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Title: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 11:26:03 AM
Here's how it works!

You were asked to send me a list of the top 25 people you'd like to see guest riff on a Rifftrax. 22 ballots were received, and the people were ranked on a point system allowing 25 points for a #1 choice, 24 for a #2, and all the way down to 1 point for #25. The points were added up, and what follows are your selections.

Tiebreakers work like such: If two people have equal pointage, the movie that appeared on the most lists ranks higher. If those people appeared on the same amount of lists, I went with whatever ranked highest on the individual list. A person that was someone's #4 beats another person's #6, for example. And then if they still were tied I just picked.

What we don't want: your entire lists posted, cloggin' up yer thread
What we do want: everything else. Bitch/kick yourself/pontificate as much as you want, because that's the point!

The Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 23, 2008, 11:27:29 AM
72?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 11:28:32 AM
Yes, 72.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 23, 2008, 11:33:12 AM
27?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Courtney on September 23, 2008, 11:34:32 AM
37?

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Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 11:37:42 AM
(http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/8747/summercomicconmv1.jpg)

72. Steve Purcell - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Pak-Man)

http://www.telltalegames.com/store/samandmax/

Steve Purcell is an American illustrator and writer best known as the creator of comic book characters Sam & Max, of the Freelance Police—a dog and rabbit crime-fighting duo.

At the California College of Arts and Crafts where Purcell attended and graduated, Sam & Max appeared in print for the first time in 1980. In 1987, the first full-fledged Sam & Max 32-page comic appeared. In between illustration assignments and animation work for LucasArts, three other Sam & Max books were produced. During this time he also did freelance work for Marvel Comics, as well as writing the comic book series, Defenders of Dynatron City.

Steve contributed to the background work and animation for several LucasArts adventure games in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The most popular of the games he worked on were the first two Monkey Island games. Steve also provided the box artwork for these two games, as well as the covers to Zak McKracken and Pipe Dream. He illustrated the Grail diary of Henry Jones, which accompanied the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure game. Purcell also painted several Sam & Max comic strips for the LucasArts company newsletter, The Adventurer.

Purcell later joined Pixar Animation Studios to work in their Story Development division, where he works to this day. He is amongst other things credited under additional screenplay material for the animated movie Cars.

http://www.youtube.com/v/L-H3cJ0UGtI&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: therul on September 23, 2008, 11:40:33 AM
Al Gore, If he did an Inconvient Truth.   >:D
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 23, 2008, 11:42:50 AM
Very good, because they are Rifftrax Virgins

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I salute you sir!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 11:43:53 AM
(http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/583/mypiccf3.jpg)

71. Francesco Marciuliano - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 TripeHoundRedux)

http://mediumlarge.wordpress.com/

Francesco Marciuliano is the current writer of Sally Forth, a widely syndicated comic strip (the current illustrator is Craig MacIntosh). Marciuliano writes and draws the satiric web comic Medium Large. The strip originally ran from April 2004 to January 2007. After a long hiatus, the site was revamped and new strips began appearing each weekday on May 27, 2008. He also writes the blog/performance series Conversations with Dad and the blog Francesco Explains It All. He writes for the PBS television series Seemore's Playhouse, which won two 2007 Regional Daytime Emmy Awards for an episode scripted by Marciuliano.

Marciuliano was hired to work on Sally Forth after strip creator Greg Howard retired from his writing duties. His work on the syndicated strip is in keeping with the strip's family-friendly and relatively traditional history. His other work is much more irreverent, edgy, and occasionally foul-mouthed, something that often comes as a surprise to those familiar with Sally Forth. He is also an enthusiastic and well-received participant in online community discussions on Sally Forth in particular and comics in general, including Gene Weingarten's online chats at the Washington Post Web site, and in the comments section of the Comics Curmudgeon blog.

He was a featured panelist at Comicon New York 2007 at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. In 2007, he co-produced a monthly comedy variety show, the PIT Presents the Pendulum, at the People's Improv Theater (PIT) in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. He occasionally freelances as a script supervisor on independent and mainstream feature films. He is a contributing writer to The Onion News Network.

http://www.youtube.com/v/dZZWJLyigjo&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on September 23, 2008, 11:46:00 AM
In a row?

(Sorry. I couldn't resist; I make this joke at Rocky Horror all the time)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 23, 2008, 11:47:29 AM



71. Francesco Marciuliano - 25 points

Yeah!  :highfive:

Ces is the best!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 11:49:26 AM
(http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/9849/spadebighl1.jpg)

70. David Spade - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 TBlue Raja)

http://www.davidspade.com/

David Wayne Spade is an Emmy nominated American actor, comedian, television personality who gained fame in the 1990s as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and from 1997 until 2003 as Dennis Finch on Just Shoot Me!. He also replaced John Ritter along with James Garner on 8 Simple Rules. He currently stars as Russell Dunbar on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement.

With the help of friend and fellow comedian Dennis Miller, he joined Saturday Night Live in 1990 as a regular cast member and writer. Here he made popular his well-known sarcastic, smart aleck character in a number of sketches, some of which include: a flight attendant who bids an unpleasant "Buh-Bye" to each passenger as they disembark; a receptionist for Dick Clark who, as a matter of policy, asks even the most recognizable face "And you are?"; and, most famously, the bitingly sarcastic Hollywood Minute reporter who assaults celebrities with a series of one-liners. Other characters include Christy Henderson from the Gap Girls, and Karl from the Karl's Video sketches. He has also done impressions of famous celebrities, such as Brad Pitt and Michael J. Fox. According to interviews with Spade, most of the material that he wrote early on was given to Dana Carvey to perform on the show. Due to his relatively low work rate, he was in danger of being fired as a performer, until the Hollywood Minute segment secured his position.

Spade is very sensitive to light. The combination of bright lights on-set and working under sunlight while filming Black Sheep caused permanent damage to his eyes. On his condition: "I have to wear a hat even indoors and flashes in particular freak me out. I even have to make them turn down the lights in the make-up trailers. I've become such a pain in the butt with this light-sensitive thing, it's a wonder they don't just shoot me."

http://www.youtube.com/v/olqI7hGskZg&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 11:59:58 AM
(http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/9172/1313738216sh5.jpg)

69. Kevin Pollak - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)

http://www.kevinpollak.net/

Kevin E. Pollak is an American actor, impressionist and comedian. He started performing stand-up comedy at the age of ten and touring professionally at age twenty. In 1988, Pollak landed a role in George Lucas’ Willow, directed by Ron Howard, and began an acting career.

As an actor, Pollak's trademark is usually playing the best friend or confidant characters to the leading men, as he did in Ricochet, End of Days, A Few Good Men (1992) and The Wedding Planner. However, Pollak has played a wide variety of parts; he played a gangster in The Whole Nine Yards (2000) and a criminal in The Usual Suspects (1995). He also briefly hosted Celebrity Poker Showdown in its first season. His most substantial role to date was in Deterrence (1999), in which he played the main character: a Vice President who must take over for a deceased President and deal with a nuclear crisis.

As a comedian, Pollak's most popular work was his 1992 HBO special Stop With the Kicking: Kevin Pollak in Concert, directed by comedian David Steinberg and produced by Boston comedy writer Martin Olson. Pollak is also known for having one of the best Christopher Walken impersonations in show business. One specific Walken impression routine, "Frankenstein never scared me", has become one of the most requested sound bites on the Bob and Tom Show, and the routine is a code word to see if another person is a Bob and Tom fan. In an appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Pollak recounted that he was invited to introduce Walken at the unveiling of his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, despite the fact that the two had never met.

Pollak is also notorious for his impression of William Shatner; specifically, imitations of Shatner's role as Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek. In a 1994 special edition of Canadian TV Guide, published to commemorate the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pollak writes a guide of how to do an impersonation of Kirk. Shatner himself has said that Pollak does the best impersonation of him that he had ever seen

http://www.youtube.com/v/PcKQGiih8_A&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 23, 2008, 12:07:22 PM
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/RoninFox/l_9cdd43230365b4d151fed9053a0c65df.jpg)

68. Ronin Fox - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 anais.jude)

Take a bow, sir.

Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on September 23, 2008, 12:09:04 PM
I'm beginning to see why it's a Top 72 list. I'm guessing that everyone's #1 will end up on this list. I'm a little surprised at the low number of lists submitted.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 23, 2008, 12:11:29 PM
But it's also is in keeping with having 72 Virgins.

Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on September 23, 2008, 12:16:33 PM
Well if it had to be stretched to 72 just to get Steve Purcell on the list, then so be it. :^)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 23, 2008, 12:24:05 PM
If Ronin ever gets chosen to guest riff I want a video of him fighting Mike with the huge boxing gloves up on youtube as a promo.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 23, 2008, 01:22:29 PM
69. Kevin Pollak - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)

I was the only one who mentioned him?  Wow.....
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on September 23, 2008, 01:28:32 PM
I think we're gonna see a lot of that.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 23, 2008, 04:29:25 PM
69. Kevin Pollak - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)

I was the only one who mentioned him?  Wow.....
I think we're gonna see a lot of that.

I know! I'm the only one who put Ronin on my list! There are five other members of the fan club ya know!   ;)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 23, 2008, 04:31:02 PM
I wonder if Ronin will be unique amongst the list or, if not, who else from the forum will show up.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on September 23, 2008, 04:48:25 PM
Either way my day has been made.   ;D
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 04:25:08 AM
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/6281/preview3qu9.jpg)

67. Jon Lovitz - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Doctor Who?)

http://www.myspace.com/JonLovitz

Jonathan M. "Jon" Lovitz is an American actor and comedian perhaps best known as a cast member of Saturday Night Live and the voice of Jay Sherman in The Critic.

Lovitz was a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1990. He later said in an interview for the book Live From New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live that his time on SNL was the most memorable in his career. He went from having no money to being offered a $500,000 movie contract. He was nominated for an Emmy his first two years on Saturday Night Live. One of his most notable SNL characters was "Tommy Flanagan, The Pathological Liar" who used the old catch phrase, "Yeah! That's the ticket!" Some of his other recurring characters included Master Thespian, Tonto, Mephistopheles, Hanukkah Harry, and Michael Dukakis. In a 1986 episode of Saturday Night Live he played a virgin Trekkie, who was scripted to hang his head when asked by William Shatner if he had ever kissed a girl.

Lovitz has lent his voice to several cartoons and films. In the series The Critic he played the title character of Jay Sherman. On The Simpsons he played Marge's ex-prom date Artie Ziff, theater director Llewellyn Sinclair (and his sister, who runs a daycare center) on the season four episode "A Streetcar Named Marge", Jay Sherman from The Critic in the Season 6 crossover episode "A Star Is Burns", and paparazzo Enrico Irritazio in the season eighteen episode "Homerazzi". He played a brief role as Cheapo, the worlds cheapest bad guy, as well as Professor Lombardo and Aristotle Amadopolous, in the short lived series Stripperella. He is also the voice of the radio, in the Disney movie, The Brave Little Toaster.

http://www.youtube.com/v/mLwbi5_6N-g&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 04:35:27 AM
(http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1070/lloydkaufmanrk3.jpg)

66. Lloyd Kaufman - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 gojikranz)

http://www.lloydkaufman.com/

Lloyd Kaufman is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment, the world's longest running independent film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including the cult classic The Toxic Avenger and the critically acclaimed Tromeo and Juliet. Kaufman also serves as chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance.

In 1974, Kaufman and his business partner Michael Herz founded Troma Entertainment and began producing and distributing independent action and comedy films. In order to pay the bills, Kaufman did freelance work for various Hollywood productions, including Rocky, Saturday Night Fever, and The Final Countdown, which he also produced (Kaufman has said that it was his experience on this film that made him never want to deal with a major studio again). From 1979 to 1981, the two wrote, produced and directed a series of profitable "sexy comedies", precursors to such films as Porky's, including Squeeze Play!, Waitress!, Stuck on You! and The First Turn-On!. On most of these early films, Kaufman is credited as "Samuel Weil" (the name of Kaufman's maternal great-grandfather), a pseudonym which Kaufman used to skirt Directors Guild of America rules.

Kaufman's latest film, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead, made its official New York premiere on May 9, 2008 (although the film had previewed numerous times on single screens for over a year). On its opening weekend, it had the second highest per-screen average ticket sales, beating out the big-budget Speed Racer, and opened to positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and was made a critics pick by New York Magazine and Salon.com.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tNgv7PCE2nE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 24, 2008, 04:52:20 AM

 He played a brief role as Cheapo, the worlds cheapest bad guy, as well as Professor Lombardo and Aristotle Amadopolous, in the short lived series Stripperella. He is also the voice of the radio, in the Disney movie, The Brave Little Toaster.


At the risk of being a nit-picky nerd, Professor Lombardo and Aristotle Amadopolous are Simpsons characters from the early seasons.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 24, 2008, 04:54:10 AM
66. Lloyd Kaufman - 25 points

Oh that's a good one, I should have thought of him.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 05:19:10 AM
(http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/3508/44205859cf7.png)

65. B. Thompson Stroud - 25 points
(1 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 GregMcduck)

http://progressiveboink.com/index.php/archive/author/B/
http://mlb.fanhouse.com/category/the-dugout/

Alright, he doesn't have a wiki page so I have to write this from scratch. B. Thompson Stroud is a web humorist and published author. He is most famously know as one of the three contributing authors to The Dugout on on AOL's FanHouse blog. The Dugout, also known as "The Official Chat Room of Major League Baseball", is a parody website that satirizes various elements of Major League Baseball. Presented in the style of AOL Instant Messenger chat logs, Dugout pages depict conversations between two or more MLB personalities, often commenting on topical events in the game, news events, or general character arcs. The series' distinct (and often blue) humor has made it a hit with the blog community and younger fans, as well as more traditional baseball supporters.

More of B's writing can be found on his main website, Progressive Boink. The Rifftrax forum took notice when his article on the 40 Worst Rob Liefeld drawings hit the web. In 2003, his published his first book, "Seven Hill City." A film version is currently in the works.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3G9S1IGzQ_o&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 05:32:01 AM
(http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/120/amypoehler2rr5.jpg)

64. Amy Poehler - 25 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #8 Monty)

http://www.amy-poehler.net/

Amy Meredith Poehler is an Emmy Award-nominated American comedienne and actress. She is a cast member and parody news anchor on the NBC television program Saturday Night Live. In 2005, Poehler starred in the film Mean Girls, alongside Tina Fey, and again alongside her in Baby Mama in 2008. She is also the first cast member in SNL history to be nominated in the category of "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" at the Emmy Awards.

During her time at Second City, Poehler studied with Matt Besser, part of the Upright Citizens Brigade. While the group initially consisted of many members (including Horatio Sanz, Adam McKay, and Neil Flynn), Poehler quickly became part of the group along with Matt Walsh. The two, along with Besser and Ian Roberts, performed sketch and improv around Chicago before moving to New York in 1996.

In 1998, Comedy Central debuted the group's self-titled, half-hour TV show. During the show's second season, the group opened an Improv theatre and training center in New York City at 161 W. 22nd Street, occupying the space of a former strip club. The UCB theatre held shows seven nights a week in addition to offering classes in sketch comedy writing and improv.

http://www.youtube.com/v/M3eR9vIyERE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 05:41:12 AM
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4259/willferrelllva7.jpg)

63. Will Ferrell - 26 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #8 Cibernético II)

http://planetwill.jt.org/

John William "Will" Ferrell is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career, starring in the comedies A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Old School, Elf (both 2003), Anchorman (2004), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction (both 2006), Blades of Glory (2007), Semi-Pro and Step Brothers (both 2008). He is considered a member of the Frat Pack, a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors to emerge in the late 1990s and the 2000s including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson.

Ferrell has worked as a voice actor in several animated television programs, including his portrayal of a 1950s-style father in the animated television series The Oblongs. He has had several guest appearances on Family Guy, where he played the Black Knight in "Mr. Saturday Knight", as well as Fat Greek Guy and Miles "Chatterbox" Musket in "Fifteen Minutes of Shame". Ferrell also starred as Ted (a.k.a. The Man in the Yellow Hat) in the movie Curious George.

In April 2007, Ferrell launched "Funny or Die", a streaming video website where short comedy films are uploaded and voted on by users. The site features The Landlord, starring Ferrell and Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay. Ferrell's character is harassed for the rent by his landlady, a swearing, beer-loving, two-year-old girl (played by McKay's daughter, Pearl). Child psychologists have criticized Ferrell and the McKays for child exploitation, to which McKay responded: "Fortunately she is in this great stage now where she repeats anything you say to her and then forgets it right away, which is key. She has not said the 'B-word' since we shot the thing."

http://www.youtube.com/v/l33ohfzgk9k&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 05:49:18 AM
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3558/insidemonkeybobsagetim5.jpg)

62. Bob Saget - 27 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 GregMcduck)

http://www.bobsaget.com/

Robert "Bob" Lane Saget is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and filmmaker. Although he is most famous for his past roles in family-oriented shows like Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos, Saget is known outside of television for his remarkably blue stand-up routine. He was also the host of the NBC game show 1 vs. 100.

