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Weekend Discussion Thread: Thanksgiving Guests

Bluefuego suggests:

With Turkey Day coming up, I am interested in which crew member, MSTed movie actor or MSTed movie character you would invite over for Thanksgiving dinner. Any crew member, any actor, from any period.

My pick would be Trace. Outside of Joel, he was heavily involved with the creation and continuation of MST3K and I always loved his style of humor. Hopefully he will bring Kim Cattrel, and she is wearing that dress from the Ace Awards.

Happy T Day to you and yours.

My choice is obvious: Batwoman.

Your pick?

43 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: Thanksgiving Guests”

  1. jay
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    The Robots from The Time Travellers –

    Since they don’t have any mouths they would be an easy crowd to feed, plus they could do the dishes and cleanup. Ha!

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  2. duke of puddles
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    Kathy Ireland and maybe Smolken singing for just that special kind of Thanksgiving atmosphere.

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  3. Misfit4242
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    Easy. Mitchell. He’d bring the booze.

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  4. Mibbitmaker
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    If one doesn’t mind a train wreck Turkey Day:

    A Forrester Family Thanksgiving.

    (all 3)

    …Or all 3 Crows… or all 3 Tom Servos…

    Maybe the two Gypsys (no KTMA version), with the earlier one the more assertive Gypsy. That would actually be a very pleasant holiday indeed.

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  5. DarkGrandmaofDeath
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    I think this year I’d like to celebrate the day a little differently. It could be a Thanksgiving Daredevil Rodeo, with Old-Timer Billy Slater arranging the festivities. The Family (from a Date With) and the senior girls from Home Economics Story could compete to rope the turkey; winning team gets the giblets! The Truck Farmer would bring all the veggie side dishes, the Bread Salesman’s the source for all our baked goods, John Taylor would bring a store-bought pumpkin pie (because he’s cheating), and the Romulan woman from Are You Ready for Marriage would tell her fiancé the scandal of the last-minute table decorations.

    But I’ll probably be stuck with the dishes again.

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  6. AlbuquerqueTurkey
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    Easy. I’d invite Johnny Longbone. He would be a great guest, tell local Native American stories, and he’d even supply some of the dinner. He’d bring his stew, made with chicken, chiles, corn, onions……

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  7. Son of Peanut
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    Probably the weird mother and daughter from Deathstalker, because “potatoes are what we eat!”

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  8. Torque the Dorque
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    Misfit4242:
    Easy. Mitchell. He’d bring the booze.

    Good one! However, I don’t think the beer would make it to the dinner.

    I would invite J. Elvis for his very quick wit. Bridget for her laughter. Bill since he is a award winning playright. Trace because he’s Trace. Joel for his creativity. Mary Jo for her keen observations and Kevin for his musical abilities. Poor Mike could’nt make it, he had one of his headaches. Bridget brought him some leftovers.

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  9. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Although rather a bittersweet note, I’d want to invite Adam West, because Turkey Day, MST3K, and Adam West go together in my mind like turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. I’d like to hear stories about the old Batman TV series and his co-stars, and of course hear all the jokes about Zombie Nightmare.

    Edited to add: Great WDT, Bluefuego, thanks! Let’s hope no one pollutes it with hatred. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!!

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  10. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves
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    Maybe Kinga and Max? I know its a little non-traditional for Thanksgiving, but I’d love it if they could bring some take out from the Mesozoic Ranch Dinosaur BBQ from Moon 14.
    I’d have the T-Rexcellent cut: tiny little arms, great big flavor!

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  11. skrag2112
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    Lupita and her family from ‘Santa Claus’ because they look like they could use a decent meal.

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  12. RedZoneTuba
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    I would invite a natural fit: TURKEY VOLUME GUESSING MAN!!

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  13. Scott Strong
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    Rowsdower, Troy, and Pipper.

    Because a moose lip omelet could become a new Thanksgiving day tradition, and Rowsdower could bring the brewskis from the sun.

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  14. Mibbitmaker
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    DarkGrandmaofDeath:
    I think this year I’d like to celebrate the day a little differently.It could be a Thanksgiving Daredevil Rodeo, with Old-Timer Billy Slater arranging the festivities.The Family (from a Date With) and the senior girls from Home Economics Story could compete to rope the turkey; winning team gets the giblets!The Truck Farmer would bring all the veggie side dishes, the Bread Salesman’s the source for all our baked goods, John Taylor would bring a store-bought pumpkin pie (because he’s cheating), and the Romulan woman from Are You Ready for Marriage would tell her fiancé the scandal of the last-minute table decorations.

