Rifftrax Live

So last night I went to the local theater to go check out Rifftrax Live.  Now for those who don't know what any of this means.  Rifftrax is a new project headed up by Michael J Nelson, one of the original writers and stars of the show Mystery Science Theater 3000.  A few years after the show went off the air Michael began Rifftrax as a new way to continue the tried honored tradition of making fun of stupid movies.  Only now using MP3 format and going after anything and everything in the world of movies from Avatar to X-Men.  Last year they began an event called Rifftrax Live.  Where at a theater they riff on a movie, and a short or three, with a live audience while also beaming out the event to select theaters live.
 
Last night the movie was Reefer Madness, everyone favorite 1930's movie on the dangers of weed.  It was already funny to begin with, albeit unintentionally, but the guys did a great job making it even funnier.  On top of the movie, Lowtax from Something Awful made two new animated shorts, and they also riffed on three very different shorts.  One about arts and craft projects youc an do with grass (As in the stuff out on your front yard, not the stuff Reefer Madness was against), where you can learn how to make headdresses and masks out of grass sure to please whatever kind of demonic god you worship.  The second was a bizarre 1930's cartoon called "Aesop's Fables" about what I think is a father and son going to the north pole, but uh... not sure about that.  Finally though was one they released to those who attended the show via their website.  It's easily the strangest of the three, a short from the 30's about the dangers...and I'm being serious here... about washing your clothes with gasoline.
 
Gasoline...
 
Just... wow....
 
Well someone was kind enough to put this short up on youtube for general consumption.  Check it out, and be sure to support Rifftrax by buying their products and attending however you can their next Rifftrax Live on October 28th when they riff on the original House on Haunted Hill.
 
 

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Posted by Magicallystoopid

So last night I went to the local theater to go check out Rifftrax Live.  Now for those who don't know what any of this means.  Rifftrax is a new project headed up by Michael J Nelson, one of the original writers and stars of the show Mystery Science Theater 3000.  A few years after the show went off the air Michael began Rifftrax as a new way to continue the tried honored tradition of making fun of stupid movies.  Only now using MP3 format and going after anything and everything in the world of movies from Avatar to X-Men.  Last year they began an event called Rifftrax Live.  Where at a theater they riff on a movie, and a short or three, with a live audience while also beaming out the event to select theaters live.
 
Last night the movie was Reefer Madness, everyone favorite 1930's movie on the dangers of weed.  It was already funny to begin with, albeit unintentionally, but the guys did a great job making it even funnier.  On top of the movie, Lowtax from Something Awful made two new animated shorts, and they also riffed on three very different shorts.  One about arts and craft projects youc an do with grass (As in the stuff out on your front yard, not the stuff Reefer Madness was against), where you can learn how to make headdresses and masks out of grass sure to please whatever kind of demonic god you worship.  The second was a bizarre 1930's cartoon called "Aesop's Fables" about what I think is a father and son going to the north pole, but uh... not sure about that.  Finally though was one they released to those who attended the show via their website.  It's easily the strangest of the three, a short from the 30's about the dangers...and I'm being serious here... about washing your clothes with gasoline.
 
Gasoline...
 
Just... wow....
 
Well someone was kind enough to put this short up on youtube for general consumption.  Check it out, and be sure to support Rifftrax by buying their products and attending however you can their next Rifftrax Live on October 28th when they riff on the original House on Haunted Hill.
 
 

Posted by anarchyzombie9

You lucky son of a bitch.

Posted by Magicallystoopid
@anarchyzombie9:  I saw it in theater so there's not too much lucky about it.  Loved to see it in person though.
Posted by ryanwho

I thought Cinematic Titanic was the original MST3k guys and Rifftracks was more the guys who came in around 1993 until the show went off the air.  
Anyhow I still haven't watched one of these. Its hard as hell to track down a lot of the movies they riff on.

Posted by habster3

That's great stuff!

Posted by TurboMan

I never got into the whole MST thing.. is it good enough to go check out? If so, where should I start?

Posted by BunkerBuster

Wait...you mean I don't have to pay people to run my clothes through gasoline, that I can do it myself.
I've wasted so much money for no reason at all. From now on I will clean my own clothes on the cheap with sweet sweet gasoline.

Posted by ArchScabby

I saw it yesterday too, went with my brother.  It was really good.  I'm excited for House on Haunted Hill in October.

Edited by joey

FUUUUUUUUUCK I FORGOT TO GO
 @ryanwho said:

" I thought Cinematic Titanic was the original MST3k guys and Rifftracks was more the guys who came in around 1993 until the show went off the air.  Anyhow I still haven't watched one of these. Its hard as hell to track down a lot of the movies they riff on. "

  Both of them were writers for the show, but when the cinematic titanic guys left the show, one of the writers stepped in to play the main role.