History Trivia / MysteryScienceTheater3000

21st Jun '17 2:12:24 PM paycheckgurl
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*** Rebecca Hansen, who plays Gypsy and Pearl's clone Synthia, used watch mass amounts of MST3K on [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes recorded tapes]], and her comedy was influenced by the show's. She first got on Joel's radar when she approached him, Trace, and Frank at an autograph booth, and Joel told her he recognized her and the other performers with her from their Second City work.

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*** Rebecca Hansen, Hanson, who plays Gypsy and Pearl's clone Synthia, used watch mass amounts of MST3K on [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes recorded tapes]], and her comedy was influenced by the show's. She first got on Joel's radar when she approached him, Trace, and Frank at an autograph booth, and Joel told her he recognized her and the other performers with her from their Second City work.


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** Rebecca Hanson, the voice of Gypsy, is married to Tim Ryder, who plays one of the boneheads.
21st Jun '17 2:00:37 PM paycheckgurl
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*** Rebecca Hansen, who plays Gypsy and Pearl's clone Synthia, used watch mass amounts of MST3K on [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes recorded tapes]], and her comedy was influenced by the show's. She first got on Joel's radar when she approached him, Trace, and Frank at an autograph booth, and Joel told her he recognized her and the other performers with her from their Second City work.
21st Jun '17 4:53:56 AM Gosicrystal
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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.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: 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.
20th Jun '17 11:11:37 PM paycheckgurl
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*** Jonah Ray was a life long fan and has previously cosplayed [[Film/ManosHandsOfFate Torgo]], complete with pizza box. He often cites MST3K as his inspiration for wanting to get into commedy in the first place, and has repeatedly said it's his dream job, and that they're taking the host role from his cold, dead hands.
*** Felicia Day got cast because she approached Joel at a convention once to get a selfie with him, and to make her brother (also a life long MSTie) jealous that she met Joel.
*** Patton Oswald had been hosting promotional spots for MST during its original run, opened for Cinematic Titanic and hosted a few reunion show panels prior to being cast in the revival.

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*** Jonah Ray was a life long fan and has previously cosplayed [[Film/ManosHandsOfFate [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]], complete with pizza box. He often cites MST3K as his inspiration for wanting to get into commedy in the first place, and has repeatedly said it's his dream job, and that they're taking the host role from his cold, dead hands.
*** Felicia Day got cast because she approached Joel at a convention once to get a selfie with him, and him to make her brother (also a life long MSTie) jealous that she met Joel.Joel and he didn't. She once said that when she was 10 watching MST3K was the highlight of her week.
*** Patton Oswald had been hosting promotional spots for MST during its original run, opened for Cinematic Titanic and hosted a few reunion show panels prior to being cast in the revival.
20th Jun '17 11:03:41 PM paycheckgurl
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*** Jonah Ray was a life long fan and has previously cosplayed [[Film/ManosHandsOfFate Torgo]], complete with pizza box. He often cites MST3K as his inspiration for wanting to get into commedy in the first place, and has repeatedly said it's his dream job, and that they're taking the host role from his cold, dead hands.
*** Felicia Day got cast because she approached Joel at a convention once to get a selfie with him, and to make her brother (also a life long MSTie) jealous that she met Joel.
*** Patton Oswald had been hosting promotional spots for MST during its original run, opened for Cinematic Titanic and hosted a few reunion show panels prior to being cast in the revival.


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** Felica Day's brother is an extra in ''The Return''. Fittingly, she got cast in the first place because she went out of her way to get a selfie with Joel at a con to make her brother jealous.
20th Jun '17 10:39:12 PM paycheckgurl
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** No, the Bridget Jones who wrote on the show and played Mr. B Natural and Flavia is not [[Film/BridgetJonesDiary that one]]. Averted with her most recent projects since she goes by Bridget Nelson now.

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** No, the Bridget Jones who wrote on the show and played Mr. B Natural and Flavia is not [[Film/BridgetJonesDiary that one]]. Averted with her most recent projects since she goes by her married name Bridget Nelson now.
20th Jun '17 10:37:14 PM paycheckgurl
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** No, the Bridget Jones who wrote on the show and played Mr. B Natural and Flavia is not [[Film/BridgetJonesDiary that one]]. Averted with her most recent projects since she goes by Bridget Nelson now.
8th Jun '17 4:29:15 AM Doryna
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** Apparently they considered doing the legendary ''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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** Apparently they considered doing the legendary ''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. It later got the live Rifftrax treatment.
31st May '17 3:05:56 AM Doryna
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* PromotedFanboy: Bill Corbett.
** Jonah Ray (as the new host) and Creator/PattonOswalt (as TV's Son of TV's Frank) for Season 11. Essentially ''everyone'' for season 11.

