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A type of satire performed by adding humorous[[note]]("humor" ranging anywhere from tongue-in-cheek to outright vitriol)[[/note]] running commentary on top of another work.

The term originates from the fanfiction scene. There, a few lines of the original source material is quoted verbatim, with snarky jokes and comments posted inbetween quotes, like so:

->> [Text straight from the fanfiction]\\
'''[=MSTer=]:''' Witty comment!

The end result is similar to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' (hence the term: MST). The practice originally used the cast of that show verbatim (extremely dedicated ones even including The Mads and the Invention Exchange), but eventually alternate casts (typically the person doing the MST, or sometimes characters from the material the fanfiction was based on) were used instead.

In some fandoms, this process is called "sporking". Outside of fanfiction, it's more commonly referred to "riffing" (not to be confused with [[EpicRiff the musical term]]). Text riffs are generally similar to fanfiction [=MSTs=]; audio or video riffs generally have the original audio present, with the snarky commentary running over it. This trope encompasses both forms.

One should be careful, though, when creating such a fic. For starters, some fanfic archive sites have actively disallowed these fics from their sites. This is mainly because there have been some MST authors that have either made certain ones to spite an author, did so without asking the original author (or even make an attempt to contact them with their plans), or take their jokes one step too far. The first two (the last one, to a certain extent, as well) are known as ''huge'' no-no's among MST authors. You'd be surprised at how many authors tend to not take their work that seriously and grant permission (any publicity is good, after all), and it gives respect to those that follow this code. There have been sites that have enacted rules about the genre due to some authors leaving fandoms or writing altogether because a MST writer refused to play by the code. Though good luck getting back in the good graces of the ''respected'' [=MSTers=] one you [[MoralEventHorizon cross that line]].

For this reason, the MST fanfic is also seen as the most controversial. The code, which most [=MSTers=] go by, seems to be:

* Don't ''ever'' make an MST to spite an author or because you don't like them personally. If this is the reason you do one, do us all a favor and don't write it.
* Ask for permission, or at least make an attempt to. If the person doesn't respond, then it's probably okay to go ahead (just be careful). If they say yes, then do so, but if they say no, then respect that wish (most authors will agree to it given that credit is shown, and those that say no might do so because of personal connections to the fic they made).
* Give credit to the original author. Even if it's a bad fic, it was still THEIR fic, and it could be borderline plagiarism if you fail to do this.
* While the relaxed rules of comedy are in effect, be advised that you should still try to not hit below the belt. Don't joke about sensitive topics unless you are absolutely sure you know what you're doing (not everyone is GeorgeCarlin).

Compare AlternateDVDCommentary, TheAbridgedSeries and TheHeckler.

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!! [=MSTers=] with their own pages:
[[index]]
* ''Website/AlternianScienceTheater300000000''
* ''WebVideo/TheAnnotatedSeries'': Video game adaptions and other crap, through [=YouTube=] annotations.
* Blog/DasSporking: Fanfic and professionally published books, primarily.
* Music/InsaneClownPosse.
** Wrestling/JuggaloChampionshipWrestling: Their own wrestling promotion, where, on the first three [=DVDs=], they did hilarious, [[{{Kayfabe}} Kayfabe]]-breaking, DangerouslyGenreSavvy ClusterFBomb pseudonymous commentary that included them ripping on ''their own matches.''
** ''[[Series/ICPTheater Insane Clown Posse Theater]]'': Music and viral videos.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': B-movies and public domain shorts.
* LetsPlay/PewDiePie is very famous for this when it comes to video games.
* WebOriginal/{{Rifftrax}}: Mostly blockbuster movies and public domain shorts.
* WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}}: Let's Play videos. There are several groups:
** LetsPlay/{{slowbeef}} and LetsPlay/{{Diabetus}} are the original pair, and run the titular Retsupurae YouTube account. The pair eventually branched out to bad Flash games (typically of the {{horror}} variety) and longplays of bad or bizarre video games.
** LetsPlay/ChipCheezum and General Ironicus occasionally do some Retsupuraes on an alternate channel of theirs.
** LetsPlay/TheStrawhatNO briefly did some.
* Website/SomethingAwful: Anything and everything on the Internet; it's all fair game, as long as it's, well, ''something awful''.
* ''Series/{{Svengoolie}}'': A HorrorHost whose humorously dubbed B-movie clips ("[=SvenSurround=]") are an acknowledged {{Trope Maker|s}}.
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses:
** ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'': Comic books.
** ''Creator/BradJones'' riffs on old public domain shorts, and exploitation films as ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'', and on obscure home videos in ''WebVideo/DVDRHell''.
