Best of the Worst: The New Gladiators, Exterminator 2, and Aftermath

February 1, 2013373 Comments

In this sci-fi dystopian schlock episode, Jay, Josh, Jack, and Richard William Thomas Evans III watch three films: The New Gladiators, Exterminator 2, and The Aftermath. Which film will be crowned the Best of the Worst?

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  • gooilt


  • excitedearl

    fuck yeah!

  • Yaanu

    I love this new series. Crappy movies are one of my favorite things in life, next to film restoration (for some reason).

  • twat

    Where do you guys keep finding pudgy white guys with neckbeards? Every new episode there’s another one. How many white dudes could Wisconsin possibly have?

  • Congratulations, gooilt!

  • JeromeKaino


  • Steve Reeves


  • twat

    Wait a second.

    Where the fuck is Mike?

  • Where is that hot red?

  • postmanblues

    much better discussion this time.

  • Doctor Zaius

    Their reaction when the bike explodes against the wall is goddamn perfect.

  • slit

    Outside of Milwaukee, a real fuckin’ lot

  • Leo Ladenson

    He’s with Jess.

  • Leo Ladenson

    Excuse me, I’ve got to go land my ship.

  • Leo Ladenson


  • twat


    Mike is dead?

  • Goo-ilt

    TWO HUGE, global TV networks

  • Souter Fell

    damn, Rich Evans can be brutal.

  • Leo Ladenson

    Rich Evans is Mexican Coca-Cola sweetened with cane sugar and served in a thick glass bottle.

  • ese

    are you implying that there’s lots of chi-khan-noes in Milwaukee ?


    Where’s his lovesex interest?

  • Pizza pie

    The black guy driving the garbage truck in exterminator 2 was the Vietnam vet in from dusk till dawn lol!

  • Vinny

    Love this!!!!Do more of these the’re the best!

  • Brian

    is that Burrell from The Wire?

  • So There’s That

    Only Mike or Rich Evans has to be there. If neither of them were there, I would say fuck it, but I think Rich is actually better than Mike anyway so there’s that.

  • Leo Ladenson

    Mike is the walrus.

  • Leo Ladenson

    Ding, ding, ding.

  • rdp

    Is RedLetterMedia going to sponsor a movie at next year’s B-Fest? Clearly you’re sitting on a gold mine.

  • Pesidente pullman

    dude, mike is dark-haired

  • Guest

    of course god is better than mike.
    mike is jesus

  • Meta

    Oh my god is that Frankie Faison (Ervin Burrell in the Wire) driving the truck???

  • So There’s That

    These hack frauds spelled “dystopian” wrong in their twitter feed.

  • Sagan

    I really like this new segment, I think you guys are at your best when dismantling terrible movies. Thanks for all your entertainment =D.

  • Dildysteez

    Are we not allowed to have both Mike AND Chris at the table??

  • Dildysteez

    I meant Rich. Fuck.

  • CripplePope

    Get a bigger table so both Mike and Rich can be there at the same time.

  • fdsafdsa

    Y’all really need to work on the audio with these videos, there’s too much reverberation.

  • Beardaddy74

    I’d prefer these guys to be fatter.

  • Sealifefucker2010

    Calling them “hacks” well, okay, that’s subective, but “frauds” the fuck are you talking about?

  • reverblover6969

    Aint nothin wrong with reverb, nigga.

  • Adam Sandler

    Theses guys are the fraud faggots. they can suck my Jew dick.

  • FatNerdFucker666


  • Craig Maher

    it’s like when Paul McCartney died and they hid it. Mike is dead!

  • Mike

    I was under the table, offering up fellatio.

  • DiagnosedAndDisappointed

    “Maybe he was diagnosed with MS” funniest joke this episode and those nerd pussies couldn’t handle it.

  • C’mon Crew – it’s Robert F’ing Ginty aka The Paper Chase Guy. Did you NOT see Warriors of the Lost World? The man can ONLY MUMBLE.

  • And Also Hannibal Lecter’s Nurse -Barney-

  • So There’s That

    It’s a joke. Hack fraud is an endearing term.