He enrolled at Temple University's film school, where he made a student film, Through Adam's Eyes, a black-and-white film about a boy who received reconstructive facial surgery. In 1978, the film was honored with an award of merit in the Student Academy Awards. Saget enrolled in graduate school at the University of Southern California but quit a few days later. Saget describes himself at the time in an article by Glenn Esterly in the, Saturday Evening Post, "I was a cocky, overweight twenty-two-year-old. Then I had a gangrenous appendix taken out, almost died, and I got over being cocky or overweight."

Saget started doing stand-up comedy and did a number of national tours. Later, in 1987, Saget became the co-host of, The Morning Program, an attempt by CBS to take a different direction with morning television, where he also wrote and produced content for the show. However, Saget left the show after only six months due to low ratings, with both Saget and producers feeling he was not meant for morning TV.

http://www.youtube.com/v/10eGCsPiEH8&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 24, 2008, 05:54:38 AM
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/5506/bretandjemainedv0.jpg)

61. Flight of the Conchords - 27 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 anais.jude)

http://www.conchords.co.nz/

Flight of the Conchords is a Grammy Award-winning New Zealand comedy duo composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Billing themselves as "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", the group uses a combination of witty observation, characterisation and acoustic folk guitars to work the audience. The duo's comedy and music became first the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series, which premiered in 2007, also called Flight of the Conchords.

Named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival, Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and receiving a nomination for the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003, the duo's live performances have gained them a worldwide cult following.

Bret and Jemaine were flatmates at Victoria University of Wellington, where they were studying film and theatre before forming FOTC in 1998.

http://www.youtube.com/v/WGOohBytKTU&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on September 24, 2008, 07:53:44 AM
Let me just say that Amy Poehler would frickin' ROCK as a guest riffer. That would be gold, Jerry. GOLD!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 24, 2008, 10:16:48 AM
As for Will Ferrell, while I think he's really funny, I don't know if he would be a good guest riffer.  He's one of those Comedians whose great at acting or improve but I don't know about riffing.  Still, that's just what my intuition is saying, so I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 24, 2008, 10:19:20 AM
Great Jon Lovitz made the list.

Still if he is that low I don't hold out much hope for the rest of my list.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 24, 2008, 10:34:09 AM
Yea, I can't believe I forgot Jon Lovitz.

But FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (and RoninFox) BABY!


How did only 2 people put FOTC on their list. Courtney???????????????
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Courtney on September 24, 2008, 10:53:06 AM
Yea, I can't believe I forgot Jon Lovitz.

But FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (and RoninFox) BABY!


How did only 2 people put FOTC on their list. Courtney???????????????

I want to check my list but I'm always afraid to look in my inbox during Mafia games!  I get the panics! 

I thought I had them.  I was sure of it.  *sniff*  If I didn't, I failed them.  Time for my suicide shame ceremony.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 07:59:59 AM
(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6006/jbatemanjl6.jpg)

60. Jason Bateman - 28 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Courtney)

http://www.jason-bateman.net/

Jason Kent Bateman is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American actor. After starring in several 1980s sitcoms, Bateman became known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development. Since the show's end, he has also appeared in several Hollywood films, such as The Kingdom, Juno, and Hancock.

Bateman began acting in 1981, playing James Cooper Ingalls in the television drama, Little House on the Prairie. He appeared on an episode of Knight Rider in 1984. He earned the status of teen idol in the mid-1980s in shows such as Silver Spoons, It's Your Move, and Valerie (later renamed The Hogan Family after Valerie Harper left the series), and became the Directors Guild of America's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family at the age of 18. After the series ended its run, his career slowed down for nearly a decade. During this period, he had major roles on four series — Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends — none of which lasted for longer than one season. In 2002, he landed the role as the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane's character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing. In 2003 his career made a major comeback with the role of Michael Bluth on the FOX television comedy Arrested Development.

He ranked at #60 on VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Bka5Q_jNtr0&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 08:08:35 AM
(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6618/lehereventqc9.jpg)

59. Tom Lehrer - 28 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 gbeenie)

http://www.tomlehrer.org/tl.html

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Lehrer is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater.

Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 60s. His work often parodied popular song forms, notably in "The Elements", where he sets the names of the chemical elements to the tune of the "Major-General's Song" from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Lehrer's earlier work frequently dealt with trivial subject matter, but he also produced a number of songs dealing with the social and political issues of the day, particularly when he went on to write for the TV show That Was The Week That Was.

In 2003 he commented that his particular brand of political satire is more difficult in the modern world: "The real issues I don't think most people touch. The Clinton jokes are all about Monica Lewinsky and all that stuff and not about the important things, like the fact that he wouldn't ban landmines... I'm not tempted to write a song about George W. Bush. I couldn't figure out what sort of song I would write. That's the problem: I don't want to satirise George Bush and his puppeteers, I want to vaporise them." Lehrer was praised by Dr. Demento as "the best musical satirist of the 20th Century". Other artists who cite Lehrer as an influence include "Weird Al" Yankovic, whose work generally addresses more popular and less technical or political subjects. More stylistically influenced performers include American political satirist Mark Russell, and the British duo Kit and The Widow.

Hey, Rifftrax, you might want to get him while you can, he's kinda old.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QEJ9HrZq7Ro&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 25, 2008, 08:12:20 AM
"... I don't want to satirise George Bush and his puppeteers, I want to vaporise them."

I love Tom Lehrer!   ;D
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 08:16:25 AM
"... I don't want to satirise George Bush and his puppeteers, I want to vaporise them."

I love Tom Lehrer!   ;D

Me too, and thanks to Beenie for suggesting him when I was drawing a blank :)



Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 25, 2008, 08:17:47 AM
(http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6006/jbatemanjl6.jpg)

60. Jason Bateman - 28 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Courtney)

http://www.jason-bateman.net/

Jason Kent Bateman is a Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated American actor. After starring in several 1980s sitcoms, Bateman became known for his role as Michael Bluth on the television sitcom Arrested Development. Since the show's end, he has also appeared in several Hollywood films, such as The Kingdom, Juno, and Hancock.

Bateman began acting in 1981, playing James Cooper Ingalls in the television drama, Little House on the Prairie. He appeared on an episode of Knight Rider in 1984. He earned the status of teen idol in the mid-1980s in shows such as Silver Spoons, It's Your Move, and Valerie (later renamed The Hogan Family after Valerie Harper left the series), and became the Directors Guild of America's youngest-ever director when he helmed three episodes of The Hogan Family at the age of 18. After the series ended its run, his career slowed down for nearly a decade. During this period, he had major roles on four series — Simon, Chicago Sons, George & Leo, and Some of My Best Friends — none of which lasted for longer than one season. In 2002, he landed the role as the frisky sibling of Thomas Jane's character in the feature film The Sweetest Thing. In 2003 his career made a major comeback with the role of Michael Bluth on the FOX television comedy Arrested Development.

He ranked at #60 on VH1's 100 Greatest Kid Stars.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Bka5Q_jNtr0&hl=en&fs=1


I was the other person who put the B-man on my list!  :highfive: Courtney RULES!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 08:35:21 AM
(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5536/yahtzeeyv5.png)

58. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw - 30 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 GregMcduck)

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation

Benjamin "Yahtzee" Richard Croshaw is author of adventure games created using Adventure Game Studio software. He also writes articles for Australia's Hyper magazine, a major games publication. He uses his website "Fully Ramblomatic" as an outlet for his own work, including weekly dark humour articles, essays, the novel Fog Juice, and webcomics including Yahtzee Takes On The World and his most recent, Chris & Trilby. He is currently making a series of video-reviews named Zero Punctuation for The Escapist.

The series initially started after Croshaw produced two reviews for Fable: The Lost Chapters and The Darkness and uploaded them on YouTube. Something Awful owner Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka offered Croshaw the opportunity to produce Zero Punctuation for his website for next to no money, which Croshaw turned down. Afterwards, Zack "elpintogrande" Parsons, a Something Awful administrator, vilified Croshaw on their forums, lambasting him for demanding "too much money". After this The Escapist contacted him and offered him a contract. Reviews are released every Wednesday, and every week's review is previewed on G4's X-Play the Tuesday before.

Croshaw writes his own games and their graphics and animation using Photoshop and Microsoft Paint, though he does not compose his own music.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eWS9_nrKOPA&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:01:34 AM
(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/7252/ani1na1.gif)

57. Matt Caracappa - 30 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #14 GregMcduck)

http://www.x-entertainment.com/

Matt Caracappa is a television promo producer for Nickelodeon living in Staten Island, as well as the webmaster of X-Entertainment, articles focusing mainly on 1980s and early 1990s nostalgia (although it sometimes strays into decades either side), such as toys, television, and food, done with a humorous take and much love. The site provides a wealth of pictures, movie reviews and a special section where users may download television commercials from the past.

Matt describes the site as "a tribute to anything I feel, or have felt, passionately about in my life." Its most frequent articles feature comical takes on toys, movies, cartoons, junk food, and more from the 1980s, although Matt also chronicles his various day trips and weekend excursions. Matt updates his site's blog to tide readers over between articles; the blog has become a much more prominent part of the site since 2005.

A 2001 article about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Ivan Ooze Knuckle Extruder included the phrase "Giant Ape Juice". The reasoning was stated as follows:

1) If anyone does a Google search for it, X-E will surely be the top result. And if there's anything I want this site to be known for, its our giant ape juice.

2) I guarantee you that 95% of you totally overlooked the screams of ape juice because the picture of the Knuckle Extruder is just that damn ridiculous. It takes something really stupid to get you to overlook something like giant ape juice - so as you can see, we're well on our way to proving the obvious. Knuckle Extruders are stupid, even when they're less than a dollar. They just won't make you feel as stupid, since you can't buy too many intelligent things at such a low cost. Unless you count that reduced fat cheese. Its a smart food, you know.


Later, when the blog was created in 2002, "giant ape juice" become a blog catchphrase as posters tried to maintain the top Google Search result. Today, posters no longer copy-and-paste the phrase over and over in blog comments, but it still pops up frequently. As of September 23, 2008, X-E is the top result for "giant ape juice" on Google.

http://www.youtube.com/v/sVOPkqxgRT0&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:12:37 AM
(http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3062/craig20ferguson20at20whnb4.jpg)

56. Craig Ferguson - 31 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)

http://lateshow.cbs.com/latenight/latelate/

Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He is the present host of CBS's The Late Late Show, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination in 2006.

Ferguson played the office boss Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003 and is the author of the 2006 novel Between the Bridge and the River. Ferguson got his start as a comedian in the United Kingdom, appearing on the alternative comedy circuit under the stage-name "Bing Hitler". A recording of his stage act as Bing Hitler was made at Glasgow's Tron Theatre and released in the 1980s. In addition, a Bing Hitler monologue ("A Lecture for Burns Night") appears on the compilation cassette Honey at the Core.

Ferguson is the writer/co-writer and actor of movies including The Big Tease, Saving Grace, and I'll Be There, which he also directed. He played the person who cannot be described as either gender in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

http://www.youtube.com/v/TyuDAzzKnz8&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:22:42 AM
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2448/tn2petersegal3og6.jpg)

55. Peter Segal - 31 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Courtney)

Peter Segal is an American film director, with credits in producing, writing, and acting. His directing credits include:

Naked Gun 33?: The Final Insult (1994)
Tommy Boy (1995)
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
Anger Management (2003)
50 First Dates (2004)
The Longest Yard (2005)
Get Smart (2008)

He also has the least-detailed wikipedia page in history.

http://www.youtube.com/v/DAKvKQD4uVo&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 09:27:06 AM
He also has the least-detailed wikipedia page in history.

Er, could one of his nominators fill in some detail then? :)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:31:10 AM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9697/johnoliverkh5.jpg)

54. John Oliver - 31 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #12 Conor)

http://www.mrjohnoliver.com/

John Oliver is a British comedian, correspondent and writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. His previous credits include The Department with Chris Addison and Andy Zaltzman, Political Animal, Fighting Talk and Mock the Week.

Oliver also wrote and presented the current BBC America campaign to have viewers use closed captioning (subtitles). Shown in brief segments before shows, "The following program contains accents you would have heard a lot more if you hadn't thrown our tea into Boston Harbor," says one. "Not even British people can follow the British accent 100 percent of the time. Therefore you, like me, might want to use closed-captioning." Oliver has begun using some of these jokes in his current stand up routine.

Oliver currently hosts The Times' weekly comedy podcast The Bugle with Andy Zaltzman.

http://www.youtube.com/v/1xw5rXSbmqU&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Courtney on September 25, 2008, 09:32:08 AM
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/2448/tn2petersegal3og6.jpg)

55. Peter Segal - 31 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Courtney)

Peter Segal is an American film director, with credits in producing, writing, and acting. His directing credits include:

*shakes head no*

This Peter Seagal, from Wait Wait Don't Tell Me:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sagal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Sagal)

My bad, should have specified.  But I promise I did not suggest the dude who directed Nutty Professor 2.  (though I really like 50 First Dates, not gonna lie.)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:33:30 AM
Quote
This Peter Segal

Segal
Sagal

Segal
Sagal

SEGAL
SAGAL


This is not my fault this time, for the record.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Courtney on September 25, 2008, 09:36:30 AM
Sorry.   :-[  Thanks for devoting a post to how retarded I am though.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 25, 2008, 09:38:27 AM
I didn't think that one sounded like your sort of bloke Court :)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:40:48 AM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/6404/1057885437f0e2d72ac4lr8.jpg)

53. John DiMaggio - 33 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 RoninFox)

John William DiMaggio is an American voice actor. A native of North Plainfield, New Jersey, he is best known for his voice roles of Bender in Futurama, Wakka and Kimahri in Final Fantasy X, Gilgamesh in Final Fantasy XII , and Marcus Fenix in Gears of War.

John DiMaggio is a former stand-up comedian, appearing on stage as part of a comic duo named "Red Johnny and the Round Guy" and has several on-screen credits, such as Steve Ballmer in Pirates of Silicon Valley (the docudrama about the history of Apple Computer and Microsoft) and as the recurring character Dr. Sean Underhill on Chicago Hope.

John Dimaggio is also a highly skilled beatboxer, as can be heard in the Futurama episode "Luck of the Fryrish" as the character Noticeably F.A.T. and also in "Bender's Big Score", and recorded an acappella version of the theme for two episodes with Billy West.

http://www.youtube.com/v/22U8YulLvlE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:46:38 AM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/2597/croeb7.jpg)

52. Chris Rock - 33 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #9 gojikranz)

Christopher Julius Rock III is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. He was voted by Comedy Central as the fifth greatest stand-up comedian of all time.

Rock began doing stand-up comedy in 1985 in New York City's Catch a Rising Star. He slowly rose up the ranks of the comedy circuit in addition to earning bit roles in the film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and the TV series Miami Vice. Upon seeing his act at a nightclub, Eddie Murphy befriended and mentored the aspiring comic. Murphy gave Rock his first film role in Beverly Hills Cop II.

Rock became a cast member of the popular sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1990. He and other new cast members Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and David Spade became known as the Bad Boys of SNL. In 1991, he released his first comedy album Born Suspect and won acclaim for his dramatic role as a crack addict in the film New Jack City. His tenure on SNL gave Rock national exposure.

http://www.youtube.com/v/AS13dTbAdcI&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 25, 2008, 09:55:14 AM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/1148/billmurrayau8.jpg)

51. Bill Murray - 34 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #7 JohnnyUnusual)

William James "Bill" Murray is an American comedian and actor. He first gained national exposure on Saturday Night Live, following that with roles in films such as Stripes, Caddyshack, The Razor's Edge, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Space Jam, Rushmore and What About Bob?. He has gained acclaim for recent dramatic roles, in films such as Lost in Translation, The Lost City, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Broken Flowers and The Royal Tenenbaums.

With an invitation from his older brother, Brian, Murray got his start at Second City Chicago studying under Del Close. The improvisational comedy troupe was a perfect fit for Murray's clever, dry humor and ad libbing. In 1974, he moved to New York City and was recruited by John Belushi as a featured player on The National Lampoon Radio Hour, which aired on some 600 stations from 1973 to 1974.

Murray is an avid golfer who often plays in celebrity tournaments. His 1999 book Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf, part autobiography and part essay, expounds on his love of golf. In 2002, he and his brothers starred in the Comedy Central series, The Sweet Spot, which chronicled their adventures playing golf. Murray played Carl Spackler in Caddyshack.

http://www.youtube.com/v/pIM23GmHxMM&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Artie on September 25, 2008, 10:16:27 AM
Sorry.   :-[  Thanks for devoting a post to how retarded I am though.

Looks like we both messed up, I aslo had Peter Segal when I meant Peter Sagal.    At least he would have made the list if we had had proper spelling.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 25, 2008, 10:33:32 AM
(http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9697/johnoliverkh5.jpg)

54. John Oliver - 31 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #12 Conor)

http://www.mrjohnoliver.com/

John Oliver is a British comedian, correspondent and writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. His previous credits include The Department with Chris Addison and Andy Zaltzman, Political Animal, Fighting Talk and Mock the Week.

