|K04 - Gamera vs Barugon|
|Air Date||December 4, 1988|
|AKA||War of the Monsters|
|Movie Director||Shigeo Tanaka|
|Cast||Kojiro Hongo, Kyôko Enami, Koji Fujiyama, Akira Natsuki|
|Preceded by||K03 - Star Force: Fugitive Alien II|
|Followed by||K05 - Gamera|
In this lively Japanese sci-fi fantasy, Gamera, that terrifying jet-propelled terrapin from outer space, returns to Earth to save Tokyo and the rest of the world from Barugon, the horrific gigantic lizard with insta-freeze breath. 
See Episode 304
Prologue: Joel introduces the movie and plays a message from a happy caller.
Segment One: Joel & the Bots listen to messages from two more viewers. The first caller is angry about the "constant interruptions" (i.e, the riffing), but the second caller wants "More! More! More!" This segment appears on the MST3K Scrapbook tape.
Segment Two: Gypsy gets upset when a caller asks for "less movie, more chapstick". The crew promises to use more chapstick in the future, and Joel offers Gypsy a choice between regular and wintergreen.
Segment Three: Crow explains the best ways to keep various body orifices clean and healthy. "Never put anything in your ear larger than a pirate!"
- "a hunka hunka burning love" Burning Love by Elvis Presley
- This is the earliest KTMA episode that has been "found" by fans.
- At this point the Mads have not yet appeared and Tom Servo speaks with a Kermit the Frog-like voice.
- Joel has not yet given himself the pseudonym Joel Robinson. Instead, he goes by his real name, Joel Hodgson.
|preceded by: --||MST3K on KTMA||followed by: Season 1|
|1988 - 1989|
|K00||The Green Slime||Not aired||K08||Gamera vs Guiron||1989-01-08||K16||City on Fire||1989-03-19|
|K01||Invaders from the Deep||1988-11-24||K09||Phase IV||1989-01-15||K17||Time of the Apes||1989-04-02|
|K02||Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars||1988-11-24||K10||Cosmic Princess||1989-01-22||K18||The Million Eyes of Sumuru||1989-05-07|
|K03||Star Force: Fugitive Alien II||1988-11-27||K11||Humanoid Woman||1989-01-29||K19||Hangar 18||1989-05-14|
|K04||Gamera vs Barugon||1988-12-04||K12||Fugitive Alien||1989-02-05||K20||The Last Chase||1989-05-21|
|K05||Gamera||1988-12-11||K13||SST- Death Flight||1989-02-19||K21||The "Legend of Dinosaurs"||1989-05-28|
|K06||Gamera vs Gaos||1988-12-18||K14||Mighty Jack||1989-03-05|
|K07||Gamera vs Zigra||1988-12-31||K15||Superdome||1989-03-12|