"Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return" At the Earth's Core (TV Episode 2017) Poster


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King Kong (1933)
Crow: "'Twas McClure-y killed the beast."
Duck Soup (1933)
Jonah: "'Duck Soup,' right?"
Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage (1937) (Short)
Jonah: "It's like the Hindenburg in reverse."
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Tom (as the Caterpillar): "Who . . . are . . . you?"
The Ernie Kovacs Show (1952) (TV Series)
Crow: "Hey, Ernie Kovacs is on! Yay!"
Godzilla (1954)
Crow: "Meanwhile, on 'Godzilla's Next Top Model'"
The Benny Hill Show (1955) (TV Series)
Crow, Jonah, and Tom hum "Yakety Sax."
Sam and Friends (1955) (TV Series)
Jonah: "Kermit the Mahar here."
Bride of the Monster (1955)
Jonah: "They tampered in God's domain."
Moby Dick (1956)
Crow: "I'm your white whale, B-word!"
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Crow: "Hi. Let my people go."
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
*Whistle blows* Jonah: "Yabba dabba do!"
Reptilicus (1961)
Max: "Reptilicus Metallicus, attack!"
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Crow (as Peter Cushing's name appears in the credits): "The Doctor Who no one is tempted to cosplay."
Gamera (1965)
Crow: "Gamera is friend to all the children!"
Batman (1966) (TV Series)
Jonah (as the narrator): "Does this spell disaster for our dynamic duo?"
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Tom: "The Dumb, the Sly and the Ugly"
The Gnome-Mobile (1967)
Jonah: "To the Gnome-Mobile! Hurry!"
Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)
Crow: "This is almost as bad as when Yongary died."
The Graduate (1967)
"There is something you should know, my friend." Crow: "Plastics."
Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Ooh, right in the tribbles!"
H.R. Pufnstuf (1969) (TV Series)
Jonah: "H.R. Crushnstuf"
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) (TV Series)
Crow says Doc in the movie is developing a silly walk, a reference to the Ministry Of Silly Walks sketch from this show.
Sanford and Son (1972) (TV Series)
Crow: "I'm coming, Elizabeth!"
The Price Is Right (1972) (TV Series)
Jonah: "It's a brand-new car!"
Godspell (1973)
Tom: "Go back to 'Godspell.'"
Police Woman (1974) (TV Series)
Crow: "Earl Holliman, undercover from 'Police Woman'?"
The Land That Time Forgot (1974)
Tom: "Doug McClure? I forgot him like the land of time did."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Crow (as Arthur): "Run away! Run away!"
Mitchell (1975)
"Phineas T. Mitchell!"
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Crow, Jonah, and Tom: "Attica! Attica! Attica!"
The Muppet Show (1976) (TV Series)
Tom: "Is it too soon to do another Sam the Eagle reference?"; Jonah: "Who doesn't love Rowlf the dog?"
SCTV (1976) (TV Series)
Jonah: "Joe Flaherty from 'SCTV'?"
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Tom (as Moff Tarkin): "When this battle station becomes fully operational, it shall become the ultimate power in the universe." and "I dreamt I was a protocol droid." and "This is how I taught my imperial stormtroopers to shoot."
Mork & Mindy (1978) (TV Series)
Crow: "Mork, calling Orson"
Starcrash (1978)
"Well, you're no David Hasselhoff..."
Alien (1979)
Crow: "At the Earth's core, no one can hear you scream!"
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Jonah: "Do or do not. There is no try."
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Tom (as E.T.): "Goodbye, David."
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Jonah: "Ceti Alpha V"
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
Jonah: "What happens when a Dewback mates with a rancor?" Later Jonah and the 'bots sing "Yub Nub".
Monchhichis (1983) (TV Series)
Tom: "Welcome to the world of Monchichi."
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (TV Series)
Crow: "It's the Church of Castle Greyskull of Latter-day Saints."
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Jonah: "Nobody knew who they were or what they were doing."
Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (1984) (TV Series)
Crow (while a train is on the screen): "I wonder if the conductor is Ringo Starr or George Carlin."
The Goonies (1985)
Tom: "Goonies never say die!"
A Chorus Line (1985)
Tom (singing): "I hope I get it!"
Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986) (TV Series)
Crow (as a character looks through a door): "Hi, Pee-wee!"
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Crow (as Audrey II): "Feed me, Seymour!"
DuckTales (1987) (TV Series)
Gypsy: "Why is he dressed like Scrooge McDuck?"
The Princess Bride (1987)
Crow (as the clergyman): "Mawwige"
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) (TV Series)
Tom: "Hey, it's Rocksteady!"
Shocker (1989)
Tom: "Football practice!"
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Doug McClure: "I'm Doug McClure. You may remember me from such films as the one those poor dopes are watching."
Aladdin (1992)
Princess Jasmine mentioned.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jonah: "Christmas Town?" and "Jack Skellington, no!"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Tom: "You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in Paris?"
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
Jonah: "Hey guys, wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?"
Pocahontas (1995)
Tom (singing): "Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain?"
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Jonah: "You had me at wheeeee!"
The Matrix (1999)
Tom (as Morpheus): "What if I told you . . ."
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom: "Is this one of those 'Eyes Wide Shut' parties?"
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Crow: "You gals are House Slytherin."
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Middle-Earth mentioned by Crow.
America's Next Top Model (2003) (TV Series)
Tom: "On tonight's episode of 'America's Next Top Model'"
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Theme park ride on fire mentioned by Crow.
Two and a Half Men (2003) (TV Series)
Tom: "'Two and a Half Men'?"
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Jonah: "That's the same font they used for the 'Vote for Pedro' t-shirts."
Bridezillas (2004) (TV Series)
Pearl: "You cruel Bridezilla!"
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Tom: "They've got a towel. They're ready to go anywhere."
Dancing with the Stars (2005) (TV Series)
Tom: "'Dancing with the Stars' is different."
Sons of Anarchy (2008) (TV Series)
Tom: "This week, on 'Sons of Anarchy'"
Angry Birds (2009) (Video Game)
Tom: "This is the original Angry Bird."
The Hunger Games (2012)
Tom: "I volunteer as tribute!"
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
Crow: "Day 34 of the Stanford Prison Experiment."
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Crow: "I feel like I'm at the casting call for Immortan Joe's wives."
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
Crow: "Stay away from those mirelurk eggs!"
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Crow: "I hope this is the 'Batman v Superman' trailer."


At the Earth's Core (1976)
riffed movie


Fantasia (1940)
Tom dresses up as Mickey Mouse, and his silhouette "talks" to the conductor: "Mr. Subotsky?"
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Tom hums the fight music cue from this show.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Bobo is a parody of the apes from this movie series and refers to Kinga as "Lawgiver's Granddaughter".
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Tom sings "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".
AC/DC: Highway to Hell (1980) (Video)
"I'm on a highway to hell!"
Duran Duran: Rio (1982) (Video)
Tom sings a parody of this song.
Purple Rain (1984)
Crow: "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this crazy thing called 'life'."
Dune (1984)
Crow: "The caramel must flow."
Prince and the Revolution: Let's Go Crazy (1984) (Video)
Crow quotes the opening of this Prince song.
Copacabana (1985) (TV Movie)
Tom sings a parody of this musical's title song.
Politically Incorrect (1993) (TV Series)
Tom mentions "Bill Mahar", a riff on Bill Maher.
Sideways (2004)
The Army Of Paul Giamattis chant "We hate merlot!" The Paul Giamatti character from this movie expresses his dislike for merlot wine.

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