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The impromptu Rifftrax Live show…

April 28th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 47 Comments

…now belongs to history, as do buddies Wax President John Tyler and Wax President Gerald R. Ford.

Tyler Ford

Two points:

1) We’ll do more live online shows, and give more notice when so. The one we did today was an impromptu beta test.

2) The above picture has been posted because you DEMANDED more wax figures.

3) I only promised two points.

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47 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Erica on Apr 28, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    WOOOHOOO! Wax Prevails! Yes we can! Yes we can!

    Now that I have seen Wax President Tyler, I can officially say: I have lived.

  • 2 jfruh on Apr 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Where was that picture taken, in the Hall Of Vice Presidents Who Nobody Never Really Wanted To Become President But They Did And They Didn’t Exactly Rise To The Occasion, If You Catch My Drift?

  • 3 Erica on Apr 28, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Yes, it’s called The Presidents with Hesitance Residence.

  • 4 Erica on Apr 28, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    PS: And the shadows symbolize that they lived in the shadows of those who came before them.

  • 5 CrowTeeRobot on Apr 28, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Tyler’s lost his cane and he’s slooooooowly falling over.

  • 6 CrowTeeRobot on Apr 28, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    And for some reason they’ve both got cartoon legs, no crotch, just legs all the way up.

  • 7 Ryan on Apr 28, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    When will it be available to download for those of us unlucky enough to have missed it? And will the rest of it be available too?

  • 8 CrowTeeRobot on Apr 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    You want to download wax presidents? And watch them? Watch them do what?

  • 9 Darth Chimay on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Big bollocksy buggerers! I missed it! And I bet you finally did Titanic, didn’t you? With special guest stars Ricky Gervais, Eddie Izzard, and Hot Topless Chick.


  • 10 randommanthefirst on Apr 28, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Gerald Ford is too.

    Just because.

  • 11 BEMaven on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Did the wax Tyler and Ford participate in your live show?

    If they did, then I was an utter fool for conserving my precious dime.

  • 12 chrismartindeed on Apr 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    “Watch Them Do What?”

    That was the title of a high school essay I wrote about Presidents Tyler and Ford.

    I got an Incomplete.

  • 13 Stacia on Apr 29, 2009 at 2:47 am

    I agree with Ryan that the riff (not the waxy presidents) should be available for sale. I was lucky enough to see the show but would buy the short in a heartbeat. Even if it was more than 10 cents! That’s how much I liked it.

  • 14 Dan Noutko-Kennedy on Apr 29, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Two Questions for you Bill:

    1) Does it signify anything in particular that the Presidential carpet doesn’t match the Presidential drapes?
    2) At a reunion of Presidents do Tyler and Ford always have to sit at the highly waxed kids’ table in the wax basement?
    3) How many questions did I have?

  • 15 Ben on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:35 am

    Ford looks mighty smarmy. Tyler looks ill at ease and overcome by Ford’s smarm.

  • 16 karen on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Im surpirsed there is no props for house of wax with paris hilton

  • 17 Kris on Apr 29, 2009 at 5:07 am

    It was a fantastic show, gentlemen, and a great treat, so thanks very much.

    Now I must get back to pondering the juxtaposition of Wax Tyler and Ford because I am a huge nerd.

  • 18 AJ on Apr 29, 2009 at 5:35 am

    They were in dresses too. It bought a tear to my eye. And not in a good way….

  • 19 Earl Fando on Apr 29, 2009 at 6:01 am

    That’s what long coats are for. The day our presidents walk around with “shrink-wrapped batches” is the day the republic falls.

  • 20 CrowTeeRobot on Apr 29, 2009 at 8:37 am

    I believe that Gerald’s smarm level is that high because someone told him that he’s less lumpy than Joe Don Baker.

  • 21 awfulgoodmovies on Apr 29, 2009 at 8:56 am

    I only wish Wax President Tyler was alive….and I could ask him about his missing left arm or his freakishly huge bow tie or about his son in Aerosmith. :-(

  • 22 James Shearhart on Apr 29, 2009 at 9:19 am

    #4 Profit!

    So how does one divide ten cents between three people?

  • 23 Tork_110 on Apr 29, 2009 at 9:26 am

    You guys used to be cool, then you started giving live shows without enough notice for us.

  • 24 Wook on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Dear Wax President John Tyler: was it fashionable in the 1840s to wear a vampire bat at one’s throat, or was there some practical reason for it? A warning to the others, perhaps?

  • 25 randia on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:14 am

    rifftrax field trip

  • 26 Katie Jane on Apr 29, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    wax Titanic.

  • 27 Katie Jane on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I found Jon Gries (Lost/Napoleon Dynamite) playing Kevin Costner!

  • 28 Stacia on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Ah ha! I just figured it out! Ford’s nose and teeth didn’t look right, and now I realize that they replaced them with the bottom half of Howard da Silva’s face.

    The less said about Ford yanking his own arm out of his torso, the better.

  • 29 Dan Noutko-Kennedy on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Loved the Howard da Silva reference. Just watched him with Alan Ladd in The Blue Dahlia (1946). I tip my snap-brim to your movie buffery.

  • 30 Earl Fando on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    However, the bald spots on the carpet match the presidential bald spots, so some credit is due there.

  • 31 Remmie Barrow on Apr 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Tylrt looks ill at ease because he is afraid he is going to be tripped over by Ford.

  • 32 chrismartindeed on Apr 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    As I am writing this, the local public tv channel is showing an hour-long program devoted to asparagus.

    How many dimes do you want from me to do another live riff this instant?

  • 33 Erica on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Speaking of Mr. Don Baker, President Ford’s figure looks like someone started to make Jack Nicholson, then tried for Joe Don, then just gave up and went to Ford.

  • 34 Erica on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:29 pm


  • 35 Erica on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Anybody up for some Holy Terror Mini Golf? Oh to be in South Dakota!

  • 36 Erica on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Just one asparagus, like in Veggie Tales?

  • 37 To_Servo_Man on Apr 29, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Uh, did President Tyler kill Richard Kimble’s wife?

  • 38 BEMaven on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Tyler is just peeved because Ford keeps referring to him as Doctor Who.

  • 39 Stacia on Apr 30, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Dan, I just saw him in that, too! Never saw da Silva with a smarm-stache before. Still not sure what to make of it.

  • 40 Ben on Apr 30, 2009 at 4:17 am

    President Tyler was a Time Lord? I’ll go update his Wikipedia bio.

  • 41 awfulgoodmovies on Apr 30, 2009 at 5:05 am

    President Ford is smarmy because his car company is gonna survive.

  • 42 Wook on Apr 30, 2009 at 5:21 am

    I don’t recall Ford having such a pronounced brow ridge. Maybe the lights are too hot.

  • 43 Nikolai on Apr 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Wax Gerald Ford? Isn’t that redundant?

  • 44 Margoo on Apr 30, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Maybe it’s just me but the wax President Ford bears an uncanny resemblance to “Pocket Fisherman” and “Mr. Microphone” creator Ron Popeil.

    Or maybe I’ve been watching too many infomercials.

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