** Creator/DougWalker: Old public domain shorts. Also has a review series, ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'', in which [=MSTing=] is heavily involved.
** ''WebVideo/TheLastAngryGeek'': Old public domain shorts.
* ''WebVideo/{{Unskippable}}'': Game intros and cutscenes.
* ''Series/VideoOnTrial'': Music videos
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!!Examples of [=MSTs=] targeting fan-fiction (divided by medium of original work):

[[folder:Anime/Manga]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZMh_nBSn-0 A Total Waste of 6 Min 35 Sec]] is a [[StylisticSuck deliberately awful]] AnimeMusicVideo that has pop-up dialogue making fun of itself.
* [[http://cardcaptor_schlueter.tripod.com/ Card Captor Science Theater 3000]], by [=CardCaptor=] Schlueter [[RunningGag (aka Syaoran-kun)]]. It mostly focuses on anime fanfics, with the riffers being [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Sakura, Syaoran, Tomoyo, and Kero]], and Eriol and his guardians replacing the Mads. Features many running gags, a semi-coherent story, and tons of living plushies. One tip: ''[[RunningGag stay away from the tea!]]''
* The sadly now-deleted ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8167375/1/The_Dramatic_Readings_of_Professor_Oak_ The Dramatic Readings of Professor Oak]]'' had a somewhat NonindicativeName, as it was actually the characters from the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime (and not just Professor Oak) riffing on various fanfics. Several of the fics mocked are technically well-written, but full of CanonDefilement or just character bashing.
* [[http://www.heavens-feel.com/elmer/ Elmer Studios]], which has original characters riffing on bad anime fanfiction (Please note that the site is a mirror, since Geocites collapsed). Recently [[http://elmerstudios.blogspot.com.au/ revived]].
* While not done in classic fanfic MST format, the unimaginatively-named ''[[http://www.sailormoonv.net/smv-review.txt Review of Sailor Moon V]]'' by Horosha (NSFW) holds to the spirit of the trope by portraying the [[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Senshi]] sitting around Hikawa Shrine one night reading copies of Troy "Silver" Stanton's fanfic series ''[[Fanfic/SailorMoonV Sailor Moon V: The Dark Adventures of the Sailor Scouts]]''. Unusually for this trope, the source material is actually really good, and the girls are rather impressed by Troy's work.
* On [[http://www.mindspring.com/~khabal/www/rst3k.htm The Satellite of Revolution]], the cast of ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' gets snarky on horrible ''Utena'' fanfic. Also, Mikage as the mad professor is several kinds of great.
* ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5118610/1/Yuugiou_Duel_Monsters_MCGT Yuugiou Mystery Card Game Theatre]]'' has original characters tearing into stories for all four series of the franchise.
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%%* [[http://tehwritinggenie.deviantart.com/art/FPRT-E1P1-171497242 The Freelance Police Riffery Theater]] is a young but promising MST starring [[SamAndMax the Freelance Police]]. %% Deactivated account; dummied out in case somebody knows of a backup.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Some of the better ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' [=MSTs=] were done by [[http://www.alswaiter.net/LOTR/msts.htm Al's Waiter]].
* The Creator/BlackPawnMovement [=MSTs=] various rant and complaint videos of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' fans. The spinoff ''WebVideo/DnA'' riffs much broader fare.
* One particularly brave young man took on the infamous ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' fic ''Celebrían.'' [[http://www.freewebs.com/bonsaimallorn3/CelebMSTWarn.htm Read it here.]] If you dare.
* Arguably the only safe way to enjoy ''Literature/TheEyeOfArgon.''
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5690584/1/The_Vampoife_Dood_Who_Lifed The Vampoife Dood Who Lifed]] starts out with the characters [=MSTing=] an awful fanfiction created by the author his/herself, then morphs into an actual story... though there's still quite a bit of snarking.
* The many ''Literature/HarryPotter'' fanfics in which the Marauders (or any other combination of characters!) somehow get hold of one or more of the {{canon}} books and read through it, making snarky comments in a ScriptFic format.
** There's also a fic in which the Marauders get hold of My Immortal (found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5914303/1/bMarauders_b_Read_bMy_b_bImmortal_b here]]).* [[http://the-department-of-mysteries.wikispaces.com/ The Department Of Mysteries]] is a newborn sporking community for Harry Potter badfics, started by Snowfox and the newbie Gamerex27, both Tropers on this very website.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The [=LiveJournal=] community [[http://community.livejournal.com/house_mst house_mst]] is dedicated to [=MSTing=] the very worst of ''Series/{{House}}'' fanfiction, using characters from House to comment on it rather than the original [=MST3K=] characters.
