I Miss MST3K

Although Mystery Science Theatre 3000 is best known for the lampooning of various B-rated sci-fi movies and horror flicks, I always enjoyed their roasts of public service short films best. These self-righteous reels from the 40’s and 50’s, always did take themselves too seriously and made perfect fodder for Crow, Tom Servo and Joel’s witty zingers. The clip below is classic MST3K as the trio firings on all cylinders. I’ve tried to get into Michael J. Nelson’s new take on MST3K, called RiffTrax, but it just isn’t the same. Thank goodness for YouTube so we can sit back, relax and enjoy “A Date with Your Family”. Just don’t enjoy it too much, after all, the dinner table is no place for emotion!


  1. I’m totally with you on this one. Have you seen the one about the girl who goes off to college and studies Home Ec? It features Ray the Whimsical Lampshade. Ahh, good times. 🙂

    I might need to watch some MST3K when I get home tonight.

  2. Just fantastic. When I was in college, we had countless hours of MST3K on VHS tape. My favorite episode is still “Catalina Caper,” though this grilling of a 50’s PSA is top-notch.

    And MST3K was nothing without Joel.

  3. Awesome Dave! Any chance you or one of the other CSCHers have the home-made MST3K video we made? “Astronaut Fugi, go into the light!” 🙂 Would love to see that again.

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