    But I’ll probably be stuck with the dishes again.

    And the Selling Wizard can offer (attractive) freezer space.

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  15. Sitting Duck
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    AlbuquerqueTurkey:
    Easy. I’d invite Johnny Longbone.He would be a great guest, tell local Native American stories, and he’d even supply some of the dinner.He’d bring his stew, made with chicken, chiles, corn, onions……

    It’ll be a nice change from all the green bean casseroles everyone else brings.

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  16. Ray Dunakin
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    RedZoneTuba:
    I would invite a natural fit: TURKEY VOLUME GUESSING MAN!!

    He might even be able to adapt his special talent to tell you how much stuffing you’ll need to fill the turkey.

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  17. littleaimishboy
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    Oh man, green bean casserole .. and those disgusting marshmallow-topped yam deals … and then turkey sandwiches turkey hash turkey soup turkey surprise, all the next week … why, sometimes I wish there was no such thing as Thanksgiving!

    > puff of smoke forms, and an irritable-looking sprite wearing a pilgrim hat begins to take shape <

    … uh oh – I got a bad feeling about this …

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  18. radioman970
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    Since I’m vegetarian, Trumpy of course! We’ll enjoy potatoes cooked in all kinds of interesting ways!

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  19. Scott Strong
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    littleaimishboy:
    Oh man, green bean casserole .. and those disgusting marshmallow-topped yam deals … and then turkey sandwiches turkey hash turkey soup turkey surprise, all the next week … why, sometimes I wish there was no such thing as Thanksgiving!

    > puff of smoke forms, and an irritable-looking sprite wearing a pilgrim hat begins to take shape <

    … uh oh – I got a bad feeling about this …

    Please, let me take back my wish!

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  20. mando3b
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    Well, I’d invite Jan, but I need the pan to make the stuffing. The main dish, in any case, is going to be the blood beast.

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  21. TheAngryBanjo
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    Definitely the Bots (Waverly and Growler included). We could pig out, then go to town on some poor, unsuspecting Roger Corman movie.

    Also, Dropo. Annoying as he may be, he’d still be a better guest than my relatives.

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  22. Ro-man, aka one of several possible Steves
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    I was also thinking what a super guest the Phantom of Krankor would be.

    … man, it’s always great to see him… (wistful sigh)

    Still, I do think I’d enforce an underwear-mandatory dress code. :o

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  23. PJ
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    Though not MST3k related,
    TheOriginalEricJ and a selection of the best Scifi episodes. Force him to eat a Turkey for each one. Muhhahahaha.

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  24. Sitting Duck
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    If any of you have been threatened by your Aunt Tillie with being beaned with a skillet full of hot bacon grease if you show up with a green bean casserole again, I offer a suitable alternative. For those of you making retching noises, I’m going to take a guess that your first experience with Brussels sprouts was boiled. Understandable, since boiled Brussels sprouts are gross. However, this recipe will offer quite a different experience.

    1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts, halved
    1 tbsp. oil
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup slivered almonds

    Mix oil with salt and pepper in a bowl. Add sprouts and mix until thoroughly coated. Transfer to a baking dish and roast at 400F for thirty minutes. Sprinkle cranberries and almonds on top and roast a further five minutes.

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  25. jay
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    Boggy Creek II –

    Why not invite the whole outfit? Here’s why not.

    Doc and Shirtless Boy would be satisfied with beans and bologna sandwiches which would be fine with Crenshaw, too. He’s really tired of broccoli cheese casserole. The Little Creature would probably overload on the sugary marshmallow covered sweet potatoes and end up runnning around and around the table hollering “He saw the Little Creature. He saw the Little Creature” until Momma Creature would clothesline him and make him go lay on his hay pile.
    And Tanya. Tanya would find Doc’s bottle of Old Boggy bourbon and try to wash the taste of Crenshaw’s dip out of her mouth to the point where she would end up trying to French kiss Leslie who would slap her stupid and make her go lay on the hay pile with LC until she slept it off.
    Remember the outhouse couple? They might try to crash the party, but their smell would violate even Crenshaw’s delicate sensibilities and he would order them to go down to the creek and wash off. That would cause all the gars to cease their minnow gutting out of disgust which is the ultimate insult to the natural beauty of The Bottoms second only to blue smoke coming from an outboard motor and that’s why not to invite the whole Boggy Creek gang to Thanksgiving. The End

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  26. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Sitting Duck:
    If any of you have been threatened by your Aunt Tillie with being beaned with a skillet full of hot bacon grease if you show up with a green bean casserole again, I offer a suitable alternative. For those of you making retching noises, I’m going to take a guess that your first experience with Brussels sprouts was boiled. Understandable, since boiled Brussels sprouts are gross. However, this recipe will offer quite a different experience.

