This cult classic episode starts off with Joel experiencing what it would be like if the bots actually looked up to him and immediately realizing just how hollow it leaves him inside. The Mads' Chocolate Bunny Guillatine goes up against Joel's Cartooner in the invention exchange. Joel and the bots endure the movie in any way they possibly can, ranging from debating whether or not Torgo is actually a monster to pantomiming a car drive through Texas (which only backfires on them). While Joel pretends to be the Master and the bots beat each other up in diaphanous robes, Torgo delivers a pizza to the Mads, who refuse to take the Crazy Bread for a very good reason. It gets worse when they realize how Torgo has kept the pizza warm.
Did You Know?
Manos: The Hands of Fate
(1966) was a film that was very obscure until its airing on this series. Since then, the film has gained something of a cult following and is now often counted among the worst films ever made. Thus far there has been an Entertainment Weekly article about the film, numerous screenings for cult fans, and a documentary made about the films legacy entitled 'Hotel Torgo'. See more
(at around 18 min onward) Joel can be seen turning to Crow, revealing that he's wearing glasses. Light passes through his lenses, which doesn't explain why light doesn't pass through Tom's glass bubble-gum machine head. See more
[Watching Torgo walk over to the car
Uh, that's not how you wear your Depends, Torgo.
Crow T. Robot
Been hittin' the Thighmaster, Torgo?
Keep circulating the tapes See more
References Dirty Harry
Smoke of the Water
(uncredited) (as "Smoke on the Weirdo")
Written by Ritchie Blackmore
, Ian Gillan
, Roger Glover
, Jon Lord
and Ian Paice
(a.k.a. Deep Purple
Sung by Kevin Murphy
(as Tom Servo) See more