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Sputnik Of Love


Here’s a Russian show that bears a striking resemblance to an American show beloved by all Nerdists:

It’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 in what appears to be a less-than-authorized Russian version. This thing has been around for a year or so online, but I only noticed it because someone today tipped off Kevin Murphy, Tom Servo himself, that it exists, and he tweeted the news.

The Google Translation version of the show information from Google Video:

Draft Popcorn Experiment Oboe
35:18 – 1 year ago
Popcorn project – a comedy series. The protagonist – Stepa scooters running in guinea-Brain Institute. His mind processes the old movies the villain Professor Zamyshlyavkin. Today’s experiment – Soviet film about the late 50s phlegmatic Georgian-oboist, Georgia Film. Such a stand is not one! But the steppe to help friends. The Talking Dog Ketchup and cynical penguin Fidel always ready to joke in the most dangerous places for the psyche! Watch movies with the steppe, ketchup and Fidel – the best entertainment for fans of black humor! Store with beer, crisps, call friends and see PROJECT POPCORN!

Stepa, Ketchup, and Fidel! A Phlegmatic Georgian oboist! Store with beer, crisps, call friends and see PROJECT POPCORN!


HT: Kevin Murphy, Rob Bricken, Bill Stiteler

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  1. Deltus says:

    Yes it’s a blatant rip-off, but leave them alone. THEY HAVE NOTHING, THEY LIVE IN RUSSIA FERCRISSAKES!

  2. Geekarino says:

    Russia does it with a lot of American shows.

    Check out the Russian Married With Children….

  3. syb says:

    ya know what they say about oboists…great embrasure. wink wink, nudge nudge.

  4. Christopher says:

    Apparently Russia’s Sputnik moment was the launching of the Satellite of Love.

  5. Brad says:

    Why is there an FBI warning after the theme?

  6. smartbunny says:

    Oh for cripes sakes I’ll say it… In Soviet Union, movie MST3K’s you.

    I feel dirty. Not in a good way.

  7. Rachel says:

    A dog and penguin? Was there something offensive about the robots? Do robots serve different functions in Russia? Was there a Matrix-type event and now the entire country would rather see dogs and penguins being wacky because robots bring back too many terrible memories?

    Or would it just be one plagiarism too far?

  8. Joel Edgington says:

    So, if this doesn’t get taken off the air as some sort of copyright infringement type of deal, this could be the greatest thing to happen to Russia since sliced communism. Enjoy this golden gift, comrades!

  9. Candice says:

    It’s adorable! If I could hug the intangible, I would hug this video.