Newswire: Rifftrax exclusive: The gang suits up for a Summer Shorts Beach Party
Tonight, the Rifftrax gang will be presenting their Rifftrax Live: Summer Shorts Beach Party, broadcasting live from Nashville, Tennessee, the “Beach Party Capital Of The South.” Longtime friends and Rifftrax collaborators Bridget Nelson and Mary Jo Pehl will join Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy on stage; also joining them will be their Mystery Science Theater 3000 cohorts Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff as the gang takes on a curated collection of educational shorts.
“There were a couple movies that didn’t fill out [the full running time], and early on we realized that these shorts were gold,” Nelson says, explaining how these educational shorts became part of the MST3K lexicon. “It gave the show the feel of an old-time movie show by starting with the short films,” adds Murphy. “I have a really terrible attention span, so the shorts are just made for me,” jokes Corbett.
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