  • Ricky

    We’ve seen these guys a couple of times already… oh you forgot to take your medicine again pops

  • First.5

  • Thank God fir the gang watching Exterminator 2.

    It was the first bad movie i saw on cable. Why does Cinemax air shitty movies anyways?

  • My film classes have a “What Not to Do as a Filmaker” Marathon where the entire class watch bad movies like The Room, Troll 2, Warwilf and several MST3K episodes.

    Bad movies should be a must watch for film school students, because it teaches kids about flaws and provides a counter-balance to the good movies they see in class.

  • Overuse of “-esque.”

  • Fuck, now I wanna see these movies.

  • WOOT Awesome! Good recovery!

  • Harry Palm

    I saw Exterminator 2 when I was a kid. Even then, I thought it sucked!

  • charlie

    Aren’t you guys supposed to smash one with a cinder block?

  • Shit Level Examiner

    None of them were the shit level of Never Too Young to Die.

  • Shit Level Examiner

    Or whatever the one was called. It wasn’t Never Too Young to Die but I can’t delete or edit my fuck up of a comment.

  • Robby

    Aha, rape jokes…I love em!

  • Robby

    When is the next Dudebros episode?

  • Robby

    Jay, when Rich Evans is speaking you shut your whore mouth!

  • duckface

    Love this new series, very funny to watch. Keep it coming!

  • zzzz

    Hey RLM, I hope you read this….Lucio Fulci did not direct that movie, look it up on imdb. idk why it said it, but he didnt do it.

  • GCannon

    Does anyone have a way to “obtain” these films online (New Gladiators and Aftermath specifically)? I doubt the copyright police will go after someone for this schlock.

  • DaHitch

    This blip player is literally the worst, player, ever.

  • Nebelleron

    Love the new show! Keep it up, I’m getting all these great (and not great) movies to watch with my other movie-buff friends.

  • Mike Sedewski

    Hey here’s an idea! How about a Red Letter Media video without Mike Stoklasa? And things get CRAAAAAAZY!!

    OH MY GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!

  • ReggieRock

    That’s not Running Man, that’s Rollerball.

  • Where does Mike try to put his arm around Rich Evans?

  • seppo

    I saw the first Exterminator and didn’t care much for it. Yeah it was sleazy and brutal, but I found it quite boring. I’ll stick with Death Wish if I want vigilante action.

  • Stollliosis

    It’s kind of weird without Mike there. Still funny.

  • Jason Konas

    I was checking to see if anyone caught that, too. lol

  • Sidewinder

    And Police Commissioner Burrell in The Wire.

  • Boner Patrol

    I count zero neckbeards, and two pudgy white guys, one of whom you webnerds seem prepared to fellate at the drop of a hat.


  • Nope


  • filibusterz

    They are doing that for the ladies… who doesn’t love a pudgy neckbearded guy talking about bad movies?

  • Blergh

    You’re just happy there’s no lady on this episode.

  • It’s a-me, Lucio!

    IMDB sez: Directed by Lucio Fulci.

  • /tv/ – Television & Film

    this is so fucking masturbatory no one cares what your bald nerd friends think about bad movies fuck off with this pseudo intellectual shit and go back to the rape jokes in funny voices

  • Patrick

    Thank you for covering the movies I didn’t rent in the ’80s, but always wondered about. The funny thing is — movies like “Exterminator 2” and “The New Gladiators” weren’t super obscure at the time, they were usually in most locally owned video stores. As was “Chud.” I guess there weren’t that many movies on VHS at the time?

  • Pixelsmack

    Who in the unholy pink fucking baby Jesus are these guys?

  • Meester Smeeth

    Red Letter Media. You’re on their site right now.

  • Graham

    Where the Fuck is Mike?

  • Graham

    Seriously though. WHERE THE FUCK IS MIKE

  • Kilman

    I love this show! Keep it up. It’s a perfect complement to Half in the bag.

  • Mike B

    ‘Richard William Thomas Evans III’ – A name barely worthy to that man whose, greatness simply known as “the laughter”.

  • Marvin Falz

    And the “giant prank” joke is also funniest joke this episode.

  • David T.

    Holy crap, could you guys please do something with the video to that Star Trek VHS board game you have in the background!?!

  • Mike S.


