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RiffTrax Presents: Bridget and Mary Jo Go “Beyond Christmas”

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32 Replies to “RiffTrax Presents: Bridget and Mary Jo Go “Beyond Christmas””

  1. goalieboy82
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    a zinger from TV’s Frank.

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  2. goalieboy82
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    there are some actual decent actors in this film.

       3 likes

  3. jay
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    Can’t we all just get beyond Christmas?

    Sorry… Sorry… now I will have to say three Hail Mary Jos.

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  4. goalieboy82
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    jay:
    Can’t we all just get beyond Christmas?

    Sorry…Sorry…now I will have to say three Hail Mary Jos.

    https://giphy.com/gifs/boo-thumbs-down-dislike-WrxoaVPiq0cG4

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  5. goalieboy82
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    jay:
    Can’t we all just get beyond Christmas?

    Sorry…Sorry…now I will have to say three Hail Mary Jos.

    no lets get beyond the Thunderdome and Rangoon

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  6. Lisa H.
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    jay:
    Can’t we all just get beyond Christmas?

    Sorry…Sorry…now I will have to say three Hail Mary Jos.

    You go to your room and think about what you’ve done!

    …XD

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  7. The Original EricJ
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    goalieboy82:
    there are some actual decent actors in this film.

    It’s a decent film (“Beyond Tomorrow”, before the title was changed by Legend Films for cheaper marketing when they added the cheap color), it just fell into the classic Public Domain bin.
    Like…most Rifftrax and/or Legend Films “presentations”.

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  8. jay
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    Like…

    When the Ghosts come to visit next week you may rest assured that they are NOT more of gravy than grave. No bit of undigested beef will be to blame.

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  9. The Original EricJ
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    jay:
    Like…
    When the Ghosts come to visit next week you may rest assured that they are NOT more of gravy than grave.No bit of undigested beef will be to blame.

    So, will the Ghost of Rifftrax Past be Vincent Price, or the Three Stooges? ;)

    (Although if Ghost of Rifftrax Yet to Come shows up, I may have to crack open a window, dood, and leave out a few bags of Doritos…)

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  10. mst3kme
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    Can Sampo or Erhardt *please* add a mute button to this site so that we can block the rants of Eric J?

       31 likes

  11. Mr. Krasker
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    I absolutely HATE sports. I think I’m going to join a forum which discusses sports, and tell everyone there how dumb they are for liking sports!

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  12. Pete Roach
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    Surprised they did this. It’s a very sweet and emotional film that always has my wife in tears at the end. Sorry to be a party pooper here but I think Rifftrax should leave some films alone.

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  13. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Pete Roach:
    Surprised they did this. It’s a very sweet and emotional film that always has my wife in tears at the end. Sorry to be a party pooper here but I think Rifftrax should leave some films alone.

    One person’s “sacred” film is another’s schlock-fest. If Rifftrax or any other company lampoons films you think should be left alone, just don’t buy or watch them. Simple. They’ve riffed films from the Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Game of Thrones franchises, which I have no interest in hearing riffed, but others enjoy them.

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  14. mst3kme
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    You have a right to your opinion. (Thank you for not ranting and trying to shove your opinion down our throats like Eric J. tries.)

    Wikipedia has a review of “Beyond Tomorrow” from the New York Times film critic. He stated that the film loses its way in the second half.

    Tell your wife that there are MST3K/Rifftrax fans who sometimes seek out the mocked movies in their unriffed form.

    Maybe the movie can be enjoyed both ways. :-)

    Pete Roach:
    Surprised they did this. It’s a very sweet and emotional film that always has my wife in tears at the end. Sorry to be a party pooper here but I think Rifftrax should leave some films alone.

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  15. Johnny Drama
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    Rifftrax seems more motivated by can we make $ off of this, as opposed to does it really need to be riffed. Don’t get me wrong, they can be very funny. But some of their PD and mainstream choices just point to money grubbing. Gotta keep the business alive somehow, I suppose. I guess they don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing, that doesn’t pay the bills.
    And yet, for example, the riff of the JJ Abrams Star Trek was done having fun with the movie, as opposed to ripping it a new one. So, there’s that side of it.

    Yeti of Great Danger: If Rifftrax or any other company lampoons films you think should be left alone, just don’t buy or watch them. Simple.

    I don’t go into it thinking it’s should be left alone. It’s afterwards I’m left empty sometimes. But they have a release schedule to keep up, so I get it. I just wish they made more money so they could be choosier.

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  16. littleaimishboy
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    Everyone read the part about how it’s Bridget and Mary Jo doing this one, right?

    They’re not exactly known for ripping films a new one.

    Not that I accept the thesis that Mike & the Lads do that either, but that point is moot in this context.

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  17. MonkeyPretzel
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    Pete Roach:
    Surprised they did this. It’s a very sweet and emotional film that always has my wife in tears at the end. Sorry to be a party pooper here but I think Rifftrax should leave some films alone.

