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2008-08-17 08:08:59 AM  
I miss that show more than my dead grandmother.
 
2008-08-17 08:21:40 AM  
I miss the ever-loving hell out of MST3K, too.

And some of these stingers are nifty, especially the first one in the show's history:

"................................ help me."

And I still can't figure out what the hell the guy with the trumpet from The Hellcats is trying to say.
 
2008-08-17 08:33:13 AM  
Love love love

Dear MST3K you're the best
 
2008-08-17 08:53:41 AM  
YAY I love this show!
Boo I miss it!
 
2008-08-17 09:16:43 AM  
 
2008-08-17 09:25:03 AM  
aniktwo: Love love love

Dear MST3K you're the best


bikerdiva: YAY I love this show!
Boo I miss it!


Echoed completely.


Tofu: Grey's Anatomy rifftrax. click the free sample button to the right of the price.

Mike Nelson's RiffTrax of Jurassic Park with Weird Al Yankovic is something else altogether.
 
2008-08-17 10:44:47 AM  
I don't get it. Is the point just to remind you that the episode exists?

I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm actually asking ... what is the entertainment value of these clips? What am I missing?
 
2008-08-17 11:01:50 AM  
I miss MST3K, it was a fine salute to the crappy films of the yesteryears.

I'm not a fan of Rifftrax, they've just never jived with me.
 
2008-08-17 11:05:14 AM  
MacEnvy: I don't get it. Is the point just to remind you that the episode exists?

I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm actually asking ... what is the entertainment value of these clips? What am I missing?


As you may know, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a show that makes fun of bad movies.

When the people behind the show worked with the movie Rocket Attack USA, their attention was fixated upon a weird moment that can be found in this montage: the guy who flatly and abruptly says "Help me" as he wanders down the street.

Because they found that moment to be full of silliness and WTF-goodness, they would put a stinger after the end credits of each episode from that point forward - that is, a bizarre or unintentionally amusing clip from the featured movie.

Other great stingers can be found in the following episodes:

The Beatniks (pops)

Space Mutiny (pops)

The Phantom Planet (pops)

Horrors of Spider Island (pops)

Santa Claus (pops)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (pops)

So, basically, the entertainment value can be found in the absurdity, goofiness, or cheesiness of the film clips.


DeathByGeekSquad: I miss MST3K, it was a fine salute to the crappy films of the yesteryears.

Amen to that - that's why I'm so glad that they made fun of The Amazing Colossal Man. I actually saw the unMSTed version of that YEARS before I saw the MSTed version.
 
2008-08-17 11:08:17 AM  
i wonder if anybody that worked on MST3000 are farkers?
if not, they should be
 
2008-08-17 11:14:49 AM  
I was a long-time poster on the various MST3K usenet groups and
even contributed money to the full-page VARIETY ad that got them
the gig on SFC, so I'm loving all these MST3K related links....

I've got nothing else, so I'll just end with a pic of Nuveeeena,
woman of da FUUUUTUUUUREEE.....

www.msties.com
 
2008-08-17 11:35:19 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Because they found that moment to be full of silliness and WTF-goodness, they would put a stinger after the end credits of each episode from that point forward - that is, a bizarre or unintentionally amusing clip from the featured movie.


Interesting, thank you. Though I've watched many episodes of MST3K, I guess I never noticed the "stingers". I appreciate the explanation.
 
2008-08-17 12:00:50 PM  
mark71: i wonder if anybody that worked on MST3000 are farkers?
if not, they should be


If all of the MST3K threads are any indication (as seen through this site's headline search function), the Best Brains people would be welcomed here with open arms.


DjangoStonereaver: I was a long-time poster on the various MST3K usenet groups and
even contributed money to the full-page VARIETY ad that got them
the gig on SFC, so I'm loving all these MST3K related links....


You were a part of the Variety ad campaign? More power to ya!

I remember reading about the full-page Variety ad to save the show (with A&E's Jack Perkins providing a voice to the movement). Very cool stuff. That, and it's always awesome to find more MSTies on Fark/TF.

And yeah, I love it whenever we get greenlit MST3K threads around here.


MacEnvy: Interesting, thank you. Though I've watched many episodes of MST3K, I guess I never noticed the "stingers". I appreciate the explanation.

Not a problem, you're very welcome!
 
2008-08-17 12:00:52 PM  
Just FYI, Hulu.com has three episodes of the Film Crew, which is about as close to MST3K as you can get:

http://www.hulu.com/film-crew

They even riff on the same types of movies.
 
2008-08-17 12:18:22 PM  
BlakeyRat: the Film Crew

Theirs is a kick-ass line-up - Mike, Bill, and Kevin have riffing down to a fine science.

