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I Got Yer Twenty Questions, Right Here!

February 20th, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 114 Comments

In fact, let’s make it twenty-five.

questionIn our continuing efforts to provide you with fresh silliness delivered promptly, I will be delighted to answer the first twenty-five questions submitted in the handy “Comments” below. I’ll only edit out questions that have been answered several times before here and elsewhere, so I encourage you to come up with brand spankin’ new ones. And remember, no smut.
I’ll submit my answers as promptly as I can, so have at me, people!


Tags: Bill · Interviews · Kevin · Mike · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs

114 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SEISMIC on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Being a clue geek I must know-when playing the game which character peice are you more likely to go for?? I am a plum girl myself!

    Thanks!! = )

  • 2 Jetjaguar15 on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:16 am

    What is the next Rifftrax?

  • 3 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Hi Seismic. Lordy, but you are a Clue geek! I think I’ll always go for Colonel Mustard, because I’m color-blind and think he looks dead butch


  • 4 gammer on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Do you have toenail fungus?
    If so, I have some natural cures to try.

  • 5 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Dear, Darling Jet -

    I cannot divulge this – that’ s up to the RiffMaster Michael J and his crack staff. But we are working on some fun new innovative ideas, and I urge you to stay tuned.

    Sorry that I can’t really answer- please feel free to ask another question, I won’t count this one.

  • 6 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Dearest Gammer-

    No, I’ve never been visited by the curse of toenail fungus. I have a relative who has it, and frankly, I had no idea that toenails could become three inches thick and take on the color of Colonel Mustard (See above).


  • 7 Jetjaguar15 on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Have you seen the movie “Stardust” w/ Robert De Niro?

  • 8 mrbasehart on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Apart from those regular bozos, who would you like to Riff a movie with, and why?

  • 9 SEISMIC on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:23 am

    We should play a game sometime! I am sure I can kick your ass! = )

  • 10 Chris D. on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Hello Kevin! I’m wondering what your stance is on Vegemite. Any feelings one way or another regarding everybody’s favorite yeast extract paste?

  • 11 edgewriter on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:24 am

    What is your Rifftrax Schedule like? What I mean is, I know you live back in Minnesota, but how do you wrangle your time?

    Do you take a week every month and fly out? Do you do your writing at home and fly out just for the recording sessions? How does that work?

    Um, that is a lot of questions but they are all really part of the first one.

  • 12 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:25 am

    That I can answer! Yes I have, and I nearly cried for Mr. DeNiro. I thought the movie was laughably bad, which surprised me, knowing that Neil Gaiman was involved.


  • 13 RVR II on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Hey Kev!
    Will you, Mike & Bill Riff DUNE (1984)?
    I, and a few others are working on a fan riff of it to save you the hassel of it (hint hint)

  • 14 MrMidnight on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Kevin! Have you or will you ever consider visiting Brazil??? I just got back from there and I was wondering your opinion of the place.

  • 15 MrMidnight on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Just wanted to add that this would be a great riff!

  • 16 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:27 am

    Excellent question.

    I think it’d be fun to riff a movie with a good salty critic, someone like Corliss or better yet, Roger Ebert. God Bless Roger, I wish him the best, and I wish I’d thought of this before he got sick. He’s a sharp, incisive and funny man, and when he hates a movie, he’s a riffin’ machine.


  • 17 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Chris -
    I prefer Marmite to Vegemite. It’s saltier, and tastes exactly like your feet after a raquetball game.


  • 18 SaucyRossy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Hey Kevin,

    Have you or any of the other ‘crew’ seen the first episode of Cinematic Titanic and if so what did you think of it? I would love it if there was a CT/RT crossover even someday. It would surpass any DC/Marvel crossovers easily.



  • 19 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Dear The Edge -

    I write back here in Minnesota, then periodically Bill and I head out to Cal and rehearse and polish our scripts. Mike and Conor do a massive amount of the grunt work, and we get to just fly in, do our bits and eat sushi. It’s great. Thank you, Mike and Conor.

