Monday, April 26, 2010
Tom Servo is another robot on Mystery Science Theater 3000. He’s red, has inoperable arms, and he sits on the left side of the human in the theater. Because Tom Servo is hilarious, he has earned a Fanboy Wife Seal of Approval. Pudgy, sarcastic, and often singing, Servo helps make watching terrible sci-fi movies enjoyable.
Servo’s origins go back to a silver robot created by Joel Hodgson named Beeper. Fortunately for Servo, he got a new head, was painted red, and got a voice. His original voice was provided by J. Elvis Weinstein, but he was replaced by Kevin Murphy, who late played Professor Bobo. Even though Weinstein left voluntarily, Murphy received a banner that said, “I hate Tom Servo’s new voice!” from an irate fan.