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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1900: Jean Yarbrough, director of the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
1905: Wade Crosby, who played a congressman in the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
1933: Sylva Koscina, who played Iole in episodes 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED and 502- HERCULES.
1961: Rick Sloane, writer/producer/director of the movie in episode 907-HOBGOBLINS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1485: King Richard III of England (age 32), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.
1942: Murdock MacQuarrie (age 63), who played the minister in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES.
1971: Mildred Von Hollen (age 79), who played a saleslady in the movie in episode 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP.
1977: Sebastian Cabot (age 59), who was described as “extremely funny floating” in a host segment in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1986: Bruce Cowling (age 66), who played Lin Taylor in the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1990: Jack Bolger (age 82), who did the sound for the movie in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE.
1995: Jean Hayworth (age 90), who played Mrs. Adams in the short A YOUNG MAN’S FANCY, seen in episode 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS.
2002: Marvin Bryan (age 74), who played a machine-gunner in the movie in episode 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS.

EVENT ON THIS DATE
1996: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE officially closes its run in theaters, having made a grand total of $1,007,306.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1992: Episode 410- HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN first shown.


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RIP Jerry Lewis

LAS VEGAS–Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the 1960s, died at his home here Aug. 20. He was 91.

On MST3K, he was mentioned in host segments in episode 304- GAMERA VS. BARUGON and 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Meeting MSTies in the Wild

Our pal Timmy writes:

The last two weeks, I met two MSTies in the wild (one at the Air and Space Museum and at a Lego convention). Each time, I said (I knew they were MSTies by the shirt they wore), “watch out for snakes!” So I thought: have you met a fellow MSTie in the wild?

I’ve had that wonderful experience many times, most notably at the two conventions, most recently at the live show. It never disappoints!

You?

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