  • 20 Fortis on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:32 am

    Kevin, have you ever played a Nintendo Wii? And will you ever post goofy videos of you smashing your TV with the wiimote?

  • 21 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:33 am

    MrMidnight -

    I have considered it, if for nothing else then for the music. The music of Bahia and the Samba are two great loves of mine. I also love the Cachaca.


  • 22 Yanni on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Have you and/or bill ever thought of initiating a coup against RiffMaster Michael J Nelson and declaring yourselves official RiffMasters of RiffTrax?

  • 23 GMaupin on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Who is your favorite Hitchcock leading lady? Discuss.

    Or, if you’d rather, replace “Hitchcock” in that question with “Harold Lloyd.”

    G. Maupin

  • 24 Onil on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Are you privy to any information regarding any sort of plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of MST3K?

  • 25 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Yikes, Dune! I’d love to do it. It’s one of the silliest movies ever made, pokes holes in the “David Lynch=Genius” theory. But it’s ELEVEN THOUSAND HOURS LONG!!! And I get your hint there – we shall see. Don’t get your hopes up.


  • 26 Sideswipe on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:37 am

    Hey Kevin,

    If you were a giant transforming robot, what would you transform into and what color would you be? Also what would be your badass Transformer name be?

  • 27 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Dearest Saucy -
    I’ve only seen the teaser trailer and thought it was a lot of fun. It’s a very Joel-ian world, with the silhouettes and the sight-gags. And I quite liked Josh’s opening music. I wish them the best of luck with it.

  • 28 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Darling Fortis -
    I’ve never played Wii, though I’d liek to give it shot. I believe Mike and Conor are both Wii-ers, and boy would they look goofy on a video.

    …Well Hell, they always look goofy.


  • 29 RVR II on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Well, I’d only request you all do the shorter Theatrical version instead of the 3 hr Extended version.. But the 3 hr version would be nice to!

    Thanks for considering the possability!

    RVR II

  • 30 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:41 am

    SHHHHHH! NO, don’t—!

    Oh, now you’ve gone and ruined our coup attempt, dammit! We were all set to move against Mike “Musharraf” Nelson.


  • 31 SaucyRossy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Kevin….our resident Autobot SideSwipe asked this same question to your one and only favorite Mary Jo Pehl here is what she had to say.

    ‹Sideswipe› Mary Jo, if you were a giant transforming robot, what would you transform into, and what color would you be? Also what would your badass Transformer name be?

    ‹MJP› My transformer name would be Cindy and I would turn into a transformer that could house homeless people

  • 32 Inspector Dim on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:43 am

    Do these pants make my butt look big?

  • 33 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:44 am

    GMaupin -
    Of course it’s Grace Kelly. Dear god those eyes. When I was a kid watching rear window, I recall it was the first time I understood what the term “sexy” meant. Dial M, To Catch a Thief… be still my heart indeed.


  • 34 Verdana Bold on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:45 am

    What is your favorite font and why?

    Follow up question – WHy had=ve you never put out an album of Broadway standards?



  • 35 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Most Beloved Onil -
    Sorry, but I’m not privy to any plans on the horizon. I’d be happy to participate, even though it makes me feel like a fossil. We’ll see what the year brings.

  • 36 "Digits" on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Dear Oracle,
    Several people have said that college was wasted time and I shouldn’t go. Do you think I should go?

  • 37 Fortis on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:46 am

    You know Kevin, You need only take a secret video of Mike and Conor playing the Wii, and I think everybody that reads this blog will be eternally grateful.

    It just might pull in more people to rifftrax too. MST3K star smashes TV with wiimote! I see a billion views on Youtube with that video.

  • 38 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Dearest Swipe -

    My Transformer would be named Blake and it would be a machine specifically designed to immobilize Michael Bay.
    Thank you for the excellent question.


