This year will prove to be a rather difficult and trying Thanksgiving season, of course. After all, just about every moment of 2020 has been some kind of form of escalating hell. But not everything is terrible. Though we’ll likely be separated from our closest friends and family in this holiday season among a global pandemic, one holiday tradition can carry on without interruption — the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon.
MSTies know that the Turkey Day Marathon started on Comedy Central, often featuring new host segments amidst a barrage of movie-riffing madness. The good people at Shout! Factory revived the long-dormant tradition a few years ago on their own streaming service Shout! Factory TV. This year’s marathon will consist of six cinematic turkeys, and begins streaming on Thursday, November 26th at 9am EST/6am PST.
Hosting this year’s festivities are the crew of MST3K Live, including Emily Marsh, Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Crow (Nate Begle), and GPC/MegaSynthia (Yvonne Freese). You can also expect crew members from the Satellite of Love to make an appearance, including MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and the most recent host Jonah Ray.
Shout! Factory TV is available through Roku, Pluto TV, YouTube, Twitch, and more. For more information go to Shout! Factory TV‘s website. It may be a tough Thanksgiving, but we can all be thankful that we’ve got movie sign.