Thanks for the link, too!
 
2008-08-17 12:31:15 PM  

MacEnvy: I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm actually asking ... what is the entertainment value of these clips? What am I missing?



Do you mean what is the entertainment value of those particular clips or what is the entertainment value of the concept of the show in general?

I can understand how the clips are sort of out-of-context and might not appeal to those who haven't seen the episodes to which they're related but questioning the value of the show itself? I guess it's just one of those things you really love or just find annoying. Love it or hate it type thing.

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener
,

Without giving a whole lot of thought to the hundreds of episodes I've seen, the first one that comes to mind has to be Space Mutiny. Then there's the one with the bees with that guy in the bowler hat who just walks across the screen for no apparent reason. Now I'm starting to think of a bunch more so I might as well stop now.
 
2008-08-17 12:40:00 PM  
My MST3K group used to try to guess, during the episode, what the stinger would be.

Saturday nights on Comedy Central-- MST3K, pizza, beer, going out for more food and beer, then Monty Python's Flying Circus, BlackAdder, and Red Dwarf.

Good times those were.

/Ziggy had Garfield neutered?
/now, that's funny
 
2008-08-17 12:43:23 PM  
Mugato: Without giving a whole lot of thought to the hundreds of episodes I've seen, the first one that comes to mind has to be Space Mutiny. Then there's the one with the bees with that guy in the bowler hat who just walks across the screen for no apparent reason. Now I'm starting to think of a bunch more so I might as well stop now.

Space Mutiny is just chock-full of goofy-as-hell moments (Captain Santa Claus and the dancer, among others). They really struck comedic gold when they dug that one up.

The same applies to Werewolf - from the villain's constantly changing hairstyles to that wonderfully horrible accent of the love interest to the Fruit Brute-looking Werewolf puppet... it's all awesome. I'm glad that one's included in the 20th Anniversary DVD boxset coming out this October.

As for the weird guy tipping his hat and wandering around at the end of The Killer Bees... WTF was *that* about?

I can only guess that there was more footage of him that was cut out in order to make sure that the movie fit the show's runtime...
 
2008-08-17 12:55:14 PM  
Saturday nights? MST3K used to be on EVERY weeknight from 8:00 to 9:00, running the first half of the movie one night and the second the next. I can no longer imagine a world where I always had something to watch at 8:00 every night.

fark you, Comedy Central for just sitting on all the episodes and FARK you, Sci-Fi channel for canceling MST3K, a show that must have cost $100 per episode to make in favor of Millipede vs Earthworm vs Gardner Snake during a Volcanic Hurricane starring Eric Roberts and Wil---I mean some other guy and one of those guys from that 1980's sitcom every week.

Above everything else, I credit the MST3K movie playing at the UF theater for allowing me to meet a girl and getting me laid. Thanks, Mike.
 
2008-08-17 12:56:02 PM  
I just ran across some season 0 MST3K. Low budget and long haired Joel in the opening credits:

MST3K on KTMA (new window)
 
2008-08-17 01:00:58 PM  
GypsyJoker: My MST3K group used to try to guess, during the episode, what the stinger would be.

That was a part of the fun, yeah, guessing what was going to end up as the stinger.

Sometimes, I hit it out of the park (like with the "good and the beautiful" speech from Phantom Planet). Other times, I was waaaaaay off.


Saturday nights on Comedy Central-- MST3K, pizza, beer, going out for more food and beer, then Monty Python's Flying Circus, BlackAdder, and Red Dwarf.

Good times those were.


Damn... definitely sounds like it.


/Ziggy had Garfield neutered?
/now, that's funny


The Cartuner/Chocolate Bunny Guillotine invention exchange was boss.

"WHAT ABOUT THE PARDON FROM FANNIE FARMER?!"
 
2008-08-17 01:14:05 PM  
Mugato: Saturday nights? MST3K used to be on EVERY weeknight from 8:00 to 9:00, running the first half of the movie one night and the second the next. I can no longer imagine a world where I always had something to watch at 8:00 every night.

The Mystery Science Theater Hour, I remember that...

... but I had to catch it on syndicated TV at some ungodly hour of the night (technically Sunday morning).


fark you, Comedy Central for just sitting on all the episodes and FARK you, Sci-Fi channel for canceling MST3K

What sucked was the changing of the guards at Sci-Fi Channel.

The show was picked up by someone who understood it and axed by someone who didn't get it.

And yes, the same person who didn't think that MST3K had a place on Sci-Fi's line-up was the same person who made the call to pick up ECW pro-wrestling. Yeah, that makes sense.


