No, you're watching the continuation of Mystery Science Theater, that much-beloved cow-town puppet show that hit the big time on cable by mercilessly mocking moth-eaten movies.
In the "So crazy the theory's just gotta be true" category, we present to you this. Joel rockets away from the Satellite of Love in an escape pod (conveniently disguised as a crate of hamdingers). Later, his replacement -- Mike -- narrowly escapes from the SoL with his robot friends as it hurtles on a "deadly trajectory" toward Earth.
Meanwhile, the SoL tunnels into the Earth's crust, becoming a basement where a hapless Scottish comedian is entrapped by a tight-fisted network.
- Mike and Joel worked on a cramped, cheaply-furnished satellite, tormented by increasingly poor lighting.
- Craig Ferguson works in a cramped, cheaply-furnished basement, tormented by increasingly poor lighting.
- Mike and Joel kept their sanity with the help of their robot friends.
- Craig Ferguson keeps his sanity with the help of his gay robot skeleton.
- Mike and Joel mocked movies
- Craig Ferguson mocks movie stars
- Mike and Joel were at the mercy of mad scientists
- Craig Ferguson is at the mercy of mad censors
- For Mike and Joel, everything stopped for the creepy guy (first Torgo, then Ortega)
- For Craig Ferguson, everything stops for the creepy dancing horse (who's that at the door?)
- Mike and Joel made it into Len Peralta's Geek-a-Week collection (on RiffTrax and Cinematic Titanic cards)
- Craig Ferguson... well, he did make it into Season 2 of Geek-a-Week, but his card was pulled before printing.