Mystery Science Theater 3000 Celebrates Netflix Comeback by Dumping on Stranger Things

That's one way to say, "Thanks, Netflix."

Recommended Videos

Mystery Science Theater 3000 made a Kickstarter- (and, later, Netflix-) fueled comeback at the end of last week when we were all too busy with Star Wars news to take notice, but it is not to be ignored. The revived show is every bit as great as you remember—maybe more—and that’s on full display in their loving take on another one of Netflix’s gems: Stranger Things.

They skirted making fun of a bunch of children (though certainly not because they’re above it) by sticking to the introduction of David Harbour’s Jim Hopper, and the results kind of make us wish Netflix would just do this as an alternate version of all of their shows. Sometimes it’s even more fun to bust on something we all love than on the laughably bad fare MST3K normally concerns itself with, and it was all out of love, as the video’s description adds, “Jonah and the bots riff on one of their sister shows on Netflix, Stranger Things. HUGE thank you to Stranger Things for allowing us to run amok for a few minutes on their amazing show!”

This is just a short taste of what the restored show has waiting for you, but rest of the 14-episode new MST3K season is, thankfully, full-length and waiting for you to relive its former glory on Netflix. We recommend you do so in the not-too-distant-future.

(featured image: Netflix)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—

Follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google+.


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article 14 Best TikTok Songs of All Time
TikTok logo
Read Article Unsure About ‘Elden Ring’? Try These 9 Similar RPGs
Screenshot from Elden Ring
Read Article ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’: Cast and Characters, Trailer & More
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power logo on Amazon Prime Video
Read Article Who Is the Mysterious New Villain in ‘Moon Knight’?
Ethan Hawke talks to Marc Spector as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight.
Read Article What Is the Marvel Secret Society in the ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer?
illumanti is here girl—maybe
Related Content
Read Article 14 Best TikTok Songs of All Time
TikTok logo
Read Article Unsure About ‘Elden Ring’? Try These 9 Similar RPGs
Screenshot from Elden Ring
Read Article ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’: Cast and Characters, Trailer & More
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power logo on Amazon Prime Video
Read Article Who Is the Mysterious New Villain in ‘Moon Knight’?
Ethan Hawke talks to Marc Spector as Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight.
Read Article What Is the Marvel Secret Society in the ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer?
illumanti is here girl—maybe
Author
Dan Van Winkle
Dan Van Winkle (he) is an editor and manager who has been working in digital media since 2013, first at now-defunct <em>Geekosystem</em> (RIP), and then at <em>The Mary Sue</em> starting in 2014, specializing in gaming, science, and technology. Outside of his professional experience, he has been active in video game modding and development as a hobby for many years. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (their dog), both of whom are the best, and you will regret challenging him at <em>Smash Bros.</em>