Oliver also wrote and presented the current BBC America campaign to have viewers use closed captioning (subtitles). Shown in brief segments before shows, "The following program contains accents you would have heard a lot more if you hadn't thrown our tea into Boston Harbor," says one. "Not even British people can follow the British accent 100 percent of the time. Therefore you, like me, might want to use closed-captioning." Oliver has begun using some of these jokes in his current stand up routine.

Oliver currently hosts The Times' weekly comedy podcast The Bugle with Andy Zaltzman.

http://www.youtube.com/v/1xw5rXSbmqU&hl=en&fs=1

OMG: I am IN LOVE with John Oliver. Seriously, I want to marry him and give him citizenship! If anyone knows him or meets him, please inform him of my intentions.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on September 25, 2008, 12:32:25 PM
58. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw - 30 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 GregMcduck)

I'd like to see this.  Maybe if they riffed a movie based on a video game.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 25, 2008, 12:52:12 PM
58. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw - 30 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 GregMcduck)

I'd like to see this.  Maybe if they riffed a movie based on a video game.

I don't know.  I lve his Zero Punctuation shorts, but I don't think he could maintain an entire riff and he seems like the kind of guy who wouldn't want to riff.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on September 25, 2008, 12:59:05 PM
He seems generally witty and clever, which on top of his acerbic character would make him good at riffing. Hypothetically. 
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Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on September 25, 2008, 01:33:13 PM
Am I the only person who hates Chris Rock and doesn't think he's remotely funny?

nope, I'm pretty sure Everybody Hates Chris  :rimshot:

I'll.......... I'll just leave now
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 26, 2008, 07:38:03 AM
58. Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw - 30 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 GregMcduck)

I'd like to see this.  Maybe if they riffed a movie based on a video game.

I don't know.  I lve his Zero Punctuation shorts, but I don't think he could maintain an entire riff and he seems like the kind of guy who wouldn't want to riff.

As long as he didn't bring along his "schtick", i.e. his fast talking.  If he just showed up as himself, I'm sure he'd do fine.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 08:27:00 AM
Well, I hope you enjoyed this extra treat. Now, it's time for the big dogs. I present, The Top 50!

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3057/davefoleyyw2.jpg)

50. Dave Foley - 34 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #13 KingArtie)

David Scott Foley is a Canadian actor, best known for his work in The Kids in the Hall, NewsRadio, and Celebrity Poker Showdown. He also frequently appears on The Late Late Show on CBS.

After dropping out of high school, Foley pursued standup comedy for about a year in the Toronto Second City Training Center where he began taking improv classes, it was also where he met Kevin McDonald, who got Foley a job with him as an usher at a local art house movie theatre. Together, they formed the original The Kids in the Hall.

Foley co-wrote and starred in the comedy The Wrong Guy, where he played Nelson Hibbert, an office worker who finds his boss murdered, mistakenly believes he will be blamed for the crime and runs off as a fugitive. He did the voice of Flik in A Bug's Life, a role he reprised for brief cameos in Toy Story 2 and Cars, along with the voices for the Baldwin brothers in South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.


http://www.youtube.com/v/BJUgu9qr8wI&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 08:35:13 AM
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6862/3391hz2.jpg)

49. David Sedaris - 36 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 GregMcduck)

http://www.barclayagency.com/sedaris.html

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Sedaris was first publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay "SantaLand Diaries". He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. Each of his five subsequent essay collections, Naked (1997), Holidays on Ice (1997), Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (2004), and When You Are Engulfed in Flames (2008), have become New York Times Best Sellers.

As of 2008, his books have collectively sold 7 million copies. Much of Sedaris's humor is autobiographical and self-deprecating, and it often concerns his family life, his middle class upbringing in the suburbs of Raleigh, North Carolina, Greek heritage, various jobs, education, drug use, homosexuality, and his life in France with his boyfriend, Hugh Hamrick.

Sedaris is also a playwright, having authored with his sister, actress Amy Sedaris, several plays under the name "The Talent Family". These include Stump the Host (1993), Stitches (1994), The Little Frieda Mysteries (1997), and The Book of Liz (2002). All were produced and presented by Meryl Vladimer when she was the artistic director of "the CLUB" at La MaMa, E.T.C. and Ania A. Shapiro. Sedaris also co-authored Incident at Cobbler's Knob, which was presented and produced by David Rockwell at the Lincoln Center Festival. Sets for those performances were designed by Sedaris's longtime partner, Hugh Hamrick, who also directed two of them, The Book of Liz and Incident at Cobbler's Knob.

http://www.youtube.com/v/YBdymtyXt8Y&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Artie on September 26, 2008, 08:39:57 AM
David Sedaris.  Fantastic.  I put him on my list but I didn't think anyone else would.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 08:44:53 AM
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2408/rikkwithbotsfullkq9.jpg)

48. Incognito Cinema Warriors XP - 36 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 SmilinJackRoss)

http://www.icwxp.com/

And by this, we mean the people behind the show, not the characters themselves. I guess.

Quote from: rifftrax
Introducing Incognito Cinema Warriors XP, an all new riffing show that makes watching bad movies a breeze. Join Rikk Wolf, along with his robot pals Johnny Cylon and Topsy-Bot 5000, as they’re forced to sit through some of the worse cinematic disasterpieces ever filmed, all from the comfort of a movie theater surrounded by flesh eating zombies!

Luckily, for you, however, you get to watch as Rikk & the bots provide hilariously mean-spirited comments the entire time! If that’s not enough, they throw in a few colorful skits to lighten the burden of the flick.

Afterall, there are worse ways to spend the apocalypse... ya know... probably.

http://www.youtube.com/v/YeI0zNBI5rE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 26, 2008, 08:46:30 AM
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/2408/rikkwithbotsfullkq9.jpg)



That guy is soooooooooooooo hawt!

ah hem, anyway. Good Choice.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 08:55:10 AM
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5039/debriefer20chris20jerictm2.jpg)

47. Chris Jericho - 36 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #11 RoninFox)

http://www.chrisjericho.com/

Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian television and stage actor, author, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), wrestling on its Raw brand, where he is the reigning World Heavyweight Champion.

Jericho is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Fozzy. He also started his own weekly XM Satellite Radio show in March 2005 called "Rock of Jericho", which could be heard on Sunday Nights at 8:00 on XM 41 The Boneyard. Jericho is also a contributor to the VH1 pop culture shows Best Week Ever and I Love the '80s. On July 12, 2006, he made an appearance on G4's Attack of the Show!. In May 2006, Jericho appeared on VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" and "HEAVY: The Story of Metal" as a commentator.

He was one of eight celebrities in the 2006 Fox Television singing reality show, Celebrity Duets, executive-produced by Simon Cowell, and was the first contestant eliminated. A video shown on TMZ.com featured Jericho working at a McDonald's to show off his skills while prepping for the show.

http://www.youtube.com/v/lK92tEeDqCU&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on September 26, 2008, 09:02:45 AM
(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5039/debriefer20chris20jerictm2.jpg)

47. Chris Jericho - 36 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #11 RoninFox)

http://www.chrisjericho.com/

Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian television and stage actor, author, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), wrestling on its Raw brand, where he is the reigning World Heavyweight Champion.

Jericho is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Fozzy. He also started his own weekly XM Satellite Radio show in March 2005 called "Rock of Jericho", which could be heard on Sunday Nights at 8:00 on XM 41 The Boneyard. Jericho is also a contributor to the VH1 pop culture shows Best Week Ever and I Love the '80s. On July 12, 2006, he made an appearance on G4's Attack of the Show!. In May 2006, Jericho appeared on VH1's "40 Greatest Metal Songs" and "HEAVY: The Story of Metal" as a commentator.

He was one of eight celebrities in the 2006 Fox Television singing reality show, Celebrity Duets, executive-produced by Simon Cowell, and was the first contestant eliminated. A video shown on TMZ.com featured Jericho working at a McDonald's to show off his skills while prepping for the show.

http://www.youtube.com/v/lK92tEeDqCU&hl=en&fs=1

OMG!!!!!!!!! Who else put Jericho on there list other than myself and Ronin? I am *in love* with this man. I want to marry him too!


Clearly, I am attracted to funny guys.


Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 09:07:12 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/2648896401_40f3d95788.jpg?v=0)

46. Josh Way - 37 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 SmilinJackRoss)

http://www.joshway.com/

Josh Way is a 32-year-old cartoonist living in Pearl River, NY. He has been blogging and writing humor online for nearly a decade. His comic strip Chronicle is new every weekday at ChronicleComic.com.

Josh provides MST3K-like commentaries for public domain short subject films in a series called Fun With Shorts. He is also a writer for Incognito Cinema Warriors XP and an occasional contributor to Mike Nelson’s Rifftrax.

A full-time computer programmer and webmaster for his alma mater Nyack College, Josh lives with his lovely wife Shereen and two dastardly cats.

http://www.youtube.com/v/7MZz_YXdleE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 26, 2008, 09:12:51 AM
^^^^  Um....you want someone guest riffing who is already doing riffs with Mike and Rifftrax?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 09:15:43 AM
The idea here are people who haven't riffed WITH Mike and/or Co. Josh Way and ICWXP maybe involved with Rifftrax, but they haven't riffed WITH them.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 09:23:12 AM
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1442/adamwesttp7.jpg)

45. Adam West - 37 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

http://www.adamwest.com/

Adam West is an American actor who is best known for playing the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne on the 1960s TV series Batman (which also had a film adaptation).

After his high profile role in Batman, West, Burt Ward and Yvonne Craig (who played crimefighting sidekicks Robin and Batgirl respectively) were badly typecast in their roles. West's first post-Caped Crusader role was in the 1969 release The Girl Who Knew Too Much. He played against type as a tough, hard-boiled assassin. The movie was a failure and has almost become a lost film. During the 1990s, West's status as a pop culture icon led to appearances as himself in the film Drop Dead Gorgeous and in several television series, including NewsRadio, Murphy Brown, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, The Ben Stiller Show and The Drew Carey Show. In 1991, he starred in the pilot episode of Lookwell, in which he portrayed a has-been TV action hero who falsely believes he can solve crimes in real life. The pilot, written by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel, aired on NBC that summer but was not picked up as a series. It was later broadcast on the Trio channel, under the "Brilliant But Cancelled" imprint.

West built a career doing voice-over work on a number of animated series (often as himself), including appearances on The Simpsons, The Critic, The Boondocks, Histeria!, Kim Possible, and Johnny Bravo. He also appeared in five episodes of Nickelodeon's cartoon, The Fairly OddParents, as a cat-obsessed version of himself who is famous for playing a superhero called Catman, and who actually believes he is Catman. A later appearance of Adam West in The Fairly OddParents world was a parody of himself, hired to play the role of the Crimson Chin in the movie of the same name.

http://www.youtube.com/v/P7hbRnRsn8w&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 09:32:19 AM
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4710/tn2mikejudge1xq9.jpg)

44. Mike Judge - 38 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Doctor Who?)

Michael Craig Judge is an American animator, actor, voice actor, writer, director, and producer, best-known as the creator and star of the hit animated television series Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill. He also wrote and directed the films Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Office Space, and Idiocracy.

In 1992, Judge developed "Frog Baseball", a short featuring the characters Beavis and Butt-head, to be featured on Liquid Television. The short led to the creation of the Beavis and Butt-head series on MTV, in which Judge voiced both title characters as well as the majority of supporting characters. Beavis and Butt-head attended Highland High School in their series, which is the name of a high school in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA), the city in which Judge grew up. The show ran from 1993 to 1997 and spawned a feature-length film, Beavis and Butt-head Do America, released in 1996. To this day they are still arguably Judge's most popular characters.

Since fall 2003, Judge has run a very successful animation festival, together with animator Don Hertzfeldt, called "The Animation Show". He even created an appearance for Beavis and Butt-head featured in The Animation Show 2007. "The Animation Show" tours the country every year, screening animated shorts from mostly independent animators.

http://www.youtube.com/v/UWqj7OKXSoA&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 09:42:37 AM
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4730/drwhotombaker470x314uz5.jpg)

43. Tom Baker - 38 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 TripeHoundRedux)

Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker is an English actor. He is best known for playing the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who, a role he played from 1974 to 1981, and for being the narrator of the comedy series Little Britain. He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for his role as Rasputin in the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra.

In 1974, 40 year old Baker took on the role of the Doctor from Jon Pertwee. He was cast largely because of his performance in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Baker was working on a construction site at the time, as acting jobs were scarce. Initially he was dubbed "Boiler Suit Tom" by the media, as he had been supplied for a press conference with some old studio set clothes to replace his modest garments. He quickly made the part his own. As the Doctor, his eccentric style of dress and speech — particularly his trademark long scarf and fondness for jelly babies — made him an immediately recognisable figure, and he quickly caught the viewing public's imagination. Baker played the Doctor for seven consecutive seasons over a seven-year period, making him the longest-serving actor in the part on-screen.

Baker has appeared in various radio productions, including a role as "Britain's most celebrated criminal barrister", Sir Edward Marshall-Hall in John Mortimer Presents the Trials of Marshall Hall (1996), and a part in the 2001 BBC Radio 4 version of The Thirty-nine Steps as Sir Walter Bullivant. He guest starred in The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (a pastiche series written by Bert Coules) in the 2002 episode "The Saviour of Cripplegate Square". From 2000 to 2005 Tom voiced the character Max Bear in the Channel 4 (UK) Max Bear Productions animated series. More recently, he voiced the role of the villain ZeeBad in the 2005 computer-animated film version of The Magic Roundabout. He is the narrator of the new children's computer animation series The Beeps which is shown on Five's Milkshake! and the voice artist in the "Fords of Winsford" advert.

http://www.youtube.com/v/K9zWuklil8g&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 26, 2008, 09:49:45 AM
^^^^  Interesting "interview" style....you keep talking almost non-stop and the subject has to mainly jump in where they can.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 09:53:21 AM
(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5980/1001ne7.jpg)

42. Rob Paulson - 38 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Blue Raja)

http://www.robpaulsen.com/

Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III (sometimes credited as Rob Paulson or "Vocal Magic") is an American voice actor best known as the voice behind "Raphael" from the 1987 cartoon of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Yakko Warner" from Animaniacs and "Pinky" from Pinky and the Brain. His role as "Yakko" won him a Daytime Emmy Award for male vocal performance; he won a second one for his portrayal of "Pinky".

In total, Paulsen has been the voice of over 250 different animated characters and performed in over 1000 commercials. He continues to play minor parts in dozens of cartoons as well as supporting characters in animated movies. In video gaming, much voice talent has bled over from television and radio voice actors. Paulsen has appeared in video games such as Doom 3 and Clay Fighter 63 1/3. He plays "Morte", a floating, talking skull, in Planescape: Torment, as well as "Anomen Delryn" in Baldur's Gate II and "Gray Fox" in Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an assist trophy. More notably, he portrays "Tobli" and "Lian Ronso" in the English version of Square Enix's Final Fantasy X-2 and has played the lead character in Bubsy.

Paulsen has been a regular industry guest and featured panelist at Comic-Con International over the past several years. He has also appeared at animation industry-related events such as the World Animation Celebration in 1998, among many others. He has also been a guest at several anime conventions, including JACON, Mikomicon, and Anime Overdose. Paulsen was a guest of honor at Anthrocon in 2007 (Not sure how I'd feel about that). Sometimes people in attendance would request him to sing the infamous "Yakko's World" number, where he sings all the nations of the world with his "Yakko" voice in a fast-paced delivery without rehearsing.

http://www.youtube.com/v/mhyKHKECyx4&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 26, 2008, 09:59:56 AM
43. Tom Baker - 38 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 TripeHoundRedux)

Yeah! Culshaw is funny too though

Here he is, calling McCoy:

http://www.youtube.com/v/qfcSAMkQknM&hl=en&fs=1

Oh and try to find Baker's biography, it's excellent.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 10:04:58 AM
Last one today.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7559/patrick20swayzery3.jpg)

41. Patrick Swayze - 38 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #8 Insert Coin(s) to Continue)

http://www.patrickswayze.net/

Patrick Wayne Swayze is an American dancer, actor, and songwriter. His best-known movie roles were as the surfer, philosopher, and bank robber Bodhi from the film Point Break and as the dance instructor Johnny Castle in the film Dirty Dancing.

Swayze's first professional appearance was as a dancer for Disney on Parade. He starred as "Danny Zuko" in the Broadway production of Grease before his debut film role as "Ace" in Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979). He also appeared in the M*A*S*H episode "Blood Brothers" (Episode 9.18, 6 April 1981). Swayze became known to the filming industry after appearing in The Outsiders (1983), as the older brother of C. Thomas Howell and Rob Lowe. Swayze, Howell, and Howell's friend Darren Dalton reunited in Red Dawn the next year, and Lowe and Swayze reunited in Youngblood, where he was considered a member of the Brat Pack, but his first major success was in the 1985 television miniseries North and South, which was set during the American Civil War.

