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Neil Patrick Harris Guest Stars in a New RiffTrax of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

April 12th, 2007 by · 4 Comments

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April 12, 2007 – Neil Patrick Harris of TV’s How I Met Your Mother appears as a Guest Riffer on the original, much-loved classic, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, from

RiffTrax is the innovative new website featuring the hilarious DVD commentaries of Michael J. Nelson, star of the legendary Mystery Science Theater 3000.

“Neil’s not only hilarious and talented, he’s a good sport and a nice guy. I frankly expected more unreasonable demands and at least some screaming, but I had to supply that myself,” says Mike Nelson.

“I love Willy Wonka, but as a fan I still have to admit there’s some goofy stuff in it. Let’s just say it makes for good RiffTrax fodder,” adds Neil Patrick Harris.

Log on to to view the fast-growing library of over 30 laugh-out-loud tracks including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Matrix, Daredevil, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, and Lost: Season One Pilot Episode. Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 have been hoping Mike would do more commentaries and are ecstatic that MST3K veterans Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett also guest riff along with Mike on some of their favorite movies and TV shows.

RiffTrax are feature-length MP3 files that can be downloaded from, synced up to DVDs you rent or own, and listened to along with the movie. “It’s like watching a movie with your funniest friend,” says Mike Nelson.

RiffTrax is based in San Diego and is a division of Legend Films, a company renowned for its innovation and artistry, and the leader in restoration and colorization technology of classic films and television shows. Legend Films is also a leader in special color effects for new feature films, commercials and music videos.

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