Ever since the ’90s, the tradition has been to gather around the TV and get bored of watching the Detroit Lions getting stomped. Someone immediately says, “Let’s watch the Turkey Day Marathon of Mystery Science Theater 3000!” And immediately the channel was changed and things got better as we waited for the food to be served. As soon as you ate your fill, you’d grab a slice of pie and head back to the TV. It was the perfect way to avoid conversing with the relative who swore the world would be better if it wasn’t for the…. Now this year because of COVID-19, we’re supposed to celebrated Thanksgiving in smaller groups because you don’t want to get sick from that same relative. The good news is you can now watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon 2020 from the comfort of your recliner without worrying about leaving your house or having people over. You don’t have to sit at the little kids table. You can eat dinner in front of the TV that’s attached to a streaming service. What’s playing for this year’s marathon? We don’t know since it was voted on by viewers and they want to surprise us. There’s going to be new introductions from various cast members and Bots. So call your relatives before 9 a.m. (east coast time) and wish them well and then sit back for the hilarity. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory TV:
Shout! Factory TV and Joel Hodgson’s
Alternaversal Productions to Present
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon 2020
Break out the pureed giblets and crack open some canned wassail– it’s time to celebrate Turkey Day Mystery Science Theater 3000-style! This year, give thanks for turkeys of the cinematic variety as Shout! Factory and Alternaversal Productions continue the beloved holiday tradition with a newly curated Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day streaming marathon, hosted by the cast of MST3K LIVE and special guests from the Netflix series.
Starting at 9 am ET / 6 am PT on Thursday, November 26, the marathon will feature six classic MST3K episodes, chosen by fans for the first time via a bracket elimination poll. This year also marks the first time that the marathon will be available worldwide, with MSTies outside North America able to tune in via the official MST3K Twitch and YouTube channels. Hosted by MST3K LIVE host Emily Marsh, along with Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Crow (Nate Begle), and GPC/MegaSynthia (Yvonne Freese), the marathon will feature new host segments, as well as special appearances by MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, and Jonah Ray (Jonah Heston) and Rebecca Hanson (Synthia) from the critically acclaimed Netflix series Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Visit MST3KTurkeyDay.com for info on how to watch the Turkey Day marathon and participate in Turkey Day festivities during the event by using the hashtag #MST3KTurkeyDay.
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