Thanksgiving is that time when you have to sit around with relatives that you see just once a year and fake like you cared about all their Facebook posts. Then they expect you to sit on the sofa with them and root for two NFL that never matter in your life. It makes you question the sensibility of the Indians for feeding the Pilgrims. Thankfully now you can fake an urgent phone call, lock your old bedroom door and indulge in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon on your smart phone. As we await the arrival of the new episodes, Joel and new host Jonah Ray will show six of the best episodes ever on shoutfactorytv.com. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
Shout! Factory to Host 2016 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon
Featuring Top Six Classic Episodes of All Time
Annual Streaming Marathon Invites Fans to Spend Thanksgiving with MST3K Creator Joel Hodgson and Season 11 Host Jonah Ray
It’s time to talk turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! Shout! Factory continues its revival of the beloved MST-ie Thanksgiving tradition with a newly curated Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and Season 11 host Jonah Ray, the marathon will feature the six most popular classic MST3K episodes of all time.
Starting at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on Thursday, November 24th, the marathon will showcase the six most popular classic episodes as chosen from the recent fan survey of the 100 Most Popular Classic MST3K Episodes, as well as brand-new episode intros. Visit ShoutFactoryTV.com to partake in the Turkey Day festivities and participate in the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #mst3k.
Following the record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K in 2015, 14 new episodes of MST3K will be airing on Netflix in 2017. Season 11 will feature comedian Jonah Ray as the next host (“Jonah Heston”), actress and comedian Felicia Day as the next Mad (“Kinga Forrester”), actor and comedian Patton Oswalt as the next evil henchman (“TV’s Son of TV’s Frank”), comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount as the newest voices of “Tom Servo” and “Crow T. Robot,” respectively, and of course, more cheesy movies to riff.
For updates on the Turkey Day Marathon and Mystery Science Theater 3000, follow @MST3K, @JoelGHodgson and @ShoutFactory on Twitter, “Like” https://www.facebook.com/MST3K on Facebook, and follow @MST3K on Instagram.
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