A cult television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson (replaced by Mike Nelson after the fifth season)originating from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It consisted largely of fictional characters making fun of existing cult films, a format which proved to be influential. Original episodes aired on Comedy Central and the SciFi Channel from 1989 to 1999. The show started with a short run on Minnesota UHF station KTMA channel 23 from 1988 to 1989.
Arguments about whether Joel or Mike was better on Mystery Science Theater 3000 are usually pointless.
by Eric Seven February 20, 2005

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