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Beautifully-worded Riffs
ivan ivanovich - over 4 years ago
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Which riffs have stuck with you because of their excellent, almost literary wording? Phrases like "hopelessly inbred synapses", "their stomachs knotted like fists" "spilled my youth like cheap gin", "another excuse to crawl inside a whiskey bottle", "parade of shame and wasted lives".


GaryInMotion - about 9 hours ago
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New Cinema Edition of, "Future War" now playing...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aORQRsbi3NU


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Please comment: please laigh! Ahahahhahahahahahaha. Definitely NOT a trap for the unwary fool who triggers me. Ahahahahahaha.
Have fun!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!!!!!
Ahahaha..... no, really.


And now...
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...the subject of an early riff has passed away:
Comedian Kip Addotta has died at the age of 75.
From "Rocket Attack USA":
"This used to be a comedy club, but then Kip Addotta let loose and the audience went way down."

Does anyone know if this riff refers to a specific incident, or if it was just a rib on Addotta's silly, eccentric material, which made him a popular presence on late night shows and Dr. D.?

Happy journeys, Kip, you loon.


R.I.P. Easy Rider
Jaguar Wong Abides - 2 days ago
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Peter Fonda passed away today...He was 79...


Jeff Lingenfelter - 4 days ago
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Dang. I was watching the Redemption episode of Star Trek TNG. I was doing a little research on the ep and discovered that Barbara March, one of the Duras sisters, died this past Sunday at age 65. I kind of wish I hadn't seen that, to tell the truth. I thought I would share that with you'uns.


RiffTrax has an old-school Back To School Sale
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15% off off most stuff w/ coupon code LEARN.
Good through Tuesday, August 20th at 11:59PM PT.


Let's talk the Season 8-10 Mads
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Yeah, they get a bad wrap. However, they do have their good moments. I actually really loved their stuff in season 8. "When I Held Your Brain in My Arms," for example, is a fun song. Not to mention I loved (no pun intended) "When Loving Lovers Love." I always find people a biiiit harsh on these characters, but really, Professor Bobo seemed to be a role that Kevin enjoyed playing. And Pearl is pretty diabolical and a powerful woman, that's for sure. Another Pearl moment that's great is when she meets Leonard Maltin. Thoughts? There have to be a few host segments from them you enjoy!


Turkey Fact Number 12!
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Every turkey fact is number 12...


PACKERS!!
Mike Noga - 3 days ago
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SO i just got back from Live Giant Spider Invasion. It was my favorite of the Live shows this year. Good stuff


GaryInMotion - 16 days ago
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New Cinema Edition of, "Riding with Death (pt.1)" now playing...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKHLmpqWU0I


RIFF of the DAY
Jaguar Wong Abides - 4 days ago
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So, we put up with centuries of bellhop costumes, little t-shirts that say Zippy on them, Badminton on Ice, roller skates, cigars in our mouth, Lancelot Link..alone..set us back a 100 years.

SEASON 3 Time of the Apes


THE SINGLE DARKEST RIFF
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What, in your opinion, was the single darkest riff of MST3k's entire run?

For me, it is the 1st season references to a certain scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy:

"Love-ly. LOVE-LY!!!"


Puppets and Stuff (and a shameless plug)
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Hiya, guys! So, my question to you is: out of all of MST, what is your favorite puppetry moment in any of the episodes? It could be complex, or it could be super simple! My favorite moments involve Gypsy and Growler, because of the type of puppets they are and the intricacy in operating them. In fact, the original Gypsy was on a marching bass drum harness. That to me is super cool! Also, I've got a shameless plug to put at the end, here. I'm directing a puppetry tour in Berks County, Pennsylvania. If you know any puppeteers in that area, at all, I'd love to have them! We ended up having to go back into our script and re-write it from 6 people to four people. And the other two puppeteers we have aren't necessarily the most reliable. So, yeah. Just a plug. If you're interested, let me know!


Jeff Lingenfelter - 5 days ago
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"This movie is so bad even the real bear looks fake" - Sons of Hercules - Rifftrax


THE CURIOUS CASE OF ALBERT GLASSER
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Albert Glasser scored over a hundred properties; probably more outside of film, as I'm only going by his IMDB credits.
He had a grasp on arrangement and orchestration.
He understood the basic math inherent to basic musical structure.
His knowledge of dynamics is a little less clear, as he seemed to attack a piece with the tenacity of a dog and a pull strap, with a singular aim: to shake all of one particular mood out of it, and NEVER let go.
However...The mystery, as I see it, is this:

"How did Albert Glasser never even accidentally happen upon a melody?"

