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About RiffTrax

RiffTrax is an innovative new site featuring the hilarious DVD commentaries of Michael J. Nelson – Star of the legendary Mystery Science Theater 3000!

At, you can download Mike’s feature-length commentaries and listen to these “RiffTrax” in sync with your favorite, and not so favorite DVDs. It’s like watching a movie with your funniest friend. And it’s super easy to do! Just play the DVD and RiffTrax MP3 together and Voila! The Matrix, Star Wars and others just got way funnier! Click here for a free sample, and then check out our FAQ – and have fun!

Movies are added frequently, so check back often. RiffTrax – some movies have it coming!


21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wakachiwaka on Jan 6, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Does this thing do html? Testing…

  • 2 wakachiwaka on Jan 6, 2008 at 5:41 pm


  • 3 TUTSUO AIKIDO on Jan 14, 2008 at 8:19 pm


  • 4 Joe on Jan 16, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Hey, I love Mystery Science Theater 3000 but that’s not why I’m writing. I saw that you linked to my charlie bit my finger remake on your blog. I just wanted to say my friends made me put that video up… i feel a little weird about it actually. Then again those English kids are totally cute and I really wouldn’t mind being them.

    Anyway, I saw another video post on your blog of these three weird musicians playing electric and acoustic guitar and accordion and, being a musician of a certain quirky variety myself, I thought I might forward you the link to my first, self-made music video in hopes that you will consider posting (even if to poke fun – I have tough skin.)


    - Joe Raciti

  • 5 Jay Wimpy on Feb 16, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I just found this website and I want to cry. I can not tell you how much I miss MST3K. Thank god for RINO video and now thank god for Riff trax. I will admit I get a little misty eyed thinking of all the joy Joel Mike Kevin Tracy Bill and Mary Joe have brought to my life. I have nothing important to say just that I am very happy to have found this website. We Mistys miss you very much.

  • 6 Cathy McDonald 76 th street on Mar 12, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Hi Bill,
    Just wanted to say Hello.
    I knew you were brillant when we were kids !!!
    Congrat’s !!



  • 7 Donny on Mar 15, 2008 at 5:07 am

    Hey Riff Trax,

    I just wanted to thank you for your commentarys on movies like The Matrix, and The Matrix Reloaded. They were fantastic.

    I have bought most of your tracks and they are all fun to watch with friends. I still wish I had MSTK The Movie that was my favorite.

    Thanks for continuing to make this site better and better. I was also glad to join your affilate Program for my website

    Now I get to wait for the Revolutions Riff Track, or maybe I could watch it without it, either way I get a laugh.

  • 8 Philip on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    hey mike kevin, bill, id like to say screw you guys. because of you i have inside jokes no one understands, phrases so obscure that when spoken out loud brings a hail of stairs in my direction, and the disdain for any movie, ever. i truley cant watch a bad kung fu movie now, it impossible. every time a HWAAAAH or CHIIIAAAA is shouted all i can think is how good their grades were in english, or that their natvie tounge might just be tied. by the way this didnt happen over night. not only do i blame you i blame my father, who had me growing up on you ridicule of cinima. so once again, you hatefulyloyal fan, and riffer himself, says screw you.

  • 9 juliette on Jul 31, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Please do more shorts or anything that doesn’t require too much thought or sync’n. Pretty please..
    Thank you all:)
    Thank you.
    (I am a natural blackhead)

  • 10 Bob Bryan on Aug 22, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Hey Guys, I know this will sound kind of weird but I may have been the guy to start MST3K, but probably not. Back in the early ’50s I was very very scared of the cheapo horror/sci-fi films and yet my two little friends would always convince me to go to the theater with them to watch. I’d get scared of those idiots in the rubber suits and leave the theater half way through and go sit out on the curb until my friends came out and someone’s mother drove us home. Yeah, I know. Pretty pathetic. Then someone (I think it may have been my mother) said why don’t you just think positively and see if you can’t be happy with the movie? I told my friends and we decided to make jokes while we watched. The first movie we did was “The thing that wouldn’t die”. I’m not making this up, I swear. We sat in the first row and riffed on the show and the audience behind us laughed. I was hooked. Needless to say I wasn’t ever afraid again and now those shows are my favorite comedies. One of my friends was named Denny Cameron and I don’t know who the other boy was because he was a friend of Dennys. I don’t suppose his name was Kevin? This all just seems like a very strange coincidence. Again, I’m being absolutely truthful. Later, Bob Bryan

  • 11 Jennifer Kain on Nov 25, 2008 at 9:13 am


    I wasn’t sure where else to leave this because I couldn’t find an email address to write to. But I have a movie suggestion, which I’m sure you get all the time, but seriously– the entire time I sat through this horrific monstrosity, I was wishing for the MST3K crowd to make it all better.

