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Twitch is getting kind of meta with its next TV marathon. In the not-too-distant future—June 26 at 11:00 a.m. PT, to be exact—Amazon’s ever-expanding livestreaming platform will host six straight days of classic Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes. Shout! Factory, the distribution company that owns the rights to the series and streams dozens of episodes for free on its ad-supported service, has started up an official Twitch channel where it will air the 38 MST3K episodes and stream “other shows” later this year.

This MST3K marathon comes hot on the heels of Twitch’s successful run through all 886 episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, one of several PBS series the service has broadcast as it attempts to expand its audience beyond the video game streams it’s known for. MST3K is an especially fitting choice, seeing as how it turned cracking wise over other people’s content—Twitch’s bread and butter—into a beloved form of entertainment in itself.


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