  • 39 SlappyPyne on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:48 am


    How would someone like me go about getting your autograph? (By “like me” I mean “Irish”.)

  • 40 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Dim -

    Huge, man. six axe-handles wide. Ass-stounding.


  • 41 Alex Smith on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:49 am

    What’s your favourite cheese, and do you prefer it spreadable or crumbly?

  • 42 sarcasm_made_easy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    hey kevin got a question,

    Im headed to korea. Got any suggestions on how i should time there?

  • 43 SEISMIC on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:51 am

    What is your take on Hanson’s MM Bop?

  • 44 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Dear Verdana -

    I very much like the Yale typeface for your serif, and for your sans I go with the old school – Engravers Gothic.

    I have never put out an album of Broadway standards because I am not gay. the moment I turn gay, head to iTunes.


  • 45 GMaupin on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I never hear any love for Thelma Ritter or Judith Anderson. Shame, really.

  • 46 Sideswipe on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Really Mr. Murphy, why would you want to immobilize a helpless toddler like Michael Bay? He just needs the love and nurturing of a good parent.

  • 47 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:54 am

    My Sweet Digits -

    Depends on the school, and what you’re going for. I went to the University of Utah for the skiing, and then the University of Wisconsin to get an education, and to put off work. My colleague Mr. Nelson did not finish college, and yet he’s smarter than Wally Cox. And that’s saying something.


  • 48 Mario "Asteroid" Panighetti on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55 am

    I was recently given three huge packages of bacon by a coworker, which has now taken up residence in my freezer. What are some good bacon recipes besides the ones I’ve made thus far (i.e. bacon and bacon burgers)? Or would Bill be better-equipped to field this one?

  • 49 R.A. Roth on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55 am


    Are there plans for the riffing crew to morph into the Film Crew ever again or am I proud owner of the complete library of Film Crew works standing at four?


  • 50 Matt B on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:56 am


    Years ago at the Gateway convention, you were asked what the worst film that you had ever seen was. IIRC, your answer was a film called “Webmaster” or something similar. Have the intervening years given you a “new worst film ever?”

  • 51 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Yo Irish!

    We don’t have a regular channel for mailing out autographs at Rifftrax, but as often as possible I try to send out autographs to folks who ask at my website In return I ask people to voluntarily make a $5 or larger donation to Doctors Without Borders or FilmAid.

    Otherwise, I do make scant public appearances and I’m happy to sign stuff whenever I can at those. It was impossible at our San Francisco show, simply because of the number of people there. But we’ll all be making more appearances, so keep watching.


  • 52 RVR II on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Awsome Question! I’m Very curious to know about this as well!

  • 53 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Alex -

    Just this Christmas I got a hold of the famous Stinking Bishop, and man was that a cheese. It’s runny as hell, has a rind like Joan Rivers’ ass and the smell can clear the room. But I love it.


  • 54 SmilinJackRoss on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:01 am

    Greeting from Madison. I was wondering what bars you used to go to when you went to college here?

  • 55 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Dear easy -

    I’d suggest you visit a Buddhist monastery or two, avoid the pickled ape fingers and try not to turn Communist.


  • 56 Dover on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:02 am

    I lost count. Is it too late to ask a question?!

  • 57 Casey on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:02 am


    Do you think the fact that my favorite chewing-gum flavor happens to be pink in color makes me any less of a man?

  • 58 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Oh heavens, I thought it was a darling song, from the cutest little girl group.


  • 59 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:06 am

    Ciao Mario -

    My current favorite baconism is to crisp up some chopped bacon and then fry some fresh kale in the fat. But then again, I find that anything that is wrapped in bacon is significantly improved. Scallops, asparagus, sausage, cupcakes, my cell phone, Conor, all improved by wrapping them in bacon.


  • 60 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Missssster Rrrrroth -

    We haven’t gotten any new orders from Shout Factory – the new home of MST by the way – and since Rifftrax is becoming so much fun, I think you may have seen the last of the Film Crew.


