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  1. 2 votes
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  2. YELLOW BELLIED SUMP SUCKER

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX59CjRi0wk

    It was made during the golden years of instructional videos. Earthy aromas permeate throughout with a slight aftertaste of Shake Hands With Danger. It's for a niche industry that is so impossibly dull that it just can't not be funny. The riffs practically write themselves.

    4 votes
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  3. Zone Out

    The first film ever written by an AI, starring Thomas Middleditch, is a story about... Well I have no idea because it makes as much sense as a script would make sense when you try to make a 25th century SkyNet out of 21st century parts!

    For two guys who played robots and one who got constantly ribbed by them, I can think of no greater honor to the first AI-made script than a ribbing by Mike, Bill, and Kevin. Besides, it can't be worse than a Wiseau script!

    ...right?

    https://youtu.be/vUgUeFu2Dcw

    6 votes
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  4. Captain Z-RO

    Found this cheesy sci-fi serial which is apparently public domain, the announcer is apparently desperate to remind us of the lead character’s name. Clunky looking robot in this episode called imaginatively Roger (could have been Robert I suppose!) and Z-ro is able to conduct experiments in time and space.

    It’s like a 50s Retro Doctor Who without the Tardis or the quality of the writing.

    https://youtu.be/IwhUbmoaWws - Captain Z-ro :- ‘Roger The Robot’

    6 votes
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  5. Potato Cultivation and Distribution (1940s): "And now the destiny of the potato is fulfilled"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsP26MxPX2c

    The first 28 minutes are devoted to the growth and bagging of potatoes, the last two minutes go over how bags of potatoes are loaded and unloaded from a boxcar so the potatoes can be sold at grocery stores. Coincidentally, this short was made by Union Pacific Railroads.

    12 votes
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  6. This is Ceder Crest (1954): It's a 25 minute tour of a woman's college

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6EJAgFuw74

    I'm on the fence about suggesting this because it feels like a slog, but maybe that'd make for a solid two-parter riff?

    The short itself is a 25-minute promo for a woman's college in 1954 with each scene not lasting for much more than 30 seconds. The only person who talks other than the narrator is the college's president.

    9 votes
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  7. Z is for Zoo

    Here is a vintage educational short from 1970, produced by our good friends at ACI. Though this short taking place at some zoo was made to teach young viewers to read, it starts with some rather bizarre and unsettling visuals that always made me feel weirded out, ever since I saw this short as a small child on a "Know-It-Owl" VHS tape.

    To view the short, go to this link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye1nS_sdQb8 -- and skip to 15:32.

    12 votes
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  8. "We'll Take the High Road" aka Bulldozing Grandma's House for Progress

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

    This 31 minute short is part skit about Grandma not wanting her house torn down, part playlet about a guy telling a town why the highway is good, and part stock fotage of cars and highways.

    11 votes
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  9. The Dinner Party

    A public domain short from 1945 which follows a neurotic, paranoid group of people attempting to use manners at a dinner party.

    13 votes
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  10. "High Cost of Letting Go" (Short) AKA Don't Drive Angry

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

    A Union Pacific traffic education short.

    A reporter solved the mystery of why a brother and sister died in a fatal accident. But before he'd tell the audience or his boss the reporter detailed every step he took to figure out what happened.

    A series of interviews revealed that the family had emotions. Emotions caused the dad to get a ticket, the girl to get her bike run over, and the brother to speed past a red light and into a deadly railroad yard.

    17 votes
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  11. With This Ring (1954): There's a bit of god in every Miller High Life?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3bblcaYtQo

    This short is part-advertisement for Miller High Life, part historic-melodrama cut down for time.

    The ring in question is some sort of magic ring that seems to give the Miller family a +5 in INT, WIS, and brewing. It only appears at the start and end.

    The movie itself is mostly made up of dramatic speeches or set-ups for dramatic speeches. Like Fred Miller threatening a guy with a hammer. Fred Miller's daughter explaining that she'll keep running the company until a man can take over. Or Fred III saying God is present in the fermenting process.

    There are…

    6 votes
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  12. Fort Moultrie

    I watched this video while visiting Fort Moultrie in South Carolina on vacation. Only two people in the video, the narrator and the 'Sargent' who plays all of the different parts. Seems very Riffable to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZnY1cbW89U

    3 votes
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  13. What's The Big Hurry (1974)

    This is a crazy short. It shows cars getting demolished at a junkyard. But the audio alternates between people's last words behind the wheel, Christmas music, and creepy electronic music.

    8 votes
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  14. Mary Lewis, Student Nurse (1961)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RXCxZXhZnU

    An educational short from the UK where Mary Lewis is "jolly glad" to learn how to be a nurse. Hats are folded, biscuits and tea are consumed, a dance is attended. Blink and you'll miss the short scenes where patients get helped.

    9 votes
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  15. Last Clear Chance (Rifftrax Version)

    If you've all seen this classic short of MST3K ep 520, you know this unintentionally funny overdramatic driver's ed film is worthy of a Rifftrax re-riff (right down to the cop's cheesy 'angry' narrations-"SAVE THAT FOR SOMEBODY ELSE, BROTHER!")

    9 votes
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  16. Battletoads pilot

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtQ_RSF1jYU

    Loosely based on a fantastic NES classic by Rare.

    5 votes
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  17. Name Unknown (1951)

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

    A rambling judge/narrator starts off talking about a teen running away to get married. Then he talks about keys in a ball of wax, teens making out in a car getting mugged by a man in a suit, a babysitter having to work late and being murdered. In short, everyone is always schemeing to steal from or to murder teenagers.

    A Sid Davis production.

    5 votes
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  18. The Supermarket

    A bizarre Lynchian film by Ezra Baker depicting a day in a supermarket.

    3 votes
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  19. It's Everybody's Business

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=220XsrVZ1rk

    An educational cartoon from 1954 that lets the viewer know that capitalism was always the basis for all of our freedoms.

    There's also the message that the government provides vital services but that means taxes, so be sure to protest the government taxes.

    And there are also women in bikini's standing in front of open fridges. Because of course.

    12 votes
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  20. Military Police: Town Patrol (1955)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-UbRxlxCk

    The 28-minute short shows two MPs as they patrol Agusta, Georgia. And it looks like someone spliced scenes from an entertaining-enough police procedural to make a dull educational film.

    The MPs instruct one soldier on bus routes and pay close attention to try and spot soldier's shoes. But in between all that they come across a soldier who was beaten up and mugged.

    In fact, the line "You better call the station and get an ambulance" is spoken with much less severity and gravity than the following dressing down of a poorly dressed soldier. "Okay, now you look like…

    5 votes
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