History Series / MysteryScienceTheater3000

21st Jun '16 10:50:21 PM Blazer
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Several fan-made recreations of the series were created as a result of the show's fandom; the most notable is ''WebVideo/IncognitoCinemaWarriorsXP'', which debuted in 2008 (almost ten years after ''[=MST3K=]'' was cancelled). The show was originally done as an experiment by the actors/writers to gain film experience, but when the show's debut was well received, they kept producing new episodes (and raised the production values, to boot). ''[=ICWXP=]'' has gained its fair share of praise from former ''[=MST3K=]'' cast members (including, most notably, Mike Nelson). The show has also inspired other parody series, including ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}'' and WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}, which apply the ''[=MST3K=]'' treatment to video games. There is also a subset of FanFiction known as "[=MiSTings=]", which apply the ''[=MST3K=]'' treatment to the worst fanfics people can find ([[RunningGag la-la-la]]), though this practice has waned since the 2000s due to tighter rules on fanfiction sites (many of which have rules against [=MiSTings=]) and most major [=MiSTing=] authors from the era moving on to other things.

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Several fan-made recreations of the series were created as a result of the show's fandom; the most notable is ''WebVideo/IncognitoCinemaWarriorsXP'', which debuted in 2008 (almost ten years after ''[=MST3K=]'' was cancelled). The show was originally done as an experiment by the actors/writers to gain film experience, but when the show's debut was well received, they kept producing new episodes (and raised the production values, to boot). ''[=ICWXP=]'' has gained its fair share of praise from former ''[=MST3K=]'' cast members (including, most notably, Mike Nelson). The show has also inspired other parody series, including ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}'' and WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}, WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} which apply the ''[=MST3K=]'' treatment to video games.games, and Creator/AchievementHunter's ''Theater Mode'', which focuses more on much more raunchier movies. There is also a subset of FanFiction known as "[=MiSTings=]", which apply the ''[=MST3K=]'' treatment to the worst fanfics people can find ([[RunningGag la-la-la]]), though this practice has waned since the 2000s due to tighter rules on fanfiction sites (many of which have rules against [=MiSTings=]) and most major [=MiSTing=] authors from the era moving on to other things.
18th Jun '16 7:33:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* EightDeadlyWords: [[invoked]] The films are usually so bad that Joel/Mike and the bots have zero engagement in the plot or characters, which allows the riffs to become bitingly funny. But once in a while this would be averted and they'd find themselves swept into the movie despite its shortcomings. ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E07IAccuseMyParents I Accuse My Parents]]'' and ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E09TheGirlInLoversLane The Girl in Lovers Lane]]'' are memorable examples of this.
17th Jun '16 11:36:51 PM RetsofNoraa
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* DitzyGenius: The theme song implies that Joel himself is one.
-->''Now keep in mind Joel can't control when the movies begin or end''
-->'''''Because he used those special parts to make his robot friends'''''
17th Jun '16 5:19:48 PM Ezclee4050
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* EightDeadlyWords: The films are usually so bad that Joel/Mike and the bots have zero engagement in the plot or characters, which allows the riffs to become bitingly funny. But once in a while this would be averted and they'd find themselves swept into the movie despite its shortcomings. ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E07IAccuseMyParents I Accuse My Parents]]'' and ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E09TheGirlInLoversLane The Girl in Lovers Lane]]'' are memorable examples of this.
17th Jun '16 12:05:38 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** During "Soultaker", Crow left the theater in search of Visine as he had something in his eye during a scene in which the lead female started undressing.

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** During "Soultaker", Crow left the theater in search of Visine as [[YankTheDogsChain he had something in his eye during a scene in which the lead female started undressing.]]



* CallARabbitASmeerp: All the guest characters are commonly referred to as "aliens that visit the ship and exchange dialogue [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall for roughly two and a half minutes then leave]]", even when most of them are from Earth or [[MonsterOfTheWeek the week's movie.]]



* InsaneTrollLogic: ''Space Mutiny'' was made in the 1980's. Mike was a young guy in the 1980's. Ergo, ''Space Mutiny'' was Mike's fault.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: ''Space Mutiny'' was made in the 1980's. Mike was a young guy in the 1980's. Ergo, ''Space Mutiny'' and the entire 80's decade was Mike's fault.fault.
** The "who is Merritt Stone?" sketch stretches this trope to its very limits.
2nd Jun '16 1:28:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* ViewersAreGeniuses: One of the pillars of the humor is an impenetrably dense barrage of very, very specific pop culture references (and not so pop: an off-the-cuff {{Sophocles}} reference is not unheard of). As Joel Hodgson put it in the ''This Is [=MST3K=]'' documentary, "When we write a joke we never ask, 'Who's gonna get this?' We always say, 'The right people will get this.'"

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: One of the pillars of the humor is an impenetrably dense barrage of very, very specific pop culture references (and not so pop: an off-the-cuff {{Sophocles}} Creator/{{Sophocles}} reference is not unheard of). As Joel Hodgson put it in the ''This Is [=MST3K=]'' documentary, "When we write a joke we never ask, 'Who's gonna get this?' We always say, 'The right people will get this.'"
27th May '16 8:09:02 AM CastingCrowns
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** FridgeLogic applies here- Crow, Tom, and Gypsy are robots, and don't need oxygen to breathe. Bur since Tom and Crow were built for watching movies with Joel, they almost never left the theater voluntarily during the movie. They could, they just didn't. Notice that the Mads didn't really care whether the Bots were there or not, just Joel/Mike.
24th May '16 12:41:37 PM Grammarific
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*** Crow's sensible brown pants (as well as his Underoos) we going to be used by Mike at the beginning of ''Film/RadarSecretService'' to make a BedSheetLadder to be back to Earth, along with Gypsy's bra and Tom's pantyhose.

