PSA: Turkey Day coming up!

In the U.S. Thanksgiving is coming up at the end of the month and with that comes a proud holiday tradition, The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon! On Thanksgiving Day at noon eastern time, Joel will be back again to show us some more bad movies topped with the sweet and savory gravy called riff. I’ll be there to stuff myself full of the dark meat of bad movies and the cranberry sauce of robotic comedians.

For those not in the know, riffing is basically just talking over a movie, responding to things said or actions taking place on screen. Nobody does it better than Best Brains (the team behind MST3K) and their progeny (Rifftrax & Cinematic Titanic). Those outings are also good, like ham, but stick with the great big turkey bird that is MST3K if you don’t know what you’re getting into.

The official MST youtube channel (get to it through that first video!) has two full movies on it, and they both come with a riffing guide built into the annotations; which is kind of great considering a lot of the references are to things that happened long before I was either born or cognizant of pop culture. But don’t let that dissuade you young’ins, even the fruit cake of obscure reference is delicious in the quantities MST serves up.

If you’re looking for a good time right now (yeah, lets keep this anonymous, just like a bathroom wall) then go to youtube and… don’t tell anyone I told you this, but type in “mst3k” into the search bar and you’ll be able to find almost every movie they’ve ever done. A good jumping in point to brine you for Turkey Day? Try “Catalina Caper” the movie is as poisonous as a raw potato, but the MST boys boil it thoroughly and stick a fork in it when it’s done.

And never forget to end your MST3K meal with a big helping of the pumpkin pie of overused simile.

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