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Weekend Discussion Thread: ‘Kinkiest’ Riff or Host Segment

Cornjob suggests:

Some time ago we had “Favorite/notable gay sex riffs” as a topic. Part of the premise was that there was nothing wrong with homosexuality and that sex, gay or straight, is just inherently funny. Recently I referenced Irving Klaw in a discussion of “Women of the Prehistoric Planet” and someone else […]

Weekend Discussion Thread: Best Rock Music Reference

The ever-resourceful Susan suggests:

While watching clips of “Beginning of the End” to get the words right in one of my responses, I heard the “All riiiiight, playing Tull out the window, man, woo!,” riff when the weird frequency is being played over the loudspeakers to attract the giant grasshoppers. So, “best rock […]

Weekend Discussion Thread: Dumbest Statements in MSTed Movies

Alert reader Ken suggests:

My wife suggested a good one — dumbest statements made in a movie. Our first choice comes from Tia Carrere’s character in ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE: “This is a really big garage.” My second (perhaps oddly enough) comes from Eva in THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN: “Squeamy Ellis?” which of course results in […]

Weekend Discussion Thread: MST3K-Themed Band Names/Songs

Alert reader Chris suggests:

Silly idea, but I wonder if MSTies formed bands, what classic riffs or lines from the films would they use to name their bands and songs? For instance, I think I’d call my band “Shut Up, Iris” and our signature tune would be “(Plenty of) Lip and Tongue Action.” […]

Weekend Discussion Thread: Sleaziest Character in a MSTed Movie

“Smoothie of Great Power” writes:

Joel/Mike and the bots had to witness some outright sleazy characters in the movies they riffed; both hero and villain. So it’s time to discuss who the outright sleaziest character witnessed in an MST3K movie.

My vote is definitely J.C. of Sidehackers due to his nearly homoerotic obsession […]

Weekend Discussion Thread: Riff or Line as a Slogan

Yes, it’s another topic from Sue:

If you could pick one MST3K riff as your personal slogan, what would it be?

I’d have to go philosophical with “I wonder if there’s beer on the sun?”

I’m expanding this to include anything they said on the show, including during host segments. Mine, for a […]

Bad Movie Thursday in Scranton

For folks in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Scranton Cultural Center will host the triumphant return of Bad Movie Thursdays with MST3K — hosted by yours truly — Thursday at 7 p.m. (Cocktails start at 6.) The month’s offering is episode 505- MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD. (And yes, we know he’s not Sinbad.) More info […]

Weekend Discussion Thread: Questions about the MSTed Movies

mattygsmail writes:

Hi, while watching “The Rebel Set” last night I realized that the question “who is Merritt Stone?” was not really answered (Tom’s Poirotesque effort notwithstanding – is Poirotesque a word?). It made me wonder about other unresolved questions/plot points that were left hanging in other episodes, like Lt. Lamont in Space […]

More Scholarly Study of MST3K

The Southwest Popular American Cultural Association will hold its annual conference Feb 11-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one of the tracks is “Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing.” (Sorry about the bad link. Now fixed.)

Topics include:

* Mystery Science Theater and the Culture of Riffing 1

* Mystery […]

Two Tribute Videos

Frank tweeted about this one and it’s really pretty good. It’s been posted for a few months but I hadn’t seen it.

This one’s more recent and was posted about by @ascheer48. Also pretty good!

Just wanted to share. Kudos to both creators.