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Michael Nelson | Mike Nelson
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[Talking about the film Manos: The Hands of Fate
(1966)]: "We [the writers] started watching it, and had never seen anything like that. We kept saying to ourselves, 'There is no way we can do this movie, it is just too bizarre.' But we finally decided, 'No, we must bring this to the world.'"
He was working as a waiter at T.G.I. Friday's and doing occasional stand-up comedy when he was offered a job on Mystery Science Theater 3000 doing typing in the writing room. The writers told him to feel free to make some comments on the movies they were watching, and he so impressed them with his wit and comedic timing that they made him a staff writer (and later the head writer).