Try as I might, I can simply not come up with a situation in which showing this short unriffed to an audience would seem like the correct course of action. Seriously, can anyone come up with a scenario where a teacher would raise her finger in that I-have-a-clever-idea gesture, say "You know what, I have just
the instructional film for this!" and proceed to spool up "Join Hands, Let's Go!"
I mean, the makers of this short must have had a certain audience in mind - they must have had a meeting, allocated resources, produced a script and shooting schedule, filmed, cut and copied this... thing and added it to their catalog. Who did they intend to reach with this? What were they trying to teach? Was that supposed to be some kind of bizarre entertainment? I've watched episodes of the teletubbies that made more sense and taught better lessons than this!
That said, I really enjoyed the riffed version, and it was nice to hear that the riffing team was as baffled by it as we were...