History Heartwarming / MysteryScienceTheater3000

25th Sep '16 12:28:31 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* During the making of the final episode, the crew surprised Mike, Bill and Kevin with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsy62rUB0lQ an unexpected montage]].

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* During the making of the final episode, the crew surprised Mike, Bill and Kevin with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsy62rUB0lQ an unexpected montage]]. The result is all three guys cracking up multiple times, as opposed to the usual hushed giggling that goes on in host segments, and applauding at the end.[[note]]It also helps that, being made for the performers, it's entirely made up of past bits that become recurring office jokes at Best Brains ("STAAAAAY!"), and thus becomes a very personal tribute to friends and co-workers.[[/note]]
4th Sep '16 11:24:38 AM Kirayoshi
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** In a similar situation, Creator/PatrickSwayze, during a radio interview, got to hear "Patrick Swayze Christmas" from ''Santa Claus Conquers the Martians'' for the first time and was genuinely amused.
20th Aug '16 9:15:33 AM Tre
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* Crow's joy at seeing everyone return to the Satellite of Love in the first [[SyFy Sci-Fi Channel]] episode, after 500 years of solitude.

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* Crow's joy at seeing everyone return to the Satellite of Love in the first [[SyFy [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] episode, after 500 years of solitude.
6th Apr '16 8:54:40 PM Brandon
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** If one pays attention to Kim's Twitter account, they'll notice that she actually watches the Turkey Day marathons on YouTube when they're happening.
2nd Feb '16 12:22:32 AM mlsmithca
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** Continuing with this, a bit of FridgeBrilliance finally hit me after a while. The way Joel always carries Tom Servo into the "theater"...it's almost like a parent carrying their young child, very carefully and close to their body. Granted, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot it was probably done more to avoid breaking the puppet]], and [[MST3KMantra I'm just thinking about this too hard]], but I thought it was sweet nonetheless.
*** In fact, it was just because the easiest way to get Tom in that seat was to have Josh/Kevin already sitting there for Joel/Mike to hand the puppet to. Still pretty sweet, though.

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** Continuing with this, a bit of FridgeBrilliance finally hit me after a while. The way Joel always carries Tom Servo into the "theater"...it's almost like a parent carrying their young child, very carefully and close to their body. Granted, [[RealLifeWritesThePlot it was probably done more to avoid breaking the puppet]], and [[MST3KMantra I'm just thinking about this too hard]], but I thought it was sweet nonetheless.
*** In fact,
it was just because the easiest way to get Tom in that seat was to have Josh/Kevin already sitting there for Joel/Mike to hand the puppet to. Still pretty sweet, though.



*** What makes this scene take the cake is when Crow floats over to Mike, complaining about Servo changing the TV channel, and then Mike holds him close and says he can stay with them, and he and Pearl say hi to each other, and then ''Crow stays absolutely quiet for half a minute.'' While Joel was the Bots father and Mike was more of the older brother, that segment was the one moment where it seemed the other way around.

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*** ** What makes this scene take the cake is when Crow floats over to Mike, complaining about Servo changing the TV channel, and then Mike holds him close and says he can stay with them, and he and Pearl say hi to each other, and then ''Crow stays absolutely quiet for half a minute.'' While Joel was the Bots father and Mike was more of the older brother, that segment was the one moment where it seemed the other way around.



*** Hell, just that fact that he managed to come all the way into space on his own dime just to make sure that the satellite stayed operational, and that whoever Forrester got to replace him wasn't going to die.

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*** ** Hell, just that fact that he managed to come all the way into space on his own dime just to make sure that the satellite stayed operational, and that whoever Forrester got to replace him wasn't going to die.



* In ''[[Film/RocketshipXM Rocketship X-M]]'', in the first host segment before the Invention Exchange, Joel is doing dentistry on Crow, who has been complaining of toothache despite the obvious lack of teeth (just don't tell him that...). As Joel starts drilling, Crow holds out his hand in panic and Joel takes it and squeezes it like a parent does to a child...

