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A New Short from RiffTrax…

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22 Replies to “A New Short from RiffTrax…”

  1. Sitting Duck says:

    I think this may be only the second time RiffTrax has done a short that was used on MST3K (with the prior one being What About Juvenile Delinquency?). Have there been any other instances?

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  2. TorgosPizzaNJ says:

    “A Case Of Spring Fever”

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  3. mst3kme says:

    “Mr. B. Natural.”

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  4. Betting pool on “Last Clear Chance” next?

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  5. jay says:

    Although it might be slightly sacrilegious to say so I actually like this short on its own. Yes, it’s fifties goofy, but who can deny the appeal of a family that loves and cares for each other?

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  6. profhackenbush says:

    The MST3K version is funnier….
    Maybe they’ll riff What to Do on a Date next….

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  7. eegah says:

    Their MST3K re-dos have generally been less funny than the original, mainly because they keep redoing classics. If they must re-riff something, perhaps they should consider a KTMA? (*cough* SST:Death Flight *cough*)

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  8. goalieboy82 says:

    and its been almost 30 years (since the MST3K version) and Porky still needs pants.

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  9. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    eegah:
    Their MST3K re-dos have generally been less funny than the original, mainly because they keep redoing classics. If they must re-riff something, perhaps they should consider a KTMA? (*cough* SST:Death Flight *cough*)

    I think the issue is they try not to make the same jokes, so some of the funnier ones from MST get tossed aside in favor of lamer quips.

    oh well

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  10. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    also Bill’s voice sounds really weird, he’s not sick is he? I know his wife recovered from Covid-19 but still…

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  11. jay:
    Although it might be slightly sacrilegious to say so I actually like this short on its own.Yes, it’s fifties goofy, but who can deny the appeal of a family that loves and cares for each other?

    Except that the Joel-era version nailed the condescending narration and, sanctimonious moralizing with their riffing: “It’s called ‘Guilt’, and BOY, does it work!”
    And the accompanying host segment (“Pinch yourself hard, Mr. Robot, you deserve it!”) was icing on the cake.

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  12. mst3kme says:

    eegah:

    I don’t mind Rifftrax redoing titles.

    We’ve now seen full versions of films cut for time or content for tv, “Manos,” “Time Chasers,” and “Angels’ Revenge” and extended versions of “A Case of Spring Fever” and “Mr. B. Natural.”

    eegah:
    Their MST3K re-dos have generally been less funny than the original, mainly because they keep redoing classics. If they must re-riff something, perhaps they should consider a KTMA? (*cough* SST:Death Flight *cough*)

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  13. Ray Dunakin says:

    IMHO the re-dos of classic MST3K episodes are usually a downgrade from the original, mainly because the best jokes were used the first time. So far the only re-do that I felt came close to being as consistently funny as the MST3K version was “Manos”.

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  14. InvaderPet says:

    “But first, Tommy straps gophers to his feet.”

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  15. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    mst3kme:
    I don’t mind Rifftrax redoing titles.

    Every repeat is a missed opportunity to riff material that we’ve never seen before, though. Material regarding which we have no pre-existing expectations based on earlier riffings. But whatever. :-)

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  16. mst3kme says:

    touches:

    Email or tweet Rifftrax with your film suggestions.

    According to their Twitter, they are considering riffing a film called “Rad.”

    I’ll leave it up to you to look it up. :-)

    touches no one’s life, then leaves: Every repeat is a missed opportunity to riff material that we’ve never seen before, though. Material regarding which we have no pre-existing expectations based on earlier riffings. But whatever. :-)

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  17. mst3kme:
    Email or tweet Rifftrax with your film suggestions.

    …Why, are they running out of ideas?

    According to their Twitter, they are considering riffing a film called “Rad.”

    (I’ll take that as a “yes”.)

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  18. mst3kme says:

    Eric J.:

    No, because some people here may have suggestions of films or shorts they would like to see riffed.

    The Original EricJ: …Why, are they running out of ideas?

    (I’ll take that as a “yes”.)

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  19. Lawgiver says:

    Ray Dunakin:
    IMHO the re-dos of classic MST3K episodes are usually a downgrade from the original, mainly because the best jokes were used the first time. So far the only re-do that I felt came close to being as consistently funny as the MST3K version was “Manos”.

    I think you might be right, because that would explain the lower quality of season 3 compared to the others.

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  20. eegah says:

    Ray Dunakin:
    IMHO the re-dos of classic MST3K episodes are usually a downgrade from the original, mainly because the best jokes were used the first time. So far the only re-do that I felt came close to being as consistently funny as the MST3K version was “Manos”.

    I would add “Time Chasers” and “SCCTM” to that list. I also prefer the live re-riff of “Carnival of Souls” to the original Rifftrax. The others have been generally disappointing.

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  21. mst3kme says:

    eegah:

    “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” I forgot that film was reriffed!

    So was “Final Justice.”

    eegah: I would add “Time Chasers” and “SCCTM” to that list. I also prefer the live re-riff of “Carnival of Souls” to the original Rifftrax. The others have been generally disappointing.

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  22. eegah says:

    mst3kme: “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” I forgot that film was reriffed!

    Don’t forget about the Cinematic Titanic re-riff! That movie has the record for most riffs by MST3K alums. I think I enjoyed the Rifftrax version the best.

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