Joel Hodgson and the Accidental New York City Bomb Scare of 1983


When Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 fame was doing stand up in the 1980s, one of the props he uses was a fake bundle of TNT and a clock timer. Well on a trip to perform in New York City in 1983, Joel left this prop in his hotel room and wacky hi-jinks ensued. The bombs squad was called in and it got major coverage on the local news.

I wonder if Joel left it behind by mistake or was he taking a flight and thought he would never get on the plane with it?


Garry Vander Voort

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