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* In ''[[Film/RocketshipXM Rocketship X-M]]'', ''Film/RocketshipXM'', in the first host segment before the Invention Exchange, Joel is doing dentistry on Crow, who has been complaining of toothache despite the obvious lack of teeth (just don't tell him that...). As Joel starts drilling, Crow holds out his hand in panic and Joel takes it and squeezes it like a parent does to a child...



** Note that while Krankor is confused by Mike and the Bots' happiness at seeing him, he is genuinely touched by their friendliness to the point of crying TearsOfJoy. Aww...
*** Mike even quickly hugs Krankor before he leaves.

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** Note that while Krankor is confused by Mike and the Bots' happiness at seeing him, he is genuinely touched by their friendliness to the point of crying TearsOfJoy. Aww...
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Aww... Mike even quickly hugs Krankor before he leaves.



* Film/{{Hobgoblins}} has the best Mike moments in the series, because throughout, instead of the older brother figure he really is, he acts as the nurturing guardian of the robots; he calms them when they try to run away at the titles, and consoles poor, anguished Servo, who was reminded of the couch incident earlier in the episode when one appears in the movie.

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* Film/{{Hobgoblins}} ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' has the best Mike moments in the series, because throughout, instead of the older brother figure he really is, he acts as the nurturing guardian of the robots; he calms them when they try to run away at the titles, and consoles poor, anguished Servo, who was reminded of the couch incident earlier in the episode when one appears in the movie.



* In ''[[{{Film/Morozko}} Jack Frost]]'', after the first segment had Bobo and Brain Guy arguing about each other, in the second after-movie segment (while [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} Crow got turned into a bear]]), the two after an awkward silence finally talk about the one thing they have in common: their hatred of Pearl.
** By the final segment they are drunk and having a spirited debate about ape movies, which they bring Mike down to resolve, even giving him a beer like he's a good friend.

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* In ''[[{{Film/Morozko}} Jack Frost]]'', after the first segment had Bobo and Brain Guy arguing about each other, in the second after-movie segment (while [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} [[ItMakesSenseInContext Crow got turned into a bear]]), the two after an awkward silence finally talk about the one thing they have in common: their hatred of Pearl.
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Pearl. By the final segment they are drunk and having a spirited debate about ape movies, which they bring Mike down to resolve, even giving him a beer like he's a good friend.



-->''Married to an idiot, she realizes it and takes matters into her own hands. She finds the Venusian pickle and delivers a dressing down that had to leave the poor creature more than a little abashed. Unfortunately she's then eaten, but she goes down shooting, probably praying she'll get stuck in the bastard's throat and choke him. In certain respects it's a ridiculous scene. Yet she delivers her lecture with the strongest commitment you could ever hope for. In that moment she ''is'' a woman enraged at a pickle. I mean this. It shows such pride to perform like that, and to make sure your characters all have pride.''
* For Thanksgiving 2013, Shout Factory brought back the Turkey Day marathon as a livestream on their YouTube channel hosted by none other than Joel, who was preparing for Thanksgiving dinner in the host segments between episodes. Just seeing him again would qualify for this trope, but when he signed off to start dinner after the final episode, Crow and Servo showed up to join him at the table.
** Moreover, Cambot -- whose presence had been slowly marginalized over the course of the series -- is the only character from the series to join Joel for this, and gets plenty of opportunity to do his usual "embodiment of the editor" shtick.

