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 / ... (185 episodes, 1988-1999)
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 Crow T. Robot / ... (150 episodes, 1988-1996)
Jim Mallon ...
 Gypsy / ... (146 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Mike Nelson / ... (124 episodes, 1990-1999)
Frank Conniff ...
 TV's Frank / ... (110 episodes, 1990-1999)
Joel Hodgson ...
 Joel Robinson / ... (109 episodes, 1988-1999)
Mary Jo Pehl ...
 Pearl Forrester / ... (88 episodes, 1992-1999)

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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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Trivia

Joel's sleepy-eyed appearance was a holdover from the pilot, which he recorded after not sleeping for four days. See more »

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During the theater sequences, Crow frequently talks without moving his mouth. Sometimes his mouth moves after he finishes talking. See more »

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Crow T. Robot: Like a bird... like a plane! Like an idiot!
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Crazy Credits

Referring to the process allowing the characters to be silhouetted against the movies, earlier episodes include the credit "Filmed in Shadowrama". See more »

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Merry Christmas - If That's O.K.
Written by Michael J. Nelson and Frank Conniff
Performed by Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy
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The greatest thing ever to hit the face of the Earth!
31 March 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio) – See all my reviews

If there is ever a show greater than this, it'll be the day I die. This TV show is the greatest achievement of the human race, and a true classic. I'm talking of MST3K, of course! No other show on television can possibly hope to be as funny or as original as this all time legend. I was very sad when it went off the air in 1999. It actually hurt to record it, but it had to be done as a full time Mystie. Never will there ever be a show as great as this wonderful comedy.


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