Rifftrax: The Guy From Harlem

The Guy from Harlem is the first blaxploitation film we've ever riffed. Why? To quote the temperamental yet ultimately quite sensitive gangster Harry De Bauld, a character you will grow to love as much as we do - "well, it's...it's kinda personal." Okay it's not actually personal at all, it's just that the movie is really, really funny. It trades most of the sleaze, grime, and, well, exploitation that you expect from the genre for dopiness, sexual situations that fail to lead to actual sex, a clumsy confused sweetness, and more botched lines per minute than anything we've ever seen.

As you'd expect from the title, The Guy from Harlem is set entirely in Miami. The makers of Casablanca almost used the same approach, with early drafts titled The Dude from Somewhere Other Than Casablanca. It's the story of private eye and titular Guy, Al Connors. Al's a man with such a reputation that when it's time to protect an African queen/princess/wife of a chief of state (her title changes pretty much every time it comes up) the CIA goes straight to his dingy shag-carpeted office and begs for help. Later, when gangster Harry De Bauld's daughter is kidnapped by the sinister Big Daddy, and his own criminal organization is just "too upset!" about the whole thing to deal with the situation, where do you think he goes? That's right. To the guy who's the best at being from Harlem there is, baby.

Join Mike (what you say?), Kevin (that cat's a bad duuuude), and Bill (get on down!) for The Guy from Harlem!

Rifftrax: Future Zone (Sample)

When we last left him, things were looking up for John Tucker. He had landed a babe way out of his league. That nerdy kid who was always bothering him had been gunned down. He owned the world's most powerful glove, which he occasionally admired as it sat in a box in the back of his dirty Jeep.

But Tucker's world is about to come crashing down when a mysterious visitor shows up at COP headquarters. (Unable to decide whether the acronym was COPI or COPS, the creative team* behind Future Zone just dropped the fourth letter altogether. Also, they may have moved from LA to Mobile, Alabama. The movie is very unclear about this. Oh, and the main bad guys in this one were in Future Force, but we're pretty sure they are playing different characters here. Lest these changes scare off the potential sequel viewer, do not fear: Carradine's beer belly remains very much intact.)

Anyways, the mysterious visitor shows up. He's wearing a mesh shirt and seems to know a little too much about John Tucker. Who is this mystery man and where did he come from? This is a question you will ponder for exactly four milliseconds before you, like every other non-brain damaged person, quickly realize "That is obviously his son from the future."

How did he travel back in time? "My friends built a time portal," he casually mentions, never to address it again. Yeah. It's that kind of movie.

But the family affair doesn't just stop there! In a delightful twist, Carradine's real life wife plays his onscreen wife. The chemistry between Carradine and the woman who sold him out to the media after his death with quotes like "He had his kinky moments" and "He would go to a hardware store and buy the stuff" really is the emotional heart of Future Zone.

Mike, Kevin and Bill splashed a fresh coat of mud onto their Chevy Blazer and make sure any and all gloves are firmly secured in an out of the way box as they hop on the highway to the Future Zone!


MST3K Top 5: Worst Songs


MST3K: Let's Talk Women

Crow talks about women, and helps us learn more about their mystery. This clip is from Season 9 Episode 7 "Hobgoblins".

Rifftrax: Plan 9 from Outer Space

Fan-made video I made some years ago which edits the audio from Rifftrax's Plan 9 mp3 and makes it look like MST3K did it instead.



MST3K copyright Best Brains

Rifftrax copyright RiffTrax, L.L.C

Rifftrax: Birdemic Sample


Birdemic: Shock and Terror is the story of a software salesman who founds his own solar energy company after cashing in his stock options. Where it differs from the countless other Hollywood tales of software salesmen who found their own solar energy companies after cashing in stock options is that occasionally birds attack and kill people.

Strong emphasis on occasionally, mind you. For while a less assured director might insist "I paid 12 dollars for these bird animations, and they're gonna be on-screen for every frame dammit!", Birdemic director James Nguyen instead chooses to focus on his characters. They eat meals, go to pumpkin festivals, hang out with their families, have themselves a party and every now and then make millions, buy Ferraris and date Victoria's Secret cover models. You know, typical stuff.

The comic atmosphere is undercut, however, by the serious message Nguyen wants to impart onto the audience: the dangers of global warming. Trust us when we say that the only way that this sensitive issue could be handled more deftly is by anyone, anywhere, using any means.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror is what you'd get if the Ice Cream Bunny starred in The Happening as directed by Tommy Wiseau. Mike, Kevin and Bill invite you

to join them for this must-see RiffTrax. And do yourself a favor and experience it on Blu-Ray!


Best of Rifftrax: Daredevil

Some of my favorite jokes from the rifftrax version of Daredevil which is yet another rock from the mountain of crappy Marvel movies. There's only a handful of marvel movies out there that I would say are worth watching, everything else sucks and this is no different. So have fun and support these guys at Rifftrax.com if you want more from them

Disclaimer: Daredevil is owned by 20th Century Fox

Rifftrax: Island of Dr. Moreau

Ladies and gentleman, the world's greatest actor. *NOTE* I do not own rifftrax or Island of Dr. Moreau. This is for enterainment purposes only. For the full rifftrax or to donate, please visit www.rifftrax.com.

Rifftrax: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Some of my favorite riffs for one of the most bafflingly awful things ever to air on television--The Star Wars Holiday Special. Marvel at 10 minute long scenes consisting of no dialogue but Wookiee grunts! Thrill at the bizarre and disgusting sexual innuendos! Laugh your ass off when Carrie Fisher attempts to sing! And, of course, enjoy Mike, Kevin and Bill as they give this turd the treatment it deserves.

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