List: MST3K Beatles References
Compiled by Lizzlane@aol.com
Note 1: Incorrect lyrics are indicated with a "[sic]", except in the case of an obvious parody.
Note 2: In some cases, the reference made on MST3K was not a direct reference to the Beatles, but an indirect reference, i.e. a reference to somebody else referencing The Beatles (Rick Nelson mentioning Yoko in the song "Garden Party) or a reference to something else that the Beatles also made reference to. These occasions are noted where applicable.
K12- FUGITIVE ALIEN--When a magnetic field is shown:
Tom & Joel (sung to tune of "Strawberry Fields"): Let me take you down cuz I'm going to/
As a spaceship battle is happening:
Tom & Joel: Shake it up baby, twist and blow 'em up. [sic] Shake it shake it shake it baby now. Shake it baby. Turn them inside out, inside out. [sic] Wooooh! Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh!"
Episode K18- THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU --As a woman is shown pulling on a stocking:
Joel: Sexy Sadie!
Episode K20- THE LAST CHASE--During screaming mob scene:
Crow: Beatlemania! (singing) Close your eyes and I'll kiss you...
Episode 204- CATALINA CAPER--During host segment in which Joel discusses the 60's, and mentions subliminal messages:
Tom: Turn me on, dead man.
Episode 210-- KING DINOSAUR--When a reel-to-reel tape machine is being used:
Crow: Aww, they taped over the Beatles' Berlin tapes!"
Episode 211-- FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS--When dark, hilly landscape is shown:
Tom: Somewhere in the black mountain hills of some alien planet...
Man says, "Listen!":
Tom: Do you want to know a secret?"
Episode 301- CAVE DWELLERS--While naming off assassins:
Crow: Mark David Chapman.
Episode 302- GAMERA--At press conference:
Joel: Are you a mod or a rocker?
Tom (as Ringo): I'm a mocker!
Episode 303 - POD PEOPLE-When goofy song is playing in background:
Tom: Boy, ya' know, Ringo did some bad songs, but this is embarrassing!
During one of the calling sequences:
Crow: Beastmaster? Ringo?
Episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE--Old man says, "There was nothing prior to the perfect order worth remembering or recording":
Joel: Except the Beatles!
Episode 307- DADDY-O--When two people have broken in to a gym:
Crow: They came in through the bathroom window.
Tom: Protected by a silver spoon.
Episode 310- FUGITIVE ALIEN--Whenever Ken says "Rita!"
Tom: Meter maid!
Episode 314- MIGHTY JACK--After the mads' invention exchange:
Crow: Ya' know, Joel, every day, in every way, those guys are getting weirder and weirder! (Indirect reference note: This is a paraphrase of a popular self-help book quote that was later used as a Lennon lyric. The riff may be a reference to the quote itself, not the lyric.)
When a woman in a funky jacket says "There's only one thing that bothers me....:
Crow: My Sgt. Pepper outfit!
Episode 315- TEENAGE CAVEMAN--When a caveman calls someone on a mountain a fool:
Tom: Fool on the hill.
Episode 317- VIKING WOMEN VS. THE SEA SERPENT with short: THE HOME ECONOMICS STORY--During short, as four girls walk toward camera:
Joel: Hey, it's Abbey Road!
Tom: Boy, you're gonna carry that weight.
Episode 318- STAR FORCE - FUGITIVE ALIEN II--As the camera pans across four guys:
Tom: George! Paul! John! Pete Best!
Whenever Ken says "Rita!"
Tom: Meter maid!
Episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST--Man says "He started growing at a rate of 20 ft. a day":
Joel: He blew his mind out in a car.
As giant is shown chained down:
Tom: Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains, and they ARE the kind that you can see. (Indirect reference note: The Beatles did cover this song, but it's not an original song by them, so this may not be a direct reference.)
Episode 320- THE UNEARTHLY--During host seg Joel is rambling on and on:
Crow: Please mister, can we have our ball back?
Man says "I've got the gun." to another man:
Crow: Warm gun. Makes me happy.
Episode 324- MASTER NINJA II--Camera zooms in on guy with big mustache:
Crow: I am the walrus!
When a garden party is mentioned:
Joel: Yoko brought her walrus... (Indirect reference: This is actually a reference to a Ricky Nelson song, which references The Beatles)
Ninja says to companion,"I shoulda known better":
Tom: With a girl like you
Episode 403- CITY LIMITS--Harmonica-like music plays in background:
Tom: Sounds like 'Love Me Do.'
