Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

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In the not-too-distant future, a man and his robots are trapped aboard the Satellite of Love, where mad scientists force them to sit through the worst movies ever made.

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 Tom Servo / ... (184 episodes, 1988-1999)
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 Crow T. Robot / ... (143 episodes, 1988-1996)
Jim Mallon ...
 Gypsy / ... (142 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Mike Nelson / ... (122 episodes, 1990-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl ...
 Magic Voice / ... (121 episodes, 1992-1999)
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 TV's Frank / ... (108 episodes, 1990-1999)
Joel Hodgson ...
 Joel Robinson / ... (103 episodes, 1988-1999)
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When zany mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and his loopy assistant Frank get bored with their work at the Deep Thirteen research center, they kidnap Joel the janitor and shoot him into orbit on the Satellite of Love. While in space Joel builds wacky robot sidekicks Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot to help him withstand an onslaught of grade 'Z' movies that the mad scientists force him to watch. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Whenever the characters see the "movie sign", a blue-screen sequence shows the camera moving toward the theater through a series of doors. When the characters exit the theater, the "doors" footage is played backward to show the camera moving away from the theater. The props in the hallway (such as flames) also move in reverse. See more »

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Throughout the series, several references are made to the fact that the robots' arms don't work. Many times though, they're indicated as having completed projects requiring working arms or performing deeds where their arms are moving. See more »

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Tom Servo: You know, it's economical to not have a storyline, that way you can just film people saying stuff.
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Edited into Assignment: Venezuela and Other Shorts (2000) See more »

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When I held Your Brain in my Arms
Written by Kevin Murphy and Michael J. Nelson
Performed by Kevin Murphy
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One of the Greatest Ideas ever come to TV
8 July 2003 | by (Mars) – See all my reviews

MSTK 3K was never meant to be a quality show. It's simply a cheesy skit to make fun of really, really bad movies. In a world, where everybody takes things too seriously, this show produces a much needed boost of comedy. Sitcoms tend to become the same, and humor anymore is few and far between. There is just a finite number of plot lines that a sitcom can have. And many sitcoms tend to outlast their usefullness (Friends and Fraiser). However, MST3k, the humor is always refreshing. Joel (or Mike) and the robots never run out of potshots during a movie. So many movies become untentionally funny, because they are so poorly made. The robots are very clever, when they can relate contemporary events with old movies. I'll never forget when Croww T. Robot, said when he saw a wrecked T-bird "Teddy Kennedy are you alright?"

The shorts are very clever too. They make fun of the stupid short films that you had to watch in elementary school. (Posture, grooming, what to do on a date).

The only thing that one must watch out for, is that sometimes people don't get the jokes that the robots are pitching. As long as one is up on current events, he would find this show hilarious.

I remember watching the movie when it came out to theaters in 1996. I have never been in an audience that laughed so much.


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