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-->''Married -->Married to an idiot, she realizes it and takes matters into her own hands. She finds the Venusian pickle and delivers a dressing down that had to leave the poor creature more than a little abashed. Unfortunately she's then eaten, but she goes down shooting, probably praying she'll get stuck in the bastard's throat and choke him. In certain respects it's a ridiculous scene. Yet she delivers her lecture with the strongest commitment you could ever hope for. In that moment she ''is'' a woman enraged at a pickle. I mean this. It shows such pride to perform like that, and to make sure your characters all have pride.''
pride.
* For Thanksgiving 2013, Shout Factory brought back the Turkey Day marathon as a livestream on their YouTube channel hosted by none other than Joel, who was preparing for Thanksgiving dinner in the host segments between episodes. Just seeing him again would qualify for this trope, but when he signed off to start dinner after the final episode, Crow and Servo showed up to join him at the table.
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table. Moreover, Cambot -- whose presence had been slowly marginalized over the course of the series -- is the only character from the series to join Joel for this, and gets plenty of opportunity to do his usual "embodiment of the editor" shtick.
7th Jan '16 11:22:59 AM Elan
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** By the final segment they are drunk and having a spirited debate about ape movies, which they bring Mike down to resolve, even giving him a beer like he's a good friend.
7th Jan '16 11:19:51 AM Elan
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*** Hell, just that fact that he managed to come all the way into space on his own dime just to make sure that the satellite stayed operational, and that whoever Forrester got to replace him wasn't going to die.
3rd Jan '16 8:40:44 PM JakesBrain
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* In their review of ''Film/DangerDiabolik'', the episode ends with them crash landing into earth, and Mike, Crow, and Servo[[note]][[FridgeBrilliance and Cambot, since we could see it happening]][[/note]] living in an apartment together (minus Gypsy). The final shot is a [[FadeOut Zoom out]] of them all [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything watching a cheesy movie]] -- but this time of their own free will.

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* In their review of ''Film/DangerDiabolik'', the episode ends with them crash landing into earth, and Mike, Crow, and Servo[[note]][[FridgeBrilliance and Cambot, since we could see it happening]][[/note]] living in an apartment together (minus Gypsy). The final shot is a [[FadeOut Zoom out]] of them all sitting on their couch [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything watching a cheesy movie]] -- but this time of their own free will.
3rd Jan '16 8:29:34 PM JakesBrain
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-->'''Gypsy:''' Well, I started making it when the ''other'' guy was here, and...\\

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-->'''Gypsy:''' ---->'''Gypsy:''' Well, I started making it when the ''other'' guy was here, and...\\




*** The song "Merry Christmas (If That's Okay)," which is basically a PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad joke in musical form (that also squeezes humor out of how many syllables they can cram into a line), but ends with an earnest plea to share joy with your fellow man, no matter what anyone's religion is.
--->''If there's one point we'd like to make\\

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\n*** The song "Merry Christmas (If That's Okay)," which is basically a PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad joke in musical form (that also squeezes humor out of how many syllables they can cram into a line), but ends with an earnest plea to share joy with your fellow man, no matter what anyone's religion is.
--->''If
beliefs are.
---->''If
there's one point we'd like to make\\



3rd Jan '16 8:27:11 PM JakesBrain
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--> '''Gypsy:''' Well, I'd started making it when the ''other'' guy was here, and...
--> '''Mike:''' Sh, sh. It's great, Gyps.

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--> '''Gypsy:''' -->'''Gypsy:''' Well, I'd I started making it when the ''other'' guy was here, and...
-->
and...\\
'''Mike:''' Sh, Shh, sh. It's great, Gyps.



*** The Christmas miracle. Mike's feeling down because he's stuck in space on Christmas Eve, when suddenly it starts ''snowing in orbit''. Mike cheers up, and him and the Bots go out to play on the Satellite.
*** Mike joyously proclaiming that he and the bots are going to build a snow fort really drives it home.

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*** The Christmas miracle. Mike's feeling down because he's stuck in space on Christmas Eve, when suddenly it starts ''snowing in orbit''. Mike cheers up, and him he and the Bots go out to play on the Satellite.
*** Mike joyously proclaiming that he and the bots are going
Satellite. Mike's eagerness to build a snow fort really drives it home.



-->'''Crow:''' [[HilariousOuttakes Hey... how about a lil' sugar for Crow?]]

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-->'''Crow:''' [[HilariousOuttakes Hey... how about a lil' sugar for Crow?]]Crow, huh?]]



-->'''Joel:''' "You haven’t won, Dr. Forrester, you’ve lost. And I feel sorry for you. You’re nothing but a sad little man in a hole in the ground that can only feel empowered by hurting others. Well, we’ve won because we’ve survived, and we’ve survived because well, w-we’re Robinsons...roughly...and that’s what Robinsons do is survive."
** Especially heartwarming because we see that the 'bots aren't just [[RobotBuddy funny robot friends]] to Joel - he really considers them his kids, or at the very least adopted family.

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-->'''Joel:''' "You haven’t won, Dr. Forrester, you’ve lost. And I feel sorry for you. You’re nothing but a sad little man in a hole in the ground that can only feel empowered by hurting others. Well, we’ve won because we’ve survived, and we’ve survived because well, w-we’re Robinsons...roughly... roughly... and that’s what Robinsons do is survive."
** Especially heartwarming because we see that the 'bots aren't just [[RobotBuddy funny robot friends]] to Joel - -- he really considers them his kids, or at the very least adopted family.



* When [=TV=]s Frank dies and ascends to Second Banana Heaven, Doctor Forrester takes it roughly. Not only is he obviously concerned for Frank when he doesn't return, trying hard not to look cut-up when Mike and the bots tell his Frank isn't coming back (hell, his song Who Shall I Kill is a downright TearJerker) but what is really heartwarming is when he's talking to Frank's ghost and signs off with this:
--> I don't suppose you could... Push the button, Frank

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* When [=TV=]s Frank dies and ascends to Second Banana Heaven, Doctor Forrester takes it roughly. Not only is he obviously concerned for Frank when he doesn't return, trying hard not to look cut-up when Mike and the bots tell his him Frank isn't coming back (hell, his song Who "Who Shall I Kill Kill" is a downright TearJerker) TearJerker), but what is really heartwarming is when he's talking to Frank's ghost and signs off with this:
--> I don't suppose you could... Push the button, FrankFrank?



--->'''Mike:''' It kinda bites.
--->'''Crow:''' You're catching on, [[Series/TheLoneRanger Kemosabe]]!

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--->'''Mike:''' --->'''Mike:''' ...It kinda bites.
--->'''Crow:'''
bites.\\
'''Crow:'''
You're catching on, [[Series/TheLoneRanger Kemosabe]]!



*** What makes this scene take the cake is when Crow floats over to Mike, complaining about Servo changing the t.v. channel, and then Mike holds him close and says he can stay with them, and he and Pearl say hi to each other, and then ''Crow stays absolutely quiet for half a minute.'' While Joel was the Bots father and Mike was more of the older brother, that segment was the one moment where it seemed the other way around.
* As the SOL gang watches the Gamera films, they produce a nonsensical parody of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy73PP-YeI Gamera's Song]], as heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy73PP-YeI#t=0m57s here]]. However, at the end of Gamera vs. Guiron, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy73PP-YeI#t=1m57s the gang actually tries to sing the original Japanese lyrics.]] For all the teasing the gang has lobbed at this (admittedly ridiculous) series, it's good to know that they also paid it this nice little homage.

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*** What makes this scene take the cake is when Crow floats over to Mike, complaining about Servo changing the t.v. TV channel, and then Mike holds him close and says he can stay with them, and he and Pearl say hi to each other, and then ''Crow stays absolutely quiet for half a minute.'' While Joel was the Bots father and Mike was more of the older brother, that segment was the one moment where it seemed the other way around.
* As the SOL gang watches the Gamera films, they produce a nonsensical parody of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy73PP-YeI Gamera's Song]], as heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy73PP-YeI#t=0m57s here]]. However, at the end of Gamera ''Gamera vs. Guiron, Guiron'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNy73PP-YeI#t=1m57s the gang actually tries to sing the original Japanese lyrics.]] For all the teasing the gang has lobbed at this (admittedly ridiculous) series, it's good to know that they also paid it this nice little homage.



* A good number of the letters in general are Heartwarming Moments, from the ones from little kids--which almost always include an adorable drawing of the cast--to ones from adults, which tend to be about the show helping them through a difficult time or bonding with loved ones over a mutual love of it.

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* A good number of the letters in general are Heartwarming Moments, from the ones from little kids--which kids -- which almost always include an adorable drawing of the cast--to cast -- to ones from adults, which tend to be about the show helping them through a difficult time or bonding with loved ones over a mutual love of it.