  • Films that are out of copyright can sometimes be found on Youtube.

  • David T.

    Woah, now I need to see it!

  • IIRC, Riggs and Murtag battle the Exterminator (flamethrower + suit and helmet) in the opening to one of the Lethal Weapon films.

  • I knew if I practiced enough I could become a spaceship pilot! Now back to my training.

  • Walrus

    As soon as Mike starts dating, he abandons his nerd friends and their silly bad movie discussions.

  • kenchun24

    Great episode (and new segment I guess?) After the RLM gang wraps up the post apocalyptic bad movie series may I suggest a few genres ripe for Best Worst reviews…
    -Ninja- (like 9 Deaths Of The Ninja,Ninja Wars or Cannon’s “Ninja” series,American or otherwise)
    -Women In Prison- (Caged Heat,Prison Women)
    -Bad Early 80’s 3-D Comeback- (Treasure Of The Four Crowns,Metalstorm:The Destruction Of Jared-Syn)
    -Sword And Sorcery- (you know any movie with a long haired protagonist,a sword and scantily clad woman battling evil whatever…ala Beastmaster,Yor or She.The latter which starred Conan The Barbarian’s Sandahl Bergman)

    Keep up the fun content!

  • Weirdo

    Wait a minute. There’s a moment in “The Devil’s Rejects” when Sid Haig’s character calls himself Cutter, which is his characters name in “Aftermath”. It means he survived and became Captain Spaulding. And little boy who shot him grew up to become
    Otis Driftwood. Whaaaaaaaat?

  • what

    You didn’t destroy the movie?

  • John Smallberries

    The Aftermath reminds me of the movie Defcon 4 from ’84 or ’85 I think. Very similar plot. Astronauts in space land after nuclear war, cannibalism, 80’s punk gangs and such.

    Glad to see Rich…RichARD, that is, but you gotta have Mike, fer cryin’ out loud. And bring back the guy on the right, “the man whose profession is a baker”….I don’t know his name. He’s great.

  • Marvin Falz

    You mean Jack Packard, the guy inside the Fuckbot?

  • Sfing


    No Mike; Didn’t Watch

  • S G

    Exterminator 2 a Post-Apocalyptic film? Hmm.. should’ve picked one of those awful Italian “Bronx Warriors”-movies, or Bruno Mattei’s “Rats”.. they’d fit the bill a lot more closely and are hilariously bad. BTW: While “Exterminator 2” does suck, the original is actually a cool little flick. Violent, perfect setting (late 70s/early 80s New York), some great FX work plus it features the now-famous “I’ll be back” years before Schwarzenegger ever used it . Which gives me an idea: Why not do a James Glickenhaus retrospective for the next installment? Plenty of good-bad movies on that guy’s resumee.

  • capitandelespacio

    It would be excellent to have a series entitled “Sir Richard Evans Presents”. Dedicated to latin american/european/asian films. It would be nice to watch Mr Evans laugh the crap outta them.

  • Jason Ross

    Best of the Worst: Mike’s first post-breakup episode

  • In Exterminator 2, the main guy’s garbage truck driver friend: Is that you, Commissioner Burrell?!

  • Marvin Falz

    Hmm, I had the same thought.

  • Jason Ross

    Do Rich Evans and the hooded bald guy not like beer? Does it give them gas or court summons?

  • Captain Spalding

    All those lens flares and NO-ONE references Jar-Jar Abrams once???

  • capitandelespacio

    I think Rich Evans only drinks blood.

  • Its quite apparent in this episode that mike and jay are greatly influenced by the Duplass brothers. Notice the zoom in on the actors during their segment in order to capture their moment.

  • capitandelespacio

    ha!, rape jokes… I lov’em!

  • Mark Bisone

    Mike was in the back office trying to land Jessi’s spaceship.

  • Take a drink every time somebody says something is charming.

  • I think their reaction was more “oh god that’s horribly depressing” rather than “that was too offensive”.

  • yoko_is_noko

    This is MUCH better without the girl. I didn’t like the first one at all, it was awkward as hell. However, this, THIS was very entertaining. 🙂 Keep rocking RLM!

  • guest

    So what you’re saying is you’re gay?

