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Mystery Science Theater 3000 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1988–1999)
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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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

Many of the inventions in the Invention Exchanges were created by Joel Hodgson for his stand-up act years before. See more »

Goofs

For several seasons, two torches appear in the hallway as the camera enters and exits the theater. The flickering changes direction, proving that the entries and exits are the same shot run forward and backward. See more »

Quotes

Crow T. Robot: Man... his shirt's so tight, you can see his liver.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout his tenure on the series, prop & production designer Jef Maynard is billed under the job title "Toolmaster". See more »

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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Wasp Woman (2015) See more »

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A Clown in the Sky
Written by Michael J. Nelson and Kevin Murphy
Performed by Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and Kevin Murphy
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I love it!
26 December 1999 | by 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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