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

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


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)

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