"Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return" The Time Travelers (TV Episode 2017) Poster


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The Wizard of Oz (1939)
"How about a little fire, scarecrow!"
Holiday Inn (1942)
Tom (singing): "I'm dreaming of a Carol White Christmas."
I Love to Eat (1946) (TV Series)
James Beard mentioned.
Song of the South (1946)
"Disney celebrates fake anniversaries all the time! ... The 40th anniversary of pulling Song of the South off the shelves!"
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Tom (as Man on Porch): "Why don't you attack them instead of watchin' them to death?"
This Island Earth (1955)
"A call on the Interociter!"
The Fly (1958)
"Guess what? There was a fly in the chamber too!"
Quick Draw McGraw (1959) (TV Series)
Tom (as Snagglepuss): "Exit, stage left, even!"
Ben-Hur (1959)
Jonah refers to a character in the film as Judah Ben-Hur
Reptilicus (1961)
"Ib Melchior? The Reptilicus guy?"
The Birds (1963)
"In case there are any birds back here, I'm not actually Tippi Hedredn, so please don't attack me, but I am flattered."
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
"Atomic batteries to power!"
Fantastic Four (1967) (TV Series)
Crow: "The Bland-tastic 4"
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Tom: "Which 'Planet of the Apes' is this?"
Wacky Races (1968) (TV Series)
Dick Dastardly gets a name drop
Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) (TV Series)
"Like, what do we do, Scoob?"
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Mike Teavee mentioned.
American Graffiti (1973)
Tom: "Professor Wolfman Jack"
Sleeper (1973)
Mentioned by name
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Servo and Jonah sing "The Time Warp".
Grey Gardens (1975)
Tom: "I'm getting a 'Grey Gardens' vibe off this woman."
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
"We are from France."
Laverne & Shirley (1976) (TV Series)
"Hi Laverne, hi Shirl."
Family Feud (1976) (TV Series)
"Survey says!"
Rocky (1976)
Tom: "I didn't know this was a 'Rocky' movie."
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
"No, this is where you get captured by Jawas."
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
"Ooh, the hills have guys."
Dr. Strange (1978) (TV Movie)
Gypsy: "Rip Torn is Doctor Strange."
Superman (1978)
"General Zod still trapped in there?"
Mad Max (1979)
"This is like Mad Max but without all the cool driving."
The Return of the King (1980) (TV Movie)
Tom: "With Sauron defeated, the Elves sailed for Valinor."
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Crow does a "dead-on C-3PO impersonation" while reenacting 3PO getting taken apart on Cloud City
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
"This is like Mad Max but without all the cool driving."
Ghost Rider (1982) (Short)
Tom: "This burning effigy has a real 'Ghost Rider' vibe to it."
Extra Terrestrial Visitors (1983)
"It stinks!"
Ghostbusters (1984)
"Mass hysteria! Cats and dogs living together!"
Dune (1984)
Jonah: "I *will* kill him!"
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
"This is like Mad Max but without all the cool driving."
Back to the Future (1985)
"This should be enough time to save Doc Brown from the Libyans."
Super Mario Bros. (1985) (Video Game)
Jonah hums the underworld theme music.
The Fly (1986)
"Guess what? There was a fly in the chamber too!"
An American Tail (1986)
Tom (singing): "Somwhere out there . . ."
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986) (Video)
"They're watching Heavy Metal Parking Lot!"
The Untouchables (1987)
Mentioned by name
Big (1988)
"It says, 'Your wish is granted.' I'm gonna be big!"
Cops (1989) (TV Series)
"Bald boys, bald boys. Whatcha gonna do?"
The More You Know (1989) (TV Series)
Referenced by Crow
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
"It stinks!"
A League of Their Own (1992)
Tom (singing): "This used to be my playground."
X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) (TV Series)
Tom: "They're called X-Men, thank you."
Coneheads (1993)
"We are from France."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
"A call on the Interociter!"
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Mentioned by name
South Park (1997) (TV Series)
Mentioned by name
Survivor (2000) (TV Series)
Jonah: "Steve, you've been voted out of the cave."
Zoolander (2001)
"Blue steel!"
The Bachelor (2002) (TV Series)
Jonah: "Seems like an awful lot of effort to go through just so you don't have to wait for 'The Bachelor' to be on."
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Referenced by Crow
Lost (2004) (TV Series)
"This was back when the DHARMA Initiative was jsut another start-up."
Monster-in-Law (2005)
Jonah calls the Mads "the monsters-in-law."
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007) (TV Series)
"Tim and Eric really got abstract."
Hot Fuzz (2007)
Film: "We must consider the greater good." / Jonah and the bots: "The greater good."
Breaking Bad (2008) (TV Series)
Mentioned by name
WALL·E (2008)
"Live action Wall-E?
Sons of Anarchy (2008) (TV Series)
Mentioned by name
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
"And which part of the human centipede do you want to be?"
The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell (2010) (TV Series)
Lawence O'Donnell mentioned.
Game of Thrones (2011) (TV Series)
"I'll put this here for the next time Arya Stark has to assassinate someone. And this show remains relevant!"
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
"And which part of the human centipede do you want to be?"
Looper (2012)
"We gotta kill out loopers!"
Interstellar (2014)
Mentioned by name
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
"This dystopian wasteland is going to turn her into a Furiosa-style killing machine."
The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)
"And which part of the human centipede do you want to be?"
Kung Fury (2015) (Short)
Commentary about not going back in time and doing what was the plot of this movie, that being going back in time to ride a dinosaur and kill Hitler.
The Martian (2015)
Tom: "It's called 'Interstellar.' . . . Matthew McConaughey's in it, *and* Matt Damon."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Reptilicus (2017) (TV Episode)
"Ib Melchior? The Reptilicus guy?"


The Time Travelers (1964)
Featured movie.


Little Caesar (1931)
Tom gangster voice parodies the title character's from this movie.
The Jack Benny Program (1950) (TV Series)
The Outer Limits (1963) (TV Series)
Jonah parodies The Control Voice's "Do not adjust your television-set" narration.
Urban Cowboy (1980)
Tom sings a parody of "Could I Have This Dance" from this movie.
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
"He's more Polaroid than man now. Twisted and Danny."
Madonna: Vogue (1990) (Video)
Crow: "Vogue, vogue, vogue."

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