After Dirty Dancing, Swayze found himself heavily typecast as beefcake and appeared in several flops, of which Road House (1989) was the most successful. His biggest hit came in 1990, when he starred in Ghost with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. This role had considerable cultural impact, and modern hip-hop lyrics routinely use the phrase "I'm Swayze" (meaning "I'm ghost," which is in turn slang for "I'm leaving") in reference to that film.

http://www.youtube.com/v/xoWAczXMVY0&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 26, 2008, 10:11:05 AM
Oh, and here's a redo, courtesy of Courtney:

Quote from: Courtney
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/2434583416_9405d92f69.jpg)

55. Peter Sagal - 31 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Courtney)

A native of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Peter Sagal attended Harvard University and subsequently squandered that education while working as a literary manager for a regional theater, a movie publicist, a stage director, an actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video, a travel writer, an essayist, a ghost writer for a former adult film impresario and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine.

He is the author of numerous plays that have been performed in large and small theaters around the country and abroad, including Long Wharf Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, Seattle Repertory, and Florida Stage. He has also written a number of screenplays, including Savage, a cheesy vehicle for obscure French kickboxer Olivier Gruner, and Cuba Mine, an original screenplay that became, without his knowledge, the basis for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.

Among Sagal's honors are a DramaLogue award for directing, grants from the Jerome and McKnight Foundations and a residency grant at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. He has been commissioned to write new plays by the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Wind Dancer Theater and has been invited to work on his plays at Sundance, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and the New Harmony Project.

In 1997, Peter joined the panel of a new news quiz show on NPR, that made its debut on-air in January of 1998. In May of that year, he became the host of the show. Since then, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me has become one of the most popular shows on public radio, heard by two and half million listeners a week, on 450 public radio stations nationwide and via a popular podcast.

With Wait Wait, Peter has traveled around the country, playing to sold-out theaters from Seattle to Miami, and many points in between, such as, for example, Akron. He's asked Salman Rushdie about PEZ dispensers, Tom Hanks about Hollywood bad boys, Sen. John McCain about drive-through topless joints, and inquired as to Madeleine Albright's weightlifting accomplishments. The show made history in 2007 when, in May, Stephen Breyer became the first sitting Supreme Court Justice to appear on a quiz show, and then, in July, in front of ten thousand fans at Chicago's Millennium Park, Peter conducted the first interview with United States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald since his conviction of White House Aide Scooter Libby.

In 2008, Wait Wait celebrated its tenth anniversary on the air, and was the recipient of a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting.

In October 2007, Harper Collins published Peter's first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them, a series of essays about bad behavior. It will be released in paperback in October 2008.  Peter also wrote the introduction and contributed much of the material to the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! quiz book.

He is also a superdupergood friend of one Mr. Bill Corbett.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ckD_XfjYBkE&hl=en&fs=1

Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 26, 2008, 10:12:43 AM
43. Tom Baker - 38 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 TripeHoundRedux)

Yeah! Culshaw is funny too though

Here he is, calling McCoy:

http://www.youtube.com/v/qfcSAMkQknM&hl=en&fs=1

Oh and try to find Baker's biography, it's excellent.

Hi-****ing-larious.  I'm surprised you didn't mention his narration in Little Britain, which is by far the best part of that so-so show.

(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1442/adamwesttp7.jpg)

45. Adam West - 37 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

The pilot, written by Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel, aired on NBC that summer but was not picked up as a series. It was later broadcast on the Trio channel, under the "Brilliant But Cancelled" imprint.

West built a career doing voice-over work on a number of animated series (often as himself), including appearances on The Simpsons, The Critic, The Boondocks, Histeria!, Kim Possible, and Johnny Bravo. He also appeared in five episodes of Nickelodeon's cartoon, The Fairly OddParents, as a cat-obsessed version of himself who is famous for playing a superhero called Catman, and who actually believes he is Catman. A later appearance of Adam West in The Fairly OddParents world was a parody of himself, hired to play the role of the Crimson Chin in the movie of the same name.


Surprised it didn't mention his recurring Family Guy role.  I find Family Guy to be hit or miss but he always does his lines pitch perfect.  Also Lookwell was hilarious.  It's a shame it didn't become a show.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on September 26, 2008, 10:33:29 AM
Hi-****ing-larious.  I'm surprised you didn't mention his narration in Little Britain, which is by far the best part of that so-so show.

Yeah I don't really watch Little Britain, but He is good on the bits I've seen.

Oh and I suppose we can crank out the closest he's come to riffing something terrible:

There's a wee bit swearing
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on September 26, 2008, 05:22:01 PM
47. Chris Jericho - 36 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #11 RoninFox)

Alright, we're starting to see my picks, good sign for me.  Of the wrestlers I can see riffing, I think it might come most naturally to Jericho, he has a distinct voice and delivery and he seems good at both scripted and improv comedy.

45. Adam West - 37 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Doctor Who?)

I would definitely buy any track with West on it in a second.  It is a shame he got so badly typecast though.  Strangely enough it was an episode of Batman The Animated Series that convinced me he could be a good dramatic actor.  Though the episode had silly moments, his performance as the actor who played "The Gray Ghost" was actually moving.

42. Rob Paulson - 38 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Blue Raja)

No list I make of great voice actors would be complete without Paulson.  Ever since I started getting really interested in voice acting, he's been a name I've seen over and over, one of the actors that had already been entertaining me my whole life before I realized it.

Last one today.

(http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7559/patrick20swayzery3.jpg)

41. Patrick Swayze - 38 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #8 Insert Coin(s) to Continue)

Come on, what Rifftrax fan wouldn't shell out for this?  I've seen Swayze show he has a great sense of humor about himself, I want to see it taken to the next level.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on September 26, 2008, 09:44:56 PM
guess im not surprised im the only one who voted for lloydie.  i belive i was the other fellow who voted for flight of the conchords although i seem to have misplaced my list.  looking forward to more!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on September 26, 2008, 11:15:56 PM
64. Amy Poehler - 25 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #8 Monty)

Sorry to see that she didn't make the top 50.  I think her and her husband would make a kickass Rifftrax duo.

There is gonna be a big hole to fill when she leaves SNL in a few weeks.

Great list so far.  I can't believe I forgot Dave Foley, Bob Saget, and Chris Jericho.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on September 27, 2008, 12:30:05 AM
I thought for sure I'd be the only one to have Matt Caracappa on my list. Good to know other Rifftrax fans enjoy the off-beat humor of X-Entertainment. (Although, to be honest, I haven't checked the site in years. I should devote a couple weekends to catching up with the last couple years of posts or something... :^))
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on September 27, 2008, 01:02:22 AM
I thought for sure I'd be the only one to have Matt Caracappa on my list. Good to know other Rifftrax fans enjoy the off-beat humor of X-Entertainment. (Although, to be honest, I haven't checked the site in years. I should devote a couple weekends to catching up with the last couple years of posts or something... :^))

unless you read the blog it'll just take you an afternoon unfortuneately
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 27, 2008, 09:01:38 AM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6849/cooperalicephotoxlalicemt0.jpg)

40. Alice Cooper - 39 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 RobTheRebel)

http://www.alicecooper.com/

Alice Cooper is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, and boa constrictors, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville, heavy metal, and garage rock to create a theatrical brand of rock music that would come to be known as shock rock.

Alice Cooper was originally a band consisting of Furnier on vocals and harmonica, lead guitarist Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce on rhythm guitar, Dennis Dunaway on bass guitar, and drummer Neal Smith. The original Alice Cooper band broke into the international music mainstream with 1971's monster hit "I'm Eighteen" from the album Love it to Death, which was followed by the even bigger single "School's Out" in 1972. The band reached their commercial peak with the 1973 album Billion Dollar Babies. Furnier's solo career as Alice Cooper, adopting the band's name as his own name, began with the 1975 concept album Welcome to My Nightmare. In 2008 he released Along Came a Spider, his 18th solo album. Expanding from his Detroit garage rock and glam rock roots, over the years Cooper has experimented with many different musical styles, including conceptual rock, art rock, hard rock, pop rock, experimental rock and industrial rock. In recent times he has returned more to his garage rock roots.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage, The Rolling Stone Album Guide going so far as to refer to him as the world's most "beloved heavy metal entertainer". He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal, and is seen as being the person who "first introduced horror imagery to rock'n'roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre". Away from music, Cooper is a film actor, a golfing celebrity, a restaurateur and, since 2004, a popular radio DJ with his classic rock shows Nights with Alice Cooper.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fHr6GbWPBVQ&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 27, 2008, 09:18:37 AM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/2377/406penn1awr5.jpg)

39. Penn Jillette - 40 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 gbeenie)

http://www.pennandteller.com/

Penn Fraser Jillette is an American comedian, illusionist, juggler and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team Penn & Teller.

Jillette, the larger, talkative half of Penn & Teller, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He became disenchanted with traditional illusionist acts that presented the craft as authentic magic, such as The Amazing Kreskin on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. At age eighteen, he saw a show by illusionist James Randi, and became enamored of his approach to magic that openly acknowledged deception as entertainment rather than a mysterious supernatural power. Jillette regularly acknowledges Randi as the one person on the planet he loves the most besides members of his family.

Jillette was also a regular contributor to the now-defunct PC/Computing magazine in the early 1990s, having a regular back section column between 1990 and 1994. True to form, the columns were often as much about Uma Thurman as actual PC computing issues. Jillette was the primary voice announcer for the U.S. based cable network Comedy Central in the 1990s. Starting in 2003, Jillette, along with his partner Teller, produces and hosts Penn & Teller: Bullshit!. In the show, the two analyze cultural phenomena, debunk myths, criticize people and aspects of society they deem "Bullshit", and generally have fun—with a bit of magic and naked people thrown in. In 2005 with actor Paul Provenza, Jillette co-produced and co-directed the The Aristocrats (2005), a documentary film tracing the life of a dirty joke known as "The Aristocrats".

Plus, you could add Teller to the credits and add an extra buck without any work!

For real plus, Penn and MST3K seem to have a history.

http://www.youtube.com/v/eepqoCLT7q4&hl=en&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/ViRfTHMbQxM&hl=en&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/_gH7de0U4Aw&hl=en&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/dxx07RTAxTo&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 27, 2008, 09:29:12 AM
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/6985/kathy20griffinxg6.jpg)

38. Kathy Griffin - 40 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck)

Kathleen "Kathy" Griffin is a two time - Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, television personality, and actress. A self-proclaimed "D-list celebrity," Griffin gained recognition first for her supporting role on NBC's Suddenly Susan and is now the star of the Bravo reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. A gay icon, though not gay herself, Griffin has been a voice actress and a red carpet commentator in addition to her other career pursuits.

Griffin began performing in the early 1980s Los Angeles improv comedy troupe, The Groundlings. In an E! True Hollywood Story segment, she stated that she often went to see shows at the Groundlings before she joined. She said one time she was there she went backstage and talked with a Groundling member (Phil Hartman) and asked him what The Groundlings were all about. This led to her taking classes there and eventually being asked into the Main Company.

Griffin established her career with candid observations about her dating life, later focusing on mocking celebrities, her act currently consists of recounting embellished stories involving celebrities. Her favorite celebrity topics are plastic surgery, Scientology, drunkenness, substance abuse, snooty attitudes, eating disorders, and stars whose sexual orientation is disputed. Among Griffin's staples are Paris Hilton, Clay Aiken, Barbara Walters, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Gwyneth Paltrow, Star Jones, Paula Abdul, Oprah Winfrey, Britney Spears, Ryan Seacrest and Lindsay Lohan.

http://www.youtube.com/v/CpGSifez3T4&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 27, 2008, 09:46:26 AM
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/9580/wwephotopx1.jpg)

37. Santino Marella - 42 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Monty)

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/raw/santinomarella/

Anthony Carelli is a Canadian professional wrestler of Italian descent better known by his ring name Santino Marella. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the RAW brand where he is in his second reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion.

He made his main-roster debut on the April 16, 2007 edition of WWE Raw in Milan, Italy, as a planted fan named Santino Marella. Marella's debut, in which he took the WWE Intercontinental Championship from Umaga in a No Holds Barred match after interference from Bobby Lashley, resulted in both that night and Santino himself being dubbed the "Milan Miracle." After losing the title Marella began a heel turn, being depicted as a possessive and jealous (if self-proclaimed) boyfriend of WWE Diva Maria. Over several weeks they appeared together in a series of segments on Raw, including two mini "game shows" hosted by General Manager William Regal which resulted in retired wrestler Ron Simmons winning a date with Maria, much to Santino's dismay. At the same time Marella began a campaign of "bashing" the WWE Films production The Condemned, as its DVD release neared. Eventually he was confronted by the films star, Stone Cold Steve Austin, who after arguing the films merits delivered a Stone Cold Stunner to Marella and soaked both him and Maria down with a hose from a Budweiser truck. During the Austin program he repeatedly mocked Austin and "mangled" the English language and his catchphrases in promos, giving his character a new humorous bent.

Marella hosts a weekly segment on WWE.com called "Santino's Casa", where he discusses the latest pop culture events in his own style. The likes of Chris Jericho, Carlito, Beth Phoenix and Joey Styles have made cameos on the segment.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fZflVoZwbP4&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 27, 2008, 09:57:10 AM
(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/2852/eddieizzardtn2.jpg)

36. Eddie Izzard - 42 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Robert Denby)

http://www.eddieizzard.com/home.izz

Edward John "Eddie" Izzard is a British stand-up comedian and dramatic actor. His comedy style is expressed in rambling, whimsical monologue and self-referential pantomime. In addition to touring, he is also a television, stage and film actor and is active in charity work.

His stand-up work brought him British Comedy Awards in 1993 (for Live at the Ambassadors) and 1996 (for Definite Article). After the British leg of the tour, he took Definite Article to major cities outside the UK including a successful stint in New York City. However, his U.S. breakthrough did not really come until 1999, when Dress to Kill was shown on the American television channel HBO, about a year or so after he performed the show on tour in the U.S., the U.K. and France (that same year, he played a supporting role in the movie Mystery Men). Suddenly, America was aware of Izzard, and the show went on to earn him two Emmy Awards in 2000 (for performance and writing). However, he only rarely performs his stand-up act on television, as he says it uses up material at too high a rate whereas stage material can be continually re-used in front of different audiences for several months.

Izzard's style is heavily influenced by Monty Python, especially in his use of a stream-of-consciousness delivery that jumps between topics as he free-associates onstage. He does not generally work from a script, owing to his dyslexia. Instead, he interrupts himself with new joke ideas, the characters he portrays turn into other characters, and he nonchalantly leaps from historical analysis to musings about household appliances. This often results in brief pauses in the routine which he fills with 'so, yeah,' and other verbal tics that have become his trademarks. Thinking aloud is also part of Izzard's ongoing attempt to make the process of writing the show itself part of the humour. As he put it in a 2004 interview with The Guardian, "It's the oral tradition. Human beings have been doing it for thousands of years". He frequently notes the reaction to a joke midstream by miming writing on his hand ("should be funnier" or "lost them there"), asks the audience questions, and verbally engages with hecklers.

Also, there's that whole crossdressing thing... so, yeah.

http://www.youtube.com/v/hp69rg6Hdlo&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Tripe on September 27, 2008, 11:47:30 AM
39. Penn Jillette - 40 points


38. Kathy Griffin - 40 points

Cool two more of mine :)
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Post by: RoninFox on September 27, 2008, 02:06:30 PM
(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6849/cooperalicephotoxlalicemt0.jpg)

40. Alice Cooper - 39 points

BEST.  MUPPET.  SHOW.  GUEST.  EVER!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Keroppi20 on September 27, 2008, 02:09:25 PM
I'm a little sad I didn't get in on this. Darn vacations  :)  Oh well, Mark Hamill better end up in the top 5 or I will have lost faith in all that is good and holy  ;)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 28, 2008, 01:10:42 PM
After eight years (and god knows how many tape viewings) of Penn Gillette's voice over the closing credits of MST3K...especially that smart-assed one where he talks over the entire end of Daddy-O saying that they are responding to fan's requests that they not talk over the credits anymore - that is the LAST thing I ever want to hear again!!!!    :scared:

Eddie Izzard and Mark Hamill....I've got to stop making these lists at the last minute and missing people.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on September 29, 2008, 11:32:50 AM
Not that Greg hasn't been doing a great and punctual job this time around, but will the list be continuing today?
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Post by: GregMcduck on September 29, 2008, 01:11:18 PM
No, I need the rest of the day for other affairs. Tomorrow.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on September 29, 2008, 05:55:40 PM
Am I the only person who hates Chris Rock and doesn't think he's remotely funny?

Yes. So there, nyah.  :)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 30, 2008, 08:34:33 AM
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2108/3f7df17b96980851ar7.jpg)

35. Eric Idle - 42 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 Monty)

Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer and composer of comedic songs. He wrote and performed as a member of the internationally renowned British comedy group Monty Python.

