The show premiered on KTMA in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 24, 1988. It later aired on The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central for another six seasons until its cancellation in 1997.
The show was then picked up by The Sci-Fi Channel and aired for another three seasons until its final cancellation in August 1999.
Featuring a man and his robot sidekicks, they riffed on B-movies as a part of an "experiment."
The series ran for 11 years, 197 episodes, one feature film, won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time" in 2007. It was also nominated for two Emmy Awards in 1994 and 1995, and a CableACE Award.