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RiffTrax Discussion => Shorts 2015 => Life in the Suburbs => Topic started by: Pak-Man on June 12, 2015, 12:55:34 PM

Title: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Pak-Man on June 12, 2015, 12:55:34 PM
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE!

http://www.rifftrax.com/life-in-the-suburbs

Riffing together again for the first installment in their new series: Bridget Nelson & Mary Jo Pehl!


According to research, everyday more and more Americans are leaving our big cities and moving to the suburbs. Entire apartment buildings empty overnight! Schools close from lack of students! Everyone wants a lawn and they want it now! You, like many people, may have questions about this phenomenon. Who exactly are these people? Are they people with particular interests and particular goals? And most importantly do they know HOW to live in the suburbs?

Well, these are the people Redbook magazine calls YOUNG ADULTS. And these Young Adults are going to learn from Redbook magazine how to correctly live in the “AGE OF THE PUSH BUTTON!” With Redbook as your guide, learn the importance of, malls, cars, malls, appliances, malls, easy living and malls.

Join MST3K favorites Mary Jo and Bridget as they Riff you through a “Happy-Go-Spending- Whirl” of 1957 consumerism, lust and greed.

BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT (<-- subliminal)
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: RoninFox on June 12, 2015, 12:56:35 PM
SOLD!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Miku Fan on June 12, 2015, 03:27:47 PM
This should be great!  :D
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Action Batch on June 12, 2015, 06:37:28 PM
Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: losingmydignity on June 12, 2015, 07:20:33 PM
I'm so excited about this! I love Bridget's riffing on Next and all Mary Jo's work.

But riffing together again? Did I miss that? When? (does writing for MST count?)

And this is a first installment? A full-ength Vod in the works I hope. Way to go Rifftrax. Change is good!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: The Lurker on June 12, 2015, 07:39:58 PM
I'm so excited about this! I love Bridget's riffing on Next and all Mary Jo's work.

But riffing together again? Did I miss that? When? (does writing for MST count?)

And this is a first installment? A full-ength Vod in the works I hope. Way to go Rifftrax. Change is good!
The Glitter riff, I think.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Miku Fan on June 12, 2015, 07:44:03 PM
Nothing says "Backyard barbecue" like household appliances!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: MrTorso on June 12, 2015, 08:00:47 PM
I'm so excited about this! I love Bridget's riffing on Next and all Mary Jo's work.

But riffing together again? Did I miss that? When? (does writing for MST count?)

And this is a first installment? A full-ength Vod in the works I hope. Way to go Rifftrax. Change is good!
The Glitter riff, I think.

Glitter was Mike and Mary Jo.

I hope this continues.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Pak-Man on June 12, 2015, 08:09:01 PM
Yeah, they must be referring to MST3K. Unless they did one of those convention riffs.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: MPF on June 12, 2015, 10:29:39 PM
Hi! We're Team Swizzlebeef, and we did the same short a few years ago!

You can buy it here if you want, and we'll be able to feed our poor, deprived, starving children with premium craft beer (okay. I'm the only one in our rifffing group with kids, so you'll more likely just be giving us beer money)

Or, you can just watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9h981VTHwc !!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: losingmydignity on June 13, 2015, 11:10:30 AM
Hey, they corrected it. Now it says together for the first time.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: losingmydignity on June 13, 2015, 11:11:18 AM
P.S. The Glitter riff is in my top twenty favorite Rifftrax. You should watch it if you haven't yet.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 14, 2015, 09:38:56 AM
P.S. The Glitter riff is in my top twenty favorite Rifftrax. You should watch it if you haven't yet.

Here??! In THIS house?!??!  In MY house?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: PlayMSTie on June 15, 2015, 09:23:34 PM
Loved the first half. Then it started over from the beginning for no reason that I could fathom. I've had this problem a couple of times now -- just sent a help request. I can't wait to see the rest of it! New riffs from Bridget are a dream come true for me, and having Mary Jo along is great too.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: qlopp on June 16, 2015, 12:31:28 PM
Loved the first half. Then it started over from the beginning for no reason that I could fathom. I've had this problem a couple of times now -- just sent a help request. I can't wait to see the rest of it! New riffs from Bridget are a dream come true for me, and having Mary Jo along is great too.

