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Offline akajackfrost

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Shorts
« on: October 15, 2006, 12:57:27 AM »
So far I have loved every one of the Rifftrax so far.  Maybe this is not a Rifftrax subject, but I really loved the old shorts they used to have on MST3K.  I would really love to see a riff done on a movie that was never meant to be seen outside of a meeting or a classroom.  While there are many short films like that out there that can be purchased on Amazon.com, I know there are many more we all watched in school and groaned in agony that we may never see again.  Are any of these old movies in the public domain, and if so will we ever see a compilation of these historical, if not a tad outdated, films again with the funniest man in show business giving his clever banter to them.  I'm just curious.  I would buy that no matter what the price.  (O.K. I probably would do that for any of Mike's riffs) If not I would love to see a riff on Independence Day.  That movie just deserves it.  It has lots of eye candy and no plot.  I couldn't think of a better movie to riff on in recent time.


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2006, 01:19:14 AM »
I loved the shorts too, but I doubt we'll see Mike riffing them ever again. He's moved on on to bigger and bet - -, well... bigger movies. There's no turning back now.

But I highly recommend Fun With Shorts (http://www.youtube.com/waytube) by the Forum's very own JoshWay. Good stuff.

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Re: Shorts
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2006, 06:04:35 AM »
What if they Riffed DVD extras.  That would be a pain in the ass to author DVDs for, and getting the right DVD would be harder yet, but it would be pretty amusing none the less.


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2006, 08:47:23 AM »
speaking of riffable shorts, did anybody else this same film strip in elementary school?

it was strip about bicycle safety that was probably made in the early 60's. It started off with a bunch of kids that were all riding their bikes to a park to have lunch. Just after they all take off they kind of turn into monkeys. That is they all are now wearing creepy monkey masks and tails to symbolize their stupidity, one supposes. Once they're riding each monkey gets killed one by one because of some specific unsafe bicycling practice. Although non-grafic, it's still implied that each monkey gets killed in some way. Eventually the one monkey that follows all the rules makes it to the park and then turns back human and is eating lunch alone. I'm not sure if I remember if the rest of the kids eventually reappear in human form or if the movie just ends there.

I remember reminiscing about this movie in middle school, cracking up about how wierd and disturbing it all was. You have to see this clip if you haven't before. It's certainly riffable to a classic level, to say the least.
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Re: Shorts
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2006, 09:37:05 AM »
I think Mike mentioned in an interview that he was thinking of maybe doing some shorts in the future, but right now he's focusing on feature films.


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2006, 09:50:38 AM »
Don't forget about the "Grand Ole' Fantrax List"...  All short riffing, all the time.

http://rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=13.0


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2006, 10:46:03 AM »
speaking of riffable shorts, did anybody else this same film strip in elementary school?

it was strip about bicycle safety that was probably made in the early 60's. It started off with a bunch of kids that were all riding their bikes to a park to have lunch. Just after they all take off they kind of turn into monkeys. That is they all are now wearing creepy monkey masks and tails to symbolize their stupidity, one supposes. Once they're riding each monkey gets killed one by one because of some specific unsafe bicycling practice. Although non-grafic, it's still implied that each monkey gets killed in some way. Eventually the one monkey that follows all the rules makes it to the park and then turns back human and is eating lunch alone. I'm not sure if I remember if the rest of the kids eventually reappear in human form or if the movie just ends there.

I remember reminiscing about this movie in middle school, cracking up about how wierd and disturbing it all was. You have to see this clip if you haven't before. It's certainly riffable to a classic level, to say the least.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0o_IAteU4k


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2006, 12:50:11 PM »
speaking of riffable shorts, did anybody else this same film strip in elementary school?

it was strip about bicycle safety that was probably made in the early 60's. It started off with a bunch of kids that were all riding their bikes to a park to have lunch. Just after they all take off they kind of turn into monkeys. That is they all are now wearing creepy monkey masks and tails to symbolize their stupidity, one supposes. Once they're riding each monkey gets killed one by one because of some specific unsafe bicycling practice. Although non-grafic, it's still implied that each monkey gets killed in some way. Eventually the one monkey that follows all the rules makes it to the park and then turns back human and is eating lunch alone. I'm not sure if I remember if the rest of the kids eventually reappear in human form or if the movie just ends there.

I remember reminiscing about this movie in middle school, cracking up about how wierd and disturbing it all was. You have to see this clip if you haven't before. It's certainly riffable to a classic level, to say the least.


Here you can download many many shorts. Alot of the them are DVD ready too. Here is the bike one:

http://www.archive.org/details/OneGotFa1963

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Re: Shorts
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2006, 07:59:23 PM »
Hi, I'm Zig Zigler...
my entry made my girlfriend laugh a few times, the best I can hope for really.

I'd say Whalberg definately qualifies as really good.


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2006, 09:54:51 PM »
http://www.archive.org

Love this site, I've downloaded way too much off them.


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2006, 09:01:17 AM »
What a horribly creepy bike safety film?   


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2006, 11:08:02 AM »
woah, I wrong. they never were human. funny how memory does that. and I had no idea it was called "One Got Fat"
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Re: Shorts
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2006, 11:41:55 AM »
Rap, in fairness to you, they looked more like skulls than monkies.   Man, that was creepy and horribly blase about everyone dying.   Yoinks!!!


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Re: Shorts
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2006, 05:22:41 PM »
That one is pretty creepy. I am keeping it!
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Re: Shorts
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2006, 07:08:46 AM »
Aren't alot of the shorts out there in Public Domain?
If so, then RiffTrax could just riff on them and make them available for download for a small nominal fee.