Rebecca Hanson

Rebecca Hanson (born April 22, 1976) is an American comedian, writer, actor and singer. She portrays Gypsy and Synthia in Seasons 11, 12, and 13 of Mystery Science Theater 3000. She has also written for the show. Her involvement was announced in February of 2017.

Among her favorite Experiments from the original series, Ms. Hanson lists Mitchell, I Accuse My Parents, Angels Revenge, Kitten with a Whip, and Revenge of the Creature. She has also expressed a fondness for the short The Home Economics Story from The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (which was made at Iowa State University, near her hometown).

Rebecca performed in the Watch Out for Snakes and 30th Anniversary live tours. She did not appear in the Great Cheesy Movie Circus tour. Rebecca joined the Facebook Live streaming event following the 2020 Riff-Along, where she had a cordial interaction with Joel Hodgson and Yvonne Freese (who plays Mega-Synthia Forrester).

After the announcement that there would no additional seasons of MST3K produced for Netflix, Hanson's potential involvement with any future MST3K projects was unclear. She reprised the role of Synthia for Turkey Day '20, but did not perform as Gypsy/GPC. It was later announced that she would return as Synthia and perform the voice of GPC in the new episodes of MST3K funded by the second Kickstarter campaign.


  • Hanson is of Norwegian descent.[1]
  • Rebecca Hanson is married to Tim Ryder.