Back in the 1990s, a Thanksgiving tradition eagerly awaited by millions . . . er, more likely thousands — but thousands whose enthusiasm was not diminished by the smallness of their number! — was the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day marathon.
The show has been off the air for over ten years now, so that tradition is long gone. But I wanted to do some small thing in the way of honoring it on this, the second- or third-holiest of days. So embedded below are three rather fine episodes of MST3K, in their entirety, thanks to Google Video. They are, in order: the timeless classic Manos: The Hands of Fate, the alien-martial-artist-vs.-dinosaurs epic Future War, and the going favorite around our house for several years running, the peerless Space Mutiny.
A good group. Now go enjoy the company of your friends and family . . . for however long it takes you to tell them you will be in here watching MST3K for the next four and a half hours. And have a happy Turkey Day!