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Robot Roll Call: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ is returning!

Robot Roll Call: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ is returning!
March 22, 2014 JEREMY FEIST
Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Science Theater 3000

After Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue crushed my soul, here’s something to help heal your spirits: The guys from RiffTrax are bringing Mystery Science Theater 3000 back to TV, as a special for National Geographic Channel! Zap2It reports …

National Geographic is bringing the RiffTrax crew — Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy (as Tom Servo) and Bill Corbett (as Crow T. Robot) — back for three episodes on April 1. While details are not yet available, the trio are expected to riff on some form of television programming — National Geographic documentaries be due for the joking treatment?

As someone who has DVD copies of both MST3K: The Movie and Joe Don Baker’s Mitchell (“Who’s the puffy guy who’s a big blurry sex machine?” “Mitchell!”) this makes me happy to no end. It’ll also mark the first time I’ll watch National Geographic on purpose rather than because my boyfriend has hijacked the TV for one of those feel-bad hypothetical apocalypse specials. I seriously hate those things with a passion. But if Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot talk over them? HYSTERICAL!