Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wendy's Films of 2010 #76: Rifftrax: Shorts-tacular Shorts-stravaganza (2009)

Wow, there can be no better way of watching old school educational videos than to do so while listening to the humorous quips and jabs added by the boys at Rifftrax. The Shorts-tacular Shorts-stravaganza provides minutes of hilarious entertainment for those smart enough and strong enough to laugh at the past. Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, and Mike Nelson (of Mystery Science Theater 3000) keep the laughs a chuckling for two hours of thrilling shorts like Primary Safety in the School Building and Cooking Terms and What They Mean, not to mention the awesome instructional video on how to clean yourself in the morning, Kitty Cleans Up.

Before my head exploded with awesome, I managed to catch one particularly humorous moment in the classic How Much Affection?, an informative and important look at why kissing means you'll end up pregnant like Eileen, who looks like a blond 1950s Bride of Frankenstein. At the end of this work of cinematic excellence, Mary, who has learned her lesson with sharing too much affection, says to her beau, Jeff: "Would you like to come in for a sandwich?" and the Rifftrax boys quip, "A nice, non-arousing sandwich." I admit it's much funnier in context, but I nearly lost my pants after hearing that line. But how about that sandwich? Mary's got "ham, tomato, cucumber, and bacon, and peanut butter - a whole restaurant," and based on the soft purring tones of Jeff's voice as he replies, I'm guessing that's one restaurant he's dying to eat out at. Good thing Mary knows how much is too much affection for one night.

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