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Patton Oswalt Brings His Rants to Mystery Science Theater 3000

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Megan Vick

Patton Oswalt is famous for a good Twitter rant, but now he'll be bringing those snarky commentary skills to the Mystery Science Theater 3000reboot.

The comedian will play the son of evil henchman TV's Frank, originally portrayed by Frank Coniff. Oswalt's character will be known as TV's Son of TV's Frank.

Series creator Joel Hodgson confirmed the news on the reboot's Kickstarter.

"You know, the funny thing is that when we launched our Kickstarter, I hadn't even approached Patton about being on MST3K... but I had thought a lot about getting him involved," he writes.

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Hodgson also adds that Oswalt's talents will extend behind the camera. "Anyway, even though we won't start working on contracts until after the Kickstarter ends, it seems pretty safe to say that Patton will be on board with us, on camera AND as a special guest writer too!"

The original Mystery Science Theater series reviewed B-rate movies by providing their own satirical and snappy commentary. The show began on a Minneapolis public access station before moving to Comedy Central and then ending on Syfy in 1999. Overall, the show notched 197 episodes.

The campaign to bring the show back reached its beginning goal of $2 million in six days and now has accumulated $3.1 million of a new $5.5 million goal.

Oswalt isn't the only big name to join the reboot. Supernatural's Felicia Day has also joined the series along with comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount.

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