What artists have the vibe of MST3K?

What artists/content creators/bands/etc do you feel are either inspired or in the same sort of creative wheelhouse as MST3K? I’ll start this off with my favorite band; Steam Powered Giraffe

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I can’t prove anything, but I also can’t look at a Louise Nevelson sculpture without thinking “S.O.L. Interior.”

(“Moon Tide I,” 1989)

Also, Crow’s penchant for convoluted, obvious lies always reminds me of Ladybug from the 1970s’ Cricket magazine. I always wonder if any of the younger writers read it, or had younger siblings who did.

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Moxie Lieberman makes felt sculptures, Here’s Control:

[Wait for it…]

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They Might Be Giants

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I’ve said something to this effect before, but…

Red Dwarf came out a few months before MST3K debuted, but it always felt as if the two shows were kinda spiritual cousins in a weird way.

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…And there were definitely Red Dwarf riffs. So they were watching it.

(Weird conspiracy theory du jour: What if the character of “Ardy” in the new seasons is a nod to that show? o_0 )

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Hmmmmmm… I like this interpretation!

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When I look at that I see the bots’ fold-open Gamera diorama.

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