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)
Frank Conniff ...
 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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Making unwatchable movies essential viewing. See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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24 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Crow and Servo puppets used in the theater segments were spray-painted black, to ensure that they appeared completely black in silhouette, and to prevent the film from being projected through Servo's transparent head. The black Crow puppet was used in a host segment as Crow's alter ego, Timmy. See more »

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J. Elvis Weinstein's head is visible as he operates Tom Servo in the season two intro. See more »

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Joel: [on the Mads invention] You may have just crossed that line. I've never seen anything so hideous... so immoral... so atonal!
TV's Frank: Thank you. Oh, I gotta clean out the spit valve.
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Crazy Credits

During the series' first season on Comedy Central, the robots, in addition to their individual listings, were collectively credited as "Joel Hodgson's Puppet Bots". See more »

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Spoofed in Backfire! (1995) See more »

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A Danger to Ourselves and Others
Written by Michael J. Nelson
Performed by Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy
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26 December 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

MST3K is without a doubt one of the funniest shows ever made. It's hard to believe there could be anything that could make horrible movies like 'Hobgoblins' fun to watch. The show is clever and witty. It's hard to believe a show about a group of three making comments while watching a movie could spawn a ten year series and a movie. But it was done, and I'm sure we're all thankful for that. It's a shame the show has ended but the went out with a bang, making the series finale 'Danger: Diabolik' one of the best of the series; my personal favorite is 'Hobgoblins'. See the reruns and rent the movie whenever possible!


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