The_Philosopher_King: MST3K on KTMA (new window)

Or the KTMA Gamera episode where Joel's the only one in the theater making fun of the movie. OUCH.
 
2008-08-17 02:07:27 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The show was picked up by someone who understood it and axed by someone who didn't get it.

And yes, the same person who didn't think that MST3K had a place on Sci-Fi's line-up was the same person who made the call to pick up ECW pro-wrestling. Yeah, that makes sense.


Indeed.

Have many fond memories from the last convention. Roomed with two guys I met while driving into Minneapolis.

/Goodnight! Stay pink, soft and oily!
 
2008-08-17 02:19:14 PM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Santa Claus (pops)

best clip on youtube.
 
2008-08-17 02:39:53 PM  
bayoukitty: Indeed.

Have many fond memories from the last convention. Roomed with two guys I met while driving into Minneapolis.

/Goodnight! Stay pink, soft and oily!


Awesome... never been to one, but I dug what I saw from the one convention on the MST Scrapbook tape, especially the celebrity panel (John Humphreys from Teen-age Strangler; Beverly Garland from It Conquered the World, Swamp Diamonds, and Gunslinger; and David Worth, the writer/director of Warrior of the Lost World).


suicide: best clip on youtube.

YouTube: bringing you timeless covers of "The Final Countdown" and maniacal, mechanical reindeer.
 
2008-08-17 02:42:36 PM  

Mugato: fark you, Comedy Central for just sitting on all the episodes and FARK you, Sci-Fi channel for canceling MST3K, a show that must have cost $100 per episode to make in favor of Millipede vs Earthworm vs Gardner Snake during a Volcanic Hurricane starring Eric Roberts and Wil---I mean some other guy and one of those guys from that 1980's sitcom every week.


Though both SFC and CC are worthy of hatred for their mistreatment
of MST3K, a few clarifications might be in order:

The problem with a lot of older MST3K's isn't with SFC or CC
sitting on the rights, its the copyright holders of the movies
themselves. Toho, for example, was MOST displeased that GODZILLA
VS MEGALON and GODZILLA VS THE SEA MONSTER (arguably two of the
best eps ever) showed up due to some loopholes in copyright law
that don't exist any more,and have made sure they're not able to
be shown ever again. Sandy Frank also made sure that CC couldn't
renew the right to his films especially because he was angry at
the drubbing they got from the crew ("SANDY FRANK! SANDY FRANK!
Likes to crap in his hand!!").

The situation with SFC was similar: when they picked up the show
they had rights to all sorts of old SF movies that the crew was
able to riff on and it was cost effective for them.
Unfortunately, over time the corporate philosophy changed after
a couple of seasons, and it ended up costing SFC more than they
expected to maintain the rights to the movies, and that just
didn't fly with the new regime. These are the same idiots that
cut loose FARSCAPE purely because it wasn't made in-house,
regardless of it being (at the time) the highest rated show on
the network, and who think that 'Sci Fi' means crappy horror
movies that they can pick up dirt cheap.

I must pick up RiffTrax & The Film Crew one of these days.
 
2008-08-17 02:45:10 PM  
Oh, and apparently in the waning days of CC, they approached The
Best Brains to try and riff on old sitcoms that could be fit into
a half-hour slot. CC was always unhappy that the show was 2 hours,
claiming that it made their scheduling more difficult. Needless
to say they said "Uh... no".
 
2008-08-17 02:55:48 PM  
I got tired of waiting on new DVD releases and just downloaded the eps. Problem solved, and I can enjoy MST3K whenever I get the urge.

And I must say that CC is responsible for my undying hatred of Penn Gillette - the VOs on the end credits.
 
2008-08-17 03:22:41 PM  
As for the weird guy tipping his hat and wandering around at the end of The Killer Bees... WTF was *that* about?

He was at the very opening of the movie, in the government office opening the letter from the crazy bee-farmer guy. They joked about how they get a letter from him every week and someday they should go take a look just to shut up him.

Then at the end the goofy music is supposed to be some sort of, "now that a bunch of people have died, the government's finally getting around to looking into it" comedic moment. Or something. Fell flat is an extreme understatement.
 
2008-08-17 05:43:26 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: These are the same idiots that
cut loose FARSCAPE purely because it wasn't made in-house,
regardless of it being (at the time) the highest rated show on
the network, and who think that 'Sci Fi' means crappy horror
movies that they can pick up dirt cheap.


I have to chime in with my disdain for SFC. I didn't see MST3K on CC, but know about the horrid treatment of BB and the show.

I could recite a litany of crimes SFC has pulled in my mind, but suffice to say that they are just a bunch of penny-pinching assholes who don't give two shiats about the quality of programming.
 
