Yesterday, Shout! Factory sponsored a streaming Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon like what they used to do on Comedy Central in the old days. I watched a few episodes and one of the coolest things about the Turkey Day marathon was that Joel Hodgson filmed new segments where he read off tweets. I only caught his segments a couple of times, but damn it was amazing seeing Joel again. As cool as that was, I completely lost my shit when this happened:
Joel says the turkey’s done and it’s time to eat, he turns around to put it on the table and Crow and Tom Servo appear to have Thanksgiving dinner with Joel! Then fade to black.
It was so short, but seriously I got pretty emotional. It was like seeing long lost friends. And having them show up to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner, I dunno it just tugged at the old rusty heartstrings.
If there’s never any more Mystery Science Theater 3000 anything, it would be an amazing capper for an extraordinary show that many people still close to their hearts.