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Rip Torn IS Doctor Strange!
  — Gypsy


The movie

Main article: The Time Travelers (film)

A group of 20th Century time travelers project themselves into the distant future. They clash with the advanced futuristic society while trying to perfect a method of returning to their own time.

The episode

Host segments

Prologue: Jonah and the Bots play "Never Have I Ever", but Jonah loses interest because the Bots just use it as an excuse to mock his humanity.

Segment One: Tom keeps trying to play, but Jonah stops him when the Mads call. For the Invention Exchange, Crow introduces Dr. Crow's Edible Silica Packets (packaged with an inedible silica packet to preserve freshness). Kinga and Max introduce the Afterlife Alert, which helps out when someone ends up in the wrong area of the afterlife by mistake.

Bumper: "Wild Rebels Cereal" w/ plot recap

Segment Two: Gypsy and Crow hold a seminar on time safety. Gypsy tests the Bots on what to do when confronted with a time portal, but they fail miserably.

Bumper: "The Canada Song" w/ the status of Jonah's Backjack

Segment Three: Jonah introduces a group of brand new robots, each one smashed by Crow and Tom. After the last is smashed, Jonah reveals that he had no intention of using them and that they weren't even working - he was doing it to keep Crow and Tom in shape. Crow and Tom respond by hitting him with their baseball bats.

Segment Four: Dr. Varno and Larry drop by for a visit, inviting Jonah and the Bots to join them in partying

Segment Five: Jonah and the Bots arrive to find a Crow and Tom frozen in time, similar to the ending of the movie. The Bots admire their frozen selves, with Tom making out with himself and Crow beating himself up. Kinga and Max "celebrate" the 200th episode of the franchise.

Closing credits songs: "Wild Rebels Cereal" / unknown 2nd song / "Livin' in Deep 13"

Stinger: Danny gives a goofy smile.

Obscure references

  • "What have you got, Cellino & Barnes?"
Cellino & Barnes is a law firm that specializes in personal injury cases. They are known for their distinctive radio advertisements that tout their easy-to-remember phone number (800-888-8888). In 2017, Cellino filed to dissolve the partnership and Barnes began operating as The Barnes Firm. Currently, Cellino & Barnes operates on the east coast, while The Barnes Firm operates exclusively in California.
  • "Atomic batteries to power!"
This was one of the checklist steps in starting the Batmobile in the 1960s live-action Batman TV series. It was usually followed by "Turbines to speed".
  • "It's astounding. Time is fleeting." "Madness takes its toll."
The opening lines to the song "Time Warp" from the stage musical The Rocky Horror Show (which was later adapted into the cult favorite film The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
  • "Somewhere out there..."
The opening line to song "Somewhere Out There" from the animated feature film An American Tail. In the film, the song is sung by two siblings who have been separated by a great distance. Tom is mimicking the vocal stylings of singer James Ingram, who recorded a radio version of the song with Linda Ronstadt.
  • "I'm outta...hhheeeerre!"
The catchphrase of Doug, a wannabe-rebellious teenager who was a recurring character on the MTV sketch comedy series The State played by Michael Showalter .
  • "Bechdel test score: zero."
The Bechdel test asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women or girls who talk to each other about something other than a man or boy.
  • "Don't worry. I'm keeping our spacemen happy." "That's spa-CHEM-in".
A reference to the character Dr. Spaceman from the TV show 30 Rock, who pronounced his name that way.

Behind the scenes

MST3K cast

Regular cast

The Skeleton Crew

Guest cast

MST3K crew

Main article: List of MST3K Crew#Season 11

Production

Goofs

  • Contrary to what Jonah states, the film had passed the Bechdel Test earlier in the narrative when Carole and Gadra talked about the starship's photon drive.

Video releases


Gallery


References