* The [[FanFic/ThisTimeRound spinoff-of-a-spinoff-of-a-spinoff]] [[http://www.ttrarchive.com/msts.html MPT3K]] involves [=MSTing=] done by alternative FanFic versions of a number of companions and related characters from ''Series/DoctorWho'' and it's Expanded Universe, as well as fan-created characters. It gets a bit complicated...
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[[folder:Miscellaneous/Multiple-Media]]
* [[http://www.nabiki.com/mst A MSTing For All Seasons]] is a website collecting the [=MSTing=] works of three separate authors, targeting everything from the infamous "Oscar" stories to a collection of UFO conspiracy theory postings. They may be some of the best examples out there.
** Specifically, prolific [=MSTer=] Megane 6.7, who's been riffing on fics for nearly a decade (including several [=MSTs=] done well after the zenith of the [=MiSTing=] community's output). Ever wonder who to thank/beat for finding Oscar's fanfics? Go find Megane; he was the first person to riff "Artemis's Lover".
* ''FanFic/ARandomMST'' is a series that targets particularly bad fanfiction and other stories. Some exceptions, such as stories that aren't particularly bad, are made, such as the two [=MSTs=] of both ''{{FanFic/Pokemon Attack Of Mewtwo}}'' and its sequel.
* The [=LiveJournal=] community [[http://community.livejournal.com/badfic_quotes badfic_quotes]] sporks multifandom fanfic and "professional" stories, with a particular love of poorly concieved summaries from The Pit (fanfiction.net), while [[http://community.livejournal.com/weepingcock weepingcock]] is the smutfic sporking equivalent, hunting down the worst descriptions of sex and body parts that will having you screaming for {{Brain Bleach}}. Particularly of note: the dark, dark world of Transformational Porn Fic.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7yIg3m2E8lDQxDn19dGt2g The Chongo Show]] has started a series called "What the Fanfic", a video MST with accompanied animated pictures to match what is being said. Most readings are blind and all comments are improvised.
* [[http://raetekusu.livejournal.com/ The Daily Insanity]], made by Raetekusu. As of now, he only has Chapters 1-11 of {{My Immortal}} and a MST of an article comparing Stephenie Meyer to J.K. Rowling, but under planned [=MSTs=], he has ''Fanfic/MyInnerLife'', a Sue-fic from Kingdom Hearts, and a couple of more recent fics he's found.
* Blog/DasSporking has sporkings for ''sixty-four'' fandoms and counting, including both fanfiction and published works. It initially had a much smaller range of fandoms to be sporked when the only sporkers were Das Mervin and Mrs. Hyde (who of course could only spork for things they were familiar with or interested in), however the community eventually opened up to allow more sporkers, all of whom brought their own fandoms to the table.
* Everything What Is Crap contained lots of [=MSTings=] from various series and authors but has been defunct since 2008.
* Fanfiction.net decided to ban fic [=MSTings=] at one point, because they were "disrespectful" to authors.
** Apparently, they have changed their policy or stopped caring since then, since [[MST3kII this story]] is still going strong.
* Website/{{Twitter}} account [[https://twitter.com/fanfiction_txt fanfiction_txt]] finds particularly bad lines from fanfiction of all media, and presents them without comment. Website/{{Tumblr}} account [[http://fanfictionimg.tumblr.com/ fanfictionimg]] then periodically takes some of the cream of ''that'' crop and creates little comics out of it, lampooning just how absurd the lines are if taken at face value.
* {{Tropers/supercomputer276}} brings you the [[http://supercomputer276.deviantart.com/gallery/34660801 Game Over MST]], starring his ''FanFic/GameOver'' series characters riffing ideas that could have turned out great if only they had a decent writer, ranging from ''HappyTreeFriends'' to ''{{VideoGame/Klonoa}}''.
* [[http://webspace.webring.com/people/cr/rivercityrandom/ It Came From English 101!]] does this with [[SelfDeprecation the MSTer's own English essays]], as well as fanfics.
* The Lardpirates' [[http://waggoner.lardpirates.com/d/section/12/heckles/ Heckles section]], which covers particularly bad webcomics (mostly Gonterman) to especially offensive fan fiction of {{One Piece}}, {{Final Fantasy}} and {{Phantom Brave}}. More are sure to come!
** Continued in the Aberration Arboretum section of spinoff site [[http://www.spoonshiro.com spoonshiro's stuff]], where they're currently tearing into the infamous Brazilian comic {{Novas Aventuras de Mega Man}}.
* The blog [[http://literarytravesty.wordpress.com/ Library of the Damned]] riffs on fanfics from a variety of fandoms, ranging from video games to children's TV shows.
