So I’ve been saving up this post for a slow day … I want to share Jim’s and my infatuation with the late 80s to 90s TV show, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (or “MST3K” for short!). If you haven’t heard of this glorious comedy show, the premise is basically as follows:
A guy (either Joel or Mike, depending on the year) and his sidekick robots are trapped in a space station called the “Satellite of Love” and are forced to watch terrible horror/sci fi B-movies by an evil scientist. To help themselves get through these awful features, they provide a hilarious running commentary and make quick, witty, wisecrack remarks about the flaws of the movie (with short skits at intermissions).
If you enjoy quick and witty humor I HIGHLY suggest you get a hold of some episodes on Netflix (we receive and watch at least 1 episode per week …)!
They also throw in the occasional appetizer before the full-length movie and riff smaller clips (or “shorts”). My favorite short is called Gumby (yes, as in the claymation Gumby) in Robot Rompus – Click to laugh:
(Seriously, if you haven’t watched the Gumby short yet – Click it now. It’s only 6 minutes people and I promise you won’t regret it!)
Okay! Now that I have only exposed you to the tip of the MST3K iceberg, I will give you my …
Top 4 Favorite MST3K Episodes:
4. Pod People
2. Time Chasers
1. Space Mutiny
(Sorry for the not-so-great quality of some of the photos … These movies were made a while ago before fancy CGI)
Jim first introduced me to MST3K with Time Chasers and I was instantly hooked! I hope I opened the eyes of some new fans out there :)