MST3K on "Cheap Seats"


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For the first time since 1999, Mike Nelson, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot made a new appearance on television, riffing the March 14th episode of ESPN Classic's Cheap Seats with Randy and Jason Sklar. While the MST3K crew made only three brief appearances, in shadowrama, the episode was widely mentioned in the mainstream press, including such newspapers as The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. It even made the spotlight of Entertainment Weekly's daily "must watch" list, which stated:

Cheap Seats (ESPN Classic) Good snark is hard to come by, so all hail the second-season return of the brothers Sklar for ESPN's mocking homage to B-level sports. Riffing on clips from a creative-breaking competition (martial artists smashing boards in innovative ways!), the siblings zing one-liners on everything from The Karate Kid to pirate couture. Better yet is a cameo from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew, who bust on Seats, noting, "A cable show where you make fun of other people's [clips]. It'll never last." B -Paul Katz
In case you missed it, the episode will most likely be repeated many times by the network, probably during the weekly Cheap Seats marathon shown every Saturday night/Sunday morning. Check ESPN Classic's schedule page for more information. You can also watch a clip from the episode here. Look for the episode titled "Creative Breaking Championships/K-1 Fighting."

Here are a few screenshots from the episode:

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