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A New Short from Rifftrax…

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8 Replies to “A New Short from Rifftrax…”

  1. jay
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    That was wretchedly upsetting. Please tell me they all got therapy and the little boy did not remain a damaged soul. Please.

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  2. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    Hahaha YES! These are by far my favorite kind of shorts.
    See also: ‘Each Child is Different’

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  3. eegah
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    Hahaha YES! These are by far my favorite kind of shorts.
    See also: ‘Each Child is Different’

    Both of those shorts are almost too depressing for me to enjoy.

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  4. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    Well maybe I’m just a terrible person, but these old B&W shorts from the 50s that feature children in morbidly depressing scenarios just make for the best riffing. They’re so incredibly bleak and defeatist that it comes right back around to being funny.

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  5. jay
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    They’re so incredibly bleak and defeatist that it comes right back around to being funny.

    Not for me it doesn’t. In my universe a child in pain does not qualify as entertainment.

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  6. Lawgiver
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    Terry the Sensitive Knight:
    Well maybe I’m just a terrible person, but these old B&W shorts from the 50s that feature children in morbidly depressing scenarios just make for the best riffing. They’re so incredibly bleak and defeatist that it comes right back around to being funny.

    Like the TVtrope called “Crosses the Line Twice”.

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  7. Terry the Sensitive Knight
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    It’s also an issue of Expectation vs Reality
    When I see a short titled “Fears of Children” I expected some well-meaning but awkward tripe about how kids shouldn’t be afraid of the dark, or of monsters in the closet, or how most house spiders are harmless etc.
    I was *not* expecting a film noir Hitchcock-esque short chock full of parental abuse, pet abuse, and drowned teddy bears.
    It’s like “Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders” all over again.

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  8. TorgosPizzaNJ
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    “A Child’s Fearing in Wales”

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