  • yoko_is_noko

    just because I like the feeling of a thick, spicy, Italian sausage in my mouth, biting down, and the inner juices squirting into my mouth, does not make me gay.

    Really though, nope, not gay, but there is nothing wrong being gay and, also, this episode was much better than the last one. 🙂

  • Duckler

    So this was the other guy, the other other guy, and a couple more other guys…

    I’m other-whelmed.

  • guestq

    You realize that back when Half in the Bag first started, there were most assuredly comments saying “Who are these two guys?”

  • MonstaMash1998

    what is this nonsense? not the episode, but this recent trend of fat, early 30s glasses wearing bearded fat man friend ? Ever since those shitty bro “comedies” these kinda guys have been cropping up all over. They’ve even replaced the token black friend ! Didn’t we used to shun and ridicule these comic book heavy set nerds ? Now they’re heroes to be looked up to !?

  • Marvin Falz

    lol, yeah, the next time the guys should wear name tags: the other guy, the other other guy, the other other other guy …

  • MonstaMash1998

    yea frauggets indeed ! I agree that they can suck your dick, but you shouldn’t be allowed on here you jew fag. go back to oppressing Palestinians or whatever it is you do in your spare time. joking !

  • MonstaMash1998

    i also love them a lot. Both funny AND you can masturbate to them !

  • filthy_liar

    Ah, he’s actually Mormon, so he can’t drink. It’s cool though, he still cool as hell! I love his commentary

  • MonstaMash1998

    What the fuck George Lucas ? Why replace the ChubNub song at the end of Return of the Jedi with that new JarJar Rock shit ? Used to love singing along to ChubNub 🙁

  • Gnifs

    While I like Mike, and his commentary, it was nice to not see him during a discussion for once. He has a habit of taking over a conversation.

  • Steven Wisniewski

    I love the new show, keep it up!

  • Steve Reeves

    Damn, you guys sure seem to hate women and chubby bearded dudes! I can only imagine those of you that do do so because a) you don’t have girlfriends and b) you wish you were friends with RLM like the chubby bearded dude. Mike’s girlfriend probably didn’t want to do another one because she didn’t feel like reading a bunch of ignorant shit about her on the internet. Dicks.

  • Marvin Falz

    I totally liked Rich Evans’ commentaries. He got style. I think that guy has so much positive to offer, though he himself denies that he is good in acting and says that he has no charisma. I think he underappreciates himself. Rich Evans you’re awesome .. and nice .. what a great combination.

  • Marvin Falz

    “Mike’s girlfriend probably didn’t want to do another one because she didn’t feel like reading a bunch of ignorant shit about her on the internet.” – I fear that too.

  • yoko_is_noko

    Yoko added nothing to the show but awkwardness. It was good to see that she was gone, forever.

  • redletterjay

    We filmed this second episode before the first episode was even posted online. The idea is to have a small rotating roster of people involved in the discussions.

  • jay_is_cute_huehuehue

    I masturbate to you Prometheus face.

  • Marvin Falz

    Cool idea! I was hoping for a rotating roster of people.

  • Marvin Falz

    Maybe she’s coming back on the show. The “neck-bearded” dude did. And it’s good.

  • MonstaMash1998

    LOL True, true 🙂

  • Mark Bisone

    What’s with all the fagoos… fagii… fagaloos…fagaloogaloos obsessing over Mike being gone for five seconds? Calm your fucking selves down before I send you to my rape camp.

  • bobby

    Rich Evans and Mike work in shifts.

  • Redbull Werewolf

    I love the idea of a rotating roster, But I hope we see more women. I liked Jay’s Girlfriend (yes losers she was a good addition)and maybe bring back nadine or that little firecracker you had on an episode of half in the bag. another great show guys I freaking love this site

  • gn

    Maybe they are the same person

  • capitandelespacio


  • Robert Ginty is the lead in Exterminator and Exterminator II. Exterminator was a surprise box office hit, but the sequel bombed out and he later did some great (terrible) b-movies. One that is actually post apocalyptic is:

    Which I think you guys would really enjoy (hate). Doing it for a show might be weird, because there is already a fantastic MST3K episode devoted to it.