He reminds me of the neighbor gardener who whistles atonally while pottering around in his flower beds. He strings a few notes together, and seems to build towards SOMETHING...only to trail off in an aimless scattering of notes, frustrating the neighborhood birds and annoying cats.
It's truly amazing to me in its way, because most of the songwriters I have known have had their difficulties fleshing out their musical ideas. Albert Glasser had no such issues: he capably supported his random bursts of notes with appropriate percussive and instrumentation accompaniment. But a school child "Lalala-ing" an improvisational piece is likelier to hit on a more viable melody hook than you'll be likely to find in one of his scores.

I know this probably seems like another random flair of notes from yours truly, but I am seriously interested upon hearing other opinions, if opinions you have, on the curious case of the late hardworking composer, Mr. Albert Glasser.


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Anyone else watched Gor... you know the Swords and Dumbassery prequel to Robot Holocaust?**
For me:
+ 80% less "Cabot"
+ Oliver Reid (who outacts everyone else, which is great 'cos at this point he was being paid by the brandy barrel)
+ Oliver Reid bursting into flames (proof of above)
+ No Watney Smith

- Cabot is more of a plonker in this one
- Music far worse: it never seemed to match the mood, switching from Major to Minor to suspenseful almost at random
- Plot just unbelievably bad: "Well he just teleported from another dimension, but he's useless at sword fighting, so let's train him up to be our best warrior"
- The HomeStone still looks like a $5 Himalayan salt lamp from Aldi
- I mentioned brandy, but there's a nasty brand-ie related incident too

What do you think, sirs and madams?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW1CZQJACE0

* I am joking: it was of course Gunslinger.


Jeff Lingenfelter - 7 days ago
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I know Fist of Fury doesn't appear on many top 10 lists. But for someone like me, feeling just right, watching Bruce Lee and RT on the same show is hard to beat.


Let Me Be Frank About Frank!
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Frank Appreciation Post! What are your favorite Frank moments? I love "If Cheuffers Ruled the World," "Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter," and Turn Your Krank to Frank!


Ode to the Doughy Guy
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What's everyone's favorite MST3K doughy guy? Mine is Santa Claus from Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Such a jolly fellow.


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NO LOOKING!
NO COMMENTING!
NO LAIGHING!
DO NOT EVEN THINK OF PEEKING AT THIS PICTURE.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED....


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Great to be able to come back in a new guise so no-one knows who you are. The chance to be reborn, with all preconceptions blown away like dust in the wind. Freedom!
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Anyway here's NCL XIXI for you. No comments. No laighs.


Your favorite fan theories
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I got a couple but you first.....


toolazyandbroke - 13 days ago
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Does anyone else think the Tom servo voice in the new episodes is really annoying?


People who JUST DON'T GET IT
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What's the oddest reaction you've ever seen to a riffed movie? I think we all know one person who says: "Why are they talking over the movie?"


Jeff Lingenfelter - 13 days ago
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I need some help. Patrick McGoohan is one of my favorite actors. Yet, I've never seen The Prisoner. I'm thinking of watching it on Tubi. Is it worth watching or will I be disappointed. It looks interesting.


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Let's talk visual gags. Sometimes they can get pretty creative. I always loved Joel's visual gags. Pod People seems to have some good ones. The revival seems to have a heavy emphasis on visual gags. Which, that's fine. However, I kind of prefer the minimalist approach that Joel and Mike had with them. What are your thoughts?


Jeff Lingenfelter - 10 days ago
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Holy Cow! I just got through watching A Talking Cat!?! from Rifftrax. One of the most bizarre things I've ever seen. It make Rock-n-Roll Nightmare look like a Hitchcock movie. One of the funniest things I've ever seen the guys do. I don't think I've ever seen them have a better time If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend it. I had no idea that big dude was Johnny Whitaker until final credits. Many gut-busters in this one.


RiffMail - live shows sale
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Incoming from the Rifftraxians:
"Take 15% off all our past live shows (except our latest: Star Raiders) through Wednesday, August 14th at 11:59PM PT - no coupon code required!"


Favorite Episodes?
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Alright, give me your favorite episode from each season (minus season 0). Here's mine:
1: Moon Zero Two
2: Catalina Caper
3: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
4: Manos: The Hands of Fate
5: Mitchell
6: Danger: Death Ray
7: Laserblast
8: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies
9: Hobgoblins
10: Girl in Gold Boots
11: Reptilicus
12: Killer Fish