Thanksgiving used to be a great holiday when the family got together to share a meal and feel grateful for the previous year. But then one of your aunts married that loudmouth who seems to spend his day calling talk radio shows to tell people how things really are. Enduring an evening with him makes you wonder why there aren’t Homicide Hotlines where operators try to talk you out of choking this guy to death with a wishbone and burying him in the giblets. The good news is this year you can claim you might have the Bubonic plague from China and stay home to watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon with people that are truly your family: Joel, Mike, the Bots and even the Mad Scientists. The tradition that started decades ago is back with Crow T Robot and Tom Servo even hosting six hand picked classic episodes. And you can watch them online via Shout! Factory TV. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory with all the details. Remember that staying home and watching MST3K will keep you from having a final meal of turkey on death row.
Shout! Factory TV to Host 2019 Mystery
Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon
Annual Holiday Streaming Marathon Invites Fans to Spend Thanksgiving with their Robot Friends
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, crack open some canned wassail and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon! Hosted by everyone’s favorite robot friends, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K hand-picked by series creator Joel Hodgson.
Starting at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT on Thursday, November 28, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes, as well as new episode intros featuring Tom Servo and Crow. Visit MST3KTurkeyDay.com for info on how to watch the Turkey Day marathon and participate in Turkey Day festivities during the holiday week by using the hashtag #MST3KTurkeyDay.
For those who can’t get enough helpings of cheesy cinema, Shout! Factory TV will whet your appetite with the launch of the dedicated Mystery Science Theater 3000 Twitch channel! Leading up to the start of the Turkey Day marathon, this new channel will launch with a full week of classic MST3K episodes livestreamed in chronological order, starting at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT on Wednesday, November 20th. Following the Turkey Day marathon, the channel will remain a dedicated home for classic MST3K episodes and related programming. Visit www.twitch.tv/mst3k for more info.
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