Idle wrote for Monty Python mostly by himself, at his own pace, although he sometimes found it difficult in having to present material to the others and make it seem funny without the back-up support of a partner. Cleese admitted that this was slightly unfair – when the team voted on which sketches should appear in a show, “he only got one vote” - but says that Idle was an independent person and worked best on his own. Idle himself admitted this was sometimes difficult: “You had to convince five others. And they were not the most un-egotistical of writers, either."

Idle's work in Python is often characterised by an obsession with language and communication: many of his characters have verbal peculiarities, such as the man who speaks in anagrams, the man who says words in the wrong order, and the butcher who alternates between rude and polite every time he speaks. A number of his sketches involve extended monologues (for example the man who won't stop talking about his unpleasant experiences with holidays), and he would frequently spoof the unnatural language and speech patterns of television presenters. Additionally, like Palin, Idle is said to be the master of insincere characters, from the David Frost-esque Timmy Williams, to small-time crook Stig O'Tracy, who tries to justify the fact that organized crime master Dinsdale Piranha had nailed his head to the floor.

http://www.youtube.com/v/nGRPFUYUUdQ&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on September 30, 2008, 08:41:46 AM
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/133/normmacdonaldwsopday17bq1.jpg)

34. Norm MacDonald - 43 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Conor)

http://www.normnews.com/

Norman Gene Macdonald is a Canadian comedian and actor of Scottish heritage. He is known for his biting sarcasm, quick wit, distinct muttering and slurred delivery, and his three years anchoring Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.

He performed as a stand up comedian in comedy clubs across Canada before moving to Los Angeles, California. In Los Angeles, he wrote for the popular sitcom Roseanne and performed on shows including The Drew Carey Show and NewsRadio. Comedy Central named him #83 on the five part mini-series 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

In September 2006, Macdonald's sketch comedy album, Ridiculous, was released by Comedy Central Records. It features appearances by Will Ferrell, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Molly Shannon and Artie Lange. On September 14, 2006, Macdonald appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote Ridiculous. During the appearance, Macdonald made some jokes about the recent death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Stewart, holding back laughter, asked Norm to change the subject.

http://www.youtube.com/v/_Gc3QZIMKqA&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 30, 2008, 08:54:55 AM
(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7959/kung4mx3.jpg)

33. Steve Oedekerk - 44 points
(2 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Insert Coin(s) to Continue)

http://www.steveoedekerk.com/

Steve Oedekerk is an American comedian, director, editor, producer, screenwriter and actor. Oedekerk is best known for his collaborations with actor Jim Carrey (particularly the Ace Ventura franchise), his series of "Thumbmation" shorts and his film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002).

Oedekerk wrote The Nutty Professor (1996) for Universal Pictures and it became one of the highest-grossing films of that year. He soon wrote, directed and also had a cameo appearance in Nothing to Lose (1997), starring Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence. Oedekerk would take a hiatus from directing major films productions for the rest of the 1990s, but continued to write screenplays. In 1990, he founded the entertainment company O Entertainment. He is also executive producer of the computer animated cartoon series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron on Nickelodeon. He wrote, produced, and directed the animated feature film Barnyard.

Oedekerk also beat Joey (Dave Coulier) in the "Star Search" episode of Full House.

http://www.youtube.com/v/MtOU0JiX0yQ&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on September 30, 2008, 09:06:41 AM
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5986/demetrimartinintalksforex3.jpg)

32. Demitri Martin - 44 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Johnny Unusual)

http://www.demetrimartin.com/

Demetrios Evan Martin is an Emmy Award-nominated and Perrier comedy award-winning American comedian, actor, musician, and writer. Martin is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian and as a contributor on The Daily Show.

From 2003 to 2004, Martin was a writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In 2004, Martin had his own Comedy Central Presents stand-up special. His special was divided into three parts. In the first, he performed in traditional stand-up comedy fashion. In the second segment, he used humorous drawings as visual aids, which would serve either as the punchline or a background. During the third segment, he played a guitar and put on a pseudo-play where he would strum his guitar while talking; some of his comedian friends dressed as fairies and dragons and acted according to the story he was telling, detailing the magical land where the jokes he told went after he told them and their journey. Martin's mother and grandmother also appeared.

Martin sold his movie concept Will to DreamWorks; he is expected to play a key supporting role. He will play the lead in the film Moon People, a pitch which he sold to Columbia Pictures. He will also be appearing in the upcoming film Kids in America, in which he will play a Goldman Sachs employee. According to his website, Martin is in the process of publishing a book of drawings.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QoCRmfJP9kU&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on September 30, 2008, 09:26:46 AM
(http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/9826/simonpeggtd6.jpg)

31. Simon Pegg - 45 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #10 gojikranz)

http://www.peggster.net/

Simon John Beckingham, better known as Simon Pegg, is an award-winning English actor, comedian, writer, producer, stand-up comedian, and director. He is best known for his starring roles in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and for the sitcom Spaced. Much of his major work has been in collaboration with some combination of Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes, Dylan Moran and Edgar Wright.

Pegg has a close friendship with American actor David Schwimmer. The two have worked together in Band of Brothers, Big Nothing and Run, Fat Boy, Run. His likeness was also used for the character of Wee Hughie in the comic book series The Boys (while this was done without permission from Pegg, Pegg quickly became a fan of the title, and even wrote the introduction to the first bound volume).

In its October 12, 2007 issue, Variety reported that Pegg will play the part of engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the film Star Trek, now due to be released May 8, 2009.

http://www.youtube.com/v/fVwO3-FaD-A&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: anais.jude on September 30, 2008, 11:47:45 AM
i forgot Simon Pegg. *hangs head in shame*
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 01, 2008, 10:25:53 AM
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/6913/office21704ux0.jpg)

30. Rainn Wilson - 46 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #8 Doctor Who?)

http://www.rainnwilson.net/

Rainn Dietrich Wilson is an Emmy-nominated and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American actor. He is known for his roles as the egomaniacal Dwight Schrute on the American television comedy The Office, the leading role in the 2008 comedy The Rocker, and assistant mortician Arthur Martin in HBO's Six Feet Under.

He has also appeared in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, CSI, NUMB3RS, and Entourage, in the latter portraying a sleazy entertainment journalist based on Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News. Wilson guest-starred as a murderous baseball fan in an episode of Monk entitled "Mr. Monk Goes To The Ballgame". He also appeared in the "Coyote Piper" episode of Charmed as an alchemist named Kierkan. On February 24, 2007, Wilson hosted Saturday Night Live, becoming the second cast member from The Office to host (after Steve Carell). During the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, Wilson appeared in ads for the 2007 United States women's national soccer team as public relations manager "Jim Mike". Wilson has made a guest appearance in an episode of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim-bloc series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.

Wilson and his father, both art collectors, buy and sell fine art and represent contemporary artists on their website, www.rrwilsonart.com.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JC-xv-c9poU&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 01, 2008, 10:34:32 AM
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/9033/stevecarellmoviefq3.jpg)

29. Steve Carell - 50 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #7 Doctor Who?)

http://www.stevecarell.net/

Steven John "Steve" Carell is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American comedian, actor, producer and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. Since 2005, he has starred in the American version of British TV series The Office, as main character Michael Scott. He has starred and co-starred in several films including Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Dan in Real Life, Horton Hears a Who! and Get Smart.

He has been celebrated as America's funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine. Prior to opting for a career as a performer, Carell worked as a mail carrier in Littleton. He later recounted that he quit after a few months because he was "very, very bad at it."[7] He also planned on attending law school, but was unable to write an explanation on an application form as to why he wanted to be a lawyer. Carell performed with Chicago troupe The Second City in 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy for a time. That same year, he landed his first film work in a minor role as Tesio in Curly Sue.

Carell is a skilled ice skater, which was used in a Season Two episode of The Office, then later referenced by Jan in a Season 4 episode. Carell is also an avid hockey fan, and even played the position of goaltender as a child. He still plays in a men's league in Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.

http://www.youtube.com/v/FwEuTBMo1tY&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 01, 2008, 10:43:39 AM
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/5149/nmhamill070521sshwp4.jpg)

28. Mark Hamill - 53 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 RoninFox)

http://www.markhamill.com/

Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. Hamill is best known for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy (1977–1983) and as the voice of The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series.

After the success of Star Wars, Hamill found that audiences identified him very closely with the role of Luke Skywalker. He attempted to avoid typecasting by appearing in Corvette Summer and the better-known WWII film The Big Red One. As the 1980s wore on, Hamill did little film work outside of Star Wars. The actor retreated to the Broadway stage, starring in Amadeus, The Elephant Man, Harrigan and Hart (for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination) and other stage plays, for which he received positive reviews.

Mark Hamill is also the co-writer of The Black Pearl, a comic book miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. He also wrote an introduction to the Trade Paperback Batman: Riddler Two-Face which reprints various stories involving The Riddler and Two-Face to tie in with Batman Forever.

http://www.youtube.com/v/XMPdDa90pLY&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 01, 2008, 10:51:16 AM
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/1807/emophilipsblindfoldrefuzd0.jpg)

27. Emo Phillips - 57 points
(3 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Insert Coin(s) to Continue)

http://www.emophilips.com/home

Emo Philips is an American entertainer and comedian. Much of his standup comedy stems from the use of paraprosdokians and garden path sentences.

Aside from Philips' long career as a standup comic, he has been featured in acting roles on television series such as Miami Vice and The Weird Al Show. He was featured in a segment of Weird Al's movie, UHF as a rather clumsy school shop teacher. He has also recently appeared on British television, appearing as a guest on the panel game 8 Out of 10 Cats. He was also included in the top 50 of E4's 100 Greatest Comedians. He also appeared number 54 on channel 4's top 100 greatest standups.

Philips has recorded three comedy albums; His album E=mo² won the 1985 New Music Award for best comedy album. It was later re-released along with his Live at the Hasty Pudding Theatre album on a single CD. In 2005, a joke of his was voted funniest religious joke ever in an online poll. In 2006, he appeared at the Newbury Comedy Festival.

http://www.youtube.com/v/3ab6LWXeNDA&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 01, 2008, 11:03:06 AM
(http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/8869/bm3kw1c5ro4.jpg)

26. The Sklar Brothers - 57 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 RobtheRebel)

http://www.supersklars.com/main.htm

Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar are identical twin American comedians. They formerly hosted the show Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic, which came to an end on November 19, 2006, after four seasons.

The Sklar brothers have also appeared in television shows such as Law & Order, Becker, Providence, The Oblongs, Entourage, Grey's Anatomy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. They also regularly appear on VH1 specials such as I Love the '80s. The Sklars have appeared in the films My Baby's Daddy, Bubble Boy, Wild Hogs and The Comebacks. Currently, the brothers write and appear on ESPN's SportsCenter in a comedic segment called "The Bracket". Randy and Jason Sklar occasionally fill in for Jim Rome on The Jim Rome Show on radio. In addition, Randy occasionally appears as a "Forum" guest on ESPN's Jim Rome Is Burning.

They co-hosted Comedy Centrals Battlebots, which was less awesome then it's name implies.

http://www.youtube.com/v/KhPq1GHlawM&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on October 01, 2008, 02:56:44 PM
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/5149/nmhamill070521sshwp4.jpg)

28. Mark Hamill - 53 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 RoninFox)

http://www.youtube.com/v/XMPdDa90pLY&hl=en&fs=1

SECOND. BEST. MUPPET. SHOW. GUEST. EVER!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Keroppi20 on October 01, 2008, 09:02:32 PM
Mark Hamill is #28 and was only on 4 lists!?  :o  My faith goodness has shattered... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME! (except you RoninFox, we're cool)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on October 01, 2008, 10:35:42 PM
[They co-hosted Comedy Centrals Battlebots, which was less awesome then it's name implies.


i still think battlebots was awesome. 
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on October 02, 2008, 04:42:48 AM
Mark Hamill is #28 and was only on 4 lists!?  :o  My faith goodness has shattered... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME! (except you RoninFox, we're cool)

(Good to know.)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on October 02, 2008, 04:50:21 AM
Mark Hamill is #28 and was only on 4 lists!?  :o  My faith goodness has shattered... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME! (except you RoninFox, we're cool)

*checks integrity of gris-gris bags and other assorted amulets*

I'm good.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 02, 2008, 07:23:50 AM
... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME!

Some of us are their already.  Fear this.   :P
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on October 02, 2008, 07:37:03 AM
... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME!

Some of us are their already.  Fear this.   :P

hey everybody!! what's goin--

Ribbit
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 02, 2008, 07:39:19 AM
Am I the only one who hopes Hamill sees this "fight" about him?  :D
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on October 02, 2008, 07:44:48 AM
Mark Hamill is #28 and was only on 4 lists!?  :o  My faith goodness has shattered... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME! (except you RoninFox, we're cool)

What about the three other people who had him on their list?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 02, 2008, 07:50:02 AM
Mark Hamill is #28 and was only on 4 lists!?  :o  My faith goodness has shattered... time to turn to black magic.  FEAR ME! (except you RoninFox, we're cool)

What about the three other people who had him on their list?
Evil isn't fair, you should know that.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on October 02, 2008, 10:46:36 AM
Nevermind. I didn't actually put him on my list. *hangs head in shame*
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on October 02, 2008, 11:21:33 AM
Nevermind. I didn't actually put him on my list. *hangs head in shame*

Better luck next time, chum...........mmmmmmp.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on October 02, 2008, 01:31:37 PM
How the HELL did I forget Emo Phillips?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 05, 2008, 07:59:04 PM
So is this happening anytime soon?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on October 05, 2008, 08:18:51 PM
So is this happening anytime soon?

(http://www.codeodor.com/images/magic_8ball_outlook_not_so_good.jpg)
;)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 11:26:29 AM
Sorry guys, been taking care of a bad cold most of the week, didn't feel up to it. NOW I DO

(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/2032/creatorwv3.jpg)

25. Matt Stone & Trey Parker - 58 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 gbeenie)

Matthew Richard "Matt" Stone and Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III are American animators, screenwriters, film directors, voice actors, actors, musicians and Academy Award nominated lyricists. They are the creators of the critically-acclaimed animated television series, South Park.

Parker went to Berklee College of Music in Boston before transferring to the University of Colorado, where he met Matt Stone. He majored in music, and, with a goal to someday score films, took classes to learn more about the film-making process. He made several animated shorts while attending the university, including American History which won a Student Academy Award, and The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty with Matt Stone. Whether or not he was kicked out has often been debated, but Parker confirmed in a South Park Studios interview, and said that the reason for this was that he didn't go to class for "nearly a semester" because he was filming Cannibal the Musical.

Matt claimed to have been on acid with Trey Parker at the time of the 2000 Academy Awards, where they wore dresses popularized by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow at previous awards shows.

http://www.youtube.com/v/cSrVXa5Zip0&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 06, 2008, 11:28:19 AM
Matt claimed to have been on acid with Trey Parker at the time of the 2000 Academy Awards, where they wore dresses popularized by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow at previous awards shows.

And that's preferable to letting people think they did it sober?   ;)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 11:33:18 AM
(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/7913/2443111611a01d007fd5au3.jpg)

24. The Brothers Chaps - 59 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Johnny Unusual)

The Brothers Chaps are Michael (Mike) and Matthew (Matt) Chapman, creators of the Homestar Runner series of animated cartoons. The brothers are originally from Indiana, but now live in Atlanta, Georgia.

Matt is the primary voice actor of the site. Matt graduated from Florida State University Film School. Mike, a University of Georgia alumnus, is responsible for half of the Adobe Flash animation, the technical aspects of the site, and provides intentionally poor imitations of his brother's voice work for the Powered by The Cheat cartoon series.

The brothers have directed several music videos, including "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse" by Of Montreal, "Experimental Film" and "Figure Eight" by They Might Be Giants, the former of which features the Homestar Runner characters, most notably Strong Sad, and "LA Lindsay" by Y-O-U, the band who also collaborated with the brothers on Strong Bad Sings.

http://www.youtube.com/v/FWi4u-Y3-sE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on October 06, 2008, 11:39:56 AM
Matt claimed to have been on acid with Trey Parker at the time of the 2000 Academy Awards, where they wore dresses popularized by Jennifer Lopez and Gwyneth Paltrow at previous awards shows.

And that's preferable to letting people think they did it sober?   ;)

Wusses, I'd have been more impressed if they had done it sans any intoxication.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 11:40:33 AM
(http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/335/lewisblackas8.jpg)

23. Lewis Black - 61 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 Cibernético II)

Lewis Niles Black is a Grammy Award-winning American stand-up comedian, author, playwright and actor. He is known for his comedy style which often simulates a mental breakdown or rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He hosts Comedy Central's The Root of All Evil and makes regular appearances on The Daily Show delivering his “Back in Black” commentary segment. When not on the road performing, he resides in Manhattan and also maintains a residence in Chapel Hill, N.C..

Black describes his political affiliation as such: "I'm a socialist, so that puts me totally outside any concept ... the Canadians get it. But seriously, most people don't get it. The idea of capping people's income just scares people. 'Oh, you're taking money from the rich.' Ooh, what a horrifying thing. These people really need $200 million".