  • Trey

    Someone discovered the camera has a zoom feature….

  • Would have been nice to see you set Exterminator 2 aflame.

  • coyoterys

    If there’s one thing to take from Aftermath it should be – The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a 10 year old good kid with a gun.

  • Jay picked Aftermath BECAUSE of all the rape. In fact that movie went into his collection of movies with rape scenes.

  • coyoterys

    Any chances of a contest to be a guest host to sit in on the viewing marathon and discussion panel?

  • Fronzel

    I’m glad they decided to forgo the shtick of destroying the movie they liked least. It wasn’t very funny the first time.

  • Mark Bisone

    You’ll make a nice addition to my rape camp. It’s just like soccer camp, except with even MORE rape.

  • I’m_so_high

    Yeah, even if a movie is bad, don’t just destroy it… it just seems wrong.

  • yoko_is_noko

    Yeah… eat it…….. eat it with your mouth.

  • asdsadsadasddsad

    The other girls on HitB were good. Mike’s GF was awkward and not good at all.

  • Redbull Werewolf

    to each their own i guess but I liked her. I just hope she knows she does have fans and that she wants to return

  • Probably the same morons who complained about Rich Evans and his version of Plinkett when Half in the Back debuted. The masses of idiots who don’t like things that are different…The people who prop up Hollywood and all the terrible garbage they keep regurgitating…

  • See_you_soon

    I’d whip me penis out mid-taping and flap it up and down in a thrusting motion while squawking like a duck.

  • Bezhad

    Jess confirmed for Yoko.

  • Mark Bisone

    No that was Fred Williamson, you ignorant racist fuck. The guy driving the garbage truck was Samuel L. Jackson, and he just got elected president CHECK YOUR FACTS

  • Steve Reeves

    That’s what I figured, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Internet is full of horrible, horrible dicks.

  • Steve Reeves

    We should all throw in and get you a prostitute. Maybe once you get laid you won’t be so cranky.

  • Steve Reeves

    He’s fantastic in the Western Ore Musical – it’s nice to see him playing something other than Plinkett/shrieking laughter guy.

  • Steve Reeves

    What I wouldn’t give for five minutes alone with RLM’s VHS collection…

  • Im_fapping_for_evans

    One day we’ll see Rich Evans was murdered on the news with your photo on the screen.

    I like him too…

  • more screen time for our hero

    Truer Words Were Never Spoken

  • or pick a name

    Because the universe would collapse under their combined awesomeness. Haven’t you noticed, that you were not able to mention both of them in the same sentence? That’s my friend no coincidence.

  • the guy with the good ideas

    New guys should be wearing name tags, because I don’t know (or care) who the fuck they are. I also want to ask a very important question. Who is responsible for interrupting Rich Evans cinematic experience?! Just look at 31:21, clearly the sun is shining on his (lovely) eyes. Either put Mike’s fat ass on Rich Evans place, or close these damn curtains, so that our here could focus purely on the movie.

  • Cate

    Totally my first thought while watching this. So many white dude neckbeards.

  • John Lemonaide

    That’s just the beginning of the Yoko’s influence…

  • Dr Sigmund Freud

    You’ve meant to fuck Rich? In your dreams baby, in your dreams only.

  • DatNigga

    There was a lot of problems with the sound in this one. I really love this new show but im sad Mike wasn’t in it when you discussed the movies.

  • darlie

    Well, there was no girl this time, so there was no one to do the actual work.

  • DeadSmoke

    Is it just me or do all the blip videos take forever to load?

  • Wait, where’s Mike? Other Guy can’t just talk with other guys. You jumped the shark!

  • Mark Bisone

    Whoever thumbsdowned me CHECK YOUR FAX. I just sent you your W-40 tax form, so you can check your tax.

  • Adam Sandler’s Mother

    Don’t talk to my son like that, you gentile bastard!

  • Mike

    Off camera fellootio, my man.

  • PoorComedicAttempt

    get a fatter FACE.

  • BeardaddyFister75

    What’s your email addy, daddy?

  • WhoKnew?

    People have differing opinions.

  • God

    when does next plinkett?

  • JC Denton

    I love the frequency at which you upload videos now.