Episode 405- BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET--Opening credits, as a disembodied voice speaks over various other noises:
Crow: Number 9, Number 9
Episode 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES--When a man is shown scuba-diving:
Tom (sung in 'underwater' voice): I'd like to be/ under the sea.
Episode 409- THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN with short: UNDERSEA KINGDOM PT 2--During the short, for no apparent reason :
Joel: Oh, Mother Superior jumped the gun.
Narrator says,"And then he gave us a most important answer:"
Tom: The Beatles.
Episode 412- HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN--Man says something that sound like "Powa":
??: "Power to the people." (Indirect reference note: This Lennon lyric was a revolutionary slogan first, and the riff may be a direct reference to the slogan, not to the lyric.)
During host segment, Joel is asking Tom Trivial Pursuit questions. Tom's answer to every question:
During a battle sequence:
Tom: Well, you say you want a revolution, huh?
Episode 414- TORMENTED--When man goes up lighthouse stairs:
Tom (sung): The long and winding stairs."
Man says,"You know how many hit records I'd have to sell to pay for that?":
Crow: More than Elvis or The Beatles! (Indirect reference note: This riff is actually a reference to the cheap TV record offers that claim this or that performer has sold more records than Elvis or The Beatles.)
Woman says,"I know exactly what you are!":
Joel: You're a superstar, that's what you are. [sic]
Episode 416- FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE--A plane lands:
Tom: It's The Beatles!
Joel (sung): It's been a hard day's...
Episode 417- CRASH OF THE MOONS with short: GENERAL HOSPITAL PT 3--During short, woman says, "Well, he wanted to do it.":
Joel: ...in the road.
Episode 421- MONSTER A-GO-GO--Group of girls laying down sit up and scream:
Crow: The Beatles!
Episode 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER--Bela says,"Twenty years ago..."
Crow: Today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band...
Man with beard is shown and Joel says, "Lenin?":
Tom (quietly): McCartney?
Episode 501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD--Warrior is walking through cave filled with spiders:
Tom (sung): Eight legs a week...
While helicopter is shooting at prisoners:
Tom (nervous laugh): Give peace a chance?
Episode 502- HERCULES
Invention exchange: Instant Karma.
Episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS--During scene with policewoman in weird uniform:
Tom (sung): Lovely Rita, meter maid...
Episode 504- SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON--Agent looks in nightstand:
Joel: Only to find Gideon's Bible.
Episode 505- The Magic Voyage of Sinbad--As the shores of India are shown:
Joel: Hey, there's George Harrison!
Episode 508- OPERATION DOUBLE 007--When villain is talking to another man:
Tom: Oh, and lose the Ringo hat.
As guy with big mustache dies:
Crow: I am the walrus, koo koo ka...joo..." [sic]
While nun is kidnapping a man:
Tom (sung): Mother Superior jump the gun...
Man says into phone "Hello, hello!":
Joel: I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello!"
Episode 511- GUNSLINGER--Man says, "You gonna let it be?"
Tom: Speaking words of wisdom?
Episode 513- THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE--When mannish-looking woman is shown:
Tom: JoJo was a man who thought he was a woman!"
Man says, "I? Imagine?"
Mike: All the people.
Episode 514- TEEN-AGE STRANGLER--During host segment, while naming off show biz couples whose relationship lasted:
Tom: ...John and Yoko, for that matter.
Episode 516- ALIEN FROM L.A.--As a guy is shuffling along:
Crow: Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head.
Episode 518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN--When plane is shown landing:
Mike (sung): Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Episode 521- SANTA CLAUS--As Santa sits in a pile of letters:
Crow: I'm more popular than Jesus!
Episode 524- 12 TO THE MOON--Man says,"Listen!"
Mike: Do you want to know a secret?
Two men are talking to each other:
Crow (sung): Ebony...Ivory
Episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE--Just before they leave the theater:
Tom/Mike (sung): Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head...
As zombie staggers along:
Tom (sung): What would you think if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?" (Indirect reference note: This riff actually refers to the Joe Cocker version of the Beatles song, and more directly to Cocker and his spastic performance style.)
Episode 605- COLOSSUS AND THE HEADHUNTERS--As Tom is doing everyone's taxes:
Tom: Cuz I'm the taxman, yeah, the taxman...
When a group of cavemen are shown:
Mike: Hey, it's the Ringo Starr gang.
