double-header CMoA. Mike Nelson, Destroyer of Worlds beats Pearl in a game of three card monte, thus earning the right to choose the movie they watch. Mike picks Hamlet - and Pearl promptly sends him one of the worst screen adaptions of the Bard's work ever.
  • After riffing on "Catching Trouble", one of the most uncomfortable shorts featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (it's essentially a guy running around being a bully to nature), what do Joel and the Bots decide to do? THIS.
    • A sign on how great this is: the volume of shorts that included "Catching Trouble" received complaints that it's no fun to watch without being followed by the cathartic "Catching Ross" skit.
  • Crow's acknowledgment during Puma Man that Vadinho is the real hero of the movie. Much appreciated after all the attempts to sell the whiny, pathetic title character as the hero.
  • One opening sequence has a quite out of character Joel tormenting the Bots by playing rock, paper, scissors, given how their hands don't work. Finally Gypsy has enough and rams right into him, knocking him over. "Gypsy crushes Joel!"
  • At the end of "Castle of Fu Manchu", Joel gives Dr. Forrester a Reason You Suck Speech. Keep in mind, just a few seconds before, Joel and the Bots were sobbing horsely, and the host segment before, they looked to be on the verge of collapse. Then, as Forrester and Frank are celebrating and awaiting the official surrender from the Satellite of Love, Joel comes back with this.

 "You haven't won, Dr. Forrester; you've lost. And I feel sorry for you. You're nothing but a sad little man in a hole in the ground who can only feel power by hurting others. Well, we won because, we survived, and we survived because, well, we're Robinsons, roughly. That's what Robinsons do is survive, basically, and well, if you think it's so easy, well, YOU should try and watch a movie sometime!"

    • Forrester actually takes up on the idea to watch the movie. He can't even make it a full two minutes. Hell, the fact that Joel and the Bots, despite sitting through this movie and crying through the host segments, did not surrender, much less kill themselves, is awesome in itself.


Meta

  • Shout Factory declaring, in their press release regarding getting the release rights, that they will release every single one of the 198 episodes on DVD, legal difficulties getting the rights to the films be damned. Sure, it seemed like it's all talk--and then they secured the rights to and subsequently released all of the Gamera episodes on DVD. AWESOME.
    • For those not in the know, the Gamera episodes and in fact most of the show's Japanese-import based episodes have been unavailable for years because the guy in charge of importing them, Sandy Frank, felt personally insulted by the episodes[1] and pushed the rights fees through the roof, to a sum that no one was both willing and able to pay. For years the prominent fansite MST3KInfo had these films categorized as "Extremely Unlikely" on this list of potential DVD releases.

Notes

  1. (Not surprising, considering that one episode had a song dedicated to insulting him, declaring him lazy and "the source of all our pain".)
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