  • 61 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Matthew Beta -

    I suppose my “worst film” ever changes all the time. “Forrest Gump” is still high on my list. But I intend to see “The Hottie and the Nottie” so I can make it official.


  • 62 SEISMIC on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:14 am

    I would say no! Imean-ever hear of the phrase “it takes a real mant to wear pink”? I am assuming you can fit chew instead of wear and it’ll work!

  • 63 Rob T Firefly on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Was it more difficult to squeeze into that tiny Tom Servo costume, or to shave the front of your face to play Bobo?

  • 64 Mario "Asteroid" Panighetti on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Grazie Kevin! Sorry I couldn’t buy you a drink at Sketchfest.

  • 65 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:17 am


    Most of the bars I haunted are closed. But the Plaza was a great place for cheap beer and greaseburgers. I loved the Avenue Bar. I avoided Buck’s, the KK and the Shed because I don’t like to be vomited on or punched.

    Of course my favorite was the legendary Merlyn’s, where I worked as a bouncer and a bartender, and got to hang with some very cool folks, including Bitch Vig and Steve Marker, who went on to found Garbage, and my dear pal Tommy Naunas, who’s band Abandon Control is live on Live-365 every Thursday night.

    Thanks for the question.


  • 66 Courtney on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Kevin, I mean Mr. Bachman,

    What is your favorite guilty pleasure television show? (present-day or all-time, it’s your call.)

    PS – Have you had bacon wrapped water chestnuts. To die for/from. I consumed approx. three million over New Years.

  • 67 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Is that your question?

    What the hell, I’ll answer one more.

  • 68 Onil on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:18 am


    On the contrary, Huge Jackman of X-Men fame is not gay. He’s mad about musical theatre.

    I can picture you in a show like “Oliver!”or “Man of La Mancha” easily. In fact, I do. And often. With the lights turned down…umm…never mind. Nothing to see here. Bacon? Huh? All better now.

  • 69 SaucyRossy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Kevin, you were a bouncer? Did you have any run ins with the local town Baron? Also do you find that pain don’t hurt?

  • 70 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Well, your gums are pink, so why shouldn’t you? You know what I mean?


  • 71 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Rob -

    Actually shaving Tom Servo was pure Hell.


  • 72 edgewriter on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:20 am

    Kevin, I was quite surprised to see that you attended the University of Utah. How much time did you spend there? What was your major?

  • 73 Michael on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Nope, Kevin did 25.

    Too bad I came in late on this (stupid work), I was gonna ask if the Rifftrax crew was ever going to do a Uwe Boll flick.

  • 74 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Courtney -

    I loved Deadwood when it was on. I watched the series “Mad Men” on my iPod during travel ad liked it, anxious and gloomy as it was. I still go back and watch the BBC version of “The Office” and I enjoy Ricky G’s “Extras” as well.

    A friend recently put me on to Stephen Fry’s Brit series called ‘Q.I.” (for “Quite Interesting”) It’s Nerdville and Heaven at the same time. I’ve even thought about joining the Q.I Club in Oxfordshire just so i couls say I was a member.


  • 75 Kevin Murphy on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

    And that, my friends is that. For now.

    I thank you for taking time out of your day to do this. It was fun for me, and I’ll be happy to do it again sometime soon. Perhaps next time I’ll do it on an evening or a weekend for those who work the day shift.

    Keep watching, buy Rifftrax, don’t pirate, and we’ll be around for a good long time.


  • 76 Onil on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

    I gotta say that this was all sorts of awesome! Like finding a twenty on the street.

    Thanks, Kevin.

  • 77 RVR II on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Oh Joy!

  • 78 Ninjew on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:59 am

    What are the odds of you answering my question since I’m way past the cut-off point?

  • 79 Rob T Firefly on Feb 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Thank YOU, sir!

