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Tom Servo & Crow - Robot sidekicks on MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000/COM/1989-96/SCI/1997-1999, a sci-fi spoof that was one of cable's hottest cult hits of the 1990s.

Mike Nelson, Crow and Tom Servo - MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
Cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Tom Servo (voice of Kevin Murphy) watched dreadful B movies with his friend, lab technician Joel Robinson, the show's human host and another robot named Crow (voice of Trace Beaulieu).   

Tom's body consisted of bits of an old bubble-gum machine, a penny bank and a flashlight. Crow's body was constructed from a Lacrosse face mask, a plastic bowling pin and a soap dish.

Both robots were built by Joel Robinson so he could alleviate the boredom of space and to stave off the insanity that might occur from watching the horrible movies projected in the Mystery Science Theatre 30000 complex onboard the Satellite of Love.

The robot's parts reflected the same poor quality of the movies shown on the program (for instance, Robots vs. the Aztec Mummy (1959), and The Giant Spider Invasion (1975).

Seen as silhouettes at the bottom of the screen, Tom, Crow and Joel spoofed the movies with a rapid fire delivery of hip, irreverent one-liners.

Tom Servo and his sharp-tongued sidekicks moved to the SCI-FI Channel in 1997.


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