    Bridget had this to say on Facebook: “I have a real affection for this movie. But it was still fun to riff. I hope it makes for fun Christmas viewing. There’s a cowboy and a kindergarten teacher and kindly old men who become ghosts and a displaced Russian aristocrat. It’s wacky in a 1946 kind of way! Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for watching MJ and me.”

    I think as RiffTrax has proven before with films such as Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz, you can have respect for and enjoy a film, and still riff it successfully. I’ve been watching Bridget and Mary Jo’s Farm Family series of shorts and at least to me it’s pretty obvious that they are actually caught up in the story and care about what happened to the family members. That’s the secret to all good riffing – yeah, there are movies that are so horrible and so obviously made for the wrong reasons that you can ‘hate’ them, but 99+% have at least some good intentions behind them. I don’t think anyone could spend 30 or more years riffing movies if they genuinely hated what they were doing.

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  18. The Original EricJ
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    MonkeyPretzel:I think as RiffTrax has proven before with films such as Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz, you can have respect for and enjoy a film, and still riff it successfully. I’ve been watching Bridget and Mary Jo’s Farm Family series of shorts and at least to me it’s pretty obvious that they are actually caught up in the story and care about what happened to the family members.I don’t think anyone could spend 30 or more years riffing movies if they genuinely hated what they were doing.

    They could, if they believe the movies, quote, “had it coming”, for inflicting geek franchises and overrated actors in them, and gave the joke delivery a cynical, bloodthirsty vengeance to it, as if they dreamed they were beating up Shia LaBeouf personally for still trying to pursue a career, or an entire decade for giving him something to pursue it in.

    To their credit, B&MJ doesn’t seem to be THAT half (or two-thirds) of Rifftrax. They seem to be pursuing the riffing, even on those rare occasions when they find a particular struck-chord movie to heckle–especially when it’s public domain–and not a social criticism of housewives and consumerism.
    When it is a 50’s-housewife short, however…

    That’s the secret to all good riffing – yeah, there are movies that are so horrible and so obviously made for the wrong reasons that you can ‘hate’ them, but 99+% have at least some good intentions behind them.

    That is the secret–You DO have to like movies. You have to like sitting in a theater watching them, even when they are a bit bad or silly, as it’s not going to kill you to watch a movie that didn’t hit what it was aiming for, it’s fun to be part of a tough audience that just likes being one together–And the mere fact that a bad movie exists in our world at all doesn’t mean that Michael Bay is going to do a personal home-invasion of your living room, hold your family at gunpoint and show you all five Transformers movies, just so he can laugh at “robbing you of eleven hours of your life”.
    Maybe it’s the “female audience” ability to get into an old movie and get too caught up in the characters, but as for the other riffers, if you don’t have the time or interest to pursue the one franchise golden goose of your comedy career, maybe it’s seriously time to think about pursuing a different one. As folks ’round here say, why watch something that makes you unhappy, just so you can snipe bitter personal rage-issue sarcasm at it? ;)

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  19. GummoMarx
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    I had never heard of this movie before and, despite the presence of wonderful old Hollywood character actors like Harry Carey and Maria Ouspenskaya (sp?), I thought it was awful and perfect riffing fodder.

    The movie reminded me of a critique I read a long time ago of Dickens, which was that while he was wonderful at dramatizing the issues of class warfare in Victorian England, the only solution he ever came up with was, “The rich should be nicer.”

    And so it is with Beyond Tomorrow/Christmas, where all the world’s problems are solved by nice rich people. Even if they’re ghosts. And one goes to hell and then comes back and goes to heaven because why not?

    A nice cocktail of honey, molasses and confectioner’s sugar would be less treacly than this movie.

    So I found it quite amusing and I enjoyed MJ&B’s riffing (though MJ&B could riff the phone book and I’d watch it at least twice). Their riffing is always relaxed and genial, a nice contrast to the ratatat of Mike, Bill & Kevin or the machine-gun spray of the new MST (all of which I greatly enjoy, they’re just different).

    And I always enjoy when they riff a full-length film. So a thumb’s up from me … oh dear, have to go, somebody’s throwing wallets out the window….

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  20. Yeti of Great Danger
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    jay:
    …. now I will have to say three Hail Mary Jos.

    Uff da, is dat a Lut’ran t’ing? Ya, now I’ll say some Hail Mary Jos too, yoobetcha. Peace be wit’ yoo. And also wit’ yoo. Amen and pass the lefse!

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  21. Murdock Hauser
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    Yeti of Great Danger: Uff da, is dat a Lut’ran t’ing?Ya, now I’ll say some Hail Mary Jos too, yoobetcha.Peace be wit’ yoo.And also wit’ yoo.Amen and pass the lefse!

    “Your hittin’ the booze again!”