When a shaggy-haired decapitated head is shown:
Mike: It's Paul McCartney's head on a pole!
Tom: Yay! (English accent)
Crow: Don't get me down or anything, it's not like I'm being defiled!
Episode 606- The Creeping Terror--As a guy is driving through the hills:
Mike: Somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota there lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon.
Episode 607- BLOODLUST--As a guy with a suit and a bowl haircut is shown:
Mike: I shouldn't let Brian Epstein dress me.
Episode 611- LAST OF THE WILD HORSES--When horse with thick forelock is shown:
Mike: That horse has a Beatles' wig!
Alternate Dr. Forrester is naming off similar music they have in the alternate universe:
Dr. F: ...your 'The Beatles'...
Episode 612- THE STARFIGHTERS--When planes are shown flying:
Mike: Jet! (Then all start humming)
When military guy is naming off a bunch of numbers:
Tom: ...and the one after 909.
As pilot looks up at the sky:
Tom: ...and marshmallow skies...
Episode 614- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL--As a group of men descend stairs from plane:
Tom: Ladies and gentlemen, the parents of the Beatles!
Episode 616- RACKET GIRLS--While two women are wrestling:
Crow: No wonder people went nuts over the Beatles - this is all there was!"
When wormy guy is jogging down road w/ girl:
Mike: Hey, why don't we do it in the road? No one will be watching us.
When women wrestlers are screaming:
Crow: The Beatles!
Episode 703- DEATHSTALKER AND THE WARRIORS FROM HELL--During long, drawn-out music note:
Crow: They're playing the chord from 'A Day in the Life.'
Episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN--Shot of a pair of feet stepping off a plane:
Crow: The Beatles!
Episode 705- ESCAPE 2000--Kid wearing a funky hat is shown:
Crow: It's real hard to find genuine Ringo caps anymore.
When someone says "C'mon":
Mike: Please please me.
Episode 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS--As man is reading a paper:
Crow: Oh damn, another thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire.
Episode 807- TERROR FROM THE YEAR 5000--As a man deplanes:
Crow: Ladies and gentlemen - The Beatles!
As man leaves house carrying suitcases:
Tom (to the tune of "She's Leaving Home"): Heeeee...
Mike (singing): He was a small oily man...
When old, bald bartender with glasses is shown:
Mike: Bartender's a clean old man, isn't he?
Episode 808- THE SHE CREATURE--As a man walks into a house:
Crow: Is this the Mr. Kite people are always doing things for the benefit of?
Man is naming off people who will be at a party:
Crow: John and Yoko will stop by.... (Indirect reference note: This is a reference to the Ricky Nelson song "Garden Party.")
Episode 810- THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION--When Manson-like hillbilly is walking along:
Tom (sung): Helter Skelter...
When same character gets in his car:
Mike (sung): Have you seen the little piggies...
Episode 812- THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES--Woman says, "Help!" three times:
Mike: I need somebody. Not just anybody. You know I need someone.
Episode 813- JACK FROST--Wedding party attired in brightly coloured costumes is shown:
Crow: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club wedding.
Episode 814- RIDING WITH DEATH--Computer is shown:
Crow (robot-like voice): The long...and winding...road...that...
Man says "Hello? Hello?" into phone:
Mike: I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello."
Episode 818- DEVIL DOLL--Dummy with Beatles-like haircut is shown:
???: Am I a mod or a rocker?"
A contemplative reporter is shown:
???: I wonder if Paul and Linda got that pot I sent them?
Episode 819- INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN--Record player starts playing backwards:
Tom: Paul is dead man, miss him, miss him.
Kids shown running on fire escape:
Mike (sung): It's been a hard day's night...
Episode 901- THE PROJECTED MAN--Woman in a bikini answers telephone:
Tom: George Harrison fan club; please hold.
British lady is speaking:
Tom: I like Ringo best.
British lady is crying:
Mike: Paul McCartney got married!
Episode 909- Gorgo--When uncomfortable guy in submarine is shown:
Crow: If they don't let me up to go soon it will be a yellow submarine.
Also note: The following episodes have been viewed and, to our knowledge, contain NO Beatles references:
322- Master Ninja 1, 408- Hercules Unchained, 413- Manhunt in Space, 418- Attack of the Eye Creatures, 422- The Day the Earth Froze, 509- The Girl in Lover's Lane, 608- Code Name: Diamond Head, 610- The Violent Years, 615- Kitten With a Whip.