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A lot of the shows that really become hit shows are often demonstrated, like Mystery Science Theater.
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A lot of times when I sit down with the other comics and try to talk theory, they say I'm being too serious.
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Beanie and Cecil was the first cartoon I remember watching and I think there are analogies.
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Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's.
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But after that, I was extremely happy with the story and the look of the show at the beginning of season two - everything was working together. I felt like it was finished conceptually.
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But if you think you aren't creative that's cool, too. I think being around people who aren't creative is kind of refreshing and nice.
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Even The Simpsons began as those little interstitials with Tracey Ullman.
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Gypsy was the name my brother gave a pet turtle he had. I always thought it was so peculiar.
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I didn't walk up to Jim Mallon with a finished script and a show bible for MST3K. I just had a few drawings of a set and some robots and a some silhouettes in theatre seats.
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I mean, Mystery Science Theater could not be written on a piece of paper and given to somebody. It would have to be seen.
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I spend a lot of time thinking about what I do and how it fits into the scheme of things. I won't do something just because it's funny.
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I think the most direct link is to the Douglas Trumble film Silent Running, which had a huge influence on me as a kid.
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If you notice any of the press from when I was with the show, I would always deny it being the year 3000.
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It was very disorienting and I didn't like it, but the people who like Mystery Science Theater all seem to understand the story.
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It's always a great compliment when I find out that some of my work has inspired someone else to try something creative.
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My brother and I work together, and we do demonstrate every show we create. We are really into the concept of exhibiting ideas.
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Mystery Science Theater is really a postmodern show, it's really derived of many influences.
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So if you're looking for conceptual congruity, start looking for it at the beginning of season two of the Comedy Channel.
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So the actual riffing came out of us just sitting there and doing it the way I think some people think we really did it, which is all spontaneously, and it really was.
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South Park started as a little video Christmas card.
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That's why I did what I did - others inspired me.
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The first twenty shows at TV 23 were really a workshop.
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The idea of a guy alone with robots is from the movie Silent Running. I saw that as a kid and it had a huge influence on me.
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The internet is a total inversion of television. It's the opposite.
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The Mads attached the 3000 to make it look like it was the 3000th version of the experiment, you know - sort of spruce it up a bit. Obviously, they were lying and it was only the first version.
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The name Crow was inspired by a number of things. I thought it would be cool to have a robot with sort of a Native American feel to it.
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Then a friend of Jim's suggested we make a theme song to explain the story, and this is where the Mads came from. Josh and I wrote it into the theme song.
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Then we tried to come up with ideas for the sketches, and then, when we actually shot the movie, we really just sat down - never previewed the movie - we just really winged it.
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These production deadlines are murder, especially if you're a group of people who had never really built a TV series before.
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They would hear 3000 and think it was the year 3000, I was hoping it would sort of disorient them and prepare them for the strange message they were about to receive.
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Well, really the way worked was that I had probably built fifty robots before Mystery Science Theater, and I had sold them in a store in Minneapolis in a store called Props, which was kind of a high end gift shop.
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Well, we had more money and more time the first season than we did at TV 23.
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When we did the pilot, I sort of pictured this guy pirating a signal and then this story unfolding of him building this satellite and these robots and watching these bad movies.
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When we got signed to do a second season for the Comedy Channel, we had more money and more time than the first season.
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