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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2017, 01:33:40 PM »
One Man Band -- "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 6" -- Since Chapter 5 is behind schedule, I watched an unriffed version off of YouTube (ow), then launched into this chapter, riffed by One Man Band.  It starts with an exploding bridge that comes within an edit of killing one of our heroes, and ends with an explosion that sends a couple of our heroes falling down an elevator shaft.  In between there's a lot of random shooting.  Some very funny lines in this one, and I liked all the voicework OMB did to create the impression of three different riffers working at once.

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OneWallCinema -- "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 7" -- The OneWallCinema guys note at the start that they haven't seen the first 6 chapters before riffing chapter 7, so they don't know what's going on.  Well, speaking as someone who has seen the first 6 chapters... I don't know, either.  The bad guys are still trying to steal the Peratron, and the good guys keep having lumber dropped on them--that was all I got out of it.  OneWallCinema is great in riffing this chapter, and kept me laughing even as I gave up on having any idea who was who or whether events would ever move forward instead of wobbling aimlessly.

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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2017, 04:26:50 AM »
Chapter Ten available here!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t3giw
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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2017, 03:30:42 PM »
Sorry this took so long.  The wordpress site is updated:

https://thegreatalaskanmysteryriff.wordpress.com/chapter-10-by-turkey-shoot/


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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2017, 12:48:31 PM »
Chapter 11 is live:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/t687CkcdFA4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/t687CkcdFA4</a>

Chapter 12 should be up next week.


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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 09:42:11 AM »
Got caught up just this morning on these chapters, all free either through YouTube or DailyMotion.  Three single-person riffs, three distinctive styles, all of them entertaining.

Intrepid Asylum -- "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 9" -- I watched chapter 8 unriffed (ow) to get to the start of this, but not sure why; we're at the point in this serial where, as in many others, they're just farting around to pad out the chapter count.  Chapter 9 reveals itself as more of the same, even going so far as to recycle footage from an earlier chapter.  Fortunately, Intrepid Asylum is fun as always in skewering the goings on (and failing to go-ings on) here, especially in observing how un-Alaskan the setting has become.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKAffCXg69E ]

The Turkey Shoot -- "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 10" -- Meanwhile, in chapter 10, there seems to be a dim realization on the part of the producers that the end is in sight, so a few things actually happen in this one.  There's also an unusually ludicrous cliffhanger trap, that looks like it works in spite of the ineptitude of both the villains who set it and the heroes who set it off. But the highlight of this chapter, of course, Scott Zee's riffing, not just from the material itself, but how he can put a spin on a line with his voice that makes it twice as funny.  Great stuff!

[ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t3giw ]

Toast and Rice -- "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 11" -- The plot is finally back to shambling vaguely forward in this one.  (I was a bit disappointed in the resolution of the previous cliffhanger, though--while other episodes used the usual cheats, this one resorted to an open retcon.)  Toast and Rice is in fine, sardonic form here, sending up the glaring plot holes and the equally-glaring inadequacies of our heroes in seeing through even the flimsiest of deceptions.  Looking forward to more of this in the next chapter.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t687CkcdFA4 ]
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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2017, 10:52:13 PM »
Great Alaskan Mystery? Or Greatest Alaskan Mystery?

It's a trick question. This Alaskan Mystery is actually quite shitty.

Anyway, here's Chapter Five!

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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2017, 05:06:07 AM »
Nice job! The "triple neigh" and the "and some gauze..." cracked me up.  Same with the Cook Shack bit. "Ruth! Run to the orchestra!"  All the jokes with the bear towards the end were great.

I'll definitely have to check out more riffs from you guys.  :clap:


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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2017, 08:00:19 AM »
Now I really need to catch up on all of these.



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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2017, 10:59:00 AM »
Nice job! The "triple neigh" and the "and some gauze..." cracked me up.  Same with the Cook Shack bit. "Ruth! Run to the orchestra!"  All the jokes with the bear towards the end were great.

I'll definitely have to check out more riffs from you guys.  :clap:

Thank you!

We've only done two other riffs as a group: Chapter 5 of the Phantom Empire serial, and the much-ignored Boy With a Knife that I posted here a while back.

Of course, I've been writing and/or performing these things since way back when the forum did Harry Potter, which -- holy cow, was that almost a decade ago now!?  Craziness!


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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2017, 02:08:07 PM »
Chapter 12 is live!  Will the heroes survive the latest cave in?  Will they wind up in another cave in?  Will nothing happen of any consequence between cave ins?  Tune in and see!

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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2017, 01:08:29 PM »
Incomparable Podcast - "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 5" -- I previously watched this unriffed, in order to bridge the gap to later, riffed episodes.  You'd think it'd be confusing to go back at this point and pick it up, but it's less so than you'd expect, given this is where the plot randomization starts really kicking in.  Incomparable Podcast brought a lot of energy and fun to this riff (though I agree with Darth, a lot of the male voices are very similar in sound), with some laugh-out-loud lines in there as well.  I've been enjoying the 'Total Party Kill' youtube episodes I've sampled, too.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRrhb8WBIgo ]

Toast and Rice - "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 12" -- Since we're just one episode away from the end, I'd been thinking we'd see some kind of gear shift in this episode, but aside from the Obvious Bad Buy finally doing something to reveal he's the Obvious Bad Guy, the bulk of the chapter was more random piddling about, and yet another use of the plot device beam to fry a plane.  I can't blame Mike one bit for the rant/meltdown that he undergoes partway through (and it's limited so that it's funny without overstaying its welcome).  The rest of the riff is a continuation of his wry, snarky style from the previous chapter, enjoyable as always.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7U0ydqlKTY ]
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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2017, 09:31:02 AM »
Looks like there was more than one thread people were posting these to so reposting here:


Fellow riffers! Team Swizzlebeef sheepishly and humbly submits its extremely-late contribution, chapter 8 of the series. We beg to not be blacklisted from future projects :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llz6hZ3xqMQ

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Re: The Great Alaskan Mystery - Riffs in Progress!
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2017, 07:19:01 AM »
Team Swizzlebeef -- "The Great Alaskan Mystery, Chapter 8" -- Okay, watching this one out of order, since it was just recently posted, but really, given how much padding GAM has and how little most of the chapters advance the story, it doesn't matter.  The Peratron's been stolen, and the characters who escaped death at the start of the episode fart around for fifteen minutes until it's time to be menaced again.  Team Swizzlebeef, of course, turn in a hilarious riff on this wheeze of an episode.  If there was any rust from not having riffed in a while, it didn't show.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llz6hZ3xqMQ ]
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