How Mystery Science Theater 3000 Changed Television (And Still Is)

I’ve been ludicrously busy IRL and not had time to visit the forums as much as I had in times past.

Despite that, I still found time to write this piece about MST3K, its history and its influence.

Enjoy it, won’t you?

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If nothing else, Comedy Central might not still be around if it wasn’t for MST3K carrying the network on its broad red jumpsuited shoulders through the early years.

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Ah, the early years of Comedy Central- Night After Night With Alan Havey, Alan King’s Inside the Comedy Mind, Comics Only, not to mention Short Attention Span Theater featuring a guy some of you might have heard of named Jon Stewart.

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I liked Comedy Central most from that MST3K time period, when they were doing, y’know, comedy. Oddball things like “Limboland” and (the recently resuscitated?) “Almost Live”.

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I don’t think so. My Googling says a sort of successor came and went a few years ago.

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Some of the cast started a radio show or podcast recently? I think? Maybe? :person_shrugging:

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I hope you’re right because I loved Almost Live. I’ll look later.

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A couple MST3K and a couple Kids in the Hall episodes every day, some other stuff … what wasn’t to love?

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you forgot hours and hours and hours of standup.

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The reruns of My Occasional Wife.

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I musta missed those.
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Which explains why I didn’t get this joke watching Jungle Goddess recently:

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You didn’t see them, but you really didn’t miss anything! D’oh-ho-ho-hoo!

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Hey, it’s got a rating of EIGHT (out of 10, even!) on IMDB.

90 people agree: This show is a solid B-!

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Awesome article, well said!

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