"My, I bet you monsters lead interesting lives. I said to my girlfriend just the other day - Gee, I’ll bet monsters are interesting, I said. The places you must go and the places you must see, my stars! And I’ll bet you meet a lot of interesting people, too. I’m always interested in meeting interesting people."
As a kid I had no idea what the joke was here but I loved it so much.
To that: I’ve never bought it when executives would complain, “It’s too obscure, you need to make it relevant to today’s 18-34…” etc. Nonsense. A child of five can understand the dynamic here and that something funny is going on and still enjoy it. The kid doesn’t then complain to mother, “I know it’s funny but is it relevant to my age group?” Especially if there are older siblings laughing.
Bugs is a towering legend.
An ice bucket challenge. Mine. In a novelty bowtie. On the beach. With Death…
Because only Neil could do such a challenge in such a way.
The Bad Product Name hall of fame.
Come to our rebroadcast of Rifftrax Live Godzilla to hear a Comfort Wipe joke performed onstage for the whole nation to enjoy. COMFORT WIPE!
After 8 years, RiffTrax finally has a kickass animated intro song, courtesy Jonathan Coulton and Harry Partridge. My favorite part is identifying all the weird characters we’ve done over the years when they show up at the guy’s house. Any party where you can sit on a couch in between The Guy From Harlem and the Ice Cream Bunny is one I’d want to attend.
Boy am I happy with this.
Tension mounts in the RiffTrax Live: Godzilla war room
Thanks to all who attended our Rifftrax Live: Godzilla show.
An anecdote, if you’ll permit me.
This photo was at a script meeting that took place two days before the show and our rented room was adjacent to some sort of Real Estate meeting or something. Writer Sean Thomason and I ducked out for a coffee and saw, as it turned out, the keynote speaker yell at some poor hotel attendant carrying a tray, “WHERE’S THE BATHROOM?!?!” in a tone that suggested, “Where did you tricky, lesser people hide the facilities?” or “Why, when I, a man who owns cufflinks that cost more than your yearly rent, needs to urinate, does a urinal not appear before me, clad in gold leaf, you whelp?!”
Anyway, we took a break about four hours later and passed the room in which he was STILL speaking; three hundred people who looked as though they could not endure another miserable second watched as this clown droned on about something that sounded to me like, “Business business business, circle back, drill down, business business, change our head-set, business, contract for deed, business!”
So that’s the kind of guy who deserves to have bathrooms NOW in places he expects them to be, not in other places, damn it!
Personally I enjoy the fact that this photo causes me to resemble Paul Masson-era Orson Welles.
Tom’s of Finland toothpaste package
Thanks to everyone who came to GODZILLA last night.
What did you think of our new intro?
Rifftrax has really come a long way. Back in 2006 I downloaded an MP3 Riff for Road House, set up computer speakers in front of my tv, plugged in my IPod (remember those?) and then took out my physical copy of Road House on DVD (wtf is a DVD?) and proceeded to sync the two up while some annoying robot voice tried to help… Mike was the only person riffing. I honestly thought it was great but would never last.
Flash forward, 2014 and I just watched Rifftrax Live, via satellite in my local movie theater with a room full of nerds just like me.
Life is grand.