|508 - Operation Double 007|
|Air Date||September 11, 1993|
|Running Time||104 min.|
|AKA|| OK Connery;|
Operation Kid Brother;
Secret Agent 00
|Movie Director||Alberto De Martino|
|Cast||Neil Connery, Lois Maxwell, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi|
|Preceded by||507 - I Accuse My Parents|
|Followed by||509 - The Girl in Lovers Lane|
The evil crime syndicate Thanatos is bent on taking over the world using a magnetic wave generator that will cause all metal-based machinery to grind to a halt. However, the well-known British secret agent normally assigned to such tasks isn't available, so they engage his civilian brother, Neil (Connery), to help. Connery is a world-class plastic surgeon, hypnotist, and lip-reader, which turn out to be precisely the skills required for thwarting Thanatos.
The film's star Neil Connery was the younger brother of Sean Connery, the big James Bond star of the '60's when this spoof was made. Quite a number of actors and regulars from the EON Productions James Bond series made cameos in this spoof, even playing similar characters. These included Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Daniela Bianchi, Adolfo Celi, and Yashiko Yama. The bizarre aspect was that the characters' names were the actors names, so Neil Connery played Neil Connery (implying Sean Connery was a real secret agent!), while Lois Maxwell played Miss Maxwell.
Operation Double 007 is included in the Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXV DVD collection, though the title on the case as well as the main menu uses one of the films alternate titles, Operation Kid Brother.
Segment One (Invention Exchange): Crow attempts to take care of the videos. In Deep 13, Frank is feeling rather depressed so Dr. Forrester allows him to do the Invention Exchange, resulting in Lederhosen-hosen. Frank realizes what he really wants is to be Bavarian and have an alpenhorn. On the SOL, Crow invents Sara the Bobbin' Buzzard, complete with catchy theme song!
Segment Two: Joel pretends to be the evil supervillain from the movie, forcing the Bots to dress up like the hot shiphands from the film. His only response to the Bots' complaints? "I know..."
Segment Three: The SOL crew puts on the segment "The Sean & Neal show: Parallel Lives", which compares the lives of the two Connery siblings according to the gang's ponderings.
Segment Four: Joel attempts to hypnotize Tom, having already succeeded with Crow. Back in Deep 13, Torgo finally returns to deliver the Mr. Pibbs from the Manos: The Hands of Fate episode. He also needs to use the restroom.
Segment Five: Inspired by the movie, Dr. F. uses his own magnetizer on the SOL, causing the Bots to stick to the wall and disrupting international telecommunications. He's also had enough of Frank's personal crisis.
Stinger: "Thunderball" pushes the button.
- Torgo: Michael J. Nelson
- Unusual credits: Torgo's theme music is played instead of Mighty Science Theater.
- "The world is black/The world is white..."
Quoted from the Three Dog Night song "Black and White".
- "...he's locked himself in his room watching old 'Misfits of Science' episodes."
Misfits of Science was a short-lived TV series from the mid-1980s about teenage superheroes.
- "Assault on a Queen!" "The Danny Bonaduce Story!"
- "Now showing on my back: 'Morgan Stewart's Coming Home'!"
- "Tora! ...just the one."
Reference to Tora! Tora! Tora!, a film about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
- "Michael, I want all episodes of 'Captain Nice' burned!"
- "The late Waldo Pepper!"
Reference to The Great Waldo Pepper, a film starring Robert Redford as an airplane pilot.
- "How will you make it on your own..."
Servo is singing a snippet from "Love Is All Around," the theme from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
- "Get Christie Wong!"
A reference to the 1974 made-for-TV movie Get Christie Love!.
- "The powers of Matthew Star..."
The title of a short-lived sci-fi series on NBC about a teenager with superhuman mental abilities. It co-starred Louis Gossett Jr.
- "She thinks she's in Dresden during the war!"
A reference to Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut.
- "Let's pants her subconscious!"
In slang usage, to "pants" someone is to either literally pull down their pants or, more generally, inflict any crushing defeat or humiliation upon them.
- "Well, the Rodney King verdict just came in."
After the announcement of acquittal of five LAPD officers standing trial for beating Rodney King --- the brutality was captured on video by a neighbor, and shown on national TV --- rioting broke out in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, and elsewhere. (Officers Koon and Powell were later found guilty of federal civil rights charges, each serving 30 months at the federal penitentiary in Dublin, CA.)
- (Tom Servo, singing) "Poor Judd Frye is dead...!"
Sukarno was the first president of Indonesia.
- "I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob."
Lyrics from the Beatles song "I Am the Walrus," the walrus being a reference to Lewis Carroll's "The Walrus and the Carpenter." The man onscreen, in addition to his size, has what is generally known as a walrus moustache.