    “Twilight.” It’s in theaters now. It’s made $70 million this past weekend because of idiot fangirls and the insane mothers of those fangirls. The dialogue is both cheesy and clunky, and the actors have the emotional range of a plank of wood with a mean face drawn on it. The makeup is terrible. The special effects are laughable. PLEASE. Please make it into a RiffTrax movie! Then at least some good would come out of that terrible franchise.


    Jennifer Kain

  • 12 Belinda Gishnock on Nov 27, 2008 at 5:36 am

    Hey, can you guys riff The Karate Kid pretty please? Thank You.

  • 13 susie on Dec 14, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I have major, massive crushes on Mike, Kevin and Bill…that’s all…:)

  • 14 Lyndsey on Jan 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Funniest. Site. Ever.

    After yours, of course.

  • 15 Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on May 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Just wanted to say I torrented 3 premixed Rifftrax videos and I haven’t laughed that hard in AGES.. My donation just went thru.


  • 16 Vique Rojas on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Not that I don’t love y’alls pretty faces but do legal issues prevent you from ever using the bots? Told a friend about your fab RiffTraxx performance and the first thing he asked me was if the bots were part of it. I told him no but that I missed them, too. I know it sounds funny but their visual was such a big part of MST3K. I want my robot roll call! Much more than I ever wanted my mtv!! Can’t wait till the next show!

  • 17 Ashley Harness on Nov 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Hey Mike!

    I’m the senior editor of, and I’d really like to get in touch with you about a short interview via email. You can get me at the email above, and my apologies for making the request via Comments (this happens to me all the time, and I dunno about you, but I think it’s hellacious annoying), but I couldn’t find a contact email or anything.


  • 18 Rory L. Aronsky on Dec 5, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Movie suggestion: Julie & Julia. My sister loves it, and believes she would love it even more with you, Mike, Bill, and Kevin screaming during this seemingly official U.S.-sanctioned torture method.

  • 19 Jeff on Dec 27, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Please make available the short about paper. The one that you did with the Halloween special.

  • 20 Krista on Jan 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm


    I’ve been a fan of MST3K for the last 10 years or so (I’m 28) and am now loving on the RiffTrax. I even gave them out as Christmas presents. Love, love, LOVE you guys!

    BUT—Somehow I don’t remember the “gay” jokes being as pervasive on MST3K as they are on Rifftrax. Maybe they were there, and I’ve just become more socially conscious. In any case, most of the jokes are fairly mild but some are particularly cringe worthy. What’s up with that RT?

  • 21 Tim DeMoor on Jun 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    You guys are hysterical! I’ve been a huge MST3K fan since the mid-90’s — “Gorgo” being my personal favorite episode, so the fact that this even exists is just thrilling.

    I don’t know if you take suggestions at all, but I’ve got one anyway — it’s a movie that’s not widely known about, but DOES have a worldwide DVD release; it’s called “The Vault,” and I was, I’m sorry to say, a member of the art department for this complete turd of a film. It was shot almost entirely on campus at Valencia Community College down here in Orlando, Florida, back in 2005, with a “professional” film crew utilizing the students (including myself) for free (slave) labor in a movie that was essentially to be “Die Hard” for roughly $100,000. There’s horrible acting, horrible directing, horrible editing, annoying music, cheesy fight scenes, bad CGI, LOTS of camo-net and styrofoam used to make the campus look like an art-museum (though, the thieves were trying to steal a jewel….yeah…), and continuity? What continuity? There’s nothing redeemable about it anywhere. At all. Not even a little. Seriously, if a movie could make you pine for Alzheimer’s, this’d be the one. So, I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you at least took a look to see if it’s worth doing a Rifftrax for. I posted the link below:

    Anyway, thanks for indulging me; this site is awesome, and the Rifftrax you did for “Star Trek” was just top-notch. I’m looking forward to more!

    – Tim