9/15/09

Part One, Volume Two

Actually, the product page says it's about a child who goes to hell, which is even worse.Welcome, won't you?

Rather than finish the riff for What It Means to Be an American, Rifftrax has pressed on to test new, equally unfinished waters. Here's the riff for The Case of Tommy Tucker, Part 1. I think Tommy Tucker is what all the kids used to drink back, uh, whenever this was made, so we're probably in for the (first half of a) sordid story about a sentient crate of specialty liquor. Pick it up here.

Also, I'm sure you've already heard about the passing of beloved film icon Patrick Swayze. I admit that I am not one of Mr. Swayze's biggest fans, but I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge his knack for turning ill-conceived movie ideas into hugely popular blocks of cinematic cheese. Seriously, Stallone wishes he had even one tenth of Swayze's ability to turn one-note trash into quirky, loveable gold.

More importantly (and the reason I bring it up on this site) Mike Nelson is a fan, having laced Swayzemania throughout his writings, including several Rifftrax and a certain episode of MST3K. If you're feeling Patrick's loss and need some rifftual healin', these are the episodes to watch:

MST3K 321 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
R003 Road House
R011 Point Break
R087 Red Dawn
RP010 Dirty Dancing (Rifftrax Presents with Cole Stratton and Janet Varney)
RP013 Ghost (Ditto)

Rest in peace, Mr. Swayze.