|608 - Code Name: Diamond Head|
|Air Date||October 1, 1994|
|MST3K Director||Kevin Murphy|
|Movie Director||Jeannot Szwarc|
|Cast|| Roy Thinnes|
|Short||A Day at the Fair|
|Preceded by||607 - Bloodlust!|
|Followed by||609 - The Skydivers|
|“||"Now back to Code Name: Diamond Head, starring... that one guy."||”|
A Day at the Fair
A farming family prepares for their yearly trip to the Indiana State Fair, both to show off their wares enjoy the offerings of the 3-H Club.
- This short was included on Shorts Vol 2, released by Rhino Entertainment on VHS in October 1999, and on DVD as part of The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 3, a 4-DVD set with The Sidehackers, The Unearthly and The Atomic Brain.
- "Grazin' in the grass is a gas baby. can you dig it?"
Johnny Paul (Thinnes) arrives in Oahu disguised as a flashy gambler and ladies' man. However, he is actually on a mission to stop the theft of a deadly new gas, which has the potential to cause instant death upon contact. The substance was being secretly created by a top battalion of Marines at the request of a Pentagon official. However, a double agent had infiltrated the unit, killed the executive, and assumed his identity. Paul uses his image to get close to the double agent, who is known by the pseudonym "Tree". However, once his cover is blown, it's a race against time to stop Tree from selling the secrets to an unnamed foreign power.
- A failed Quinn Martin pilot, this movie eventually aired as an NBC Monday Movie. 
- Roy Thinnes also appeared in the General Hospital shorts that accompanied Manhunt in Space and Crash of Moons.
- France Nuyen played the title character in the classic Star Trek episode "Elaan of Troyius."
- Eric Braeden is probably best known as Victor from TV’s The Young and the Restless.
- Ian MacShane starred on TV's Lovejoy, and more recently starred as Al Swearengen in the HBO series Deadwood.
Prologue: Mike and the Bots marvel over how dirty others' lifestyles are as they are living in their own filth. They ponder a unknown smell.
Segment Three: Crow and Tom want to play, but Mike is too busy. Their complaints allow Magic Voice to show them what it would be like to live with a Crash Test Dummy.Segment Four: Tom and Crow complain about Mike's cooking, and so Magic Voice shows Crow and Tom what it would be like to live with the Frugal Gourmet.
Segment Five: Mike and the bots have a luau on the SOL to celebrate the end of the movie. Tom dances the hula, interpreting a letter. The Mads are still obsessing about cleanliness.
Stinger: "Aaaahhh! Johnny! Down there!"
- “Controller” Tim Johnson appears for the first time in the credits and would remain for the rest of the series.
- “Disgusting worrrm!” (Outlaw)
- “This looks like Daddy-O’s room,”
- “There’s a lotta money here, Mitchell!”
- "This is so almost Mitchell!"
- The running gag about the crew not placing Tree's henchman.
- "He raises Dead End Kids!"
The Dead End Kids, later known by such names as the Little Tough Guys and the Bowery Boys, appeared in a series of comedy films beginning in the 1930s.
- "Tell 'em what they've won, Johnny Olson."
Johnny Olson was the announcer on many game shows, including The Match Game and The Price is Right.
- "Later, these moths turn up in the mouths of Bob's victims!"
A reference to the fictional serial killer Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb from The Silence of the Lambs, who placed Death's Head moths in his victims' mouths.
- "Hi, I'm Jeanie at DeVry!"
A reference to a commercial for the DeVry Institute, a nationwide chain of adult-education centers, now known as DeVry University.
- "Come back to AT&T. Where're you're 'Friends & Family' now?"
A reference to an long distance sales campaign launched by Sprint during the 1980s known as the 'Friends & Family' plan which directly targeted dissatisfied AT&T customers. This plan allowed a Sprint customer to make phone calls to any other registered 'Friend & Family' member for a discounted rate, and gave a bonus to any customer who recommended a new user to change to Sprint.
- "Vatican II: The Final Reckoning!"
The Second Vatican Council (also known as "Vatican II") was held from 1962-65 and resulted in significant modernizations of the Catholic Church's doctrines and rituals.
- "Mr. Woodman!" "Look, Kotter, I don't like your kids!"
Mike and Crow are commenting on an actor's resemblance to Mr. Woodman, the assistant principal from Welcome Back, Kotter.
- "Turn it off! Turn it off!"
Crow is imitating George C. Scott in the 1979 movie Hardcore.
- (singing) "Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep..."
- "...going as John Waters!"
- "'The Eiger Sanction' had more Hawaiian locations that this movie!"
The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 thriller film starring Clint Eastwood as an assassin ordered to kill a mountain climber in the Swiss Alps.
- "Rope had more Hawaiian locations than this movie"
Reference to the 1948 Hitchcock thriller set entirely in an apartment.
- "I'm here for the Daniel Inouye fundraiser."
Daniel Inouye is a long-serving U.S. Senator from Hawaii.
- "He's gonna have a Montclair Moment any minute now."
A reference to an old advertising campaign for Montclair cigarettes.
- "Ted Turner in 'Frenzy'!"
Frenzy was a 1972 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Ted Turner is a media mogul known for his distinctive moustache.
- "Patch me through to Yarnell!" "And Shields!"
Shields and Yarnell were a mime duo who had their own variety TV show during the 1970s.
- "We got a lot of money here, Mitchell!"
A line from Martin Balsam's character at the end of Experiment 512 Mitchell.
- "Shirley Hemphill!"
Shirley Hemphill played the sassy waitress Shirley in the sitcom What's Happening!!.
- "Captain Stubing!" "Merrill."
A reference to the Captain of the titular ship from The Love Boat.
- "Okay, let's flip it over to Hec Ramsey."
Hec Ramsey was a short-lived NBC Western television show in the early 70's produced by Jack Webb.
Video ReleaseCommercially released on DVD by Shout Factory in March 2012 as part of The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 23, a 4-DVD set with King Dinosaur, The Castle of Fu Manchu, and Last of the Wild Horses.
|preceded by: Season 5||MST3K Season 6||followed by: Season 7|
|1994 - 1995|
|601||Girls Town||1994-07-16||609||The Skydivers||1994-08-27||617||The Sword and the Dragon||1994-12-03|
|602||Invasion USA||1994-07-23||610||The Violent Years||1994-10-15||618||High School Big Shot||1994-12-20|
|603||The Dead Talk Back||1994-07-31||611||Last of the Wild Horses||1994-10-15||619||Red Zone Cuba||1994-12-17|
|604||Zombie Nightmare||1994-11-24||612||The Starfighters||1994-10-29||620||Danger!! Death Ray||1995-01-07|
|605||Colossus and the Headhunters||1994-08-20||613||The Sinister Urge||1994-11-05||621||The Beast of Yucca Flats||1995-01-21|
|606||The Creeping Terror||1994-09-17||614||San Francisco International||1994-11-19||622||Angels Revenge||1995-03-11|
|607||Bloodlust||1994-09-03||615||Kitten with a Whip||1994-11-23||623||The Amazing Transparent Man||1995-03-18|
|608||Code Name: Diamond Head||1994-10-01||616||Racket Girls||1994-11-26||624||Samson vs. the Vampire Women||1995-03-25|