    1 lb. fresh Brussels sprouts, halved
    1 tbsp. oil
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup slivered almonds

    Mix oil with salt and pepper in a bowl. Add sprouts and mix until thoroughly coated. Transfer to a baking dish and roast at 400F for thirty minutes. Sprinkle cranberries and almonds on top and roast a further five minutes.

    That sounds really good. I too was traumatized by boiled Brussel Sprouts as a child. Then one year we grew them in the garden for ourselves, and having fresh young sprouts lightly steamed with butter = veggie heaven.

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  27. Numanoid
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    Judy (Ann-Margret) from Kitten With A Whip, without a doubt. She’d spice up dinner, I bet. Her friends are not invited, but if she wants to bring Silver (Mamie Van Doren) from Girls Town along, I wouldn’t say no. I would never stop giving thanks.

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  28. Jason Davis
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    I would invite the rulers from the magic voyage of sinbad just to ask what’s the deal with the beards.

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  29. Kenneth Morgan
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    Hmmmm….

    As far as movie characters are concerned, I suppose Keith, the NASA director from “Marooned”, would be a good guest. I’ve followed the space program since I was a kid (back when we were still doing manned launches ourselves), so I’m sure the conversation would be interesting.

    As for actual people, how about Ed Wood, Coleman Francis and Hal Warren? They get a lot of grief over their films, so inviting them over for a Thanksgiving dinner would just be a nice thing to do.

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  30. Cameron Bane
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    The Giant Leeches, from Attack of the. They’d take care of my annoying relatives, leaving me only dried husks for post-festivities disposal.

    Plus, at the end of the evening I could use them for bait when I go fishing for Giant Bass.

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  31. Stiiv
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    Caroline Munro from “Starcrash”, Cleolanta, & maybe Trace, to be my wingman. ;>

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  32. kevinhayman
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    Zap Rowsdower.
    “Hey Zap! This food is diabetic friendly!”
    “Yeah. Right.”
    “WHAT A CLASSIC ROWSDOWERISM!!”

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  33. Sitting Duck
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    Speaking of Thanksgiving festivities, I’ve gotten the Shout Factory TV on my Roku. Currently, it has a selection of the various titles they offer. I assume it’ll have an icon on Thursday for the Turkey Day Marathon. How far in advance will it likely be up prior to the official start time?

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  34. PJ
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    Sitting Duck:
    Speaking of Thanksgiving festivities, I’ve gotten the Shout Factory TV on my Roku. Currently, it has a selection of the various titles they offer. I assume it’ll have an icon on Thursday for the Turkey Day Marathon. How far in advance will it likely be up prior to the official start time?

    Not sure, I think they have a countdown to the start a few minutes before though.

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  35. JediPeaceFrog
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    The Great Vorelli.

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  36. Lisa H.
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    Hoping he’ll bring ham for Thanksgiving?

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  37. Sitting Duck
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    BTW for those who haven’t seen it yet, the MST3K Store has a familiar shirt for sale until Monday.

    https://mst3kstore.com/product/joike-sweatshirt-limited-edition?product_id=6617

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  38. Kenneth Morgan
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    Turkey Day related question: does anyone know if the intros from this year’s and last year’s Turkey Day marathon are archived anywhere? I’ll be away and won’t have computer access, so I’d like to catch up on them later.

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  39. jay
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    Food –

    Of all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes we will enjoy tomorrow which have been featured in episodes of Our Show? Ham from DEVIL DOLL is mentioned above as is turkey in association with Turkey Volume Guessing Man. There is also cider from TOUCH OF SATAN and I guess you could throw in dried apples (not dried apple heads, please) from there, too. What else?

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  40. radioman970
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    Surprised on one said the Laserblast dude yet. I mean… fried turkey in seconds!

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  41. Sitting Duck
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    radioman970:
    Surprised on one said the Laserblast dude yet.I mean…fried turkey in seconds!

    But it would end up all dry and gross.

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  42. radioman970
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    Sitting Duck: But it would end up all dry and gross.

    So…normal at my house. :p

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  43. jay
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    Sitting Duck: But it would end up all dry and gross.

    You could laserblast two beater vans and set the turkey in between them. The indirect heat would cook your bird to perfection just like grandma turtle alien used to do.

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