* WebVideo/BennettTheSage on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses does [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/bt/the-sage/fanfic-theatre Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre]] where he brings "the very best of the very worst of fanfiction" by reading horrible, usually NSFW, fanfic aloud, while every now and then white text pops up over the video as a snide comment in an MST fashion.
* [[http://www.keithpalmer.ca/msting-mine/ The MSTing Mine]] is an effort to archive all [=MSTs=] posted to the ''[=MST3K=]'' Usenet groups.
* There is the relatively new [[http://thepdohf.blogspot.com/ Pocket Dimension of Horrible Fanfiction]], that covers such fics as {{My Inner Life}}, {{The Quest For The Holey Grail}}, and a couple of Kingdom Hearts fics in production or finished.
* The forum ''[[http://z4.invisionfree.com/Refia/index.php?act=idx Refia]]'' is dedicated to writing up new and fresh [=MSTings=] of both recent and classic fanfics, mostly of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Series/DoctorWho'' canon.
* FanFic/{{Retsuraed}} is described as 'halfway between an MST and an AbridgedSeries'. Besides the usual snarkyness, the people reading the fic often like to add additional 'scenes' to it that poke fun at the blatant {{plot hole}}s and FridgeLogic in the fics.
* Fanfic/SoWhatColourIsYourToothbrush, handling everything from Manga/DetectiveConan and Literature/HarryPotter to ''Literature/WarriorCats'' and AxisPowersHetalia.
* [[http://home.netcom.com/~mblackwl/ The Stephen Ratliff MSTing Archives]] include pretty much every Stephen Ratliff-based [=MSTing=] ever written. Also the [=MSTings=] of the infamous Peter Guerin ''{{Daria}}'' fanfics, such as ''Fanfic/TheMiserySenshiNeoZeroDoubleBlitzkriegDebacle''.
* [[ToplessRobot Topless Robot's]] Fan Fiction Friday feature does this for fanfic. It moved to io9 with creator Rob Bricken, but similarly to the Fanfiction.net example did not last long due in part to the "disrespect" issue.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/WeHeartFanfics WeHeartFanfics]], an MST Youtube channel created by independent game developer Banov and some of his college friends.
* [[http://www.thoughtviper.com/gonterforce/gonterforce/gfindex.htm MSTings have also been done in webcomic form.]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Livejournal pages [[http://community.livejournal.com/heartless_fics/profile heartless_fics]] and [[http://snakesonasora.livejournal.com/profile snakesonasora]] are dedicated to the [=MSTing=] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' fics. The two most famous fics are "Naga Eyes", AKA "Snakes on a Sora", which has a naga Riku horribly raping Sora, and "Immortality In Fickle Affection", AKA the Kooshball Penis Hydra Fic. More information on both [[Horrible/{{Fanfic}} here]].
%%* [[http://wurb.com/if/game/146 MST3K Presents: Detective]] is an InteractiveFiction example. %% ZeroContextExample, particularly since the web link appears to be dead.
* Originally [[http://rt-rocket.livejournal.com/ rt_rocket]], and still featuring riffs from when it was hosted there, [[http:http://theatrefromhell.tumblr.com/ Kurousu's Lair MSTs]] takes on fanfic from various videogame franchises, including Main/{{Sonic the Hedgehog}}, VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}, and Main/{{Kingdom Hearts}}. Riffers include canon characters, fan characters, and occasionally the people behind the [=MSTs=] themselves. [[Main/{{Word of God}} Feel free to skip over any [=MSTs=] before Dragon Tails (with the exception of Lost Melodies, which is actually good).]] [[Main/{{Schedule Slip}} Updates rarely.]]
* A '''14 hour long''' MST riff of HvHMUGEN, an infamous fanfic created with the MUGEN fighting game engine courtesy of two MUGEN content creators can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB80-T3YKvmV5X-UneF7yZGPNuqO6GVaP here.]] And that's just ''one'' of the arcs!
* What can basically be described as the MyImmortal of VideoGame/{{Portal}} fanfics [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7552655/1/The_Unfortunate_Discovery_of_Marissa_Roberts has an MST here]], performed by SelfDemonstrating/{{GLaDOS}} and the other characters from the franchise.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Fanfic/JakeEnglishsMysteriousTheaterOfScientificRomanceFromTheYear3000'' is an ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''-themed MST series featuring Jake, Karkat and Dave riffing on bad fanfic. Well, Dave and Karkat are riffing at least.
** Oh, and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] is there too.
* A number of webcomics [=MSTed=] themselves in the 2001 [[http://kankong.comicgenesis.com/mst3keen.html MST3Keen]]event. (Note that most, if not all, of the links on that page are defunct.)
