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Mike - Do You MST3K?

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  • Mike - Do You MST3K?

    Serious comedy. What gives you the everlasting giggles, Mr. Moorcock, sir?

    What makes one laugh?

    I refer to the started-in-Minnesota comedic genius of Mystery Science Theater 3000, known colloquially as MST3K. Not airing currently, I don't think, but it was a Saturday-morning staple on Sci-Fi Channel for a while, and found on obscure stations before. At least some of the better ones are on DVD from Rhino. Really terrible old films, and ongoing commentary from one kidnapped janitor and two robots. Reminds me, frighteningly, of my favorite form of comedy, real-time making fun of whatever is going on TV-wise whilst amongst friends and somewhat inebriated. I can tear news apart with a mighty tongue and no commercial advertisement can live past my withering witticisms!

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    Miqque
    ... just another sailor on the seas of Fate, dogpaddling desperately ...

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    Some of them I've seen are absolutely hilarious!

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    • #3
      I loved it when they used to have the Turkey Day Marathon.


      The Cave Dwellers (Ator Sword & Sorcery)


      and Alien Intruder (Rocky and Ken,..."they tried to kill me with a forklift...") were the episodes that I liked best!




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      - Michael Moorcock

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      • #4
        When the show was first on, the guy, a (good) crazy absurdist prop comedian/art student type was pretty great, the replacement was to me only so-so, but the propbots are great.

        Last edited by Talisant; 09-26-2006, 06:26 AM.
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        • #5
          We don't get cable, unfortunately, so I miss the odd gem. Must say it would be a reason for getting it (that and the Turner Classic Movie channel for me), but somehow we never seem to get around to it and only see it in motel rooms, mostly (or in France, usually in French).
          I have been rendered helpless by Robin Williams on occasions, both in private and in public. He is naturally funny, I think, and never strains to tell a joke. Fawlty Towers probably remains my favourite TV series, but there's a lot I enjoy, much of it fairly silly.

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          • #6
            Good video stores have some for rental. Something to keep in mind when not knowing what you feel like watching!

            Miqque
            ... just another sailor on the seas of Fate, dogpaddling desperately ...

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            • #7
              Mike, Glad to see you enjoy Fawlty Towers, this is one of our favourites also. It was an excellent totally hysterical vehicle for exploring and dealing with the difficult themes of the day and various stereotypes. The Germans, Waldorf Salad etc

              Miqque we recently joined up with a DVD postal rental club which is working very well for us.
              Last edited by Tales from Tanelorn; 10-12-2006, 10:24 AM.

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