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On Thanksgiving Day of 2013, Shout! Factory produced an online 6-episode marathon of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, hosted by Joel Hodgson as himself (rather than in character as Joel Robinson).

The event was produced (in part) to promote the 25th Anniversary boxed set, and commercials for the boxed set appeared between the experiments. Other than that, there were no commercial breaks.

Some host segments/interstitials from previous Turkey Days were also used.

Hodgson selected the episodes, taking suggestions from fans via Twitter. He was reportedly impressed by several of the Sci-Fi Channel era episodes with which he had been previously unfamiliar. 

At the end of the last Host Segment, Tom Servo and Crow made a brief cameo, joining Joel at the dinner table. Neither of them spoke. Cambot was addressed (see below) but did not appear. Gypsy did not appear, nor did any of the Mads.

Host Segments

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon 2013 COMPLETE!-021:33

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon 2013 COMPLETE!-0

With the aid of Cambot, Joel Hodgson provided hints to the next movie and to test viewers' MST3K Literacy:

  • Third was a riff to a character saying "Paul" (I really enjoyed his letters to the Philippians), presented in the form of the Wheel of Fortune board.
  • Next was a pixelated picture of Joel and the bots, and the question "How much Keefe is in this movie?" The answer being Miles O'Keefe, and the movie Cave Dwellers.
  • Another Wheel of Fortune-style board for the last name of one of the Main Characters, Rowsdower, of The Final Sacrifice.
  • Another unfocused picture, this time of the title character of Mitchell.

Schedule

12:00 PM - Space Mutiny

1:30 PM - I Accuse My Parents

3:15 PM - Werewolf

4:50 PM - Cave Dwellers

6:30 PM - The Final Sacrifice

8:10 PM - Mitchell

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