I have been alive along time (nearly 27 years), and in that time, I have seen many things. Some things made me laugh. In fact, lots of things make me laugh, quite a lot. But I have never once laughed as hard as I did back in that fateful night of November 2009.
That is the night I saw RiffTrax Live - a live telecast performance of RiffTrax riffing on Plan 9 From Outerspace in theaters across the country. RiffTrax are three of the fellas from Mystery Science Theater 3000 (namely Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot), and Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo)), and RiffTrax is essentially the exact same thing as MST3K but without the puppets.
When I'm explaining it to you, it sounds stupid. Because basically, it's just three guys talking over a movie. But the fact is, it's really frickin funny.
Anyway - to continue with this story. I've seen many funny things. I have both entire serieses of Monty Python and Kids in the Hall on DVD, as well as having a lot of episodes of Family Guy, Archer, Futurama, and Perfect Strangers on DVD. And I've seen most of the episodes of MST3K.
I've also seen lots of movies. Perhaps as many as 85% of the movies that have come out of America in the past 50 years. I would say that number is close to accurate.
Despite all that, I have never seen anything as funny as RiffTrax LIVE doing Plan 9 From Outerspace. So it was much to my splendid, glorious surprise when Amazon recommended that I buy said performance on DVD. The very show I saw. Available on DVD.
I have just ordered the DVD, so I have not received it yet, and I'm not sure how the live performance looks on DVD. What I do know is that I laughed so much by the end of the night I was literally in pain in my belly. Nothing has ever or will ever be funnier.
So it is what that in mind I strongly urge to rush out and buy yourself a copy. I can't imagine a scenario in which you'd regret it. Buy it: here.
P.S. Johnathan Coulton also performed live that night. So... that's an added bonus. And there's a really funny shorty about being a stewardess. So, it's totally worth it.