* [=SPPf=] once had a sprite comic that was named, you guessed it, ''[[http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=105887 Mystery Comic Theatre.]]''
* ''TheWayOfTheMetagamer'' includes a FakeCrossover with [=MST3K=], in which the comic [=MSTs=] ''itself''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [=MST=]s are the main attraction on the blog TheHalfWorld.
* [[http://projectafter.com Project AFTER]] is a site dedicated to ridding the world of terrible fanfiction by [=MSTing=] it. However, instead of using a cast of characters, it is just the author of the MST commenting on the work. Its forum also includes a section where fans can post their own [=MSTs=].
%%* Blog/TheSturgeonAwards has its own MST of [[http://sturgeonawards.blogspot.com/2010/02/sturgeon-award-9-obama-admits-he-is.html Obama Admits He Is A Muslim]]. %% Link doesn't work anymore. Pretty sure a blog with "Hello World" and Winnie the Pooh stock art isn't the intended result.
%%* [[http://anarchywriter.deviantart.com/This-guy]] does MSTs of some of the more offenive, strange and downright epic fanfiction,
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* A special version of the [[WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron movie]] called, "Genius, Sheenius or Inbetweenius" had Jimmy, Carl and Sheen rifting the film in the exact way MST does.
* [[http://lyokofanficgems.tumblr.com/ Lyoko Fan Fic Gems]] is a tumblr blog that MSTs through the weirdest WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko fanficton, including the [[OldShame author's]] [[SelfDeprecation own]].
* ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'' gets riffed by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8639760/1/Ponies-Read-My-Immortal ponies.]] Obscenites (except for misspells and "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS"), and the sex scenes are removed.
* The infamous [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic MLPFIM]] HateFic[=/=]FixFic ''Fanfic/MyLittleUnicorn'' has received plenty of them.
** [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WJb_GChdFbZK-bhvKffmyw6XTeA6_hv3FUJyA6BnHP0/edit?pli=1 One in particular]] was written by the people who also mocked ''Fanfic/PastSins''. Has its [[FanFic/MyLittleUnicornBelivingIsMagicMST own page]].
** [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3025 A few]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3128 have also]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3440 cropped up]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=3789 on Project]] [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?showtopic=4467 A.F.T.E.R's forums]], where Mykan is a regular target of [[{{MST}} MSTs]].
*** Though he's close to becoming a DiscreditedMeme, [[http://www.projectafterforums.com/index.php?s=b399d6f66c340b1f77dcbf5e4ff2f4fe&showtopic=4215 as this tutorial seems to prove]].
** Why, God, Why? have also [[http://www.whygodwhy.org/t3577-my-little-mary-sues-magic-is-believing-in-anthromorphic-winged-unicorns taken a crack at it]].
** [[http://wildtraveller.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Tiem-s-Fic-Commentary-My-Little-Unicorn-Ch-1-417222468 A couple have]] [[http://themaninthefoxmask.deviantart.com/favourites/55871588 also been posted]] on ''Website/DeviantArt''. [[http://beats0me.deviantart.com/art/MST-My-Barve-Pony-III-Chpather-5-Part1-420158790 As well as one]] that focuses specifically on Chapter 5 of the third series. [[http://themanicalmaniak.deviantart.com/art/Starfleet-Magic-A-Mykan-Mock-446343237 Another one]] focuses on a rewrite of the chapter that introduces Titan's backstory.
** [[http://silvertie.net/post/26273541447/silvertie-fanfiction-theatre-my-little-unicorn-magic And here's]] another one.
** And the [[http://www.fimfiction.net/group/201778/rage-reviews/thread/107083/the-rage-review-of-all-rage-reviews-my-little-unicorn-magic-is-believing Rage Review]] of it on Website/FimfictionDotNet.
** There’s also this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bICaKIUn_A video]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VMzSQY3aIY review]].
** And [[WebVideo/TheReviewTeam Z-Squared's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF7uaEYUuY4&list=UU5r93RTMqkET8Y9rHWainuA review]].
* [[http://mftn.livejournal.com/ Mystery Fiction Theater N]] is currently riffing ''Faithful Hearts'' by legendary Suethor [[http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/Disneyfan01 DisneyFan01]]. They may eventually do the retreaded version ''Faith of the Heart'', but haven't decided yet.
* The Fanfic/{{Ponyriffs}} archive is a relatively new MST archive that collects various riffings of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics, including ones from [[Fanfic/PastSinsMST Fan/fic/]] [[Fanfic/TheConversionBureauMST Theater 3000]] and the now-defunct ''Mystery Pinkie Pie Theater 3000''. Visitors can also submit riffs of their own to the archive for safekeeping.
