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It had to be done

April 7th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 37 Comments

Tags: RiffTrax

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Casey on Apr 7, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    You are right. It HAD to be done. But you didn’t have to be the one to do it. You spent time on this didn’t you? Poor Mike.

  • 2 Kris on Apr 7, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    I think this just took about five years off my life, I laughed so hard. Thanks, Mike.

  • 3 Remmie Barrow on Apr 7, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    That little dance near the end was a tad bit creepy.

  • 4 Rob T Firefly on Apr 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Nelson, you magnificent bastard.

  • 5 Splunge on Apr 7, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I now feel obligated to share my own masterpiece:

  • 6 Kleenex on Apr 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Wow. This is like if David Lynch directed a remake of Road House for Pixar.

  • 7 jason on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Ok, Nelson, I said it once but it demands repeating:

  • 8 Junker on Apr 8, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Ok, I could get behind obscure Michael Moore references in “Time Chasers” that were made before Micahael Moore was popular. And I was with you all the way as you made Pat Riley hair comments or described the evolution of mens leg wear or parodied Prince and Tom Clancy in a hilarious novel. And I still laugh at the thought of you and bots dressed up as Fabio. And that song you did about Canada, my beloved home country, was touching, really.

    But what in sam baked alaskan hell is going here!?!?!

  • 9 Mike Finley on Apr 8, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Well I hope you’re happy. Thanks to you I now have ANOTHER new way of wasting my life on the internet, making things purely for my own amusement.

    This is just another step on the road to me taping myself to the chair, converting it into a toilet and blacking out the windows. Is that what you want!? Cos that’s what’s going to happen.

  • 10 Chinese Porkman on Apr 8, 2009 at 2:43 am

    I’ve been trying to get to this xtranormal site for a full day but it keeps saying “SQL error”

    Terrible. I want to make strange cartoons.

  • 11 awfulgoodmovies on Apr 8, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Shakespeare right? Romeo and Juliet: Act 3 Scene 1??

    Scene 2?


  • 12 randia on Apr 8, 2009 at 5:47 am


  • 13 kingartie on Apr 8, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I used the site to create a serious message:

  • 14 Mike Nelson on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:13 am

    [shuffles nervously] Heh… I was trying for an NEA grant…? [straightening up, trying the direct approach] No, seriously, just paying loving homage to the greatest movie ever made, Road House. [losing confidence, feeling in pockets for keys] Gotta go.

  • 15 ross on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:24 am

    that was one of the funniest things you have ever posted to this blog.

  • 16 Ryan on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

    So is this the new Rifftrax Blog obsession? So far I’m not too impressed. Now when somebody does this for Mike and the bots singing Toobular Boobular Joy, then I’ll be interested.

  • 17 Katie M. on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Clearly I’m surfing your wave (or vice versa, LOL) –>

  • 18 kingartie on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:52 am


  • 19 amityisland on Apr 8, 2009 at 8:53 am

    ok i had to try…a little homage to cinemaitc greatness:

  • 20 Constantine on Apr 8, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Mike, I’m going to cry.

    Scratch that, I’m crying.

  • 21 Junker on Apr 8, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Well times are tough I suppose, no shame in taking a little grant money. If we needed a federal bail-out for Riff Trax I’d vote for it!

    Thanks for the reply. I love the fact that we can interact with you guys on this crazy techno-thingy we call the internet. Especially from distant, far-off, crazy sandy countries like the one I’m in right now.

    Seriously, I love the Riffs, love the blog, and love you guys(in the most manly and plutonic way of course). One of the few things that makes me smile out here in the war zone.

    Keep it up.

  • 22 Wesley Stamper on Apr 8, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Continuing the trend, please enjoy Norman Bates’ interior monologue from the end of Alfred Hitchcensored’s (sic) classic, Psycho:

  • 23 kingartie on Apr 8, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Mike now look you’ve made me do:


  • 24 Gina on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Wesley, that may be the most disturbing thing I’ve seen in my life.

  • 25 gammerita on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:25 am

    I have to worry that this will usher in a new era of rickrolling. But then I worry about that sort of thing in general.

  • 26 blablover5 on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:28 am

    The weird little lego people just suck the life out of wilde:

  • 27 AlexB on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

    This service makes little animators cry.

  • 28 Mike on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

    This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it.

    But till then here’s mine:

  • 29 Wesley Stamper on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    I love how Algernon can’t help himself from getting his groove-thang goin’.
    The end, where Jack suddenly turns to the camera as if noticing the viewer’s presence was a little creepy somehow.

  • 30 rebisaz on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    That was scary. Then incredibly funny. Then scary again.

  • 31 Elizabeth on Apr 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    The sexual tension between these two are so palpable that I was nearly brought to the edge of pure pleasure. Thank Mike.

  • 32 rebisaz on Apr 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I cannot stop watching this.

  • 33 Casey B on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    It’s like Scorsese did an episode of Ally McBeal, replete with the dancing baby. Scary stuff but funnier than Scorsese.

  • 34 Beth on Apr 21, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    You guys did this while I was on spring break, sans computer? ROAD HOUSE WITH LEGO PEOPLE!? It’s like the best thing that ever came out of the internet . . .
    (What does that say about me as a person?)