Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
Went to the Live Rifftrax Christmas Special at the movie theater on Wednesday and daaaang. DANG. I was very welcoming to those laughs it gave me. I will raise those laughs as if they were my own. A college fund has already been started in their name.
For those not in the know (Come on, there’s plenty of room for you too. Get in the know!) RiffTrax is one of the spiritual successors to the classic TV show: Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and someone who isn’t Trace Beaulieu did a bang up job riffing on some terrible, terrible Christmas shorts (and one short about swimming and another about ham). The guys continue to get better and better at their writing and delivery. They still tend to repeat jokes from before, but not as much (“Get your shoes on honey, we’re at Grandma’s” has been used is every episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. EVERY ONE.).
I have no idea how well the guys are going with the sales of mp3′s off their site. But if it’s profitable for them I’d love for more live broadcast performances like the one I went to. I had also been to a previous live performance of their take on the quintessential Ed Wood film, Plan 9 From Outer Space.
They also seem to have learned a bit from the missteps of the Plan 9 show, which was also a great performance by-the-by. Less time was spent away from Nelson and crew. You know, the dang people we paid money to see! Live musical performances and fake commercials by Internet celebrities are fine and all (actually those commercials were hilarious) but I’d rather hear Kevin Murphy pretend the astronauts on screen are opera singers.
Let’s do this. Let’s keep support these guys. You like laughing’ doncha? You like FUN doncha? Then help them produce it!
Next Live show, you and me, we’re going. It’s a date.
What I learned today: I can still draw Pokemon from memory.