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Offline Thom_Serveaux

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Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« on: February 20, 2007, 06:39:29 AM »
By that I mean most of us have seen enough episodes of MST3K and purchased enough RiffTrax to qualify for a bachelor's degree in RiffOlogy.  Are there any episodes in which you think there may have been a time when there was an opportunity for a joke that went unfulfilled?

Example: In the MST3K episode 'Werewolf' with Joe Esteves, there is a scene towards the end in the hospital where the female lead in her thick accent, says that '...he(Esteves) turned into a beast'.  The problem, as the guys pointed out so well was that her delivery was so muddled, so unclear, as to be virtually unintelligible. I forget if it was Bill or Kevin, but one of them inquired '...a beet?'  I thought for sure one of them would say something like, (as a doctor or nurse)"I have good news and bad news.  the good news, is he's conscious and out of danger.  The bad news is that he's in a vegetative state, literally..."


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 03:13:06 PM »
"Space Mutiny"and Battlestar Galactica. Just a big fat, slow moving, hanging curveball, that the guys never even noticed coming over the plate.


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 10:56:08 PM »
"Space Mutiny"and Battlestar Galactica. Just a big fat, slow moving, hanging curveball, that the guys never even noticed coming over the plate.
One of my fave MST3K eps too.  Who knows, maybe they thought that it was just way too obvious.  Though I seem to remember early on during a shuttle landing sequence Kevin singing to the tune of 'The Blue Danube' "Da da da da, crap! Da da da da, lame!...." and so on...


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 06:31:24 PM »
In Prince of Space, when the two boys are looking through the binoculars, I always thought a comment such as "Filmed in Widowspeak-vision!" would have been appropriate.



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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 12:58:58 AM »
Great idea, Thom. In the Fellowship Of The Ring, I kept waiting for Mike or Kevin to say "Use the Force, Frodo" at the end when Frodo's hearing Gandalf's advice in his head. It also really bugs me that Mike said "This is no mine, it's a Death Star," when it really should really be "It's a space station."


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 06:41:55 AM »
Meh, maybe that's something that only Joel would've caught...


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 02:20:20 PM »
   I expected them to mention Stan Lee's cameo appearance in X-Men but they made up for it in Daredevil with Kevin saying something about him.  Stan's appearances are usually brief but if they ever do Fantastic Four they'll have a little more time for a line or two.


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 07:46:30 AM »
Great idea, Thom. In the Fellowship Of The Ring, I kept waiting for Mike or Kevin to say "Use the Force, Frodo" at the end when Frodo's hearing Gandalf's advice in his head. It also really bugs me that Mike said "This is no mine, it's a Death Star," when it really should really be "It's a space station."

I was just watching that segment last night with my roommate and both of us said "It's a SPACE STATION!" out loud and then groaned as we realized that Kevin said "It's a Death Star!" I think it might be the only time I've ever booed a Riff.

But hey, only one boo out of thousands upon thousands of Riffs... not a bad batting average! :)

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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2007, 03:39:42 AM »
Or, in Hobgoblins, when Kevin asks the old man if he is OK and the man replies that he is OK; Kevin says "damn." An "I wish you were dying" or at least a "I wish you weren't" would definitely have fit in before Mike said "I shot off a starter pistol and whined out another line."


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2007, 01:35:01 AM »
X-Men: While riffing on how wolverine isn't that like a wolverine, or toad like a toad, they completely neglected to mention the fact that the guy named Cyclops has two eyes.
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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2007, 04:19:44 PM »
X-Men: While riffing on how wolverine isn't that like a wolverine, or toad like a toad, they completely neglected to mention the fact that the guy named Cyclops has two eyes.

Yes, yes...that makes sense  :-",


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2007, 05:54:10 PM »
Wicker Man: I'm amazed that the women in the bee outfits weren't compared to Jawas.  And only one Braveheart joke for Ellen Burstyn??


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2007, 07:26:57 PM »
Wicker Man: I'm amazed that the women in the bee outfits weren't compared to Jawas.  And only one Braveheart joke for Ellen Burstyn??
I haven't seen it yet, but do they at least do either a Honey Nut Cheerios Bee or a Honeycomb Hideout riff?


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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007, 04:19:19 PM »
Wicker Man: I'm amazed that the women in the bee outfits weren't compared to Jawas.  And only one Braveheart joke for Ellen Burstyn??
I haven't seen it yet, but do they at least do either a Honey Nut Cheerios Bee or a Honeycomb Hideout riff?

Or when they finally light Nic up at the end:

>sung in the style of Sugar Bear<
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They've got the taste with... AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!
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Re: Missed 'RiffErtunities'
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2007, 08:35:12 AM »
Star Trek VI

The first shot with Uhura at her Communications station, with that ginormous earpiece in her ear:


Bill: Holy geez! Lookit the size of that thing sticking out of her head.

Mike: Apparently, Starfleet could only afford the Bluetooth headset you get for free when you sign a two-year agreement.

Kevin: Agreement? I think we're all in agreement, Mike: the technology of the future is cumbersome and hideous.

Bill: Can you hear me now?

Kevin: Hear you? I can't even keep my head from listing to starboard...
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Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."

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