List of references to The Wizard of Oz in Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Season K




  • "The first quiz question is: Is Ted Turner dumb enough to colorize the begining [sic] of "the Wizard of Oz"?"

Season 1

The Crawling Eye

  • "It was a bizarre dream and you were all there."

The Mad Monster


The Mad Monster.

  • "He looks just like one of the flying monkeys from The Wizard of Oz!"
  • "How about a little ball, Scarecrow?"

Project Moon Base

  • "Scarecrow, I think I'll miss you most of all!"

Robot Holocaust

  • "Scarecrow? Tin Man? Lion?"
  • "Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road."

Untamed Youth

  • "The poppies made her sleep!"

Season 2

  • ".... and Scarecrow, and the rest of you."

Rocketship X-M

  • "Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man."

Jungle Goddess

  • "Hail Dorothy, the Wicked Witch Doctor is dead. Hail Dorothy."

Ring of Terror

  • "Ow! Hey, how would you like it if someone picked apples off of YOU?"

Lost Continent

  • "Hey, we landed on a witch. Maybe the movie will be in color from this point."

King Dinosaur

  • "How about a little fire, Scarecrow?"

First Spaceship on Venus

  • ".... a brain, a home, the nerve."
  • "I... I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks!"
  • "Hey, he landed on a witch."

Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster

  • "And what about Scarecrow's brain?"

Season 3

Cave Dwellers

  • "Come forward, Cowardly Lion!"
  • "Yeah, and what about Scarecrow's brain!"


  • "How about a little fire, Scarecrow?"

Pod People

  • "I can't bring him down, I don't know how it works."
  • "Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my! Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my!"

Gamera vs. Barugon

  • "How about a little tongue, Scarecrow?"
  • "Yeah, and Scarecrow's brain!
  • "Poppies. Poppies will make him sleep."

Time of the Apes

  • "And what about Scarecrow's brain?"

Gamera vs Gaos

  • "I do believe in Gaos! I do believe in Gaos! I do, I do, I do, I do, I do believe in Gaos!"

The Amazing Colossal Man

  • "Yeah right, Dorothy. You can go back to Kansas now."

Fugitive Alien

  • "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"

It Conquered the World

  • "How about a little fire, Scarecrow?"

Gamera vs Guiron

  • "Give me those ruby slippers."
  • [If only we had] "a brain, the nerve."

Teenage Cave Man

  • "Have a little fire, Scarecrow."

Gamera vs Zigra

  • "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."

The Saga of the Viking Women...

  • "How about a little fire, Scarecrow?"
  • "Hail Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead. Hail Dorothy!"

War of the Colossal Beast

  • "He got shocked all the way back to Oz."

The Unearthly

  • "Oh, what a world, what a world."

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

  • "Oilcan. Oilcan!"

The Castle of Fu Manchu

  • "Auntie Em, Auntie Em. Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!"
  • "Come forward, Cowardly Lion."

Master Ninja II

  • "Who killed my sister?"
  • "The Wizard's not in!"
  • "Where has my little dog gone."

Season 4

Space Travelers

  • "I'm melting! Melting!"

The Giant Gila Monster

  • "Dorothy? Dorothy!"

City Limits

  • "Hail Dorothy! The Wicked Witch is dead!" "Hail Dorothy."
  • "Come back later, the Wizard is busy."
  • "You're fired, Scarecrow!"
  • "How about a little fire, Scarecrow?"

Teenagers from Outer Space

  • "Run, Toto, run!"
  • "Hooker headers and thrush pipes! Woofers and tweeters and bears, oh my!"
  • "Scarecrow, I'll miss you least of all."
  • "Somewhe-e-e-re...."

Being from Another Planet

  • "I am the great and powerful Oz! Pay no attention to the man behind the boiler."

The Killer Shrews

  • "I can't stop him, I don't know how it works. Goodbye, folks!"
  • "Dorothy? Dorothy!"
  • "How about a little fire, doggie?"

Hercules Against the Moon Men

  • How about a little fire, Scarecrow?"

The Magic Sword

  • "The Wizard's not in!"

Hercules and the Captive Women

  • "We represent the Lollipop Guild."

Manhunt in Space


Manhunt in Space.

  • "Oz never did give nothing to Bill Tinsman
    That he didn't, didn't already have."


  • "I do believe in spooks, I do believe in spooks! I do, I do, I do, I do believe in spooks!"

Fire Maidens of Outer Space

  • "I can hear my heart breaking."
  • "How would you like it if we picked your apples?"
  • "I can barely hear my heart beat."

Crash of Moons

  • "The house began to pitch, the hinges to unhitch."
  • "He walks like a flying monkey."

The Human Duplicators

  • "Where are you off to?"
    "To see the Wizard."

The Day the Earth Froze

  • "Poppies will make her sleep."
  • "Fly, monkeys! Fly!"

Bride of the Monster

  • "I can barely hear his heart beating."
  • "Hi, uncle Bela, aunt Thor."

Season 5


  • "Poppies."

Secret Agent Super Dragon

  • "Fashions from the Lollipop Guild Collection...."

The Magic Voyage of Sinbad


The Magic Voyage of Sinbad.

  • "O-Ee-Oh. Yeoo-Oh." [the Witch's guards' chant.]
  • "Dorothy? Dorothy!"
  • "Fly, monkeys! Oh, I mean seahorse."


  • "Poppies will make us sleep."

Operation Double 007

  • "What happened was just this."


  • "Sorry, folks, I can't come back. I don't know how it works. Goodbye!"

The Wild Wild World of Batwoman

  • "And you, Tin Man. Step forward."
  • "I can hear my heart breaking."

Alien from L.A.

  • "Do you represent the Lollipop Guild?"
  • "O-Ee-Oh. Yeoo-Oh." [the Witch's guards' chant.]


  • "Toto, I have a feeling this isn't the Red Onion."

Santa Claus

  • "The house began to twitch."

12 to the Moon

  • "Perhaps you are right, my Munchkin."

Season 6

Girls Town

  • "Fly, monkeys! Fly!"
  • "How would you like it if somebody picked your apples?"

Invasion USA

  • "Surrender Dorothy."
  • "Dorothy? Dorothy!"

The Creeping Terror

  • "You were there... and you, and you."


  • "What happened was just this,
    the house began to twitch,
    and then..."
  • "Now fly, monkeys! Fly!"

The Violent Years

  • "Auntie Em!"

Last of the Wild Horses

  • "Now fly, my horsies! Fly! Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh!"
  • "The Emerald City is closed!"

Racket Girls

  • "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?"

Angels Revenge

  • "Oilcan! Oilcan!"

The Amazing Transparent Man

  • "Dorothy returns home."

Season 7

The Brute Man

  • "We represent, the Lollipop Guild..."

Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell

  • "O-Ee-Oh. Yeoo-Oh." [the Witch's guards' chant.]

Season 8

The Undead

  • "... and your little dog too!"
  • "Satan, I'd like to move up the ladder in the Lollipop Guild."

Terror from the Year 5000

  • "Surrender Dorothy."
  • "It's one of those 'Fly, monkeys! Fly!' monkeys."


Wizard O fOz RiffTrax web poster

On January 17, 2014, RiffTrax did an official riff of the 1939 classic film.

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