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* PromotedFanboy: PromotedFanboy:
** From the original series,
Bill Corbett.
** Essentially ''everyone'' for season 11, especially Jonah Ray (as the new host) and Creator/PattonOswalt (as TV's Son of TV's Frank) for Season 11. Essentially ''everyone'' for season 11. Frank).



** Kevin Murphy's late cocker spaniel, Humphrey, played the "wolf" Pearl attempts to use in her experiment to create a werewolf. Humphrey also appeared as the dog everyone holds in their "About the Author" pictures in the ''Amazing Colossal Episode Guide''.



*** In the first segment from "Zombie Nightmare", Servo and Crow are tackling Mike as Secret Service Agents "for his protection", constantly thinking there's a gun somewhere ready to shoot Mike. When his foot is exposed, they yell, "Foot!" and pound it back down. Servo's head inevitably pops off - to which Crow screams, "HEAD!" and both bots scream panicked, before a cut to the bumper.

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*** ** In the first segment from "Zombie Nightmare", Servo and Crow are tackling Mike as Secret Service Agents "for his protection", constantly thinking there's a gun somewhere ready to shoot Mike. When his foot is exposed, they yell, "Foot!" and pound it back down. Servo's head inevitably pops off - to which Crow screams, "HEAD!" and both bots scream panicked, before a cut to the bumper.



* TrollingCreator: When Joel Hodgson was replaced by Mike Nelson as the show's main character, online communities were abound with flame wars between [[BrokenBase two halves of the fandom arguing over which of them was better]]. Reportedly, Joel intentionally added fuel to the fire by anonymously commenting in these forums that he thought Mike was better than his own character to see people bitch about it.

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* TrollingCreator: When Joel Hodgson was replaced by Mike Nelson as the show's main character, online communities were abound with flame wars between [[BrokenBase two halves of the fandom arguing over which of them was better]]. Reportedly, Joel confessed in an interview he once intentionally added fuel to the fire by anonymously commenting in these forums that he thought Mike was better than his own character just to see people bitch about it.
27th May '17 10:29:54 AM WilliamRadarStorm
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* NoBudget: The Comedy Channel/Central episodes generally featured 5-6 actors (The Mads, Joel/Mike, Tom, Crow, and sometimes Gypsy), three sets (The Mads' lab, the Satellite of Love, and the theater) and a 20+ year old bomb of a movie that they got the license for cheap, assuming it wasn't public domain and acquired for free.

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* NoBudget: NoBudget:
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The Comedy Channel/Central episodes generally featured 5-6 actors (The Mads, Joel/Mike, Tom, Crow, and sometimes Gypsy), three sets (The Mads' lab, the Satellite of Love, and the theater) and a 20+ year old bomb of a movie that they got the license for cheap, assuming it wasn't public domain and acquired for free.free.
** The KTMA episodes were even ''more'' apparent with this. The 5-6 actors sometimes had to work around their outside schedules, resulting in some cases of AbsenteeActor (even Joel missed [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S03E06TimeOfTheApes one episode]]), every one of the theatre segments were improvised, the Mads' set was ''blatantly'' the studio's editing room, and they only ever used on puppet for every character. This last one may not seem like a big deal, but it resulted in the film being visible through Servo's dome.



* 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 ''WesternAnimation/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; Gutter-Bumber-Chute; 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 ''WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck'' comic book from 1963 showing Daffy using this very same invention!



** Taken to absurd levels in ''Film/TheAtomicBrain'' when Trace Beaulieu's two characters imitate one another (neither impression is all that accurate but Crow does a better Dr. Forrester than vice versa).

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** Taken to absurd levels in ''Film/TheAtomicBrain'' when Trace Beaulieu's two characters imitate one another (neither ([[BadImpressionists neither impression is all that accurate accurate]] but Crow does a better Dr. Forrester than vice versa).
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