History Trivia / MysteryScienceTheater3000

20th Aug '16 9:14:48 AM Tre
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** This is when [[SyFy The Sci Fi Channel]] stepped in, their departing director of programming was a huge fan of the show and signed them for three more seasons [[DyingMomentOfAwesome as one of his final acts.]]

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** This is when [[SyFy The [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] stepped in, their departing director of programming was a huge fan of the show and signed them for three more seasons [[DyingMomentOfAwesome as one of his final acts.]]
12th Aug '16 7:14:42 PM NWolfman
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** Ever wonder why Joel always sounds kind of dazed and lethargic? It's because the first episode was filmed after Joel Hodgeson had gone four days without sleeping, having been running about making sure that filming would go off without a hitch.
3rd Aug '16 7:09:42 AM Pren
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** ''Film/NightOfTheLepus'' was considered for a while (seeing as the jokes pretty much write themselves when giant killer bunny rabbits are involved) but its being from a major studio made the rights too troublesome to get. Though they still made a few references to it over the show's run, and it wound up on Podcast/{{Rifftrax}}.
10th Jun '16 4:19:11 PM Ezclee4050
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** With Comedy Central it was a new president (Doug Herzog) cutting the show loose as part of YoungerAndHipper makeover for the network, but Herzog's tone-deaf handling of the situation made things worse.
10th Jun '16 2:55:05 PM Ezclee4050
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* ColbertBump: Honestly, would anyone have known '''''anything''''' about some of the films riffed? The biggest beneficiary is ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' (a documentary, two sequels, some videogame adaptations), but ''Film/TimeChasers'', ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice'', ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' and ''Film/TheGiantSpiderInvasion'' all benefited from being on ''[=MST3K=]''.

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* ColbertBump: Honestly, would anyone have known '''''anything''''' about some of the films riffed? The biggest beneficiary is ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'' (a documentary, two sequels, some videogame adaptations), but ''Film/TimeChasers'', ''Film/TheFinalSacrifice'', ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' and ''Film/TheGiantSpiderInvasion'' all benefited from being on ''[=MST3K=]''. It also led to new awareness of the oeuvre of Creator/ColemanFrancis, turning him into a serious challenger for Creator/EdWood's "Worst Director Ever" crown.
19th Apr '16 5:26:38 PM MarkLungo
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* AccidentallyAccurate: The "Johnny Long-Torso" invention exchange just before ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', which featured an action figure that was sold in pieces to create more revenue. The episode was released in 1993, but anyone familiar with the modern-day video game industry will find the episode chillingly prophetic.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: The "Johnny Long-Torso" invention exchange just before ''Film/MonsterAGoGo'', which featured an action figure that was sold in pieces to create more revenue. The episode was released in 1993, but anyone familiar with the modern-day video game industry (or the "Build a Figure" accessories meant to ensure that fans will buy every figure in the current assortment) will find the episode chillingly prophetic.
19th Apr '16 5:24:31 PM MarkLungo
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* OlderThanYouThink: In Mike's first episode as host ("The Brain That Wouldn't Die"), the invention he presents is the Gutter-Bumbershoot; an umbrella with gutters to keep washed off rain from getting you wet. As it turns out, mike wasn't the first person to come up with this, as there exists a DaffyDuck comic book from 1963 showing Daffy using this very same invention!

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* OlderThanYouThink: In Mike's first episode as host ("The Brain That Wouldn't Die"), the invention he presents is the Gutter-Bumbershoot; an umbrella with gutters to keep washed off rain from getting you wet. As it turns out, mike Mike wasn't the first person to come up with this, as there exists a DaffyDuck ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck'' comic book from 1963 showing Daffy using this very same invention!
19th Apr '16 3:24:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Jim Mallon, the puppeteer and voice for Gypsy, previously received recognition for being the head of the "Pail and Shovel" Party when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. To garner votes, he would make outlandish campaign promises such as decorating the front lawn of Bascom Hall with hundreds of pink flamingo lawn ornaments, or bringing the Statue of Liberty to Lake Mendota. [[CrazyEnoughToWork And he did.]] The former was straightforward (though 60 students requested a complete refund of their money, and he followed through...for a total of $6.00), and the latter was achieved through creating a replica head and torch that seemed to jut through the ice of Mendota during the winter.
** Joel Hodgson achieved some pre-''MST'' recognition for his standup/prop comedy act, which was showcased on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/LateNight with DavidLetterman'' among other venues.
*** Here's some of ''JOEL HODGSON: PROP COMIC EXTRAORDINARE!'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FFV8xUz4bE Video One]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWCahpvlg64 Video Two]].
** He's also [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Mayor Dewey]].
7th Apr '16 7:01:10 PM Brandon
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* OlderThanYouThink: In Mike's first episode as host ("The Brain That Wouldn't Die"), the invention he presents is the Gutter-Bumbershoot; an umbrella with gutters to keep washed off rain from getting you wet. As it turns out, mike wasn't the first person to come up with this, as there exists a DaffyDuck comic book from 1963 showing Daffy using this very same invention!
23rd Mar '16 4:51:39 PM MarkLungo
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** Apparently they considered doing the legendary ''Plan9FromOutSpace'', but decided not to because A) Criswell's narration would interrupt the riffing, and B) making fun of it was considered too easy and cliche, even back then.

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** Apparently they considered doing the legendary ''Plan9FromOutSpace'', ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'', but decided not to because A) Criswell's narration would interrupt the riffing, and B) making fun of it was considered too easy and cliche, even back then.
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