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  1. Tomes and Talismans

    A serialized, Post-Apocalyptic library-venture brought to you by the Mississippi Public Broadcasting System! A group of kids learn about the Dewey Decimal System and Bookmobile from a librarian/freedom fighter, while trying to escape the invasion of Wipers from the Darkstar solar system. Has a very Overdrawn at the Memory bank feel.
    The first episode is on youtube here: https://youtu.be/6DzzPDnIKtQ

    14 votes
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    • Holiday From Rules

      TCM recently ran "One Got Fat" in the wee hours and I taped it because my kids love your version. After it, they ran a short called "Holiday From Rules" from the mid to late 50s (based on hair & clothing; I didn't notice a copyright date).

      Four kids complain about living with rules and they're sent to an island of cardboard stand-up mountains complete with animated shark-infested waters. It descends into Lord of the Rings with fighting over games, shells, and food. One boy breaks his arm and, even though he broke it fetching a coconut, he doesn't get…

      6 votes
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      • Jerry Pulls the Strings

        A 1938 "short" film in which the grumpy owner of a coffee company refuses to let his daughter marry her sweetheart because he won't take a real job instead of playing with marionettes all day. The young man then wins him over by putting on a puppet show about the history and production of coffee. Features classic 1930s-era stereotypes and perhaps the creepiest goat puppet ever to grace the screen.

        Can currently be seen on Amazon Prime in the "Puppet Movies" compilation.

        3 votes
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        • Fabulous Adventures of the Baron Munchausen (1979)

          No, not the Terry Gilliam film—the 1979 French Cartoon. I grew up watching and loving the English version and as I became an adult, I realized how horrid this fim is. I’m just going to put the highlights here:

          The animation looks like the artist was suffering a grand mal seizure, but he said “Screw the hospital—I HAVE A DEADLINE!!”

          The music in this film was composed by Michel Legrand (!!!), which I assume was like Andy Kaufman starring in a film about robots.

          The animator of this film wanted to be the French Walt Disney. I’m not kidding. It…

          3 votes
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          • Goodbye Weeds Live

            With Maurice LaMarche and Rob Paulson (AKA Pinky and The Brain)

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            • Caught in a Rip-Off (1974)

              From the people who brought you "Cheating" and "Shake Hands with Danger" comes this 1974 scare film about shoplifting, entitled "Caught in a Rip-Off." Some unseen guy who sniffed one too many cans of spray paint (to paraphrase the words of one YouTube commenter) tells about how clerks in your local Hobby Lobby employ one sly tactic after another to discourage burglary. Accentuated with weird (but not atypical) 1970s Moog synthesizer musical stings, this makes for an interesting subject that is riff-worthy.

              Here is the YouTube link below:
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DLko6mSqjs

              8 votes
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              • "... so I took it!"

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUIwF36NTCI

                This public domain short from 1975, produced by Sid Davis for Motorola (whose logo takes on a seizure-inducing calling card), tells the story of a preteen girl who is taken by the allure of shoplifting by her best friend Glenda. Generic 1970s music that sounds like it's trying to imitate an Italian song, sub-par acting from child actors, and the most unidentifiable objects taken from the apparent local K-mart are among the noticeable elements in this Sid Davis short.

                4 votes
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                • Do Easy

                  Do Easy - "Its a way of Do-ing" ... this is just begging to be riffed. Great faces, tons of bad examples, including an example of how to zip up your pants, a guy tossing sticks while smoking, stubbing toes ... I can't believe I found this.

                  Here is a link to the video on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoOUBETTyMI

                  3 votes
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                  • Basic Typing Methods

                    I found a video on YouTube called "Basic Typing Methods". It was produced by the Navy in 1943 as a brief lesson in basic typing (hence the title).
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCpZ3CP7IAs&t=1609s
                    Here are my reasons: 1) I don't think the woman smiles. Ever. Even though she's won global awards for her typing, apparently. 2) Any short produced by the military in the 1940's could use a good riffing. 3) Nobody does a better job of riffing shorts than you guys.

                    5 votes
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                    • a collection of things on YouTube

                      You guys need to riff some things off YouTube... there are some worthy things

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                      • "Swingin' Six" ZIP Code Video

                        4 good reasons (because I'm an overachiever) to riff this short from the 1960's about using ZIP codes, found at https://youtu.be/QIChoMEQ4Cs:

                        1.This is an actual US government short. If you don't riff it, the terrorists win.

                        2. Cavemen. Not sure what it has to do with the postal service, but cavemen. Occasionally in very short skirts (yes, still the men).

                        3. To find out why not using ZIP codes will make your true love desert you.

                        4. They rhyme 'question' and 'indigestion' in a song. Oh, did I mention it's a musical?

                        75 votes
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                        • Nina Simone biography

                          I think Leslie Jones should play Nina Simone I her biography with her Afro and great songs mostly blues that she made

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                          • From Chrysler: How to Go Places - 1954

                            This is wonderfully campy short
                            It has perfect gaps in narration for riff-talking
                            The old fashioned ideas contrasted to todays travel would be funny

                            This would fit in perfectly with all the other shorts Rifftrax has riffed. :)

                            You can find it on youtube https://youtu.be/ZnAiyAMefC4

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                            • Am I Normal

                              This is a weird film from the late 1970s about a boy who is growing up . He asks questions of any and all people about going through puberty . It is rife for riffing !!

                              28 votes
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                              • Buying food

                                Buying food now days

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                                • Let's make a sandwich

                                  An intensely detailed view of the preparation of tuna rarebit. While not a sandwich all, it promises to be enjoyed by the truly parsley passionate...

                                  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gjmANi13WA0

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Rock Odyssey: A Rocks & Minerals Revue

                                    Two very stupid children called Chrystal and Sandy find a mysterious map that directs them into a dark, dank cave containing their worst nightmare: a punk-rock geologist bandleader called Micah who starts them on a magical musical journey to learn more about rocks and minerals. This journey includes many terrifying rock creatures in terrible costumes, more caves, more musical numbers and many interesting(?) facts about rocks!

                                    https://youtu.be/s8BUc4zEUyw

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Paddy the Pelican Shorts

                                      Calling these fifties-era, made-for-TV cartoon shorts cheap would be an insult to cheapness.

                                      Apparently, they're based on a character who started out as a puppet on a Chicago-area kids' show. The black-and-white animation looks like a pencil test. The animation is nothing but endless loops over and over. One single man does every voice in the cartoon, and not only does he sound like he did his voice recording in a broom closet, the quality of his acting in general makes Tommy Wiseau sound like Sir Ian McKellen. The dialogue this "actor" is reading sounds as if he lost the…

                                      11 votes
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                                      • 7 votes
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                                        • American Women - Partners in Research (Short)

                                          https://archive.org/details/American1960_2

                                          Short film that epitomizes sexist behaviors of the late 50's early 60's. With Chet Huntley (!) of NBC News. Made by a company here in Buffalo, NY. I can see Bridget & Mary Jo sinking their teeth into this one. In the public domain.

                                          4 votes
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