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New Short from RiffTrax…

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17 Replies to “New Short from RiffTrax…”

  1. jay says:

    We have actually had some snow in Texas already. My uncle sent a lovely picture of a grapefruit tree dusted with the stuff. He lives far too close to Houston, so I am certain the spunk content of that snow must be enormous, that is if by spunk you mean carcinogenic petrochemical effluent. One of the many reasons, I am told, why Santa’s workshop is being converted to a floating factory ship. Ho ho glug glug glug.

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  2. skrag2112 says:

    Animation looks real good. Can’t fault it on that.

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  3. jay: so I am certain the spunk content of that snow must be enormous, that is if by spunk you mean carcinogenic petrochemical effluent.

    Read the title and thought “Here we go… 9_9 ” Another bit of badly-fortuitous junior-high locker-room glee to give MK&B that squishy feeling.

    Something you should know:
    * Contains some naughty content, please preview before showing to actual children

    (…Nawwwwwhhh. Can’t guess where they would have found it.)

    skrag2112:
    Animation looks real good. Can’t fault it on that.

    50’s Animation THAT good–with narrator–can only be Soviet-bloc Russian, and you’re well down the rabbit-hole with those shorts.

    (Oh, and not sure on the wording, here: Do “actual” children grow up to be “real professional” comics, or are they just referring to children who are actually, physically under the age of 10?)

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  4. jay says:

    Spunk – Determination or courage. Also, tinder; kindling. Neither of those is a reference to Gen. Jack Ripper’s precious bodily fluids. Which would a snowman be more likely to possess?

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  5. Mr. Krasker says:

    The Original EricJ: Read the title and thought “Here we go…9_9 ”Another bit of badly-fortuitous junior-high locker-room glee to give MK&B that squishy feeling.

    (…Nawwwwwhhh.Can’t guess where they would have found it.)

    50’s Animation THAT good–with narrator–can only be Soviet-bloc Russian, and you’re well down the rabbit-hole with those shorts.

    Could you possibly be more dreadful?

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  6. mst3kme says:

    Do you really want to know the answer to that?

    Mr. Krasker: Could you possibly be more dreadful?

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  7. mst3kme says:

    Rifftrax has also released the short “Santa Claus’ Workshop” riffed by Mike, Kevin, and Bill.

    Enjoy. :-)

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  8. Mr. Krasker: Could you possibly be more dreadful?

    In regards to what: Pointing out that soppy narrated plotless forest-critter cartoons do tend to be Russian (and why Father Frost “isn’t Santa”), or just calling out the sniggering running semen/masturbatory jokes that MK&B were pretty much making already, as we see from the clip?
    Y’know, never hurts to clarify.

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  9. Leonard Maltin says:

    The Original EricJ: In regards to what:Pointing out that soppy narrated plotless forest-critter cartoons do tend to be Russian (and why Father Frost “isn’t Santa”), or just calling out the sniggering running semen/masturbatory jokes that MK&B were pretty much making already, as we see from the clip?
    Y’know, never hurts to clarify.

    You know, I’ve been reading this site for well over ten years. Occasionally posting comments, most of the time just reading other fans talking about my favorite show. But I just have to ask you one question: Why do you do this? Why, on seemingly every single post about Rifftrax, are you bent on taking them down a few notches and talking about why you hate their senses of humor?

    Not liking it is one thing, but I just have to ask, why do you still do this every single time they’re brought up? If it’s in a post on an MST3K episode you don’t like, that’s fine, but why come to a Rifftrax post if you hate MK&B? It’s not a matter of “Oh, you should only be allowed to say NICE things on this site,” I’m just genuinely curious why you do the things you do, especially on a post like this, which seems tailor-made for you to hate.

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  10. Joe Boltonn says:

    Off topic…Why no Rifftrax Live Christmas Show for theaters?

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  11. Leonard Maltin: You know, I’ve been reading this site for well over ten years. Occasionally posting comments, most of the time just reading other fans talking about my favorite show. But I just have to ask you one question: Why do you do this? Why, on seemingly every single post about Rifftrax, are you bent on taking them down a few notches and talking about why you hate their senses of humor.
    Not liking it is one thing, but I just have to ask, why do you still do this every single time they’re brought up? If it’s in a post on an MST3K episode you don’t like, that’s fine, but why come to a Rifftrax post if you hate MK&B? It’s not a matter of “Oh, you should only be allowed to say NICE things on this site,” I’m just genuinely curious why you do the things you do, especially on a post like this, which seems tailor-made for you to hate.

