Home video rights for MST3K originally were held by Rhino Entertainment and they began releasing episodes on VHS in 1996. In 2000, they began releasing DVDs of individual episodes. That same year, they released the final MST3K VHS tapes.
Rhino also released several compilation tapes, particularly the Poopie! and Shorts collections. Selections of episode and compilation tapes were also assembled into several box sets.
After leaving MST3K, Joel Hodgson created a pilot for HBO, The TV Wheel, which ultimately aired in 1995 on Comedy Central. At that time, Joel sold a VHS tape, X-Box R & D, which features both an earlier version of the pilot, The X-Box Is Turning and behind-the-scenes footage of that original shoot.