A few of the guys behind the cult TV classic, Mystery Science Theater 3000 may be making a return very soon. There's cause to be excited, yes, but also plenty of reasons to be skeptical—it's apparently going to air on April 1st on the National Geographic Channel.
Today reports that Bill Corbett, Michael J. Nelson and Kevin Murphy will trade snarky quips about animals and bugs, not terrible movies, for special called Total Riff Off.
When a biologist comments on how koalas don't seem to do much, Corbett notes, "Yeah, 'cause most animals have jobs." When the koalas are later declared, "lazy, smelly, and full of disease," Murphy cracks, "So they're like college students." Watching a cassowary bird swallow an egg whole, Nelson remarks, "I eat pot roast the same way." And animals aren't the only ones who come in for teasing. British cinematographer Richard Terry, host of "Man v. Monster," from which some of the show clips are taken, gets some gentle jibes, too. When Terry announces that his dream is to find and film real-life monsters, Nelson adds, "Mostly those people who drive slow in the passing lane and don't move."
Total Riff Off will air on April 1 at 8 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel or it won't and you'll have been tricked into watching the National Geographic Channel.