Joel Hodgson

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In recent years it’s felt like the epic rift between jock and nerd has been healing quite a bit. So much so that, if you follow a movie geek on Twitter, it’s now just as likely that they’re going to be tweeting about the NFL on Sunday as it is that they’re going to be tweeting about the new theatrical film releases on Friday and Saturday. That’s not how it’s always been though. When I was young, nerds hated football and jocks hated nerd stuff, because that’s how god intended it. That’s why, for whole generations of nerd kids, Thanksgiving was an awful holiday that we had to celebrate by sitting around bored in living rooms full of our pants-unbuttoned relatives while everyone watched some snore-fest of a football game. That is, until Comedy Central decided to start playing huge blocks of episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 connected together with holiday-themed bumpers in 1991. The event was called Turkey Day, and it was good. With the advent of Turkey Day my childhood Thanksgivings went from distracting myself from football games by playing Gameboy to stealing away to whatever room contained a spare TV and a little bit of solitude so that I could gorge myself on cheesy movies and clever quips while everyone else gorged themselves on beige-colored food. The sad part of this story is that the wonderful tradition of Turkey Day only lasted until 1997, but the happy part is that a lot of MSTie diehards have […]

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Mystery-Science Theater 3000

This year is the 20th Anniversary of the classic comedy show Mystery-Science Theater 3000, and to celebrate, Shout! Factory is releasing a deluxe anniversary box sex. Series creator Joel Hodgson and producer Jim Mallon made their way to San Diego to promote the DVD release.

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