Apparently, a patron has suggested that the Library purchase additional sets of the classic television comedy program, Mystery Science Theater 3000. The official MST3K website provides ample information about the show for those unfortunates who never saw it during its 1988-2002 run (counting reruns) on the airwaves, including cable giants Comedy Central and the (formerly known as) Sci-Fi Channel. Here's the low-down: the show riffs really bad movies--the worst you can find, as the theme song says. A fellow marooned in space with two robot pals is forced to watch these horrible movies as part of an experiment by mad scientists seeking to rule the world. (So much for the back-story.) It is all just an excuse for some good-natured ribbing of some horrendously awful motion pictures. The typical two-hour show averaged over 700 jokes, so there are laughs aplenty.
Incredibly, our Library has a book trailer about the MST3K Amazing Colossal Episode Guide, which we don't actually have in our collection anymore (a donated copy disappeared). It will give you some idea, too, what the whole business is about.
Our Library already has several donated VHS episodes of the series and one--count 'em--one set of 4 DVDs (including four episodes). Clearly, we need more. If you agree, email Boss Lady at email@example.com and let her know that you'd like more Mystery Science Theater 3000. Only don't tell her I suggested it. More hot water, I don't need!