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Max is an assistant at the Moon 13 research base. He works for Kinga Forrester. He is portrayed by Patton Oswalt.

Max introduces himself in Reptilicus as "TV's Son of TV's Frank", but his boss, Kinga, makes it clear that "Nobody calls him that. His name is Max. Just...just call him Max".

Personality

Max is familiar with (and fond of) the original Experiment, thus explaining his desire to establish his familial connection to TV's Frank (which may or may not be genuine).

Max has displayed unrequited affection for Kinga.

Max is an eager participant to Kinga's Experiment, and has shown little-to-no affection or sympathy towards Jonah and the Bots.

Behind the scenes

  • Patton Oswalt has previously been involved with MST3K in hosting the "reunion" panel at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con.[1]
  • When asked to work on the show he requested that he play "TV's Son of TV's Frank".
  • Several times during Season 11, Max demonstrates the foible of starting a bold statement, then losing his train of thought and ending the sentence in a rambling, unfocused way. Patton Oswalt had previously explored this idea on his comedy album "Finest Hour", in which he recounted his attempt to apply this trait to the role of a "gay best friend" in a romantic comedy film.[2]
  • The idea of the new "button pusher" being named Max may be in reference to the Peter Falk character from the 1965 Blake Edwards film The Great Race, who tended to work as a sidekick and press buttons for Jack Lemmon's villainous character Professor Fate. It may also have been partially inspired by the villainous Doc Hopper's soft-hearted assistant Max in The Muppet Movie (since several of the puppeteers on the show have connections to the Jim Henson company).

References

  1. MST3K Comic-Con Reunion
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sFyyGV9egM



The Mads
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Principal Dr. Clayton ForresterDr. Laurence ErhardtTV's FrankPearl ForresterProfessor BoboBrain GuyKinga ForresterMax
Secondary Gerry and SylviaDr. PeanutThe ObserversSynthiaArdySkeleton Crew
Mirror Universe Mike NelsonCrow T. RobotTom ServoGypsy
Locations Gizmonic InstituteDeep 13Deep ApeThe WidowmakerAncient RomeCastle ForresterMoon 13

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