November 24 is a significant day for MSTies - on that fateful night in 1988, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" made its TV debut on KTMA TV-23 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It also happened to be Thanksgiving that year, so Midwestern movie buffs sitting down to channel-surf after a big tryptophan-filled evening were treated to the beginning of something very special! (And thanks to Comedy Central's annual Turkey Day marathons from 1991 to 1995, MST3K and Thanksgiving have been forever intertwined ever since.)
Today marks MST3K's 20th birthday, and I figured a nice way to celebrate would be to show Joel and the bots gathered around the communications table for a bit of holiday-themed family togetherness. After all, when you're trapped in outer space, family is one of the most important things there is!