2008-08-17 07:27:54 PM  

Cubic Zirconium Jim Brady: I have to chime in with my disdain for SFC.


Here's all that needs to be said about the SciFi channel: ECW.
 
2008-08-17 07:55:46 PM  

BlakeyRat: As for the weird guy tipping his hat and wandering around at the end of The Killer Bees... WTF was *that* about?

He was at the very opening of the movie, in the government office opening the letter from the crazy bee-farmer guy. They joked about how they get a letter from him every week and someday they should go take a look just to shut up him.

Then at the end the goofy music is supposed to be some sort of, "now that a bunch of people have died, the government's finally getting around to looking into it" comedic moment. Or something. Fell flat is an extreme understatement.


Man, I never got that one either, thanks for explaining it. I loved the last host segment on that one where that guy kept popping up.

And I can't believe I forgot about the "Acting!" on the Space Mutiny one!
 
2008-08-17 08:13:47 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: The same applies to Werewolf - from the villain's constantly changing hairstyles to that wonderfully horrible accent of the love interest to the Fruit Brute-looking Werewolf puppet... it's all awesome.


"Paul, you is a warwilf!"

/she had a beautiful set of cans
 
2008-08-17 08:18:57 PM  
Mr. B natural was the best short ever along with robot rumpus.

damn i miss that show.
 
2008-08-17 10:32:02 PM  
I'm so glad that user "UMe2" posted every single damn episode (new window) (35 DVDs) of MST3K up on the Pirate Bay. I strongly recommend downloading them. He even made custom covers if you want to burn them. Me? I sit in the tub with a beer and watch them on my laptop. I'm like that.

RiffTrax is good... the episodes with Mike, Bill and Kevin. The ones with just Mike? Well, I feel a bit bad for the guy sitting there in his garage, all alone.

Best night ever? RiffTrax live in San Rafael a few years back. The three guys up on stage riffing Daredevil in front of an audience. Jesus I laughed the whole damn time.
 
2008-08-17 10:45:21 PM  
DjangoStonereaver: Oh, and apparently in the waning days of CC, they approached The
Best Brains to try and riff on old sitcoms that could be fit into
a half-hour slot. CC was always unhappy that the show was 2 hours,
claiming that it made their scheduling more difficult.


Friggin' ridiculous.


bayoukitty: And I must say that CC is responsible for my undying hatred of Penn Gillette - the VOs on the end credits.

I remember that being a real sore spot with regards to the interrupted credits sequence to Daddy-O (where we kept going back to Deep 13 because the button was defective).


BlakeyRat: He was at the very opening of the movie, in the government office opening the letter from the crazy bee-farmer guy. They joked about how they get a letter from him every week and someday they should go take a look just to shut up him.

Then at the end the goofy music is supposed to be some sort of, "now that a bunch of people have died, the government's finally getting around to looking into it" comedic moment. Or something. Fell flat is an extreme understatement.


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, okay, then.

Thanks a mil for clearing that up. I had no idea as to what the hell was going on.


Cubic Zirconium Jim Brady: I could recite a litany of crimes SFC has pulled in my mind, but suffice to say that they are just a bunch of penny-pinching assholes who don't give two shiats about the quality of programming.

The only good thing that they do is show Mosquito from time to time. Outside of that, the channel is, by far and by large, disposable.


t3knomanser: Here's all that needs to be said about the SciFi channel: ECW.

Like I said - by far and by large, disposable.


Mugato: "Paul, you is a warwilf!"

...................... thiz uz absulootley fazinayteeng.


allegedman: Mr. B natural was the best short ever along with robot rumpus.

Those were fun, aye... and I really enjoyed "Speech: Platform Posture and Appearance" from the Red Zone Cuba episode.

Announcer: "And now, it's time to do the knee test."

Mike: "I will NOT do the knee test."

Servo: "That's nice, sir... SECURITY!"


damn i miss that show.

It bears repeating, but amen to that.

I can't think of a single show that I've missed as much as MST3K.
 
2008-08-17 11:10:01 PM  
netizencain: Best night ever? RiffTrax live in San Rafael a few years back. The three guys up on stage riffing Daredevil in front of an audience.

Damn... that sounds like 20 different kinds of awesome...
 
2008-08-18 03:41:10 AM  
That show used to keep me company when I stayed up late into the night chatting on webchat instead of writing my papers in college.

Didn't actually watch it, since the TV was behind me, but I listened to it.
 
2008-08-18 10:45:54 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: allegedman: Mr. B natural was the best short ever along with robot rumpus.


"Oh God, this is worse than Se7en!"
 
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