    The reason most of the fans here claim loyalty to worship Rifftrax–even to the cleansing of heresy with fire, and even if they feel their own faith beginning to wander into agnosticism over the past year or two–is that it came right along as hair-of-the-dog to cure MST3K Withdrawal after the Sci-Fi series, and now there’s More Of It, hallelujah.

    (Willy Wonka meme: ) Oh, really?
    Well, now we have Jonah and the Netflix revival, and now there’s even MORE of More of It, in two different flavors. Which inevitably is going to bring up the debate of Who Is (not “was”) Funnier. And when the two schools of riffing are such polar opposites, it’s hard to throw flowers and rainbows about, and say “It’s all good, just give me riffing in any flavor, and I’m a happy lil’ bunny, let’s join hands and show what loyal fans we are!” Some of us have reached the age when we can form independent opinions.

    And when you have white-bearded guys in their 50’s and 60’s scraping up public-domain cartoons off of PlutoTV, so they can charge us ten “We don’t get royalties from our old gig” bucks to chain-joke snigger like eighth graders that a cartoon character’s name sounds like ejaculation, it’s not funny, it’s not offensive, it’s just sad. Like, Matt Groening-style sad. Like, the kind of riffs they would normally get Bill to make, just so they could do the standard “Yes, THANK you, Bill, we’ve done the masturbation jokes…” shtick.

    The Voice In the Wilderness, trained on ACE-nominated cable shows, wants to cry out “How can you laugh at this, when you’ve had BETTER comedy for seven years? How desperate for ‘new jokes’ could you BE??”
    Unless, of course, as the discussion inevitably turns, this is all probably new to you, and you haven’t. Which brings up the second, and bigger argument.

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  12. mst3kme says:

    The short version of what Eric J. just wrote:

    “I’m a bitter, jealous troll who has nothing better to do with my time than write long, wordy, pretentious posts that make me feel better about my shortcomings.”

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  13. Mr. Krasker says:

    I don’t ‘worship’ Rifftrax (or anything, really), but I enjoy watching and listening to funny things that make me laugh. Sorry if I don’t overthink everything and analyze each riff to its component atoms, but I like things that I think are funny, so I watch them.

    Worshiping? Cleansing heresy with fire? Get over yourself! Some of us just like to relax and have fun. If that means laughing at some admittedly childish jokes, so be it.

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  14. Joe Boltonn says:

    Mr. Krasker:
    I don’t ‘worship’ Rifftrax (or anything, really), but I enjoy watching and listening to funny things that make me laugh.Sorry if I don’t overthink everything and analyze each riff to its component atoms, but I like things that I think are funny, so I watch them.

    Worshiping?Cleansing heresy with fire?Get over yourself!Some of us just like to relax and have fun.If that means laughing at some admittedly childish jokes, so be it.

    I worship “THE FILM CREW”…is there no salvation for me?

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  15. DaveJ3k says:

    The Original EricJ: The reason most of the fans here claim loyalty to worship Rifftrax–even to the cleansing of heresy with fire, and even if they feel their own faith beginning to wander into agnosticism over the past year or two–is that it came right along as hair-of-the-dog to cure MST3K Withdrawal after the Sci-Fi series, and now there’s More Of It, hallelujah..

    Please don’t try to guess why myself and others enjoy Rifftrax. They make me chuckle, cringe, and sometimes bust a guy laughing. I’m sorry you don’t enjoy them and only follow them so you can rip on them. I dislike the Pittsburgh Steelers but you won’t find me on their message boards slamming them for not winning every game they play. Seems kind of juvenile to me.

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  16. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    My Christmas wish is to have one topic on Satellite News not ruined by a bitter, sad, pathetic, desperate little man. JUST ONE. Barring that, a working permanent ignore button.

    WISHING A MERRY RIFFTRAX CHRISTMAS TO ALL, even the Scrooges.

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