I’ve noticed that a lot of the subtitles that run on TV rebroadcasts were added by people who didn’t understand the references or didn’t get the jokes, and it makes the subtitles sad. I have to double back on the joke to translate what it actually was, instead of whatever mish-mash nonsense words the subtitler entered. The first five minutes of Sampson Vs the Vampire Women is painful to watch.
They’ve got a Google Doc Form for it: Gizmoplex [CLOSED CAPTION] Issues
See this comment from @ivan from long long ago SOLVED: Subtitle corrections for MST3K Episode #1302, Robot Wars - #5 by ivan