Season 4: In The Groove|
The season began on 6/6/92 and closed on 1/30/93. Mst3k was now at the top of its critical and popular peak. For me there are a few knockout experiments nestled within a bunch knotted in the middle groove, a league high 10 silver grades were awarded. As a result - of the seasons with 22 or more eps, year 4 contributed the fewest experiments to my top 50, with a meager 3 (though there are 4 honorable mentions). But one of those three, the final experiment of the season, left a huge mark on the fan community and gave us one of its most enduring characters. The goat man named Torgo!
MST in 1992
Turkey Day we got Dr. F feeding Frank a turkey for every movie shown. The marathon lasted for 30 and half hours with these 15 experiments - #415, 322, 401, 208, 403, 317, 402, 210, 321, 411, 404, 408, 320, 312, 416, This Is MST3K
The 23-minute special, "This is MST3K" premiers on November 14. Hosted by Penn Jillette, it takes a behind scenes look at the show and its fans.
MST Alive! Taking place a week after the airing of episode #405. The gang riffed on World Without End at the Uptown Theater in Minneapolis, for 2 showings on July 10th and 11th 1992.
Mary Jo Pehl joins the writing staff
Joel and the Bot host a weenie roast on the 4th of July on Comedy Central
What else was going on in 1992?
The Toronto Blue Jays become the first non-US team to win the World Series.
President George H. W. Bush gets sick at a state dinner in Japan. Puking in the lap of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa then fainting. USA! USA!
Silence of the Lambs wins Best Picture at the 66th Academy Awards.
September 27 – Brett Favre makes his first start for the –WOO HOO- Green Bay Packers!
Kristi Yamaguchi wins Olympic gold in Ladies Singles Figure Skating
66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts the Tonight Show for the last time. Ending a 30-year stint.
My Favorite Season 4 experiments (culled from my top 50+ list)
1. Monster A-Go Go (#14 overall)
2. Manos: The Hands of Fate (#17)
3. The Human Duplicators (#27)
4. Rebel Set (#55 Hon Mention)
5. Bride of the Monster (#56 Hon. Mention)
6. Day the Earth Froze (#57 Hon. Mention)
7. The Magic Sword (#69 Hon. Mention)
Award BreakdownsHome to Mighty Jacks MST3K Review
Best in Show: 2 total
Monster A-Go Go, Manos
Platinum: 1 total
The Human Duplicators
Gold: 6 total
Day The Earth Froze, Rebel Set, Magic Sword, Giant Leeches, Bride of the Monster, Crash of Moons
Silver: 10 total
Killer Shrews, Gila Monster, Teenagers From Outer Space, Herc a/t Captive Women, Herc Unchained, Indestructible Man, Tormented, Manhunt in Space, Fire Maidens, Eye Creatures
Bronze: 3 total
Being From Another Planet, Space Travelers, Beatniks
Tin Foil: 1 total
Sub Par: 1 total
Hercules and the Moonmen
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