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I thought this deserved its own thread, even if it only lasts a little while.

Even if you did not grow up with this show, you can easily appreciate it. For those unfamiliar with this show, the concept is its what you do with your friends when you are watching a bad movie (or sometimes with a good movie) is to make fun of it.

The premise of the show is a man is shot into space by his mad scientist bosses. He is forced to live on the Satellite of Love and watch bad movies while they monitor his mind (its explained by the opening song). The man, Joel, later he escapes and is replaced by Mike, builds some robots for companionship and to help him mock the movies. Other than being a host segment, it has its own story line as the series goes on.

This was always a favorite of mine as a kid. I didn't always get the jokes but it was monster movies and robot puppets acting silly.

Here are two good episodes that I think best represent the show and its style of humor.

The first is the quintessential MST3K episode, "Pod People".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCl2ZNkfnS8

And here are two favorites of mine.

"Gorgo"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6NWEmwunmg

"Werewolf"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8lzvSbAnyw

Of course, some of these films are so hilariously awful that they require no commentary to make them funny.

Does anyone here have any fond memories of this show, or a favorite episode? Is this your first time watching it? Do you ever do this when watching bad movies?

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Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:31 pm
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Ah I love this show, I have some episodes on DVD, The Beast of Yucca Flats, Lost Continent, Crash of the Moons, and Jack Frost

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Oh, wow. I haven't watched this since the late 90's/early 2000's. I really should start watching it again, I loved it.

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Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:38 pm
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"Santa Claus" was probably the made for the most bizarre episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXKOF6rntUg

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I used to like that show when I could catch it,

but then I had a son who cannot bear to watch a movie without talking & commenting through the whole darned thing. Sometimes we're forced to send him out of the room in order to watch our movie during movie night and that's kinda sad. So, I'd expect that MST3K wouldn't be as much fun to watch this time around. The same thing has happened when I try to read Calvin & Hobbes cartoons: They hit too close to the mark and I end up seeing myself as the "dad" in that comic.

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tychoaussie wrote:
I used to like that show when I could catch it,

but then I had a son who cannot bear to watch a movie without talking & commenting through the whole darned thing. Sometimes we're forced to send him out of the room in order to watch our movie during movie night and that's kinda sad. So, I'd expect that MST3K wouldn't be as much fun to watch this time around. The same thing has happened when I try to read Calvin & Hobbes cartoons: They hit too close to the mark and I end up seeing myself as the "dad" in that comic.



Wow.

I thought that people had a lot of memories attached to this show, but not the loss of childhood. Sorry. :(

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I like this a whole lot better now that I understand more of the jokes.
Here's a short called "Money Talks"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwSl-ulPQN4
And a full one called "Soultaker"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQGFy5K9CvY

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I really, really need to buy the DVD's of this, but I can never seem to have enough money to do it. Agh.


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