** The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''FanFic/PastSins'' is getting its original version [[FanFic/PastSinsMST riffed]] [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uJ8FqW1zBIzsYZoe4M1ILS9H8wgk2zjEEGQqmgNsfIg/edit?hl=en_US here]]. And just so everyone knows, the author ''himself'' granted permission to let the original version get riffed, ''and joined in''.
** Infamous fanfic ''FanFic/TheConversionBureau'' now has an MST which [[FanFic/TheConversionBureauMST has its own page]].
* The [=MSTing=] of the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' FanFic ''FanFic/UnderTheBridge'' is quite an unusual one. Not only is a very good and famous story [=MSTed=], but one of the two writers of the [=MSTing=] is also the author of the story itself.
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!! Examples of [=MSTs=] and riffs targeting other media:

[[folder:Anime/Manga]]
* The DVDCommentary track for the anime ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'' consists of the characters [=MSTing=] their own show, with dialogue written by the original author.
* Kyon of the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' series provides an in-universe example when he spends most of ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Adventures of Mikuru Asahina: Episode 00]]'' making snarky comments.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{Deadpool}}'s text boxes have shifted from mere thought boxes to this role in the later years.
* For [[http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/index.html Mister Kitty Stupid Comics]] the format is:
-->> Panel from comic book
--> Snarky comment!
* The Bongo Comics ''[[TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' series had a B-story where Bart and his friends turn up for the latest in the ''Space Mutants'' franchise, only for the movie to put on an old Troy McClure film called ''Gladys the Groovy Mule''. Bart and friends even cast distinctive silhouettes in the first row while they snark.
* The MarvelComics UK reprint of the comic book adaptation of the '{{Transformers}}'' episode "The Big Broadcast of 2006!" had a Simon Furman framing device in which the Quintessons denied it ever happened.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ''DungeonsAndDragonsWrathOfTheDragonGod'' DVD commentary is done by three actors portraying three iconic characters from D&D; Krusk, Lidda, and Jozan.
* The ''{{Ghostbusters}}'' DVD commentary even goes as far as adding silhouettes of the actors at the bottom of the screen.
* ''{{Hellzapoppin}}'': The protagonists get a glimpse of the film they are about to star in themselves. They watch it and deliver sarcastic commentary. This is probably the earliest example of riffing on film.
* Creator/BrendanFraser does this throughout his commentary track on ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}'' DVD.
* Robert Benchley in ''{{Road to}} Utopia'' interrupts the film a few times for LampshadeHanging and sarcastic commentary.
* The intro and menus for ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' DVD feature the original actors, in their Spinal Tap personas, commenting on the credits.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* OlderThanRadio: In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''Literature/GreatExpectations'', [[FirstPersonSmartass narrator Pip]] and several other crowd members riff on a particuarly bad performance of Hamlet. "The ghost appeared to have died with a bad cough which he carried with him to the tomb."
* John Nowak and Matt Plotecher's [=MSTing=] of Literature/{{Tom Swift}}'s [[http://keithpalmer.ca/mst3k/favourites/tom-swifts-war-tank.txt War Tank]] tears into the original series' hallmarks of PatrioticFervor, [[EthnicScrappy Ethnic Scrappies]], [[CanonSue Canon Sues]] and the magnificent colossus of all-consuming stupidity that is [[TheDitz Ned]] [[TooDumbToLive Newton]].
* Creator/{{Kippurbird}} has done sporkings of every book in the InheritanceCycle, as well as shorter ones of various other books.
* Creator/MarkTwain:
** ''Literature/FenimoreCoopersLiteraryOffences'' is some sort of [=proto-MST.=]
** In ''Roughing It,'' Twain gives ''Literature/TheBookOfMormon'' the same treatment after he is given a copy when he is travelling through Utah.
** He does a devastating critique of Christian Science which, along with taking apart its medical and religious principles, just plain mocks Mary Baker Eddy's writing in ''Science and Health, with Key to the Scriptures''.
* [[http://impishidea.com ImpishIdea]], contains several sporkings including one for ''Literature/{{Maradonia Saga}}''.
* Jeff Vandermeer's novel ''Shriek: An Afterword'' features the story's protagonist snarkily commenting on the narrator's work.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' Abed and Troy apparently have a tradition of doing this to horrendous [[TheresNoBInMovie B-movies]]; Shirley, Pierce, and Señor Chang show up, too. (And yet Jeff, played by the one cast member who had guest starred on RiffTrax, does NOT show up.)