  • 80 Courtney on Feb 20, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    On behalf of those who do work during the day but have painfully boring jobs allowing lots of time for this kind of thing, THANK YOU! :)

  • 81 SEISMIC on Feb 20, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    You can claim my Hanson one as your own if you wish!!

  • 82 Brian O. on Feb 20, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Kevin, did you lose a lot of weight when working in the Bobo costume? Because I was thinking I could go for the monkey suit diet myself, with an extra 100 lbs I could stand to lose.

  • 83 ShutterBun on Feb 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Crack staff? Sounds like something Saruman scratches his butt with.

  • 84 ShutterBun on Feb 20, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Bitch Vig…typo or lesser-known nickname?

  • 85 Bill Corbett on Feb 20, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Typo. Kevin was refering to his friend Bitch Vug.

  • 86 Barry on Feb 20, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Hey, when you guys did the United Servo Academy Men’s Chorus in the MST3K of “The Starfighters”, did you sing all ten parts yourself?

  • 87 SEISMIC on Feb 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I 2nd that! And also-thanks for humoring this nutty Clue geek!!

  • 88 Botchinator on Feb 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Where da white women at?

  • 89 Barry on Feb 20, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    We was *too late*! The Reverend Bachman hit the ceiling.

    Anyway, keep riffing, don’t DRM the crap out of it, and we’ll keep buying :)

  • 90 Barry on Feb 20, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Mrs. White: Some day, Wadsworth, when we’re alone together….
    Wadsworth: Mrs. White, no man in his right mind would be alone together with you.

  • 91 Barry on Feb 20, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    On the note of Huge Ackman, I highly recommend seeing The Fountain. Definitely a work of art, if a bit confusing on the first couple of viewings.

  • 92 Redclaire on Feb 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Oh god I’m the biggest Q.I. fan. I’m a brit so it is on TV here all the time, but I would also recommend all their books and DVD games to anyone thinking of following Kevin’s recommendation.

  • 93 Michael on Feb 20, 2008 at 3:52 pm


  • 94 Madeline on Feb 20, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I just created a wonderful bacon concoction the other night that I find super tastey. Garlic bread topped with bacon, Parmesan cheese and jalapeños.

  • 95 Beautiful Hound's Tooth on Feb 20, 2008 at 5:03 pm


  • 96 Samtaco on Feb 20, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Have you seen that new Rhino DVD extra with Joel, Trace, and Frank back in their MST charater and Frank playing Tom Servo?

  • 97 Dover on Feb 20, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    that was my question…

    nice answer though.

  • 98 Chris T. on Feb 21, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Oh man I love that show, and I love Stephen Fry. I’m forever trying to get people to watch A Bit Of Fry & Laurie (my favorite brit sketch show), which has become quite easy nowadays since Hugh Laurie is famous now and people have no idea how good he is at comedy.

  • 99 Steve-O on Feb 21, 2008 at 2:04 am

    “It’s runny as hell, has a rind like Joan Rivers’ ass and the smell can clear the room.”

    Actually, all three of those qualities could be used to describe Joan Rivers’ ass. Do they make this cheese from the discarded detritus of Rivers’ many surgeries?

  • 100 SEISMIC on Feb 21, 2008 at 5:28 am

    I LOVE Madaline Kahn in that movie-she is so perfect,..and scary,..and perfect!! Hell, what am I saying,..I love everyone in that movie!!

  • 101 SEISMIC on Feb 21, 2008 at 5:32 am

    Hugh Jackman may not be gay buy he played gay! What musical was that again?? Shit I can’t remember!!

  • 102 Kevin Murphy on Feb 21, 2008 at 5:46 am

    Whoops. It’s BUTCH Vig. Sorry folks.

  • 103 Onil on Feb 21, 2008 at 8:26 am

    “The Boy From Oz” about the the life and times of Peter Allen. Huge won a Tony and Drama Desk award.

