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Watch: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Takes On ‘Mitchell’ In Full, Annotated Episode Now Streaming Online

Watch: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Takes On 'Mitchell' In Full, Annotated Episode Now Streaming Online

Were it not for “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” where would we be as a society right now? The live-tweeting (or live-snarking) of shlock like “Sharknado” owes a great deal to Joel Hodgson’s iconic show, and now a favorite episode of the cult comedy show is finally available for free online.

A little over 90-minutes long, this episode is from the show’s fifth season and centers around the 1975 Joe Don Baker-starring cop movie “Mitchell” (this episode also marks Hodgson’s final appearance). Thanks to a partnership with Shout Factory, the episodeand all future posted episodeswill contain annotations (from The Annotated MST) that delve into the MST3K crew’s often obscure jokes. For every easy-to-catch “Shaft” reference, Joel and his robot pals toss off a couple of references to long-since cancelled ’70s TV shows, so the annotations should prove useful to younger viewers.

Watch the “Mitchell” episode of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” below. [A.V. Club]

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