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Thanksgiving’s always been an integral part of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 experience, as its annual Turkey Day marathon has long provided an outlet for those turkey-stuffed few who’d rather yell at movies than sports. The marathon’s still on for this year, but it’s coming just a touch early in order to make way for the series new season, Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet, which hits Netflix on November 22.

On Sunday, November 18, Shout! Factory TV will host a marathon featuring six MST3K episodes with new intros starring OG overseer Joel Hodgson and current host Jonah Ray. The marathon will also include behind-the-scenes interviews with The Gauntlet cast and crew, as well as a celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary. The jeering kicks off at 12 p.m. ET.


Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, Baron Vaughn, and Hampton Yount will all be reuniting with Ray for The Gauntlet, where we’ll find out just went down with our intrepid host and that giant metal serpent that descended upon him at the end of last season. “I think the movies are even worse than last season, but I know the show is better,” Hodgson told us upon The Gauntlet’s announcement. “I could be mixing those two up.”

Check out a trailer for the marathon below:

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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