The show revolves around a group of folks stuck out in space on the Satellite of Love and an evil nemesis (Dr. Forester or Pearl) on Earth that has sent them there. While there, they are forced to watch terrible movies and be monitored by the evil Dr. Forester or Pearl. The hosts changed over the years, this show was on for over a decade, but the laughs are still there. The original host was Joel Hodgson know on the show as Joel Robinson and then Mike Nelson took over. Now to tell the truth, I don't have a favorite here, Joel and Mike are really funny in their own right and each show they hosted I found hilarious. But even more hilarious are the puppets on the show, Joel and Mike had two puppets they sat in the 'theater' with to watch these God-awful movies. One is Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, a candy machine. There is also Gyspy a big purple headed puppet with long black tubing and Cambot, their camera. In between segments they come out of the theater to tell jokes and do funny skits based on whatever madness that was in that movie. You have to watch it to actually get the gist of it. The movies they skewered every week were just atrociously bad so having three people sit there and make quips, sarcastic remarks, and flat out fun of a piece of a cinematic crap is just great. The show began in 1989 and ended it's run in about early 2000s. The whole set looked like it cost about a hundred dollars but you didn't watch to see the set, you watched to see the movie they would roast every week and laugh to your heart's desire. If you ever get the opportunity to rent it and watch it, please do you will not be disappointed. Especially if you enjoy this sort of humor, like I do.
Here's a list of my favorites:
- MST3K: Manos-The Hands of Fate
- MST3K: Bogey Creek II, this is particularly hilarious
- MST3K: Teenagers from Space
- MST3K: Hercules Unchained
- MST3K: Hercules and the Moon Men
- MST3K: Eegah!
- MST3K: The Brain that Wouldn't Die
Here are some clips, be careful if you're drinking anything it may shoot out of your nose at the belly laughs.