The Five Best Songs from "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
Just when you thought it was safe to screen your terrible movie, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are returning to theaters tonight for a national live riffing of the '90s cult classic Starship Troopers. Yes, Michael J. Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy are bringing their special brand of silver screen skewering, which they've dubbed Rifftrax Live, coast-to-coast thanks to Fathom Events, so fans can once again enjoy the loud voices chastising the screen at their local cineplex being actually funny! Being many of us as the Weekly are lifelong fans of the guys, we're marking this special occasion by counting down our five favorite songs from their run on MST3K. So pick a seat near the front because we've got movie sign!
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5. "Idiot Control Now" (from Episode 303 "Pod People")
The bulk of the music from Mystery Science Theater 3000 was inspired by something truly dreadful the cast would have to endure seeing onscreen. But in the case of fan favorite episode 303 "Pod People," they were given something offensive for another one of their senses as well. In the film, a "musician" "character" performs a song in a recording studio whose lyrics are almost entirely indistinguishable. Joel and the Bots decide to recreate the magic as best they can with their cover of the song, attempting to get as close to the original lyrics as possible.
4. "Where, Oh Werewolf?" (from Episode 904 "Werewolf")
Nothing better than a 1950s girl group parody, except for maybe one involving a werewolf. Here, Mike and the Bots bring together the heartbreaking frustration of teenage love with the timeless theme of werewolves. One of the show's most dead-on stylistic executions, it's greatness is strong enough to make us overlook the forced rhyming of "approve" and "love," like we would for all classic girl groups.