During the late 1990s - early 2000s, Black was the voice-over announcer for Krystal Hamburgers. Audience members have been known to bring him Krystal hamburgers while he is on-stage.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sbw6Nxf8dYU&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on October 06, 2008, 11:42:04 AM
Ooh, Lewis Black. That would be sweet.

It's looking less and less likely that Riff Raff Theater will be making an appearance in this list with our compatriots JoshWay and RoninFox... :(
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 11:59:06 AM
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5836/dandq6.jpg)

22. Dan Castellaneta - 65 points
(6 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #9 Conor)

Daniel Louis "Dan" Castellaneta is an American voice actor, actor and comedian, best known for providing the voice of Homer Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Barney Gumble, among many others on the FOX animated series The Simpsons.

Castellaneta voiced the lead character in the animated series Earthworm Jim and narrated the movie Super Mario Bros. In 2005, he appeared on Arrested Development as Dr. Stein, a deadpan incompetent doctor who misdiagnosed Jason Bateman's character (and left tools inside him after surgery, causing him to exclaim "D'oh!") and in the movie The War of the Roses he seeks a divorce at the beginning of the movie. He does not talk in that role. He also appeared in episodes of Frasier, Friends, Reno 911!, Scrubs, Married... with Children (in the episode "The Dance Show", Castellaneta played the gay partner of a handsome man Peg dances with every night and he ends up cooking for Al), Yes, Dear, Reba, Everybody Loves Raymond, ALF, That '70s Show,and Stargate SG-1.

He guest starred in an episode of the U.S. legal drama L.A. Law, in which - employed as a walking, talking Homer Simpson character at a California theme park - he is dismissed for inappropriate (or perhaps all too appropriate) behavior while in costume.

http://www.youtube.com/v/mTVgAKnpc6k&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 12:08:35 PM
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5544/sethgreen4da6.jpg)

21. Seth Green - 66 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 Tyrant)

Seth Benjamin Green is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and television producer. He is known for his acting roles as Doctor Evil's son Scott in the Austin Powers series of comedy films, Mitch Miller in That '70s Show, and Daniel "Oz" Osbourne in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He voices the character of Chris Griffin on Family Guy, Flight Lieutenant Jeff "Joker" Moreau in the 2007 video game Mass Effect, and is the co-creator and producer of the stop motion comedy series Robot Chicken. Green appeared in several other movies, such as Rat Race, The Italian Job, and, as a child, Stephen King's It.

Green's first television appearances were in Tales from the Darkside and Amazing Stories in the mid-1980s. He made a few appearances on the 1980s television series The Wonder Years. He also appeared in commercials as the window cashier for Rally's Hamburgers in the early 1990s, sparking the catch phrase, "Cha-Ching!" In 1994, he starred alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt in the short-lived series Byrds of Paradise.

He also appeared as a cameo in the Fall Out Boy music video, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race," and in Weird Al Yankovic's "White & Nerdy" music video. In August 2008, it was revealed that Green, along with Robot Chicken co-producer Breckin Meyer, would be appearing on the NBC Show Heroes during the 2008/2009 season. In July it was revealed by Entourage Cast Members that Seth will be returning to play another role centered entirely on him for a day.

http://www.youtube.com/v/-1ZQoE1fdgY&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 12:16:51 PM
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7801/thatguywiththeglasses46im7.jpg)

20. That Guy With The Glasses - 67 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Rattrap007)

http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/

He remembers it so you don't have to.

I think his real name is Walker or something. He doesn't have a wiki page, anyway, and hell if I'm actually going to WRITE things for this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/w5mTpTorZlU&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 12:36:08 PM
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/274/50789097jerryseinfeldbi8.jpg)

19. Jerry Seinfeld - 67 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Conor)

Fuck Jerry Seinfeld. He just added a bunch of "what's the deal with"s in front of a bunch of Gallagher jokes and got rich.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 06, 2008, 12:41:14 PM
What is the deal with smashing watermelons?  I don't remember that.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 12:50:15 PM
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/6910/tinafeyfr6.jpg)

18. Tina Fey - 68 points
(6 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Monty)

Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is a Golden Globe-, five time Emmy-, and SAG Award-winning American writer, comedienne, actress and producer. Fey is best known for her work on Saturday Night Live (SNL) as well as her work on 30 Rock, a situation comedy loosely based on her experiences at Saturday Night Live.

Fey became a writer on SNL in 1997 and she was promoted to the position of head writer in 1999. She was added to the cast of SNL in 2000. After leaving SNL in 2006, Fey created her own television series called 30 Rock. In the series, she portrays Liz Lemon, the head writer of TGS with Tracy Jordan, a fictional sketch comedy series. In 2008, she starred in the movie Baby Mama, alongside Amy Poehler.

On the 34th season premiere episode, aired September 13, 2008, Fey returned to SNL in the role of Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, alongside Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. Their repartee included Clinton needling Palin about her "Tina Fey glasses". It quickly became NBC.com's most-watched viral video ever, with 5.7 million views by the following Wednesday. The return has been speculated to be temporary, despite the potentially long-term nature of the role, should Palin be elected. Palin's campaign said that Palin was amused, particularly because she had once dressed up as Tina Fey for Halloween, though Palin later said she had seen the sketch without hearing the audio. John McCain's top economic advisor Carly Fiorina called the skit sexist. During the 2008 Emmy Awards, Fey said of the vice-presidential candidate, "I want to be done playing this lady November 5. So if anyone could help me be done playing this lady November 5, that would be good for me."

http://www.youtube.com/v/FdDqSvJ6aHc&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 06, 2008, 12:56:00 PM
[Fuck Jerry Seinfeld.

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

He did the "straight man" bit a la Jack Benny in his TV show only without the grace, quality, dignity or talent of that man.  Actually seems to have celebrated the cancelations of TV shows the other stars of "Seinfeld" have had since that show ended.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 12:59:10 PM
(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/408/38888824bp0.jpg)

17. Patrick Warburton - 71 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 KingArtie)

Patrick John Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American television actor and voice actor. He is best known for the TV roles of David Puddy on Seinfeld, the title role of The Tick, and the evil Johnny Johnson on NewsRadio. As a voice actor, he has had well-known roles including Ken in Bee Movie, Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove and its sequels, bodyguard Brock Samson on The Venture Bros., wheelchair-using Joe Swanson on Family Guy, Steve Barkin on Kim Possible, and The Wolf in Hoodwinked, amongst others. He currently appears in the television program, Rules of Engagement.

Warburton's acting roles often rely on his deep voice and large physique. Warburton is the voice in the Carrier Corporation commercials for their air-conditioning and HVAC units, and was the voice of Superman in The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman for American Express. He is the voice of "Lewis" in the "Clark & Lewis Expedition" radio commercials for Horizon Air with Richard Kind as "Clark".

Warburton is featured in the "preboarding" film shown to guests at Soarin' Over California (located in Disney's California Adventure Park). This same film is shown as Soarin, located in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. Warburton delivers all of the instructions in his typical deadpan style. Warburton appeared on GSN's Poker Royale Celebrities vs. the Pros tournament in 2005. He made it to the Grand Finale and won the $100,000 grand prize. Warburton's enduring identification with his character in Seinfeld was evident on January 13, 2007, during an NFL football broadcast. An advertisement for his new series, Rules of Engagement was played, and when the telecast returned to the broadcast booth, one of the announcers exclaimed, "Puddy!"

http://www.youtube.com/v/nvyZLipB4CY&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: RoninFox on October 06, 2008, 01:06:33 PM
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/274/50789097jerryseinfeldbi8.jpg)

19. Jerry Seinfeld - 67 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Conor)

Fuck Jerry Seinfeld. He just added a bunch of "what's the deal with"s in front of a bunch of Gallagher jokes and got rich.

He may not be my favorite comic, and he didn't make my own list, but some of his stand-up is pretty good and I liked the show alright.  It's one of the shows you end up getting sick of if you watch it every day and need to take a break from (at least for me) but still gave me some laughs.  His act being full of "what's the deal with that" is an exaggeration from people doing impressions.

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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 01:09:12 PM
(http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/2264/trolleccc2008wilwheatonzg7.jpg)

16. Wil Wheaton - 73 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 RobTheRebel)

Richard William "Wil" Wheaton III is an American writer and actor. As the latter, he is best known for his portrayals of Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as Gordie LaChance in the film Stand by Me, and as prep-school rebel Joseph 'Joey' Trotta in Toy Soldiers.

Although his Star Trek character, and by extension Wheaton himself, was loudly hated by a small and vocal group of Trekkies during TNG's first run (see Usenet groups alt.ensign.wesley.die.die.die or alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die), Wheaton has explained that he was required to speak the lines written by others and that he too dislikes his Star Trek character. He did, however, enjoy working on the show and praises the other actors, especially Patrick Stewart.

Wheaton has emerged as a vocal member of the "geek"/"nerd" community and runs his own weblog, Wil Wheaton Dot Net. Much of his present popularity comes from Wil Wheaton Dot Net, the books it has spawned, and from fans who admire his earlier work. Wheaton contributes regularly to the Los Angeles-based Metroblogging site. In June 2005, he became the feature "Geek editor" for the SuicideGirls Newswire. He had a monthly column, entitled "Wil Save," in the Dungeons & Dragons-based magazine Dungeon; he ceased writing that column in May 2005. From January 2005 to October 2006, Wheaton wrote a column for The Onion AV Club about early video games, called "Games of Our Lives."

http://www.youtube.com/v/DwN76P4B6Ts&hl=en&fs=1

Alright guys, THE TOP 15 TOMORROW!!! Be there, or be square. Unless, you know, you got a dentist thing or something, then I can understand, and you wouldn't be a square. But if you brush it off for a date or to watch Sci-Fi's ECW or something, well then, fuck you, you're a square.
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Post by: RoninFox on October 06, 2008, 01:15:12 PM
What if I have a date who wants to watch ECW on Sci-Fi?
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 06, 2008, 01:16:19 PM
Then your date is pretty cool BUT YOU'RE STILL A SQUARE
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 06, 2008, 01:27:30 PM
16. Wil Wheaton - 73 points

Although his Star Trek character, and by extension Wheaton himself, was loudly hated by a small and vocal group of Trekkies during TNG's first run (see Usenet groups alt.ensign.wesley.die.die.die or alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die), Wheaton has explained that he was required to speak the lines written by others and that he too dislikes his Star Trek character.

Oh...I don't know that it was THAT small.   ;)

But if it was cool to hate Wheaton, is there any "coolness" points involved in Wil Wheaton hating you (even though I was never sure why)?

 :D
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Post by: Tripe on October 06, 2008, 02:06:44 PM
16. Wil Wheaton - 73 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 RobTheRebel)

Only five? The Hell?
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 06, 2008, 02:35:52 PM
16. Wil Wheaton - 73 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 RobTheRebel)
Only five? The Hell?
Well, it's a quarter of them.  And not everyone would go to the trouble to check out what he's done since ST:TNG.
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Post by: Courtney on October 06, 2008, 02:39:18 PM
16. Wil Wheaton - 73 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 RobTheRebel)

Only five? The Hell?

He's on mine, but probably for some people, as is for me in the case of some others on the list, they like him, but don't think he'd do a good Rifftrax.  That's why I didn't put FOTC on mine.  I love them, but I don't necessarily think they'd be good for this. 
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Post by: gbeenie on October 06, 2008, 02:40:25 PM
I forgot Tina Fey too. I'm a dork.
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Post by: Chaos on October 06, 2008, 07:23:55 PM
Actually, I've always found him to be fairly humble, and straight-forward.

Chris could tell you more about that than I could, though, considering that he knows him personally.
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Post by: Tripe on October 06, 2008, 07:24:36 PM
Yeah his commentaries are great.

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Post by: Rattrap007 on October 07, 2008, 03:04:31 AM
(http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/7801/thatguywiththeglasses46im7.jpg)

20. That Guy With The Glasses - 67 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Rattrap007)

http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/

He remembers it so you don't have to.

I think his real name is Walker or something. He doesn't have a wiki page, anyway, and hell if I'm actually going to WRITE things for this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/w5mTpTorZlU&hl=en&fs=1

Lazy...

Anywhoo I'll do it...

That Guy with the Glasses is a popular internet star. He know for several different things on his site. In "Five second Movies" He sums up the general feel, a subliminal message, or something a movie is famous for about a movie in about a minute or less. For There Will Be Blood it was the simple "Milkshake!" line. For Batman and Robin he went dirty (for once) videotaped a bowel movement summing up almost everyone's feelings to a T. He is also famous for being The Nostalgia Critic ("I remember it so you don't have to") in which he will look back at the days of old and mock it. It might be the movie Surf Ninjas or it might be the top 11 Saddest moments in kids movies of all time. There are Bum Reviews where he plays a bum who just saw a movie and talks about it. The Bum rarely has any idea what the hell is going on. and Finally he has Ask That Guy with the Glasses in which viewers ask outlandish questions and he gives weird responses to.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 09:48:26 AM
(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/412/jimgaffigancolor5articljf2.jpg)

15. Jim Gaffigan - 77 points
(4 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 Monty)

James Christopher Gaffigan is an American stand-up comic and actor. His comedy routines are known for being deadpan, and often include humorous, high-pitched voices, such as that of a supposed audience member commenting on his performance. His performances are also known to commonly include his "dumb-idea guy" gags, during which he does a stereotypical redneck voice, declaring "Hey, I got an idea. How about...?", and going on to expand on the idea. For example, when talking about Hot Pockets, "Hey, I got an idea. How about we fill a pop tart with nasty meat and cheese?"

Gaffigan is also known for various routines relating to being lazy and eating food, especially famous routines regarding Hot Pockets and bacon. His latest album, Beyond the Pale, consisted of material regarding food. The album was accompanied by an hour long special on Comedy Central of the same name, which was also released on DVD.

Gaffigan is also recognizable for having performed in several comedic commercials for Sierra Mist. He also appeared in two movies chosen for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival: Super Troopers and Thirty Years to Life. Gaffigan is a regular cast member of the TBS original sitcom My Boys.

http://www.youtube.com/v/QjJCIbC9sxA&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Courtney on October 07, 2008, 09:52:56 AM
DAMMIT, how could I forget Gaffigan?  Tragic! 
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 10:02:22 AM
(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/8007/davidop5.jpg)

14. David Cross - 77 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Robert Denby)

David Crossis an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, writer and actor. He is best known from the television series Mr. Show and Arrested Development.

In 1990, a new comedy scene began to emerge at a small club called Catch a Rising Star. Cross—along with Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., and other comics—appeared regularly several nights a week. Cross formed the sketch comedy group "Cross Comedy" with twelve other performers, and they put on a new show every week. They were known for playing tricks on the audience, such as introducing fake comics or planting fake hecklers. Cross began his professional television career as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show. The short-lived Fox Network series hired him toward the end of its run, and he occasionally made brief appearances in the sketches. He had a speaking role in "The Legend of T.J. O'Pootertoot", a sketch written almost entirely by Cross. It was during this period that he first met Bob Odenkirk, with whom he would later co-create the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show in 1995. Cross won an Emmy for his work on The Ben Stiller Show in 1993.

Cross continues to perform stand-up, in which he blends left-wing political commentary and satire. In 1999, he was given his own one-hour comedy special on HBO, entitled The Pride Is Back. He has released two recordings, Shut Up You Fucking Baby! and It's Not Funny. In 2004, Shut Up, You Fucking Baby! was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. In 2003, he released his first tour film, Let America Laugh, and was named #85 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. He appears on Un-Cabaret compilation albums, including Freak Weather Feels Different and The Good, the Bad and the Drugly.

http://www.youtube.com/v/wAVaDxbqiZU&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 07, 2008, 10:06:19 AM
14. David Cross - 77 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Robert Denby)

David Crossis an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, writer and actor. He is best known from the television series Mr. Show and Arrested Development.

Sorry.  I don't get him.  And I feel healthier for that fact.
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Post by: Tripe on October 07, 2008, 10:07:20 AM
Have you heard his stand up?

I think you might like his political stand up.
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Post by: jewishcarpenter on October 07, 2008, 10:12:43 AM
Pretty much, sweet. Hopefully Zach Galifianakis and Patton Oswalt are up there on the list. Two of my favorites anyways, I'm not sure if Zach's style would work too well riffing a movie though.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 10:14:20 AM
(http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/2851/stevemartinstandupwebya9.jpg)

13. Steve Martin - 78 points
(5 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #5 votes, Insert Coin(s) to Continue, gbeenie)

Stephen Glenn Martin is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer. In the mid-1970s, Martin made frequent appearances as a stand-up comedian on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. That exposure, together with appearances on The Gong Show, HBO's On Location and NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL) (on which, despite a common misconception, he was never a cast member) led to his first of four comedy albums, Let's Get Small. The album was a huge success; one of its tracks, "Excuse Me", helped establish a national catch phrase. His next album, A Wild and Crazy Guy, was an even bigger success, reaching the #2 spot on the sales chart in the U.S. and featured another catch phrase (the album's title), also featured in a Saturday Night Live sketch in which Martin and Dan Aykroyd played a couple of bumbling Czechoslovak would-be playboys, the Festrunk Brothers.

