Mystery Science Theater 3000 is a popular comedic television programme based around the concept of "MSTing" poor movies: making a succession of snarky comments while watching the film.

The show took place on a space station called the Satellite of Love. Sole occupant Joel Robinson was forced to watch a slew of terrible films by the Mads, a duo of mad scientists. To keep his sanity intact, Joel built some robots to watch the movies with him: Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo. Thus, in every episode, the three snarked their way through a terrible movie.

The programme makes a kind of crossover with The Way Of The Metagamer in Take That Us, as the protagonists of the latter work end up on the Satellite of Love. Together, they end up MSTing several early chapters of the webcomic.