Literary Riffs

“Oh, great, now they’re in Schlachthaus Fünf.” from The Slime People

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My bad, I mistook the literary part for any type of riff from an episode.

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You want the “Out Of Context MST3K Quotes” thread. Just around the corner. You can’t miss it. (Oh, and what the kids used to call a “Life hack”: you can use the Search :mag: function of “quote in this topic” to make sure your favorite quote hasn’t already been posted a bunch of times. :smiley: )

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During the sentient pizza scene, Jonah says, “Munchie’s Paw.”

Pretty sure that’s a nod to the old timey horror classic, “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs.

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“Tommy’s the Lathe Of Heaven.” - From Appreciating Our Parents

[ETA -] Also, “The Summer Of My German Humiliation” from Uncle Jim’s Dairy farm.

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“I’m gonna go get a goodbye slap from dad”-Girl In Gold Boots

What’s the literary part of this, please?

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Sorry, my phone is acting up. :sweat:

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But yeah, mainly references to books, stories, plays and the like.

Charles Bukowski is name-dropped in one episode which escapes me at the moment, but is also in Village Of The Giants during Opie’s science failure after the theft:

“Goin’ into Charles Bukowski’s sink!” :worm:

Something of a two-fer. Since they mention Cthulhu just a minute before.

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That would be Girl in Gold Boots:

:musical_note: “Charles Manson walks the streets,
The Zodiac killer’s at large!
Charles Bukowski is pukin’ out the window
And Santa Claus is on his wayyy!” :musical_note:

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I think there’s also one in reference to bad decorating. “…decorated this place, wiv’ 'is VOMIT!!”

But I can’t remember which episode. :o

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There’s a really clever one in The Deadly Bees:

Mike: Wonder whose woods these are?
Crow: Oh, I think I know.

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Warrior of the Lost World

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[sigh] I shoulda’ remembered, given how often I re-watch that one.

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Near the end of Monster A Go-Go there are references to Carl Sandburg’s “Chicago” poem.

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Much appreciated, what with the beating my hometown is taking in the layover thread. :sweat_smile:

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Crow: “Hey, I LIKED Chicago!”

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I think that both The Atomic Brain AND Invasion of the Neptune Men reference Mr. And Mrs. Bridge. GREAT Evan S. Connell stories. I’ve read those dozens of times.

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From Attack of The The Eye Creatures

When the old codger is loading his shotgun to go after them durn smoochers, Servo says, “We now join Ernest Hemingway at his home in Ketchum, Idaho”.

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