Joel Hodgson Quotes

22 Joel Hodgson quotes:

"Besides, it doesn't make any sense to have these characters living in the year 3000 when all their points of reference are from the pop culture of the 80's and the 90's."
"They would hear 3000 and think it was the year 3000, I was hoping it would sort of disorient them and prepare them for the strange message they were about to receive."
"The internet is a total inversion of television. It's the opposite."
"A lot of the shows that really become hit shows are often demonstrated, like Mystery Science Theater."
"A lot of times when I sit down with the other comics and try to talk theory, they say I'm being too serious."
"Beanie and Cecil was the first cartoon I remember watching and I think there are analogies."
"But after that, I was extremely happy with the story and the look of the show at the beginning of season two - everything was working together. I felt like it was finished conceptually."
"But if you think you aren't creative that's cool, too. I think being around people who aren't creative is kind of refreshing and nice."
"Gypsy was the name my brother gave a pet turtle he had. I always thought it was so peculiar."
"I spend a lot of time thinking about what I do and how it fits into the scheme of things. I won't do something just because it's funny."
"If you notice any of the press from when I was with the show, I would always deny it being the year 3000."
"It was very disorienting and I didn't like it, but the people who like Mystery Science Theater all seem to understand the story."
"Mystery Science Theater is really a postmodern show, it's really derived of many influences."
"So the actual riffing came out of us just sitting there and doing it the way I think some people think we really did it, which is all spontaneously, and it really was."
"South Park started as a little video Christmas card."
"The first twenty shows at TV 23 were really a workshop."
"The name Crow was inspired by a number of things. I thought it would be cool to have a robot with sort of a Native American feel to it."
"Then a friend of Jim's suggested we make a theme song to explain the story, and this is where the Mads came from. Josh and I wrote it into the theme song."
"Then we tried to come up with ideas for the sketches, and then, when we actually shot the movie, we really just sat down - never previewed the movie - we just really winged it."
"Well, really the way worked was that I had probably built fifty robots before Mystery Science Theater, and I had sold them in a store in Minneapolis in a store called Props, which was kind of a high end gift shop."

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