  • 104 Wes on Feb 21, 2008 at 9:46 am

    crap, i was going to ask “Who is hotter – Jonas Bros or Zach Effrom?” for mine. The ad inspired me.

  • 105 R.A. Roth on Feb 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for the candid reply, Kevin.

    While it saddens me to hear of the Film Crew’s probable demise, I’ll hobble along nicely if SF actually lives up to the hype and manages to swing releasing all 10 seasons of MST3K. That, coupled with Rifftrax and CT’s contributions, makes for a bright entertainment future.

    Film Crew, we hardly knew yee!


  • 106 Aaron on Feb 22, 2008 at 9:41 am

    I wonder if Star Wars episode 1, 2, and 3, would be better wrapped in bacon?

  • 107 Geena on Feb 23, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Hey Mario;

    When you cook your bacon, try deglazing the pan with some balsamic vinegar. Once thickened, the resulting substance is a terrific salad dressing.

  • 108 Geena on Feb 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    “Luckily,” Kevin, it’s going to be out on video about the first week of April.

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  • 110 nfli3596 on Mar 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Kevin! (obviously you can remove this from the website, since it’s Oak Park, Illinois related)
    I was born June The Tooth, 1955 in LaGrange, IL
    and lived for a while in Oak Park at 400 Scoville – directly East of Fenwick. Were you a Friar there?
    During your MST3K days, your (and Mike’s) frequent suburban Chicago references made me an even more loyal fan – hoping to hear Berwyn lampooned (ala Jerry G. Bishop’s “Screaming Yellow Theater” – before Rich Koz’ Svengoolie II).
    Were you in the Chicago area during the early ’70s for “SYT” on Fridays and “Creature Features” on Saturday nights? At Lyons Township (LTHS) we used to watch SYT and CF and turn down the volume on those “bee” movies and supply our own dialog, but they rarely rivaled your jibes!

    A good friend of mine went to OPRFHS, but you weren’t in the yearbook. So I presumed Fenwick.

    FWIW, another friend double-dated once with John Belushi when they were in high school near Wheaton.
    Another was a classmate of Dan Castellaneta and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio while at OPRFHS.

    David Hasselhoff and I attended LTHS at the same time, but he was a few years ahead of me.
    I had seen him in a high school play or two.

    THANK YOU for keeping up the Riffs!
    I kinda wish RiffTrax were a little less bawdy – kinda like M3K had been (self-policing)… aimed at a younger and less opted-in audience.

    Furthermore, your self-harmony as Tom Servo was always a thrill. I myself tried it once years ago and it sounded sour. Internal harmonizing takes a better trained voice than I ever had.

    Do what you want with these Comments.
    I’d be greatly honored if you might send me some sort of reply… especially if it’s not posted.

    Pete (oops… nfli3596)

  • 111 Elizabeth Young on Mar 13, 2008 at 10:41 am


    What’s wrong with me? Is the smell? My desire to sob in corners of department stores? Or is it, like I believe, my mother?

  • 112 Psychaotic on Aug 24, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    As a counterpoint: I hold the opposite POV as I am one who finds that the R-rated aspects of Rifftrax go a long way towards making up for the absence of the interacting puppetry of MST3k…I am particularly fond of the esoteric drug gags.

    There’s so little of this sort of thing around any more. It tickles me!

  • 113 Spencer on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:06 am


    Did Mike Nelson host the beginning of a series of Troma Films (he’s dressed up like the Toxic Avenger) on VHS in the early 90’s? The voice sounds very similar.

  • 114 LaverneB on Mar 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I’ve been reading this guide and it seems pretty straight forward. Seems like a sweet way of backing up all your Wii games to a hard drive so that you don’t have to keep putting the discs in. The laser in my drive has been failing so it seems like a pretty good option.

    How to Back Up and Play Your Wii Games from an External Hard Drive

    Has anyone actually tried this? Is there any chance of breaking my Wii forever? For those who have already tried it, did you get banned from playing online?