City on Fire is a 1979 disaster film directed by Alvin Rakoff and featuring an all-star cast, as was the custom for that time. The film’s plot revolves around a disgruntled civil servant who sets fire to an oil refinery, setting off a blaze which engulfs an entire city. 
The film was partially financed by the government agency Telefilm Canada and filmed on a relatively confined budget. Some of the fire sequences utilized stock footage from both existing movies and news footage. City on Fire was ultimately a failed venture for the company and had a limited run at the American box office. 
Prologue: The Mads get a letter informing them that their grant money has been terminated, because they no longer qualify as mad scientists... merely "mildly peeved researchers."
Segment Two: Joel invents a new anti-theft device for purses, called "Hell in a Hand Bag." Joel demonstrates it on Crow, much to Servo's delight.
Segment Three: Joel & the Bots perform a military-style song, which seems to have little purpose other than reminding the Bots how great Joel is. (A portion of this segment appears on the MST3K Scrapbook tape.)
Segment Four: Gypsy informs Joel and Crow that she's spent the entire day designing newsletters. Joel displays Gypsy's creations: the Satellite News, the Fan Club Certificate (suitable for framing) and the Fan Club Membership Card. Joel points out that they are available by writing to the MST3K Fan Club.
- "I'm Servo. Now that I'm dead, don't smoke."
A reference to an anti-smoking PSA that actor Yul Brynner filmed shortly before his death from lung cancer and had aired posthumously, in which he said "I'm dead now. Don't smoke."
- "They've got the Keystone Kops putting out the fire!"
The Keystone Kops was a series of silent comedy movies about bumbling policemen.
|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||Hanger 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|