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Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTies of the Past

radioman970 opines:

I was watching “Last of the Wild Horses,” with all the hilarious Trek alternate universe stuff going … Frank was doing Joel’s insane Joey the Lemur stuff and I began to wonder … it just came to me … would Andy Kaufman have been a MST3K fan had he lived to see it? I miss old Andy … and I think he would have been one of us. 
So … what historical famous person who didn’t live to see the show do you think would have been a fan and why? Also, favorite episode(s)…?

I like to think Churchill would have been a MSTie. Favorite episode: The Killer Shrews. He would have understood the battle.

What’s your pick?

60 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTies of the Past”

  1. jay says:

    Japanese Emperor Hirohito –

    Who would not appreciate having a burrito named after himself? The Hirohito-rito from 319 War of the Colossal Beast.

       5 likes

  2. itsspideyman: 2019 Will find no change.

    And believe me, I’ve checked under every cushion in the living room.

       1 likes

  3. mst3kme says:

    Eric J:

    Stay there.

    The Original EricJ: And believe me, I’ve checked under every cushion in the living room.

       6 likes

  4. jay says:

    “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

       3 likes

  5. losingmydignity says:

    V. Nabokov would have loved MST, I think. I’ve read the two big Brian Boyd biographies and though he had very high standards when it came to art and literature, he loved parody and deploys it in a lot of his novels. Boyd recounts Nabokov going to the movies and howling with laughter at the cliches in several films. He loved a good joke, he loved parody, and his novels are full of both high and low brow references and we know how important that is to MST’s comedy. I think he would have been delighted by the show.

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  6. Sitting Duck says:

    EAG46:
    Shakespeare understood riffing; in A Midsummer Night’s Dream the rough theatricals were heckled by the aristocrats they were performing for. Odds are the groundling audiences hurled out various bits of commentary like “OI! Cleopatra needs a shave!” and “Shut up and die already!”

    I’d like to think that the contemporary audiences of Macbeth reacted the same way Tolkien did upon learning how the Great Birnam Wood coming to Dunsinane Hill prophecy was fulfilled. Though Kurosawa was able to make that look reasonably good in Throne of Blood.

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  7. GareChicago says:

    EAG46: Alejandro Jodorowsky

    During Chicago’s “Shakespeare in the Park” a couple of years ago, the guy who played Thisbe even had the aristocrats chuckling with his performance.

    Speaking of which – there’s a brief riff in “Hired!”, when the manager is looking over reports and rotates in his swivel chair, and Tom says “Hello, wall… ”

    I always wondered if that was a Pyramus and Thisbe reference…

    Gare

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  8. GareChicago says:

    mst3kme:
    Eric J:

    Stay there.

    Now, now… he’s actually mostly doing ok here. Let’s give him some room.

    Plus… that bit about checking the couch for change was pretty good.

    Gare

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  9. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    GareChicago: Now, now… he’s actually mostly doing ok here. Let’s give him some room.

    Plus… that bit about checking the couch for change was pretty good.

    Gare

    Yes, after heaven-knows-how-many years, Big Time Humor Expert finally said something funny.

    Huz.

    Zah.

       2 likes

  10. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    And, yes, that has the option of being “ZAH!”

       2 likes

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