* In ''12 to the Moon'', Mike and the Bots meet Nuevena, "weird singing lady from the future," who seems attracted to Mike, and she offers to take him and his robot friends to her futuristic world, away from the SOL and the bad movies. They actually go so far as to start packing up, but by the third host segment, Nuevena has rebuilt Crow, Servo and Gypsy as kitchen appliances - she comes from that future that comes with a '50s mindset that robots are meant to be slaves to humans. A disgusted Mike quickly turns down the offer once realizes this, choosing the robots he's only known for a few months over a possible escape.

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* In ''12 to the Moon'', Mike and the Bots meet Nuevena, Nuveena, "weird singing lady from the future," who seems attracted to Mike, and she offers to take him and his robot friends to her futuristic world, away from the SOL and the bad movies. They actually go so far as to start packing up, but by the third host segment, Nuevena Nuvena has rebuilt Crow, Servo and Gypsy as kitchen appliances - -- she comes from that future that comes with a '50s mindset that robots are meant to be slaves to humans. A disgusted Mike quickly turns down the offer once realizes this, choosing the robots he's only known for a few months over a possible escape.



* ''Radar Secret Service'' is a fairly early Mike episode, and the Bots are worried that being stuck in space is getting to him... so they stage a replica of the high school reunion he's missing back on Earth. What's more, though this would have been a perfect opportunity for them to mock him, they go the exact opposite route: They all go out of their way to portray his former classmates as pathetic losers who all fawn over him for having made something out of his life, just to make him feel better. Even Magic Voice gets in on the act!

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* ''Radar Secret Service'' is a fairly early Mike episode, and the Bots are worried that being stuck in space is getting to him... so they stage a replica of the high school reunion he's missing back on Earth. What's more, though Moreover, although this would have been a perfect opportunity for them to mock him, they go the exact opposite route: They all route -- they go out of their way to portray his former classmates as pathetic losers who all fawn over him for having made something out of his life, just to make him feel better. Even Magic Voice gets in on the act!



-->''Married to an idiot, she realizes it and takes matters into her own hands. She finds the Venusian pickle and delivers a dressing down that had to leave the poor creature more than a little abashed. Unfortunately she's then eaten, but she goes down shooting, probably praying she gets stuck in the bastard's throat and choke him. In certain respects it's a ridiculous scene. Yet she delivers her lecture with the strongest commitment you could ever hope for. In that moment she ''is'' a woman enraged at a pickle. I mean this. It shows such pride to perform like that, and to make sure your characters all have pride.''

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-->''Married to an idiot, she realizes it and takes matters into her own hands. She finds the Venusian pickle and delivers a dressing down that had to leave the poor creature more than a little abashed. Unfortunately she's then eaten, but she goes down shooting, probably praying she gets she'll get stuck in the bastard's throat and choke him. In certain respects it's a ridiculous scene. Yet she delivers her lecture with the strongest commitment you could ever hope for. In that moment she ''is'' a woman enraged at a pickle. I mean this. It shows such pride to perform like that, and to make sure your characters all have pride.''



** Moreover, Cambot--whose presence had been slowly marginalized over the course of the series--is the only character from the series to join Joel for this, and gets plenty of opportunity to do his usual "embodiment of the editor" shtick.

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** Moreover, Cambot--whose Cambot -- whose presence had been slowly marginalized over the course of the series--is series -- is the only character from the series to join Joel for this, and gets plenty of opportunity to do his usual "embodiment of the editor" shtick.



* Kim Catrall once watched City Limits, specifically the bit where Crow sings a love song to her. She had flowers sent to Trace Beulieu because of it.
* The Website/{{Kickstarter}} project to revive MST3K. At first, it looked like the project wouldn't get off the ground, but things picked up after the Thanksgiving holiday, it's final two weeks had the fans rushing in to pitch in, turning it from a bland, forgettable 3-episode "season" to a full-fledged 14-episode season.

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* Kim Catrall once watched City Limits, ''City Limits'', specifically the bit where Crow sings a love song to her. She had flowers sent to Trace Beulieu Beaulieu because of it.
* The Website/{{Kickstarter}} project to revive MST3K. At first, it looked like the project wouldn't get off the ground, but things picked up after the Thanksgiving holiday, it's holiday; its final two weeks had the fans rushing in to pitch in, turning it from a bland, forgettable 3-episode "season" to a full-fledged 14-episode season.
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