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Take a Bow.

December 30th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 37 Comments

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We’ve had one terrific year here at Rifftrax.  Lots of ups and downs, but mostly ups, what with lots of juicy, riffable movies and the unexpected triumph of our riff of Twilight. Our live appearances were all great fun: Comic-Con, Stone Brewery, Rifftrax Live in Nashville, the Shorts-stravaganza just a couple of weeks past. And helping us along, our talented guest Riffers like Joel McHale, Paul & Storm, Veronica Belmont, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Rich Lowtax Kyanka and Jonathan Coulton.

Plus fine Rifftrax Presents presenters like Janet Varney and Cole Stratton, Matt Sloan and Aaron Yoda from Blame Society, Jason Stephens, Matthew Eliot and that Guy with the Glasses. And all those smashing i-Riffs – keep ‘em coming, folks.

We happily acknowledge the formidable talents of writers Conor Lastowka and Sean Thomason, who help to make us far funnier that we really are.  Plus all the people who keep the Rifftrax machine humming: The incredibly hard-working Josh Gemma, mad genius David D. Martin, always affable Erik Peterson, plus Justin Blank, Jason Martin, Casey Tilli, Diana Buckley, certified wizard Barry Sandrew and the humble yet brilliant David G. Martin. Then there are friends and artists like sound wizard Rick Bowman and illustrator par excellence Len Peralta who have added so much to the funny. And of course along the way, bacon has always been close at hand.

But it all comes down to you, who come our shows, who download our riffs, who talk back to the screen just like we do and laugh at our stuff. It ought to go without saying that we can’t do it without you, but it needs to be said now and then, because we’re grateful, we’re humbled and we’ll do our damnedest to keep you laughing.

So stand up, take a bow, give yourselves a hand. Thanks, and Happy New Year from Rifftrax.

Tags: RiffTrax

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa M on Dec 31, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Awwww, we love you guys! You’ve filled the huge hole in my heart where MST3K used to reside (though some of the dangly bits still aren’t fully healed). Looking forward to the next live event!

  • 2 Ninjew on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    No, thank YOU Kevin. We couldn’t have done it without you.

    Well…we *could* have. But that would’ve meant more work for us. So it’s just as well that you did whatever it was that you did.

    Keep doing it, okay?

  • 3 Keith on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    You’re welcome. And thank you too! Most especially, thank you for those incredibly frightening Christmas shorts, with which I scarred my husband for life. Seriously, that doll coming alive was incredibly freaky and damaging.

    Not to mention the numerous inappropriate Santas.

    Maybe I shouldn’t thank you. I’m getting flashbacks now.

  • 4 Jesse on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Is there any way you can claim copyright infringement on the “Best of RiffTrax” previews up on YouTube? I hate the fact that they splice together jokes, which makes it less entertaining and ultimately, without the context of the scenes surrounding jokes, completely unfunny.

  • 5 Ashley on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    No, no, thank-you, you make movies not suck as hard. The most remarkable thing I think you’ve accomplished this year is making it possible for us to sit through Twilight without having a seizure, puking, developing IBS, and contracting cancer simultaneously. I would like to formally state for the record that you guys, in fact, rule!

  • 6 Alan on Dec 31, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    It’s been a total pleasure, rediscovering MST and its alumni, reveling in their new ventures, laughing again and again, feeling like I’m back in college. I didn’t even know Rifftrax existed six months ago, and now I’m hooked. Here’s wishing Rifftrax a long and abundantly profitable life.

  • 7 Eliot on Dec 31, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    We really do love you guys. My friends say I talk about you too much. But they all love you too, especially with Twilight. I can’t say enough good about you guys and hope you have amazing success in 2010!

  • 8 Joe Libby on Dec 31, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Thank YOU, Kevin and company, for giving me so much laughter! Here’s hoping for many more guffaws in 2010.

  • 9 Vince on Jan 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Thanks to all the Rifftrax crew for the many, many laughs this year. If I wasn’t so cheap, I’d buy you folks the wonderful “Bacon Salt Ultimate Bacon Lover’s Gift Pack” on sellout.woot today that made me think of you. I’m just curious whether the resulting heart attack from putting the included ‘baconnaise’ on someone’s sandwich without telling them would be classified as manslaughter or murder.
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  • 10 mathey on Jan 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks to everybody at Rifftrax!

    You helped make this year more tolerable.

  • 11 mrgnexus on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve had two beautiful, wonderful nights at the movies this year thanks to you guys. It was a couple of wonderful experiences that I’ll tell my children’s children about.

    Assuming that they’re speaking to me in howevermany years…

    My oldest son (15) went with me to the Christmas show. As I looked over at him at the3 midway point, he was having trouble breathing, tears streaming down his cheeks. I’ve never NEVER seen him in hysterics like that.

    Thank you for the all the laughs. I can’t wait for more in ‘10.

  • 12 rob on Jan 3, 2010 at 11:15 am

    you’re welcome. how bout this; we’ll call it even if you guys do “harry potter and the goblet of fire” as your next rifftrax.

    it is so so bad.

    thanks!

  • 13 jenifersf on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

    Thanks for all your hard work! Love you!

  • 14 rebisAZ on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Thank *you*, for all of the days you’ve saved with laughter. Happy 2010.

  • 15 Remmie Barrow on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:42 am

    You guys really did some great riffs last year. My favorite one to be sure was “Titanic”. Your riff actally made that film watchable.

  • 16 Remmie Barrow on Jan 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    On that note, I was wondering if you guys thought about riffing “Avatar”, once it comes out on DVD that is. Now that movie really needs to be ripped apart. Oh, I mean riffed.

  • 17 jfe on Jan 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Happy 2010 Rifftrax, I hope you have another good year!

  • 18 Fantagor on Jan 14, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    The blog is back. It’s alive, it’s alive, I tell you!

    Randy

  • 19 Jack The Autumn on Jan 16, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Yeah right. More like:

    “BREATHE! BREATHE DAMMIT!! You never backed down from anything in your life – NOW LIIIIVVVVE!!”

  • 20 Meltha on Jan 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Just so’s ya know, the link to the blog off Rifftrax’s main page in on the fritz.

  • 21 ShawnBoy on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Well they say better late then never, but I’m so late at wishing you all a happy new year it’s almost one fourth the way over. Oh right so anyway HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011 … it is 2011 isn’t it? Ok so that’s over now I can start buying christmas presents for next year. Little Billy want’s a choo-choo-train and Kevin… Kevin’s a good boy… oh and little Mikey want’s a remote controlled Godzilla doll .. toy … to destroy Billy’s choo-choo with. Well guess I’ll go Goodnight Tom Servo and Crow wherever you are.

  • 22 Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:37 am

    WOOO!

    Keep on rockin’ it like a hurricane… A FUNNY HURRICANE!!

  • 23 Bob Unemployed on Jan 23, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks for an entertaining year of choice riffs. Saw your Shorts in Escondido (Scandalous!) and watched the Plan 9 show twice. I have one simple request; PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE RIFF 2012!!! It soooo very deserves the treatment.

    “Hi, I’m Bob Unemployed! Which way to Government Cheese?”

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