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  22. jay
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    You will have to ask Mary Jo about the Lut’ran t’ng, but rumor has it that she tried to wear a snazzy colander for her last driver’s license photo.

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  23. mst3kme
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    There’s a new short available at rifftrax.com.

    “Christmas Customs Near and Far.”

    The mitten tree!

    Enjoy. :-)

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  24. littleaimishboy
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    mst3kme:
    There’s a new short available at rifftrax.com.
    “Christmas Customs Near and Far.”
    The mitten tree!
    Enjoy. :-)

    Oh it was awful!

    There I was, just sitting and enjoying this wonderful loving emotion-filled tender tribute to Xmases hither & yon
    when suddenly out of nowhere
    Mike and Kevin and Bill came ravening like a pack of rabid pariah dogs
    with howls of hatred and derision and gnashing of teeth
    and inflicted horridnesses of cruelty and loathing all over it!

    And as they vanished, cackling like boojums over their own wickedness,
    I could see they were all wearing matching sweatshirts with “I HATE MOVIES” emblazoned thereon!

    In fairness, the film’s color resolution could have been better. But still …

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  25. mst3kme
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    Littleaimishboy:

    Yipes.

    You have me confused with someone else.

    I love MST3K/Rifftrax/Film Crew.

    I’ve been a MSTie since 1993. I used to be on this board as Lavendare until I messed up setting up my DISQUS account.

    I used to be on Prodigy’s MST3K board back in the day.

    I’m no troll or meanie.

    littleaimishboy: Oh it was awful!

    There I was, just sitting and enjoying this wonderful loving emotion-filled tender tribute to Xmases hither & yon
    when suddenly out of nowhere
    Mike and Kevin and Bill came ravening like a pack of rabid pariah dogs
    with howls of hatred and derision and gnashing of teeth
    and inflicted horridnesses of cruelty and loathing all over it!

    And as they vanished, cackling like boojums over their own wickedness,
    I could see they were all wearing matching sweatshirts with “I HATE MOVIES” emblazoned thereon!

    In fairness, the film’s color resolution could have been better.But still …

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  26. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Murdock Hauser: “Your hittin’ the booze again!”

    Ya, dat’s the only way I can eat Grandpa’s lutefisk. ;-)

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  27. jay
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    Lutefisk –

    Fish preserved in lye and eventually soaked and rinsed to remove enough of the caustic solution to make the fish mostly non toxic. Traditionally it is served with a flavorless white sauce along with white boiled potatoes, and white bread on a white tablecloth. Some Norwegian Americans consider it a cultural right of passage to demonstrate… to demonstrate… well, darned if I know what it’s demonstrating, but the ritual is often followed with a shot of aquavit or some home-made concoction based on pure grain alcohol. For some reason the tradition is falling out of favor with the younger generations.

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  28. littleaimishboy
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    mst3kme:
    Littleaimishboy:
    Yipes.
    You have me confused with someone else.
    I love MST3K/Rifftrax/Film Crew.
    I’ve been a MSTie since 1993. I used to be on this board as Lavendare until I messed up setting up my DISQUS account.
    I used to be on Prodigy’s MST3K board back in the day.
    I’m no troll or meanie.

    Nonononono.
    Nothing at all against you.
    I had to quote the ANNOUNCEMENT of this new release or else my spot-on (if I do say so myself) impression of a certain type of MST “fan” reacting to such announcements would have seemed unfocused.

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  29. mst3kme
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    I see.

    In other words, you were doing a troll impression.

    Be more careful next time.

    littleaimishboy: Nonononono.
    Nothing at all against you.
    I had to quote the ANNOUNCEMENT of this new release or else my spot-on (if I do say so myself) impression of a certain type of MST “fan” reacting to such announcements would have seemed unfocused.

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  30. GareChicago
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    The Original EricJ:

    As folks ’round here say, why watch something that makes you unhappy, just so you can snipe bitter personal rage-issue sarcasm at it?;)

    Delete your account.

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  31. littleaimishboy
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    mst3kme:
    I see.
    In other words, you were doing a troll impression.
    Be more careful next time.

    LOL. I hope you-know-who’s car breaks down in front of your house during a Christmas Eve blizzard and you have to take him in & let him watch – and comment on – a MST marathon you’ve been planning and looking forward to for weeks.
    Yeah, I got yr “careful” right here …

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  32. mst3kme
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    I live in an apartment, so there.

    Here’s a peace offering.

    Do you know about the “Faith’s Take” YouTube channel?

    She’s a devoted MSTie who posts reviews of MST3K episodes and Rifftrax.

    Fun stuff. :-)

    littleaimishboy: LOL.I hope you-know-who’s car breaks down in front of your house during a Christmas Eve blizzard and you have to take him in & let him watch – and comment on – a MST marathon you’ve been planning and looking forward to for weeks.
    Yeah, I got yr “careful” right here …

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