** Pierce attempts to compensate for his lack of ability at this by writing his jokes with a team of writers beforehand, like the actual MysteryScienceTheater3000 did after its first season.
* The DVDCommentary by the cast for ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' often features the cast riffing on the action or dialog. ''Especially'' Ben Browder and ClaudiaBlack. Their commentary together on the season one episode "Throne For A Loss" is particularly hilarious.
* GameShowNetwork's original series ''FauxPause'' screened obscure, short-lived game shows, paused them at certain points, and riffed on them.
* [=FlirtyFroggy=] wrote [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/9322 a series of commentaries/reviews]] of ''Series/{{Hornblower}}''. Writing and characters are praised very often, but mocked mercilessly when it's deserved. As the author put it: "I mock because I care." It's very snarky, but also includes gushing about Archie Kennedy, because in the author's opinion, he's the cutest and coolest character on the show, and needless to say, this view is mirrored by many fans.
* [[http://www.glitterrock.org/gli.html The Glitterdome]] is an archive of [=MSTs=] for dozens of TV shows, done by taking screenshots and adding captions. It's mostly sci-fi and supernatural shows such as ''[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]'' and ''Series/DoctorWho.''
** [[http://www.hipsoda.com/caption/index.php Hipsoda's Caption Crack]] is another captioning site, where cappers (as they call themselves) can choose from an assortment of shows, movies, commercials, etc. and even "fave" captions.
* Some of the DVDCommentary tracks for ''Series/MadMen'' feature the actors riffing on the episodes. It happens pretty much any time Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) and/or John Slattery (Roger Sterling) are on the commentary, and there are a few episodes where they're together.
* ''Series/{{Mash}}'' did this a few times in its early years when home movies were being screened. Used to its funniest as Hawkeye, Trapper, Klinger, Radar and Henry were watching Frank's home movie of his wedding.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' (''as movie first shows line of wedding guests'') I've invited you here today as I'm ready to name the murderer.
* In a case of MST being the regular narration, {{MTV}} Brazil used to broadcast ''Rockgol'', a [[TheBeautifulGame soccer]] tournament between musicians where the announcers were two comedians. Instead of doing a regular play-by-play, they frequently mocked the "athletes" ([[TheNicknamer including giving them nicknames]]) or [[{{Derailing}} took detours]] [[SeinfeldianConversation discussing weird topics]].
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[[folder:Miscellaneous/Multiple Media]]
* The fivers over at [[FiveMinuteDotNet Fiveminute.net]] have some elements of an [=MST=] combined with an Abridged Series. It's a bit complicated; read the examples at the works page.
* Comic SJ Perelman would often mock plays or entire novels. He even had a special prefix for the times he mocked a book he had read as a child; "Cloudland Revisited".
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[[folder:Music]]
* The Distressed Watcher (formerly on Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, now known as WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist) had a series called [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/dw/sn Sour Note]] where he and his friend riffed on pop music videos.
* Canadian music channel [=MuchMusic=] has ''Series/VideoOnTrial'', a series which does it to music videos with a bunch of comedians.
%%* The Music/{{Genesis}} ConceptAlbum '''TheLambLiesDownOnBroadway'' got the MST treatment [[http://www.solsburyhill.org/pre2010files/Lambopener.html here]]. %% Link's dead, Jim
* [[http://www.reocities.com/Hollywood/hills/1393/ninmst3k.html This 1994 MST-ing]] of Music/NineInchNails' "Closer" music video had director Mark Romanek convinced it was a real episode.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Although short-lived, Lynxara's ''[[http://rotnluk.com/lynxaradex.html Mystery Wrestling Theater 3000]]'' was a fun series geared towards wrestling fans. Its two best (and most memorable) entries are its longest: "Coming of Munihausen", and the even worse(!) "A sorcerer, a demon, and Emeralds".
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* Creator/WilliamShakespeare's play ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' ends with a bumbling theatre troupe that plans to perform a version of "Pyramus and Thisbe" for Duke Theseus, his new wife Hippolyta the Queen of the Amazons, and some guests. The play is an extreme example of SoBadItsGood; meanwhile, the royal couple and their guests mercilessly riff on it. (It should be mentioned that it wasn't taboo to talk during the play in Shakespeare's time; and also that "Pyramus and Thisbe" had been adapted for the stage several times, always poorly.)
** Given the precedence, authors [=MSTing=] Shakespeare fanfics often use Theseus and Hippolyta.
* In the CommediaDellArte, there was a character called the Capo or Capocomico, ostensibly a narrator, but in some shows he would join the action, complain to the audience, and sometimes even freeze the action and physically move the actors.
