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Eight great shorts deliver the laughs.
on February 22, 2011
Rifftrax Shortstoberfest is 104 minutes of good solid laughs from three of the former stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Shorts include:
- Back To School With Joan Miller. An overlong look at some of the tamest, most plaid fashions ever.
- Call It Free. A now nostalgic film about service stations when they actually used to provide service. If you're easily annoyed by stereotype portrayals of women as non-mechanically inclined simpletons with bad driving habits, you better skip this one.
- Little Lost Scent. A fanciful nature film about the adventures of a little skunk.
- An Aquarium In Action. The use of the word "action" is a misnomer.
- Drawing For Beginners: The Rectangle. This one is as exciting as it sounds, but it's funny on its own because it's so ridiculously unaware of it's own below-rudimentary approach to art. This is one of my favorites in the collection, great jokes throughout.
- Families: Food And Eating. See how people in a few different parts of the world prepare dinner.
- Beginning Responsibility: Taking Care Of Your Things. A small boy learns how to clean up his room from some toys with creepy voices.
- Geography Of Your Community. The title is a bit misleading, but if you like pottery, it's for you.
I own all the Rifftrax shorts DVDs and I think this is one of the funniest. The material is lightweight and the jokes are dense. It's good escapist humor for nearly two hours. Enjoy!