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'MST3K' Guys Will Make Fun Of Classic National Geographic Clips In New Show

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The guys from one of our all-time favorite TV shows, “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” are going to star in a new show on National Geographic.

“MST3K” stars Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett will star in the three one-hour episodes of “Total Riff Off,” which will have the three making fun of clips from classic National Geographic shows, as picked up by the blog Zap2it. The trio will offer commentary over clips of shows like “Honey Badgers,” “Unlikely Animal Friends,” “Man v. Monster,” “Swamp Men,” “Alpha Dogs” and more, according to National Geographic’s website.

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” starred Nelson as a man shot into outer space and forced to watch terrible B-movies with his two robot friends, played by Murphy and Corbett. The show ran for 11 seasons from 1988 to 1999, getting a Peabody Award and two Emmy nominations during its run. The show has sort of continued in the form of downloadable audio tracks to play alongside films at

The first episode of “Total Riff Off,” “Killer Shrimp N’ Friends,” airs April 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern.