The Crawling Eye, Joel’s* first episode, stares at Beth and Adam until they discuss sidekicks, psychics, sci-fi eye flicks, LASIK, and awkward starts.
* Or is it‽
Man... Or Astroman: “Transmissions from Venus”.
Man... Or Astroman: “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Love Theme”.
Wired’s oral history of MST3K.
CSICOP [not CSI, nor a cop show; formerly the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry].
Jimmy Sangster Guardian obit.
Kolchak - The Night Stalker, “Horror in the Heights”.
The Misfits: “The Crawling Eye”.
TV Tropes on Early Instalment Weirdness.
TNG's first season: So bad, it inspired a documentary.