Mystery Science Theater 3000/Recap/S09/E10 The Final Sacrifice

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    Satoris, a.k.a. Canadian villain Garth Vader

    Film watched: The Final Sacrifice

    The Mystery Science Theater 3000 presentation has examples of:

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    Crow: "Hm, I wonder if there's beer on the sun."
    Mike: "I FORGOT THE LIQUOR STORES CLOSE AT 8!"

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    Mike (as Rowsdower): D'oh, I shot in between them. I got confused!

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    "He's gonna turn into a warwilf!"

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    • Canada, Eh?: The movie itself was set in Canada, but doesn't use any of the stereotypes. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode makes numerous jokes that fit this trope exactly, however, culminating in a song about Canada that is nothing but mocking the country using every stereotype imaginable...eh?
    • Catch Phrase: "Rowsdower!"
    • Celebrity Resemblance: Many of the riffs remark on that Troy's father looks like NFL player Larry Csonka. Also, Rowsdower does look a bit like Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
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    "Oooooh, I hates that rabbit!"

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    Rowsdower: *to his car* "Come on baby, don't let me down!"
    Tom (as Troy): "I won't, Rowsdower!"
    or
    Crow (as Troy): My Rowsdower's come for me!

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      • During the skit where Mike gets Grizzled Old Prospector Syndrome, Tom asks Mike if he's been kissing any prospectors. After pondering briefly, Mike denies it, though he apparently did kiss a surly truck farmer.
    • I'm a Humanitarian:
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    Troy: Did you know him (Troy's father)?
    Tom (as Mike Pipper): Know him? He was delicious!

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    • Incredibly Lame Pun: Mike gets cut off preemptively when he tries to make one about people "just dying to get into" a cemetery.
    • Memetic Badass: In-universe; Mike and the bots mix open disdain for Rowsdower with turning him into one of these.
    • Noodle Incident: How Mike got Grizzled Prospector Syndrome.
    • Running Gag: Rowsdower!
      • The various geeky extracurricular hobbies attributed to the kid.
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    "And so it is with a heavy heart that I must resign from Chess Club..."
    "This is just like that time I almost missed the Teens Encounter Christ bus!"
    "I haven't been this tense since Mock U.N.!"

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    • Shot in the Ass: As it's very unclear where Troy shoots Satoris in the film's climax, the bots assumed he was shot in the butt. Later extended when Satoris catches fire seemingly because of it, and the bots suggest shooting Mike in the butt to find out if this is a reliable method for setting humans on fire.
    • Shout-Out/To Shakespeare: "A horse! My six-pack for a horse!"
    • Spin-Off: Zap and Troy: The Legendary Journeys.
    • Stealth Pun
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    Mike (upon learning a character's surname): Oh! He's a Pipper! (beat) Wouldn't you like to be a--

    Tom: No!!

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    Tom: (singing) Oh, I wish I was blowing up Prince Edward Island / And going on to bomb Ontario! / The destruction of Canada and all of its culture, / Is by far my fav-o-rite scenario!
    Mike: (talking) OK, well that's a little strong....
    Tom: (talking) No, no, you were right Mike, this is much more fun! (singing) Just where the hell does Canada get off sharing a border / With countries far superior to it?
    Crow: (speaking) Yikes!
    Servo: (singing) Why, you lousy, stinking, francophonic, bacon-loving bastards, / Your country's just a giant piece of sh-

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    Servo: "Oh, please just one more sacrifice!"
    Mike: "Alright, but this is The Final Sacrifice!"

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    • Tom Waits - When Mike Pipper shows up, Servo quips "I'd like to sing something from Bone Machine."
    • Unfortunate Names: Referenced in the film.
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    Crow: He comes from a long line of "Great Anuses".

    Crow: Oh, yeah? Well, my name's Bilge Stinkwater.

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    • The Virus: Bobo eats a bad can of Canadian bacon and causes hockey hair in everyone. Mike turns out to be immune since he already had it...but this makes him vulnerable to Grizzled Old Prospector Syndrome.
    • You Look Familiar: Pearl can't quite identify Servo when he's beamed down by Observer.