* Just a few years after the Shakespeare example, it was included in Francis Beaumont's ''Theatre/TheKnightOfTheBurningPestle'' in the form of a loud middle-class couple that's supposed to be part of the audience. They decide they have a better view of the show if they sit on stage, then get in an argument with the guy reading the prologue, and soon berate him into changing the play so it focuses on the middle class--which, remember, was a pretty new class at the time--and also into making up a new character and subplot so that their servant-boy can be in the show. They never do shut up, occasionally interrupting the action to complain.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[http://www.1up.com/do/minisite?cId=3172944 Broken Pixels]] was a series on 1UP.com where three guys would play bad video games for comedic value. Featured Creator/{{Seanbaby}}.
** Broken Pixels received a spiritual successor of sorts called Shame Night, a live Ustream show shown every Friday. Unfortunately, that's now gone as well, due to co-host Scott Sharkey being laid off [[ConspiracyTheories under mysterious circumstances.]]
* Any given LetsPlay might be this, depending on the player's opinion of the game and the overall tone of their [=LPs=]. LetsPlay/{{Pokecapn}} and his crew (whether it's all four guys together or just any combination thereof) tend to choose games that are ripe for this sort of treatment, so naturally it's going to happen.
** Two notable examples are BrainScratchCommentaries and HellfireCommentaries. Hellfirecomms mostly only has two or three commentators (Except in the recent Sonic comms, which have [=NTom=], FTA, Skyler and [=SonicMovies=]) but Brainscratch can have anywhere between four to six due to having a main cast of four members.
* ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' from [[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSw1tcher theswitcher]] features [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin two best friends playing games]] with their [[VitriolicBestBuds insult-exchanging commentary over it]].
** They also did a "Two Best Friends Watch" with their friend Woolie of ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' through the in-game Theater mode.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
%%* [[http://cry-some-more.demon-sushi.com/ "Faps"]] erases most of the text from bad YaoiGenre webcomics or mangas and replaces it with either completely random text or commentary from the characters. The text that isn't erased always has a riff (which these are referred to as) and there's always mention about the bad artwork. %% ...are we sure this is even kosher for linking? It sounds inordinately porn-related. Also, the link doesn't work.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', Dirk [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=006340 MSTs a Pony Pals book]]. As the story goes on, he starts going OffTheRails, blacking out and rewriting entire chapters, keeping only the chapter titles. According to Jane, it becomes "a tough, emotionally draining read. But it's cathartic, in all the worst ways possible."
* Tough ''Webcomic/TheGutters'' usually is content with criticizing the comics industry by the way of {{parody}} and {{satire}}, in [[http://www.the-gutters.com/comic/482-jim-mcmunn/ this two]] [[http://www.the-gutters.com/comic/483-jim-mcmunn/ parter]] they emulate the MST3K style, taking a shot at a controversial real life speech, with the creators playing the parts of the MST3K crew.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheAnnotatedSeries does this to many SoBadItsGood videos, mostly targeting [[TheAnimeOfTheGame video game cartoons]].
* WebOriginal/FeedingTheTrolls does this with YouTube {{Trolls}}.
* MachinimaCommentaries does this for {{machinima}}, although the [=MSTers=] are not assuming characters.
* The WhateleyUniverse has a story "Tales of the MCO", in which the students are watching the aforesaid anti-mutant show and [=MSTing=] it the whole time.
** The Kimbettes [=MSTed=] the first assembly of the Fall '06 term.
---> ''What do we do with witches?''\\
''We'' burn ''them! Sorry Nikki!''
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "New Kidney in Town" has Peter, Quagmire, and Joe watching ''Series/CharlesInCharge'' on a TV at the Drunken Clam and riffing over the show's intro in this manner.
-->'''Quagmire:''' I heard the show's sweater budget was like $200,000.
* The 1988 MightyMouse episode "Mighty's Tone Poem" had the hero making four of his arch-foes watch his home movies of clips from first season episodes. As the film rolls, they make commentary on it:
-->'''Oil Can Harry:''' I'd walk out of this movie on an airplane!\\
'''Petey Pate:''' I've seen detergents that left a better film than this!\\
'''The Cow:''' If this were any more of a dog, it'd have fleas!
* [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/MSTF MSTF]] is an annual event at Botcon, a big ''{{Transformers}}'' convention, which involves giving the [=MST3K=] treatment to ''TransformersTheMovie'', and in later years various other episodes of ''Transformers''.
* When WesternAnimation/{{the Powerpuff Girls}} were reluctantly forced by the Professor to watch an old silent film in an old revival theater, they began to spout wisecracks and make fun of of the movie. They even sit in the same position at the same silhouette angle of ''[=MST3K=]''.
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