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*** Crow's sensible brown pants (as well as his Underoos) we were going to be used by Mike at the beginning of ''Film/RadarSecretService'' to make a BedSheetLadder to be back to Earth, along with Gypsy's bra and Tom's pantyhose.



** Gizmonic Institute itself. Joel Hodgson owns the rights to the word "gizmonic", so when Joel left the series, all references to Gizmonic Institute were deleted for the Mike episodes -- the stylized "G" logo on the bridge door was modified into a gear with a hex nut silhouette within for the remaining Comedy Central episodes, and wholly replaced with a dog bone logo in the Sci-Fi Channel episodes. Meanwhile, Dr. Forester and TV's Frank's uniforms were modified to have Deep 13 logos instead of Gizmonic Institute ones. In the revival season, however, it appears that Gizmonic Institue is an integral part of the show once again.

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** Gizmonic Institute itself. Joel Hodgson owns the rights to the word "gizmonic", so when Joel left the series, all references to Gizmonic Institute were deleted for the Mike episodes -- the stylized "G" logo on the bridge door was modified into a gear with a hex nut silhouette within for the remaining Comedy Central episodes, and wholly replaced with a dog bone logo in the Sci-Fi Channel episodes. Meanwhile, Dr. Forester and TV's Frank's uniforms were modified to have Deep 13 logos instead of Gizmonic Institute ones. In the revival season, however, it appears that Gizmonic Institue Institute is an integral part of the show once again.
1st May '16 10:44:08 AM LBHills
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*** Crow's Sensible Brown pants (as well as his Underoos) we going to be used by Mike at the beginning of ''Film/RadarSecretService'' to make a BedSheetLadder to be back to Earth, along with Gypsy's bra and Tom's pantyhose.

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*** Crow's Sensible Brown sensible brown pants (as well as his Underoos) we going to be used by Mike at the beginning of ''Film/RadarSecretService'' to make a BedSheetLadder to be back to Earth, along with Gypsy's bra and Tom's pantyhose.



** Weirdly enough, when Kevin and Mike wrote and performed an [[Music/TheInkSpots Ink Spots]]-style Thirties pop ballad ostensibly sung by the Observers, Mike lip-synced Kevin's lines and Bill Corbett lip-synced Mike's lines... which was tremendously confusing to anyone who'd been following the show regularly.

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** Weirdly Strangely enough, when Kevin and Mike wrote and performed an [[Music/TheInkSpots Ink Spots]]-style Thirties pop ballad ostensibly sung by the Observers, Mike lip-synced Kevin's lines and Bill Corbett lip-synced Mike's lines... which was tremendously confusing to anyone who'd been following the show regularly.



** "SLEEEEEEEEP!"

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** When a hypnotist appears on screen (it happens more often than you'd think): "SLEEEEEEEEP!"



** "[[FugitiveAlien He tried to kill me with a forklift!]]"
*** "...OLE!"

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** "[[FugitiveAlien He tried to kill me with a forklift!]]"
*** "...OLE!"
forklift!]] - ''ole!"''



* ChewbaccaDefense: When [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds Mike is taken to court for destruction of planets]], [[TheDitz Bobo]] [[OhCrap ends up as his defense attorney]]. But in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome very uncharacteristic of him, he manages to get Brain Guy stricken as a witness against Mike... by showing him a liar in the art of baking pies.

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* ChewbaccaDefense: When [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds Mike is taken to court for destruction of planets]], [[TheDitz Bobo]] [[OhCrap ends up as his defense attorney]]. But in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome very uncharacteristic of him, he manages to get Brain Guy stricken as a witness against Mike... by showing him a liar in the art through his astounding knowledge of baking pies.pie-baking.



** Gizmoic Institute itself. Joel Hodgson owns the rights to the word "gizmonic", so when Joel left the series, all references to Gizomic Institute were deleted for the Mike episodes -- the stylized "G" logo on the bridge door was modified into a gear with a hex nut silhouette within for the remaining Comedy Central episodes, and wholly replaced with a dog bone logo in the Sci-Fi Channel episodes. Meanwhile, Dr. Forestter and TV's Frank's uniforms were modified to have Deep 13 logos instead of Gizmonic Institute ones. With the revival of the show, however, it appears that Gizmoic Institue is an integrial part of the show once again.

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** Gizmoic Gizmonic Institute itself. Joel Hodgson owns the rights to the word "gizmonic", so when Joel left the series, all references to Gizomic Gizmonic Institute were deleted for the Mike episodes -- the stylized "G" logo on the bridge door was modified into a gear with a hex nut silhouette within for the remaining Comedy Central episodes, and wholly replaced with a dog bone logo in the Sci-Fi Channel episodes. Meanwhile, Dr. Forestter Forester and TV's Frank's uniforms were modified to have Deep 13 logos instead of Gizmonic Institute ones. With In the revival of the show, season, however, it appears that Gizmoic Gizmonic Institue is an integrial integral part of the show once again.
30th Apr '16 6:46:30 PM Ezclee4050
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** The latter lead to some vicious riffs against Japanese film in general near the end of the movie. Suffice it to say, in-character and out of character, they were not happy with the incorporation of the footage into the movie.

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** The latter lead to some vicious riffs against Japanese film in general near the end of the movie. Suffice it to say, in-character and out of character, they were not happy with the incorporation of the footage into the movie.[[note]]There's been some debate over whether the bombing is actual war footage or outtakes from a Japanese war movie made around the same time as ''Neptune Men''.[[/note]]
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