- "She's a flibbertijibbet! A will-o'the-wisp! A clown...."
- Oh... Splunge for me, sir!"
A reference to this Monty Python sketch.
- "Well shake it up baby now..."
- "Not in front of Sir Walter Raleigh!"
Walter Raleigh was an English aristocrat/writer/explorer in the late 16th century. The portrait on the wall shows a man wearing a kind of neck ruff which was the typical fashion of well-dressed Europeans from about 1560 until the mid-1600s. (Almost all portraits of Raleigh show him sporting such a ruff.)
- "Water. It's what's for dinner."
"Beef. It's What's For Dinner." was a slogan used in the early 1990s in a large advertising campaign by The National Livestock and Meat Board. (The campaign was launched in the year before this episode aired.)
- "I'm a-pickin'!" "And I'm a-killin'!"
Roy Clark and Buck Owens' signature line from Hee Haw was "I'm a-pickin'!" "...And I'm a-grinnin'!"
- "Gamera! Gameraaa!"
- ""Where angels go, trouble follows...""
- "Tailhook takes it on the road!"
In 1991 at a symposium of the Tailhook Association (a fraternal organization for Naval pilots, former and current Navy officers) several pilots got drunk and groped/assaulted 87 women and 7 men at the Las Vegas Hilton. It became a national scandal and raised awareness of misogyny and sexual misconduct in the armed services.
- "Dynamo hum."
- "... It's Fred Waring and his orchestra."
Fred Waring was a band leader on radio and television, with a career lasting from the 1930s through the 1970s.
- "They look like Electra Woman and Dyna Girl!"
"Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" was a live-action Saturday morning TV show from the 1970s.
- "Rocky Mountain oysters?"
"Rocky Mountain oysters" is a euphemism for buffalo or bull testicles.
- "Doctor!" "My eyes have seen the..."
- "Jessye Norman wants her kaftan back."
Jessye Norman is a classical opera singer.
- ("I have an announcement to make.") "I'm Rue McClanahan."
- "Criswell predicts...!"
- "Das Bloat."
Reference to Das Boot, a Wolfgang Petersen film about a German U-boat during World War II.
- "Michael O'Donoghue!"
Michael O'Donoghue was editor of National Lampoon in the early 1970s, later becoming head writer for Saturday Night Live. He appeared on the show in his persona as "Mr. Mike".
An imitation of Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.
- "Casting call for 'Name of the Rose'!"
The Name of the Rose was a 1986 film set in a medieval monastery.
- "So, any of you 'sure play a mean pinball'?"
- "Hot L Baltimore! Hot L Baltimore! Hot L Baltimore!"
Hot L Baltimore was an off-Broadway play that inspired a short-lived sitcom in 1975.
- "Can you even dye my eyes to match my doll? Any old time!"
Slightly misquoted line from "The Merry Old Land of Oz" in The Wizard of Oz: "Can you even dye my eyes to match my gown?" "Uh huh!" "Jolly old town!"
- "I'm taking the President's nose!"
Crow is imitating Woody Allen in Sleeper.
- "Take THIS, John Entwistle!"
John Entwistle was the bassist for The Who until his death in 2002.
- "Right into a Bob Fosse Routine!"
Bob Fosse was a choreographer and dancer, best known for expanding jazz dance and living a reckless lifestyle.
- "Sun Ra's band!"
Sun Ra was an avant-garde jazz musician.
- "This looks just like a U2 video!" "Under a blood-red sky..."
A reference to the music video for the U2 song "New Year's Day", which depicted the band members riding horses through a snowy landscape.
- "Come on girls! They hurt Buddy!"
From the wacky fight scene at the end of Blazing Saddles.
|preceded by: Season 4||MST3K Season 5||followed by: Season 6|
|1993 - 1994|
|501||Warrior of the Lost World||1993-07-24||509||The Girl in Lovers Lane||1993-09-18||517||Beginning of the End||1993-11-25|
|502||Hercules||1993-07-17||510||The Painted Hills||1993-09-26||518||The Atomic Brain||1993-12-04|
|504||Secret Agent Super Dragon||1993-08-07||512||Mitchell||1993-10-23||520||Radar Secret Service||1993-12-18|
|505||The Magic Voyage of Sinbad||1993-08-14||513||The Brain That Wouldn't Die||1993-10-30||521||Santa Claus||1993-12-24|
|506||Eegah||1993-08-28||514||Teen-Age Strangler||1993-11-07||522||Teen-Age Crime Wave||1994-01-15|
|507||I Accuse My Parents||1993-09-04||515||The Wild Wild World of Batwoman||1993-11-13||523||Village of the Giants||1994-01-22|
|508||Operation Double 007||1993-09-11||516||Alien from L.A.||1993-11-20||524||12 to the Moon||1994-02-05|