By the end of the 1970s, Martin had acquired the kind of following normally reserved for rock stars, with his tour appearances typically occurring at sold-out arenas filled with tens of thousands of screaming fans. But unknown to his audience, stand-up comedy was "just an accident" for him. His real goal was to get into film. Martin's first film was a short, The Absent-Minded Waiter (1977). The seven-minute long film, also featuring Buck Henry and Teri Garr, was written by and starred Martin. The film was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Short Film, Live Action. His first feature film appearance was in the musical Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, where he sang The Beatles' "Maxwell's Silver Hammer". In 1979, Martin co-wrote and starred in his first full-length movie, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. The movie was a huge success, grossing over $73 million on a budget of far less than that amount.

In 2005, Martin wrote and starred in Shopgirl, based on his own novella. Martin played a wealthy businessman who strikes up a romance with a Saks Fifth Avenue counter girl (Claire Danes). He also starred in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 that year. The sheer contrast then caused the universe to implode on itself.

http://www.youtube.com/v/bI--TGQGNFc&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 10:27:14 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/583/p119045madagascarjohnclvl2.jpg)

12. John Cleese - 86 points
(6 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 gojikranz)

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, comedian, writer, film producer, and singer who is probably best known as being a prominent member of Monty Python, a group of comedians responsible for the legendary sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus and for three memorable motion pictures; Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life. Outside of Python, he also co-created, wrote and starred in the renowned sitcom Fawlty Towers and has also starred in multiple films, most notably A Fish Called Wanda and the first two Harry Potter movies.

Cleese was one of the script writers, as well as being a member of the cast for the 1963 Footlights Revue A Clump of Plinths, which was so successful during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that its name was changed to Cambridge Circus, was taken to West End in London, and then on a tour of New Zealand and Broadway, with the cast also appearing in some of the revue sketches on The Ed Sullivan Show in September 1964. As Cleese's comic reputation grew, he was soon offered a position as a writer with BBC Radio, where he worked on several programmes, most notably as a sketch writer for The Dick Emery Show. The success of the Footlights Revue led to the recording of a short series of half-hour radio programmes, called I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, which was so popular that the BBC commissioned a regular series with the same title.

In 1999, Cleese appeared in the James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough as Q's assistant, referred to by Bond as R. In 2002, when Cleese reprised his role in Die Another Day, the character was promoted, making Cleese the new quartermaster (Q) of MI6. In 2004, Cleese was featured as Q in the video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, featuring his likeness and voice. Cleese did not appear in the subsequent Bond film, Casino Royale, and it is unknown whether Cleese will reprise the role in future Bond films.

http://www.youtube.com/v/FGj56PLYUSI&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: jewishcarpenter on October 07, 2008, 10:30:22 AM

12. John Cleese - 86 points
(6 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #3 gojikranz)

That would be awesome, it's like a 2 hour drive for him to get down and record some Rifftrax.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 10:35:12 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6825/03classday1450tc9.jpg)

11. Seth McFarlane - 86 points
(7 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Tyrant)

Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an Emmy award-winning American comedian, animator, screenwriter, producer, actor, voice actor and composer. MacFarlane is best known as the creator and executive producer of Fox Broadcasting Company's animated series Family Guy and American Dad!. He was executive producer of the short-lived television series The Winner. MacFarlane's series are produced through his company, Fuzzy Door Productions.

MacFarlane voices several characters from his cartoon programs Family Guy and American Dad!. He also voices The English Yokel from The Cleveland Show. As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls and The War at Home. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Krauss in Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy II: The Golden Army. His cartoon shows are known for spoof references to Star Wars and Star Trek. He recently made his own YouTube channel called Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.

He occasionally speaks at universities and colleges throughout the United States. A recent deal signed with The Fox Broadcasting Company has made MacFarlane the highest-paid television writer and producer in history. He resides in Los Angeles, California where he recently purchased a $13.5 million home and is reportedly being paid $100 million by 20th Century Fox TV for his most recent contract with them. Mike and Conor might want to start saving their loose change.

http://www.youtube.com/v/PqvTwklfZP4&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: anais.jude on October 07, 2008, 10:36:22 AM
Seth McFarlen. Another hot, hot man who does voice work and is funny.


I think I just figured out my ideal "type"
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 07, 2008, 10:38:52 AM
Again, someone who better start saving there money.  Frankly I find Family Guy hit or miss but he does such good voice work and when he's on he's VERY on.  Also he did my favourite Johnny Bravo episode.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 10:44:04 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7875/11oswaltlgxn2.jpg)

10. Patton Oswalt - 95 points
(6 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 Cibernético II)

Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, voiceover artist and actor. Oswalt first began headlining comedy clubs in 1996. After writing for MADtv and starring in his own 1997 comedy special for HBO, he went on to garner notable roles in films and television shows including Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, Pixar's Ratatouille, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and as Spence Olchin on The King of Queens, on CBS. He has appeared on the television shows Home Movies, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Seinfeld, Human Giant, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, I Love the '80s, Static Shock, The Weird Al Show, Crank Yankers, Reno 911!, The Batman, Comedy Central's Last Laugh '06 and The Fairly OddParents as the writer of the Crimson Chin comics.

Oswalt wrote the comic book JLA: Welcome to the Working Week, a backup story in Batman #600, a story for Dwight T. Albatross's The Goon Noir #01 and a story for Masks: Too Hot for TV. In July 2006, Oswalt's comic script "Fruit Pies!" was turned into a short film available at YouTube and MySpace. He also appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. In August 2007 he appeared on the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.

Looking for a way to bring cutting-edge comedy to a different audience, Oswalt put together the Comedians of Comedy tour in 2004, using indie rock venues instead of traditional (and expensive) comedy clubs. The tour featured Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn, and Maria Bamford. The Fall 2004 tour was documented in a 2005 film of the same name; it was followed by a six-episode Comedy Central series based on the Summer 2005 tour. This tour featured special guest appearances from comedians such as Blaine Capatch, Bobby Tisdale and Todd Barry. Subsequent incarnations of the tour have included Eugene Mirman, and Morgan Murphy.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tfan5MacmsI&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 07, 2008, 10:51:53 AM
Seth McFarlen. Another hot, hot man who does voice work and is funny.


I think I just figured out my ideal "type"
Someone who loves science fiction and yet lent credence to "Star Trek: Enterprise" with his presence?  I don't know.....

 ;)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 10:53:35 AM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5945/jonstewartcg5.jpg)

9. Jon Stewart - 120 points
(9 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #5 Cibernético II)

Jon Stewart, is an American comedian, satirist, actor, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and for his political satire. Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but later branched out to television, hosting Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It."

Stewart became the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim leading to his first Emmy Award in 2001. Stewart himself has also gained significant acclaim as a critic of the Bush administration and of personality-driven media shows, in particular the coverage of the U.S. news media networks CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC.

Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his "fake news" desk. Stewart himself agrees, countering that neither his show nor his channel purports to be anything other than satire and comedy, noting that "The show that leads into me is puppets making crank phone calls." In spite of its self-professed entertainment mandate, The Daily Show has been nominated for a number of news and journalism awards.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nx55TE93zlk&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:01:32 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1885/williamshatnerrw8.jpg)

8. William Shatner - 121 points
(9 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #6 gojikranz)

William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian double Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and Saturn Award-winning actor. He gained worldwide fame for playing Captain James Tiberius Kirk, captain of the starship USS Enterprise, in the television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, the animated series and in seven of the subsequent movies. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing James T. Kirk and being a part of Star Trek as well as several co-written novels set in the Star Trek universe.

Shatner also played the title role as veteran police sergeant T.J. Hooker, from 1982 to 1986. He has since worked as a musician, bestselling author, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman, most recently as the "Negotiator" for the Priceline.com travel website. He currently co-stars as attorney Denny Crane on the television drama Boston Legal, for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

William Shatner's musical career has yielded a unique, much-criticized, and much-parodied body of work. Shatner, a vocalist, typically speaks the lyrics instead of singing them, typically as an exaggerated interpretive reading.

http://www.youtube.com/v/NN3MGN899yE&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on October 07, 2008, 11:04:24 AM
Seth McFarlen. Another hot, hot man who does voice work and is funny.


I think I just figured out my ideal "type"
Someone who loves science fiction and yet lent credence to "Star Trek: Enterprise" with his presence?  I don't know.....

 ;)

huh?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:09:11 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/55/rickygervaisbu3.jpg)

7. Ricky Gervais - 126 points
(6 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 GregMcduck)

Ricky Dene Gervais is an English actor, comedian, writer, director, producer and former pop musician from Reading, Berkshire. Gervais achieved mainstream fame with his ground-breaking television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and collaborator, Stephen Merchant. Besides writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Gervais has also appeared in several Hollywood films, including For Your Consideration, Stardust, Night at the Museum and Ghost Town, in which he assumes the leading role.

Gervais has performed on three sell-out stand-up comedy tours, wrote the best-selling Flanimals book series, and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in his podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. He has accumulated a multitude of awards and honours throughout his career, including seven BAFTA Awards, four British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards and the 2006 Rose d'Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

In his final year in 1983 as a student at UCL, Gervais and his friend Bill Macrae formed a pop duo, Seona Dancing (named after a friend and fellow student Seona Myerscough), and they were signed by record label London Records. London Records released two of their singles: "More to Lose" and "Bitter Heart". The singles failed to break the top 40, charting at positions 117 and 70 of the UK singles charts respectively.

http://www.youtube.com/v/6G9uGPQsVNk&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:19:35 AM
And now, for an unattractive voice actor

(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/2005/normalbillywesthk9.jpg)

6. Billy West - 126 points
(9 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #4 RoninFox)

William Richard "Billy" West is an American voice actor, known for roles on television shows such as The Ren and Stimpy Show, Futurama, Doug and Queer Duck.

West has been in television since the late 1980s. His first role was for the 1988 revived version of Beany and Cecil. West's first two high-profile roles came almost simultaneously: Doug and Ren & Stimpy, which were two of the first original three Nicktoons (the other being Rugrats). Over his career West has been the voice talent for close to 120 different characters including some of the most iconic animated figures in television history. He (along with Joe Alaskey) has become one of few voice actors who can impersonate Mel Blanc in his prime, including characterizations of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd and other characters from Warner Bros. cartoons.

West has been very outspoken over his displeasure about the influx of movie star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows. Billy West is also a vegan. Connection? You decide.

http://www.youtube.com/v/1V-xKq64aRY&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:29:32 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7283/alwheatieskevinmontage2kt6.jpg)

5. Kevin Smith - 128 points
(10 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 SmilinJackRoss)

Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor best known for playing the Greek god Ares, of war, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.

Smith got into acting by accident: he suffered a brain concussion while playing college rugby union in 1987 and was forced to sit on the sidelines for almost three weeks. His wife saw a casting call advertisement for the touring musical tribute to Elvis Presley, Are You Lonesome Tonight, and signed up Kevin for an audition. He got the role of bodyguard JoJoe and was the lead understudy. Later that year, Smith joined Christchurch's Court Theatre and performed on stage for the next three years in a variety of roles including Don Pedro in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. In 1989, he got the role of charming "bad boy" Demian Vermeer on the New Zealand primetime soap opera Gloss, and moved to Auckland to work on the series' final season.

Smith died in an accident on February 15, 2002, while filming in China, so I'm not sure why you guys all voted for him, I thought my rules were clear, but eh, this is what you want I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/v/KVxjLfmV3E4&hl=en&fs=1































































































































































































































wait a minute
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: ChrisHanel on October 07, 2008, 11:37:13 AM
Your Kevin Smith barometer be broken. Try jiggling the handle.
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Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:41:29 AM
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/5198/20070406conanbs8.jpg)

4. Conan O'Brien - 142 points
(8 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - 3 #3 votes, Cibernético II, Robert Denby, Tyrant)

Conan Christopher O'Brien is an Emmy Award-winning American television host and comedian, best known as host of NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He has been announced as replacing Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show beginning June 1, 2009.

In January 1988, Saturday Night Live's executive producer Lorne Michaels hired O'Brien as a writer. During his three years on SNL, he wrote such recurring sketches as "Mr. Short-Term Memory" and "The Girl Watchers," the latter of which was first performed by Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz. O'Brien also co-wrote the sketch "Nude Beach" with Robert Smigel, a sketch in which the word "penis" was said or sung at least 42 times. While on a writers' strike from Saturday Night Live following the 1987-1988 season, O'Brien put on an improvisational comedy revue, in Chicago, with fellow SNL writers Bob Odenkirk and Robert Smigel called, Happy Happy Good Show. While living in Chicago, O'Brien briefly was roommates with Jeff Garlin. In 1989, O'Brien and his fellow SNL writers received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series.

After meeting Finnish actor/director Lauri Nurkse on October 11, 2005, O'Brien discovered that he was popular in Finland and began a long-running joke that he resembles the first female President of Finland, Tarja Halonen. After joking about this for several months (which led to the recurring segment "Conan O'Brien Hates My Homeland" and his endorsement of her campaign), O'Brien traveled to Finland and appeared on several television shows, and met President Halonen. The trip was filmed and aired as a special.

http://www.youtube.com/v/46QXCDK-B0M&hl=en&fs=1
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Post by: Courtney on October 07, 2008, 11:50:55 AM
(http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7283/alwheatieskevinmontage2kt6.jpg)

5. Kevin Smith - 128 points
(10 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #2 SmilinJackRoss)

Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor best known for playing the Greek god Ares, of war, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.


Oh YOU.

PS - dude looks like Billy Ray Cyrus.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on October 07, 2008, 11:51:02 AM

West has been very outspoken over his displeasure about the influx of movie star actors providing voice-over for films and major shows. Billy West is also a vegan. Connection? You decide.

Well, a vegan diet and loudly proclaiming one's displeasure DO seem to go together hand-in-hand...
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:52:27 AM
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/9655/colbertlockwoodlw4.jpg)

3. Stephen Colbert - 154 points
(8 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - #1 Cibernético II)

Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American comedian, satirist, actor and writer, known for his ironic style (particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leaders), and for his deadpan comedic delivery. Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy series "Exit 57".

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived "Dana Carvey Show" before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted, gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as "The O'Reilly Factor". Since its debut, the series has been successful, establishing itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006. His book, I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List.

http://www.youtube.com/v/cTRPKK7Cc6Y&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on October 07, 2008, 11:52:36 AM
Your Kevin Smith barometer be broken. Try jiggling the handle.

I think he means this Kevin Smith:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/cooleyre/1kevin-jones-detroit-lions.jpg)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tyrant on October 07, 2008, 11:57:19 AM
Your Kevin Smith barometer be broken. Try jiggling the handle.

I think he means this Kevin Smith:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v187/cooleyre/1kevin-jones-detroit-lions.jpg)

I have a feeling this is going to go on for a while.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 11:59:47 AM
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6536/17740179lmk5.jpg)

2. Joel McHale - 187 points
(10 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - 2 #1 votes, KingArtie, SmilinJackRoss)

Joel Edward McHale is an American television host best known as the host of The Soup on E! Entertainment Television. He is also a comedian and actor. He frequently appears as a co-host on Loveline. He has a long association with Circle X Theatre, where he has done several plays. He has also done commercials for Burger King, Dockers, and Sealy.

McHale is also a weekly guest on the The Adam Carolla Show and Mickey and Amelia Show, and on the Kidd Chris Show on 94.1 WYSP in Philadelphia, and is an occasional guest on the Opie and Anthony show. He has been a judge on Iron Chef America. He was involved in the American version of the British TV show The IT Crowd. He guest starred as a cast member on the NBC reality show Thank God You're Here during the pilot episode and also had a guest part in episode 1.6 of the ABC show Pushing Daisies. He also made an appearance in Spider-Man 2 as the bank manager. He made a guest appearance on the finale of Last Comic Standing season 6, when he gave a recap of the show's events in his typical format of jokes made popular on The Soup. He is currently filming The Informant in Decatur, Illinois in which he plays an FBI Agent.

McHale hosts The Soup, a satirical weekly television show on the E! television network. Throughout the show, he takes the audience through the oddities and ridiculous happenings of the week in television. The show has become a cult hit due to his stinging criticism of the dumbing down of American entertainment as well as for his comedic talent and off-kilter subject material.

http://www.youtube.com/v/z7hZ7C9kAds&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 07, 2008, 12:07:09 PM
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/3086/brucecampbellqd4.jpg)

1. Bruce Campbell - 289 points
(18 of 22 lists. Highest ranking - 3 #1 votes, Rattrap007, Courtney, Tyrant)

Bruce Lorne Campbell is an American actor, producer, writer and director. He is best known for his starring role as Ash in the Evil Dead trilogy of horror/slapstick movies, and has since become a B-movie icon.