Have you tried downloading the same file again or tried a different size/version of the file (if available)?  Or were you streaming?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Darth Geek on June 16, 2015, 07:22:55 PM
This was...oddly disappointing. It wasn't terrible by any means, don't get me wrong. But the riff rate seemed really low. Lots of dead air, and missed opportunities. The ladies seem to be low in energy for the first third or so (to the point where their volume is much lower than the short). Once they perked up it was better. They both have great talent for this, clearly. I loved the previous riffs where they have been guests. At the very least it could have used another pass or two in the writing to fill in the gaps. And maybe a second take for the first part, after the ladies had had their coffee or something.
I would really like to see them come back. Especially for a full feature length riff. Or maybe more shorts on subjects the guys don't want to tackle.

My favorite bit with the "we didn't start the fire" banter.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: MerryWanna on June 21, 2015, 06:25:40 PM
This was wonderful. I love Mary Jo so much and have been sorely missing CT since it ended.

"Stash Your Kids and Party". What a great slogan!

I'd love to see a full-lengther from these ladies too. Naturally, if any other CT members wished to join in, I'd be even more thrilled!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: PlayMSTie on June 23, 2015, 01:08:25 PM
Now that I've got it working -- that was some quality riffing.  ;D There just needs to be more of it. As Darth Geek says, there was some dead air here and there that I would have liked to have filled, but I put it down to their being a new partnership doing their first RiffTrax. I expect once they settle in, the riffs will fly faster. But they're great together, and I can't wait for more!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on June 24, 2015, 11:31:19 PM
They do have a really good dynamic together, I also hope they do many more.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Darth Geek on June 25, 2015, 08:17:32 AM
They do have a really good dynamic together, I also hope they do many more.
Maybe a Bridget, Mary Jo and Janet riff?
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: Miku Fan on June 25, 2015, 08:20:19 PM
They do have a really good dynamic together, I also hope they do many more.


Word on the street is, they will.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: MerryWanna on June 26, 2015, 01:57:22 PM
They do have a really good dynamic together, I also hope they do many more.


Word on the street is, they will.

SQUEEEEE!!!!!
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: DrKlahn on June 29, 2015, 01:30:48 PM
We've watched it 3 times and loved it! More please.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: dt55555 on June 29, 2015, 01:56:11 PM

Great stuff! Hopefully Bridget and Mary Jo do more in the future!  :)

And one of the malls featured in the short (Hillsdale Shopping Center in California) is right down the street from my house! Sadly, the outdoor stash-the-kids-and-dance area has been replaced with a food court sometime in the past 50 years.
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: euphoriafish on July 19, 2015, 05:49:54 PM
I love this riff so much I clipped a screen grab of the chart from Redbook illustrating "Your Itemized Bill For Raising a Child."  Will this work at times that I can't afford birth control?  I am better at remembering to adjust for inflation than I am at remembering to take daily pills!

Mental hygiene nostalgia is my favorite kind of riff and it was so great to hear both Mary Jo and Bridget riffing.  I hope they write another one soon.

EDIT:  They did!  http://www.rifftrax.com/a-word-to-the-wives#.VZLvlI8hZ6s.twitter
Title: Re: Rifftrax Presents - Life in the Suburbs with Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl
Post by: qlopp on August 20, 2015, 03:51:15 PM
This was...oddly disappointing. It wasn't terrible by any means, don't get me wrong. But the riff rate seemed really low. Lots of dead air, and missed opportunities. The ladies seem to be low in energy for the first third or so (to the point where their volume is much lower than the short). Once they perked up it was better. They both have great talent for this, clearly. I loved the previous riffs where they have been guests. At the very least it could have used another pass or two in the writing to fill in the gaps. And maybe a second take for the first part, after the ladies had had their coffee or something.
I would really like to see them come back. Especially for a full feature length riff. Or maybe more shorts on subjects the guys don't want to tackle.

My favorite bit with the "we didn't start the fire" banter.

It might be interesting to see them try riffing movies that are of the "guy" demographic, kind of working the angle that they don't like the movie and enjoy taking stabs at not only the poorly crafted bits but the whole genre.