The Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon

Serving Extra Helpings of Cinematic Turkey Starting 9 am ET Thanksgiving Day


This Thanksgiving, fans of cheesy movies can rejoice with the return of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon! Continuing a three and a half decades’-long movie-riffing tradition, this year features extra helpings of cinematic turkey, spilling some of its gravy into Black Friday and beyond for the first-ever Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon!

Premiering on Thanksgiving Day like the series itself did in 1988, The Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon will showcase a whopping 24 classic MST3K episodes over the course of two days. The event begins at 9 am ET on Thursday, November 23rd and concludes Saturday, November 25th at 9 am ET in tandem with the conclusion of the MST3K Season 14 crowdfunding campaign. Will MST3K raise $4.8 million to produce a new season of episodes? You decide, by visiting It’s going to be bonkers in more ways than one!

This year’s marathon lineup was selected by the series’ writers, who were asked to choose their absolute favorite classic episodes, the ones that set them on the path of writing for the world’s only Peabody Award-winning moving-riffing TV series featuring plastic robots. The carefully curated collection of episodes that will be screened during the event include classic episodes such as Viking Women and the Sea Serpent, “Surgically Enhanced” classic episodes including The Pumaman that have had their visual components upgraded to 1080p from the original 480p, episodes from the show’s latest season including The Bubble,  and three hilarious holiday episodes, including the Season 13 fan favorite The Christmas Dragon.

The marathon will be available to watch on a wide variety of platforms. For a complete list, please visit Don’t forget to set your timers for both The Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon and your turkey, and for the latest updates follow MST3K on TikTok (@mst3kofficial) Instagram (@MST3K), Facebook ( and X/Twitter (@MST3K).

The Mega Turkey Day Marathon Telethon is streaming on the Gizmoplex, the MST3K channel, and Shout! TV!  Watch on Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire via the Shout! TV app. Download the app and navigate to the MST3K 24/7 channel to begin watching. You can also watch on the MST3K Twitch channel, MST3K YouTube channel, Pluto TV, Sling, Samsung, LG, Fubo, Vizio, and more!  Check out the full list below:

10:00 PM
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Unearthly
Season 3 Episode 20
Feb 23, 2024
12:00 AM
12:30 AM
1:00 AM
1:30 AM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Gamera vs. Gaos
Season 3 Episode 8
2:00 AM
2:30 AM
3:00 AM
3:30 AM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Samson vs. the Vampire Women
Season 6 Episode 24
4:00 AM
4:30 AM
5:00 AM
5:30 AM
Cinematic Titanic
Doomsday Machine
Season 1 Episode 2
6:00 AM
MST3K Shorts
Posture Pals
Season 3 Episode 8
6:15 AM
MST3K Shorts
Appreciating Our Parents
Season 3 Episode 9
6:30 AM
MST3K Shorts
Johnny at the Fair
Season 4 Episode 7
6:45 AM
MST3K Shorts
Circus on Ice
Season 4 Episode 8
7:00 AM
MST3K Shorts
Here Comes the Circus
Season 4 Episode 9
7:15 AM
MST3K Shorts
What to Do on a Date
Season 5 Episode 1
7:30 AM
MST3K Shorts
The Truck Farmer
Season 5 Episode 2
7:45 AM
MST3K Shorts
Body Care and Grooming
Season 5 Episode 3
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 AM
Hillbillys in a Haunted House
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
The Film Crew
The Giant of Marathon
Season 1 Episode 4
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Rocket Attack, U.S.A.
Season 2 Episode 5
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Season 3 Episode 21
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Hellcats
Season 2 Episode 9
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
9:00 PM
9:30 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Puma Man
Season 9 Episode 3
10:00 PM
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
11:30 PM
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
*Times are in PT.  Schedule is subject to change.

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Originally airing for 11 seasons from 1988 to 1999, Mystery Science Theater 3000 became one of the most beloved cult TV shows of all time. In 2015, fans united behind a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to revive the show for two new seasons, followed by another successful campaign in 2021. Learn more about MST3K here.

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