|705 - Escape 2000|
|Air Date||March 2, 1996|
|AKA||Escape from the Bronx|
|Movie Director||Enzo G. Castellari|
|Cast||Mark Gregory, Henry Silva, Valerie D'Obici, Timothy Brent|
|Preceded by||704 - The Incredible Melting Man|
|Followed by||706 - Laserblast|
SynopsisCorporate-controlled death squads roam the wasteland that was once the Bronx in search of members of a rebel alliance of street gangs.
- On the wall in the apartment of Trash's parents is a large black and white poster of Mark Gregory from the first movie "1990: The Bronx Warriors."
- Carla Brait cameos as the Ironman leader from the first movie "1990: The Bronx Warriors."
- Director Enzo G. Castellari cameos as the Radio operator with the mustache.
- The full death toll in the uncut version is 174. There are 110 killed in shootings, 40 in explosions, 9 by flamethrowers, 1 by stabbing, 1 off-screen kill, 4 unknowns, 6 electrocutions, 2 bashed in the face with a helmet and 1 face turned to red mush after being hit with a shotgun butt.
- Giancarlo Prete, the actor who plays Strike (the sewer-dwelling guy with the pyromaniac kid), also stars in Warriors of the Wasteland, another similarly post-apocalyptic Italian movie recently featured on Rifftrax. It also co-stars Fred Williamson from Experiment #501 Warrior of the Lost World.
- Not to be confused with another film entitled "Escape 2000", starring Steve Railsback and Olivia Hussey, from 1982
Prologue: Crow holds his annual auction to help the Really Good Cause, which he is not sure of. His first item? A penny. His second item is a nickel and his third item is a dollar.
Segment One: Crow accidentally lights the SOL on fire while trying to burn an ant with a magnifying glass near a pile of oily rags. Luckily, Gypsy takes care of everything. Meanwhile, Dr. F is forced to put his mother Pearl into a home. As in, locked in a little playhouse in the main room of Deep 13.
Segment Three: Mike plays the big boss, nearly choking Servo with cigar smoke. Crow doesn't understand all of the slang terms for getting Mike another beer.
Segment Four: Servo recovers from his smoking jag as the Mads call. Dr. Forrester has determined the ratings are too low, and so he introduces Timmy Bobby Rusty, who disturbs the crew. Alas, the ratings remain low, so Timmy Bobby Rusty is promptly dropped.
Segment Five: Tom lowers himself from a helicopter as Mike reads a letter. In Deep 13, Toblerone's laughter disturbs Dr. F. He comes over to yell at Clayton after the mad scientist complains and rescues Pearl from her home.
Stinger: Toblerone spits and laughs.
Other NotesTimmy Bobby Rusty is notably a parody of "The Cousin Oliver Syndrome", which by definition means when a TV show's ratings are low, then they introduce a younger character to boost ratings, this noticibly was coined from the character Cousin Oliver from the last season of "The Brady Bunch" and also forcasts what is to come in the Season finale Laserblast.
- The background music in the opening host segment is the closing theme from The Mystery Science Theater Hour.
- "They dress like Randall P. McMurphy to leave the Bronx!"
The character played by Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
- "Watch out! Her other jaw is going to shoot out!"
See Ridley Scott's movie Alien whose eponymous antagonist possessed this then-unique feature.
- "Those squibs were meant for me!"
A squib is a type of explosive charge used to simulate gunshots in movies.
- "What are the Mercury Seven doing here?"
- "They're NOT getting the Tom of Finland posters!"
Tom of Finland was an artist known for the overt homoeroticism of his work.
- "Wilford Brimley IS 007."
The elderly man in a jacketed suit, who Mike is introducing, bares a resemblance to diabetes survivor/Liberty Medical spokesperson, cult icon and cowboy actor Wilford Brimley.
- "Sir, would you at least take a Watchtower-"
A reference to The Watchtower, a magazine published by the Jehovah's Witnesses.
- "Lorenzo Lamas is Gino Vannelli"
Spoken by Mike when Trash walks by in his (now-dead) parents' apartment. Lorenzo Lamas was the main actor in the popular 90's TV series Renegade. Like our main hero, Trash, all he pretty much did was ride around on his Honda motorcycle, wear black leather and jeans, manfully scowl, and shoot some bad guys along the way. Gino Vannelli is a Canadian pop music singer recognizable for his manly curly Italian hair. The resemblance between Trash and Gino is astounding. Or modest, if non-hair features are any consideration.
- "Daaah, I gotta call Schneider!"
Schneider was the building supervisor on One Day at a Time, a sitcom from the late 1970s and early '80s.
- "They tossed him onto the streets of Rio Bravo!"
Rio Bravo was a 1959 Western movie starring John Wayne.
- "She's got a Bobbi Flekman voice!"
- "Steve Dallas, Terrorist."
Steve Dallas is a character from the comic strip Bloom County.
- "The Very Large Corporation of America."
- "Sonia Braga looks on."
Sonia Braga is a Brazilian actress who appeared with MST alumnus Raul Julia, (among others) in Kiss of the Spider Woman.
- "Hey! Rockwell wants his suit back!"
- "They re-showed the Theismann injury..."
- "She's so pop-u-lar!"
- "Comin' in low out of the rising sun. Scares the hell out of the executives!"
A parody of a line from Apocalypse Now.
- "Uh, guys, I sweated all over the GORP!"
GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts) is another name for trail mix.
A reference to 1990s Sega video game commercials, which ended with a frenzied scream of "SEGA!!!"
- "Shoot 'em all. We'll make more!"
A parody of the slogan from a series of Doritos commercials featuring Jay Leno.
- "Motion in the ocean/ His air hose broke! Lots of bubbles/Lots of trouble!"
- "Go ahead and hate your neighbor/Go ahead and cheat a friend..."
|preceded by: Season 6||MST3K Season 7||followed by: Season 8|
|701||Night of the Blood Beast (Turkey Day)||1996-02-03||703||Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell||1996-02-17||705||Escape 2000||1996-03-02|
|702||The Brute Man||1996-02-10||704||The Incredible Melting Man||1996-02-24||706||Laserblast||1996-05-18|