His acting style is an "over-the-top" machismo that lends itself well to roles such as that of Ash Williams, whom Campbell himself has dubbed "an idiot and a jerk like the rest of us". This style is parodied in the film The Majestic in which Campbell appears as Roland the Intrepid Explorer in the B movie Sand Pirates of the Sahara, written by Jim Carrey's screenwriter character. Campbell also excels at "reverse acting", a frequent filming technique of Sam Raimi's where action sequences are filmed in reverse of how they will appear in the film. Campbell offers advice about getting into the film industry on his website. He is currently starring as Sam Axe in Burn Notice on the USA Network.

Campbell is well-known for his trademark sense of humor, which he often couples with deadpan (and somewhat sarcastic) comic delivery.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Yg6bZSM48vU&hl=en&fs=1
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tyrant on October 07, 2008, 12:13:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Yg6bZSM48vU&hl=en&fs=1

 
   I've always figured those women in the commercial weren't acting and didn't even know they were being filmed.  ;D

   Yay! My man Bruce made it! So happy. Thanks for a great list, Greg!!!
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Post by: Courtney on October 07, 2008, 12:21:07 PM
The top five were all on mine and that makes me happy!  Great list!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 07, 2008, 12:46:42 PM
Very good list, although a few of the wreslters threw me off (there were two in there, right?) and I was hoping the Brothers Chaps would be higher (although they ended up much higher than I expected)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 07, 2008, 01:38:06 PM
That's a good list.

Quite a few of mine made it.

I picked mostly people who have done funny interviews about their own work so my list has some choices that I'm sure noone else made,but i figure if someone can make fun of their own work they should do ok for Rifftrax.

Any way here is my list.

1)Jon Lovitz
2)Peter Davidson
3)Adam West
4)Bruce Campbell
5)Mike Judge
6)Burt Ward
7)Steve Carell
8)Rainn Wilson
9)William Shatner
10)Tom Baker
11)Rowan Atkinson
12)Hugh Laurie
13)Billy West
14)Dan Castellaneta
15)Roger Moore
16)Bruce Boxleitner
17)Jerry Doyle
18)Bill Mumy
19)Roger Ebert
20)Jon Stewart
21)Trey Parker
22)Matt Stone
23)Mike Reese
24)Glenn Beck
25)Al Gene
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on October 07, 2008, 01:57:03 PM
Yes, this was an awesome list. So glad I got to participate

my list:
1) Ronin Fox (what kind of fan club president would I be if I didn't)
2) Joel McHale
3) Bruce Campbell
4) Stephen Colbert
5) Flight of the Conchords
6) Will Arnet
7) David Cross and Bob Odenkirk
8) Steve Coogan
9) William Shatner
10) Jon Stewart
11) Rainn Wilson
12) Steve Carell
13) Amy Sedaris
14) Steve Martin
15) Rob Cordry
16) John Oliver
17) Jeff Dunham
18) Chris Jericho
19) Dan Castlenetta
20) Jason Batemen
21) Billy West
22) Patrick Warburton
23) Zach Braff
24) Amy Poehler
25) Tina Fey 

I'll be modest and not bold my number 1.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Rattrap007 on October 07, 2008, 02:05:22 PM
My list for those that (ahem) missed it the first time...

1. Bruce Campbell
2. That Guy with the Glasses/The Nostalgia Critic
3. Bob & Tom (Bob and Tom Radio show)
4. Peyton Manning (NFL QB for Ind. Colts) - Great sense of humor
5. A couple of Red Vs. Blue guys
6. Bob Zany
7. Mike Birbiglia
8. Tim Bedore
9. Drew Hastings
10. Joel McHale (The Soup)
11. Jerry Seinfeld
12. Jason Lee (My Name is Earl)
13. Paul and Storm
14. Costaki Economopolis
15. Caroline Rhea
16. James Roday/Dule Hill (Shawn and Gus from Psych)
17. Hugh Laurie (House)
18. Patrick Swayze (Road House)
19. Kevin Smith
20. Mike MacRae
21. Josh Way (from iRiffs)
22. Hal Sparks
23. Frank Caliendo
24. Angry Video Game Nerd
25. Mike Kevin an Bill's wives riffing a chick flick
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Post by: Insert Coin(s) to Continue on October 07, 2008, 03:09:07 PM
Let's see how I did...

1. Steve Oedekerk
2. Emo Phillips
3. ThatGuyWithTheGlasses
4. Patrick Warburton
5. Steve Martin
6. John Cleese
7. Bruce Campbell
8. Patrick Swayze
9. James Earl Jones
10. Sean Connery
11. The Angry Video Game Nerd
12. William Shatner
13. Leslie Nielsen
14. Jerry Seinfeld
15. Maurice LaMarche
16. Adam West
17. Michael Richards
18. Mark Hamill
19. Dana Gould
20. Jack Nicholson
21. David Lynch
22. Douglas Sarine
23. Jeff Dunham
24. Matt Chapman
25. Seth MacFarlane
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Artie on October 07, 2008, 03:48:13 PM
Here's mine:

1 - Joel McHale
2 - Patrick Warburton
3 - Bill Simmons
4 - Bruce Campbell
5 - Stephen Root
6 - Trey Stone/Matt Parker
7 - Kevin Smith
8 - John Clesse
9 - Sklar Brothers
10 - Steve Smith (aka Red Green)
11 - Sarah Vowel
12 - David Cross
13 - Dave Foley
14 - Emo Phillips
15 - David Sedaris
16 - Eugene Levy
17 - John Lithgow
18 - Peter Sagal
19 - Wil Wheaton
20 - Scott Kurtz
21 - Ira Glass
22 - Adam West
23 - Leslie Nielson
24 - Larry Miller
25 - Frank Calliendo

Too bad Bill Simmons and Stephen Root didn't make the cut.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: MontyServo on October 07, 2008, 05:08:49 PM
Here's my list:

1. Tina Fey
2. Santino Marella
3. Jim Gaffigan
4. Conan O'Brien
5. Ricky Gervais
6. Eric Idle
7. George Clooney
8. Amy Poehler
9. David Cross
10. Kevin Smith
11. Mick Foley
12. Will Arnett
13. Roger Ebert
14. Seth MacFarlane
15. Joe Don Baker
16. Drew Carey
17. Denis Leary
18. Bill O'Reilly
19. Garry Shandling
20. Bill Maher
21. Fred Armisen
22. Will Ferrell
23. Tracy Morgan
24. Alan Alda
25. Bruce Campbell
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 07, 2008, 05:55:43 PM
1. The Brothers Chaps (Mike and Matt Chapman)
2. John Hodgeman (really?  no one else thought of him?)
3. Demetri Martin
4. Ricky Gervais
5. Stephen Colbert
6. Spinal Tap
7. Bill Murray
8. Steve Martin
9. John C. Reilly
10. Billy West
11. Hank Azaria
12. Jon Stewart
13. Bruce Campbell
14. John DiMaggio
15. Josh Way
16. Brent Butt
17. Dave Foley
18. Paul Goebel
19. John Oliver
20. Bob Odenkirk
21. Seth MacFarlane
22. Samantha Bee
23. Joss Whedon
24. Maurice LaMaurche
25. Dan Castellaneta
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on October 07, 2008, 07:16:44 PM
Ok well not too bad, I kept the info links in for the ones not selected :)
1.Francesco Marciuliano   
2.Terry Pratchett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_pratchett)
3.Charlie Brooker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Brooker)   
4.Tom Baker
5.Robert Berry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrocrush)   
6.Victor Lewis Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Lewis_Smith)   
7.Confused Mathew (http://www.youtube.com/user/confusedmatthew)   
8.Stephen Fry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fry)   
9.Bobcat Goldthwait (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat_Goldthwait)   
10.Joel McHale   
11.Garth Marenghi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Marenghi) and    
12.Dean Learner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Learner) Well really Mathew Holness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Holness) and Richard Ayoade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ayoade) but in character.   
13.Ricky Gervais   
14.Bruce Campbell   
15.William Shatner   
16. Wil Wheton
17.Hal Sparks (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Sparks)   
18.Kathy Griffin   
19.John Waters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Waters_(filmmaker))   
20.Seth Green   
21.Tom Lenk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lenk)   
22.Michael McDonald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_McDonald_(actor))
23.Tom Lehrer   
24.Stephen Lynch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Lynch_(musician))
25.Penn Jillette   
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Chaos on October 07, 2008, 07:27:44 PM
I wonder how many people who made the list would actually DO a RiffTrax, if they even know what it is. My guess would be... 4 (JoshWay and RoninFox OBVIOUSLY, Wil Wheaton, and MAYBE Bruce Campbell).

Jerry Seinfeld, John Cleese? Yeah, right...
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gbeenie on October 07, 2008, 07:33:37 PM
1) Tom Lehrer
2) Trey Parker & Matt Stone
3) Penn Jillette
4) Jonathan Coulton
5) Steve Martin
6) Dennis Miller
7) Lahna Turner
8) Christopher Guest
9) Mike Judge
10) Sarah Silverman
11) Eric Idle
12) John Henson
13) Robert Smigel (Triumph The Insult Comic Dog)
14) Michael Goudeau
15) Bruce Campbell
16) Seth Green
17) Scott Thompson
18) Aisha Tyler
19) Matt Lucas
20) MC Chris
21) Judy Tenuta
22) Craig Kilborn
23) Katey Sagal
24) Steven Wright
25) Michael McKean


MAN did I forget a ton of people.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: BBQ Platypus on October 07, 2008, 07:57:51 PM
I wonder if anybody voted for LittleKuriboh.  If I had voted, he'd be on my list.  Not at #1, but he'd be on it.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: gojikranz on October 07, 2008, 11:42:14 PM
very good list as usual.  i cant find my list cause i did it on a different computer.  but it seems i was the highest voter on every single one that i voted for so you can probably tell for the most part.  surprised no one had shatner higher than me.  i think i forgot bruce which is terrible.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 08, 2008, 12:50:22 AM
Here be my list:

1.   Steve Purcell
2.   Tim Schafer
3.   H. Jon Benjamin
4.   Andy Merrill
5.   Doug Tennapel
6.   Bruce Campbell
7.   Stephen Colbert
8.   Peter Cullen
9.   Billy West
10. Seth McFarlane
11. Dana Snyder
12. Jon Stewart
13. The Brothers Chaps
14. Dmitri Martin
15. Lewis Black
16. Brian Clevinger
17. Dan Castellaneta
18. Matt Caracappa
19. Zack "Jick" Johnson
20. David Wain
21. Michael Ian Black
22. Michael Showalter
23. George Lucas
24. Stan Lee
25. George Lowe

I tried to vary my choices between comedians that make me laugh, video game designers that make me laugh, voice actors that make me laugh, Web-Celebs that make me laugh, and people it would be really interesting to hear from. :^)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: pezdrake on October 08, 2008, 06:18:33 AM
I can't believe Seanbaby didn't make the list.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Courtney on October 08, 2008, 06:46:07 AM
Here's mine.

1. Bruce Campbell
2. Joel McHale
3. Peter Sagel
4. Jason Bateman
5. Kevin Smith
6. Patton Oswalt
7. Human Giant - Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Aziz Ansari
8. Stephen Colbert  
9. Joss Whedon
10. Nick Swardson
11. Simon Pegg
12. The Sklar Brothers
13. Paul F. Thompkins
14. Maria Bamford
15. Chuck Klosterman
16. Ben Affleck (WHAT?!)
17. Matt Stone & Trey Parker
18. Jason Segel
19. Michael Ian Black
20. John Cleese
21. William Shatner
22. Ben Folds
23. Dave Foley
24. The Johns from They Might Be Giants
25. Cameron Crowe

I can't believe I forgot Tina Fey. 
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 08, 2008, 07:16:19 AM
I can't believe Seanbaby didn't make the list.

Well, maybe you should have submitted something then.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Minnesota on October 08, 2008, 07:32:05 AM
I had a list ready but accidently forgot to submit it. Anyway this is how it would've gone.

1. Joel Mchale
2. seth mcfarlane
3. Keith Olberman
4. Conor
5. Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser (the PTI guys)
6. Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the South Park guys)
7. Eminem
8. Adam Sandler
9. The Angry Video Game Nerd
10. Dave Chappel
11. Stephen Colbert
12. Denis Leary
13. Jon Stewart
14. George Lucas
15. Robert Rodriguez
16. Kevin Smith
17. David Letterman
18. Sarah Silverman
19. Quentin Tarantino
20. Chris Rock
21. Tina Fey
22. David Cross
23. Jerry Sienfield
24. Dane Cook
25. The Sklar Bros.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: pezdrake on October 08, 2008, 07:50:17 AM
I can't believe Seanbaby didn't make the list.

Well, maybe you should have submitted something then.

No, that's not the solution.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 08, 2008, 07:53:26 AM
I can't believe Seanbaby didn't make the list.

Well, maybe you should have submitted something then.

No, that's not the solution.
True.  One submission wouldn't make something appear on this list (as I look over my list at how few....).
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: anais.jude on October 08, 2008, 08:19:17 AM
I can't believe Seanbaby didn't make the list.

Well, maybe you should have submitted something then.

No, that's not the solution.
True.  One submission wouldn't make something appear on this list (as I look over my list at how few....).

it worked for my number 1 pick!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 08, 2008, 09:30:14 AM
I can't believe I forgot Seanbaby. Ah well. :^)
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 08, 2008, 09:34:31 AM
I can't believe Seanbaby didn't make the list.

Well, maybe you should have submitted something then.

No, that's not the solution.
True.  One submission wouldn't make something appear on this list (as I look over my list at how few....).

it worked for my number 1 pick!
You were the only one who listed you number one pick and it got on anyway?

Take it all back.  I forgot that I got Kevin Pollack on here that way.   :-[
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Pak-Man on October 08, 2008, 09:36:09 AM
I was the only one to list my number one pick, and the list was expanded to 72 just to include it! (Thanks, Greg! :^))
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on October 08, 2008, 09:41:57 AM
Ditto with mine, I'm pretty chuffed Greg went with the Houris joke.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 08, 2008, 06:57:02 PM
I can't believe it,I forgot Seanbaby!

How did this happen!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on October 08, 2008, 06:59:46 PM
Er, who is....
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 08, 2008, 07:01:40 PM
He does reviews of bad games for EGM.

His reviews have a rifftrax like tone to them.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 09, 2008, 02:34:57 AM
And then he went on MTV and showed the world he was way less funny in person.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on October 10, 2008, 08:37:44 AM
And then he went on MTV and showed the world he was way less funny in person.
Well, everything is less funny (or anything else) on MTV.

Except when they were showing "The Monkees".

 :D
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 10, 2008, 08:56:48 AM
He was on MTV?

When was that?

The stuff he writes is still very funny.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: GregMcduck on October 10, 2008, 09:23:15 AM
Except, you know, HE NEVER WRITES
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 10, 2008, 12:23:53 PM
He still writes for EGM, just not his own website.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: RoninFox on October 11, 2008, 06:25:54 AM
A bit late, but here's my list.

1.  Mark Hamil
2.  Bruce Campbell
3.  Will Wheaton
4.  Billy West
5.  John DiMaggio
6.  Alice Cooper

7.  CM Punk
8.  Frank Caliendo
9.  Eddie Izzard
10.  William Shatner
11.  Chris Jericho
12.  Simon Pegg

13.  Patrick Warburton
14.  Seth Green
15.  Seth McFarlane
16.  Mila Kunis
17.  Roddy Piper
18.  Patrick Swayze
19.  Eric Idle
20.  Steve Martin
21.  John Cleese

22.  Kevin Smith
23.  Jason Lee
24.  Ed Norton
25.  Jack Black

More of my picks ended up on the list than I thought.  So glad more people voted for Alice Cooper.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Keroppi20 on October 12, 2008, 07:54:09 PM
no one put Patrick Stewart on their list?
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: ChrisHanel on October 12, 2008, 07:55:00 PM
no one put Patrick Stewart on their list?

Not good enough, dammit, not good enough!
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Doctor Who? on October 12, 2008, 10:16:50 PM
He still writes for EGM, just not his own website.

Yeah he has two pages in the back each month.

Rest of the Crap is the first thing I read when I get my EGM in the mail each month.

I love the one he did with the Earthdeathcorpsday stuff.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: doggans on October 14, 2008, 11:52:53 AM
He's got this great idea for a movie, where he has a power like Professor X.  Only he uses it to be able to see people naked.

"And, they're all trying to cover up, but of course, I've already seen everything."
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 20, 2008, 08:34:59 AM
"I do other stuff; like I'm riding my bike in the park, and this policewoman says "Oi! You can't ride your bike on the grass!" and I go "Oh no?" And her uniform falls off, and she goes "Ahh!" and she's trying to cover up, but I've seen everything anyway. And I get on my bike and I ride off. On the grass."
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: PSimon23 on May 03, 2012, 05:50:07 AM
Similar subject was being discussed at yahoo answers last week. I can post the link if needed.
Title: Re: Top 72 People You'd Like to Guest Riff Countdown!
Post by: Tripe on May 03, 2012, 06:43:33 AM
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