Thursday, November 19, 2009

MST3K: Wasn't it awesome?

It's parent teacher night once again, and I generally go through long blocks of time where nobody shows up. I'm supposed to be grading papers, but I'd much rather watch movies. I just got done watching Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist. That's a damn fine film.

I have to do something to distract me from the fact that I am right above the band room and some beginning band kid has been practicing his horn for the past half hour.

So anyway, when the movie ended I searched the instant viewing on Netflix because I only had an hour left and that's not nearly enough time to watch a whole movie. I tried checking out the Showtime series Brotherhood but I got like 10 minutes before I was so bored I almost shot myself.

Now I'm watching the MST3K episode Werewolf. I just keep thinking about the genius this show is. Just pure genius. I wonder, did people watch movies like this before and these guys made a show about it, or do we watch movies like this now because the show taught us that it was okay? Because one of my favorite pastimes is watching a shitty movie and make fun of it. The other night The Beefcake and I put on The Blue Lagoon for that very purpose.

When I was in high school I used to rush home from work during the summer to plop down on the floor in the family room to watch the show with my stepdad. It was one of our few treasured bonding moments. My mom never did understand what the hell the show's appeal was.

A minute ago a student and his mom walked by right as I let out a loud guffaw at some comment Tom Servo made. I thought it would be appropriate to remind everybody how awesome Mystery Science Theater 3000 was, just in case you forgot.


  1. Not only was MST3K awesome, "Werewolf" was one of the more memorable episodes. If I'm not mistaken, one of Martin Sheen's brothers is in it and there's some chick who can't pronounce "werewolf" to save her life.

    BTW - I find it strange that SyFy or whatever the hell they call it now, canceled MST3K only to replace it with movies Mike and the bots would have gleefully torn apart.

  2. yes people commented on movies before mst3k. and the mst3k people comment on movies after mst3k:

  3. I heard about the cinematic titanic thing, but don't you have to pay for it?

    MST3K should be free for the masses.

  4. Cool. My dad won't let me go to college. Says girls don't deserve that. It's cool you went to college.



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