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This is a list of everything else that didn't air within a normal seasonal structure.


Turkey Day

This was an annual marathon hosted by Comedy Central on Thanksgiving Day. One unofficial Turkey Day marathon was also hosted by The Sci-Fi Channel.

Name Network Original Airdates Screenshot
Turkey Day '91 Comedy Central November 28-29, 1991 TD91
A 30-hour marathon consisting of 15 episodes and lasting from 12 AM on Thursday until 6 AM on Friday. Hosted by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank with bumpers by Joel Robinson, Crow and Tom Servo.
Turkey Day '92 Comedy Central November 25-27, 1992 TD92
A 30.5-hour marathon consisting of 15 episodes and 1 special and lasting from 6 PM on Wednesday until 12:30 AM on Friday. Hosted by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank with bumpers by Joel Robinson, Crow and Tom Servo.
Turkey Day '93 Comedy Central November 24-26, 1993 TD93
A 32-hour marathon consisting of 16 episodes and lasting from 6 PM on Wednesday until 2 AM on Friday. Hosted by fan Debbie Tobin with bumpers by her costumed guests.
Turkey Day '94 Comedy Central November 23-25, 1994 TD94
A 28-hour marathon consisting of 14 episodes and lasting from 8 PM on Wednesday until 12 AM on Friday. Hosted by Adam West.
Turkey Day '95 (MST3K Anthology) Comedy Central November 23-24, 1995 TD95
A 15-hour marathon consisting of 7 episodes and 1 special and lasting from 9 AM on Thursday until 12 AM on Friday. Hosted by Dr. Forrester.
Turkey Day '97 (Thanksgiving Marathon) The Sci-Fi Channel November 27-28, 1997 TD97
A 20.5-hour marathon consisting of 7 episodes, 1 special and 2 Star Wars movies and lasting from 7:30 AM on Thursday until 4 AM on Friday. Not hosted by anyone.


TV Specials

Other than full-length episodes, MST3K produced several, shorter specials for broadcast on TV.

Name Network Original Airdate Screenshot
This Is MST3K Comedy Central November 14, 1992 Tim
A behind-the-scenes look at the show hosted by Penn Jillette. Aired between episodes 414 and 415.
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special Comedy Central March 22, 1995 Lgs
A half-hour Academy Awards special in which Mike and the bots riff on press kit material from Oscar contenders. Aired between episodes 623 and 624.
Poopie Parade of Values Comedy Central November 23, 1995 Ppv
An infomercial hosted by Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, and Kevin Murphy that sold tapes of Poopie! and The MST Scrapbook. Aired during Turkey Day '95 just prior to 701T.
MST3K: The Home Game The Sci-Fi Channel February 25, 1997 Thg
A promotional special where viewers were invited to submit captions to the film World Without End over the internet. In lieu of host segments, special interviews and behind-the-scenes footage was shown. Two versions were done, one at 4 PM and one at 11 PM.
The Making of Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Sci-Fi Channel August 15, 1997 Tmo
A behind-the-scenes look at the show. Aired between episodes 815 and 816.
1st Annual Summer Blockbuster Review The Sci-Fi Channel September 2, 1997 Sbr1
A half-hour special in which Mike and the bots riff on summer movie trailers. Aired between episodes 816 and 817.
Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special The Sci-Fi Channel March 19, 1998 Arc
A half-hour special in which Mike and the bots riff on movie trailers from Oscar contenders. Aired between episodes 901 and 902.
2nd Annual Summer Blockbuster Review The Sci-Fi Channel September 4, 1998 Sbr2
A half-hour special in which Mike and the bots riff on summer movie trailers. Aired between episodes 912 and 913.

Unaired Specials

Specials released directly to VHS tape or Playstation CD-ROM.

Name Company Release Date Screenshot
Poopie! MST3K Info Club Spring, 1995 Poopie1
Bloopers from seasons 2-6. First released in Info Club catalog #44.
The MST Scrapbook MST3K Info Club Spring, 1995 Scrap
A compilation of various material from the show, including a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of the sets, clips from KTMA episodes and footage from the 1994 ConventioCon ExpoFest-A-Rama. First released in Info Club catalog #45.
Assignment: Venezuela MST3K Info Club August, 1996 Aven
Created for the abandoned MST3K: The CD-ROM, this short was first shown at the 1996 ConventioCon. It was later released on Assignment: Venezuela and Other Shorts in Info Club catalog #151.
Poopie! II MST3K Info Club Holiday, 1997 Poopie2
Bloopers from seasons 7-8 and Poopie Parade of Values. First released in Info Club catalog #88.
Playstation Underground Playstation Underground February, 1998 Psxu
Mike and the bots riff on Playstation video game footage. Released on Playstation Underground, Vol. 2, #1.
The Last Dance - Raw MST3K Info Club Holiday, 1999 Raw
Camcorder footage shot by Jim Mallon of the filming of the last episode. First released in Info Club catalog #136.

Notes

The titles for the TV Specials are taken from the title screens as seen in the episode. The titles for the Unaired Specials are taken from the labels on the VHS tapes[1], with the exceptions of Assignment: Venezuela and Playstation Underground, which are taken from their title screens.

The original airdates for the Turkey Days and TV Specials were verified using the "All Time MST3K Broadcast Schedule."[2]


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