: For the Outside Stuff,
: it's..."RT Live: Summer Shorts Beach
This one turned out great. I was concerned at first, since the sound seemed out of balance during the pre-show, but it wasn't bad in the actual show. We could hear the riffers and the movies; that's the main thing.
They picked a good roster of shorts for the show. Mike, Kevin & Bill worked on "Ricky Racoon" (safety tips from a mascot), "Sentinels of Safety" (everything will kill you), and "Rhythmic Ball Exercises" (did they really do this in school?). Trace & Frank riffed on "Office Etiquette", the short they used in their live show. Bridget & Mary Jo were there for "The Griper" (a jerk won't listen to his ghostly conscience), while Paul F. Thompkins helped the guys riff on "A Touch of Magic" (Nuveena returns...sort of). And they all got together for a look at "The Baggs" (?????).
All in all, it was a very funny show, with a couple of unscripted moments that were just as funny as the prepared stuff. (Like when we find out where Kevin's head was made.) I don't think I'll make it to the repeat showing, but I'll certainly get the DVD when it's released.
: while for the Original Stuff,
: we continue with the new season
: with..."Wizards of the Lost
: Kingdom" (Show 1110).
And we're back...
As for the movie, it made me think "Quest of the Delta Knights" wasn't too bad, in retrospect. Sure, Tee wasn't an electrifying hero, but he was way ahead of Simon, this movie's whiney tween doofus of a trainee wizard. And while the former had two David Warners (which covers a multitude of sins), the latter has Thom Christopher from "Deathstalker", and he was just as hammy. Add in a Han Solo-esque mercenary and a Chewbacca-like sidekick and very little action, and you've got one cheap, lousy movie.
As for the episode, it turned out OK. The riffing was funny and well-paced, with some nice bits of Jonah & the 'bots playing off each other. The host segments were good, too, with a funny song and some viewer mail. We even got some foreshadowing for future episodes this season (few as those are).
So, what do you think, viewers at home?
Watch out for snakes.