  • MarkH

    Thanks. Couldn’t remember where I recognised him from.

  • Guest

    No Mikey, no likey. If I wanted to watch dudes in black plastic glasses bullshitting, I would go to work.

  • mmbangers an’ mash?

    What do you get when you gobble down sweets?

  • sestraux

    where is the pretty girl from last time?

  • Mario Van Peebles overacts every role. LOL.

  • Doing the Plinket review.

  • They sold Mike to Disney,

  • It was a great episode, stop playing Misty.

  • Alex

    Who STILL thinks calling someone “Yoko Ono” is topical? You’re probably 15 and have no concept of women, but hopefully one day you will. When that day comes I hope you and your wife will be happy in your trailer park. Remember to not hit her too much when she gets knocked up again. You’re partly responsible for that, you idiot.

  • Alex

    You’re an idiot.

  • lol1234

    Watch Dark Harvest 2: The Maize! Nothing is remotely as irredeemable as that…movie. I want to see your guys’ reactions to it.

  • lol1234

    The buddy driving the truck in exterminator 2 is from The Wire, heh.

  • thomasjr

    I know someone who owns Dark Harvest 2: The Maize, if he can find it, and I find just outside Milwaukee. Hmm. I should have him make me a copy…

  • proterozoic

    O_O I saw Exterminator 2 in a Russian video salon [like a movie theater, only they’d charge peeps to sit in front of a television] in 1993? Our thought process at the time: “Wow, gunfights and explosions, Western movies are awesome!!”

    How’d you guys even find that stuff?

  • Marshawnt

    In the first scene of them watching the 3rd movie Mike is gone, but then he’s right back in his seat in the next scene.

    Blatant continuity error.

  • tjp77

    Mike is much too big of a star to participate in these little side projects.

  • kingofmadcows

    Why did thin Louie CK smile when they mentioned the rape camp?

  • Apexcasket

    none of them have neckbeards you dildo, a neckbeard is a beard on the neck only not the face jesus christ youre an idiot.

  • Kamui

    Love the new series keep up the hard work and more Troma Films specifically “Surf Nazis Must Die”

  • Marvin Falz

    Totally! He’s capable of more than only boobery. And: to me RLM without Rich is unthinkable.

  • Marvin Falz

    lol .. No, but I’ll write to the IOC urging them to make fapping for Evans olympic discipline.

  • Marvin Falz

    Yeah, I know.

  • Marvin Falz

    His name is Josh.

  • Guest

    I see Mike is still recovering from smashing that styrofoam into his head.

  • Larson

    I LOL’d.

  • Larson

    Hack frauds.

  • Larson


  • Jam

    That’s a really nice copy of “The Town that Dreaded Sundown” on top of the shelf

  • Joshg

    He’s also from Silence of the Lambs and Coming to America, among lesser films.

  • Sfing

    Agree to disagree.

  • eat more salad

    Most definitively he is too big. I’m just not sure on the “star” part.

  • JE H

    On the other hand you look like someone with a chubby bearded girlfriend. With glasses.

  • manx

    Love this new skit, guys. But I have to agree with some others. Having no Mike is like having no Groucho. It doesn’t feel right when the whole team isn’t there. It was still a good watch, though. Just different. And I don’t like things that are different.

  • Mark Bisone


  • Mark Bisone

    Lots of Yoko comments and whatnot. I don’t think Jessi was all that bad, just bored and asleep half the time. If you’re gonna put more broads on the show, feed them lots cocaine beforehands. That’s an old trick I learned in the Navy.

    Or try to get Gillian Bellinger or Dixie Jacobs on there. Them sluts are funny as hell.

  • lemon aidez

    The fraud ratio has gone from 75% to 100%

  • I think his girlfriend told him he could not come out and play.

  • Ian A

    I gotta’ admit, you guys are putting out new media pretty quickly, and I’ll bet I even watched 30% of this one. Thanks again.

  • burn the heretic

    You sir know nothing about religion. The God is one, but in three (equal) persons – God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

  • I love this show. Its so much fun. I will admit that i preferred the 1st episode’s panel. Something is missing when Mike isnt there. It has to be Mike and Jay, for sure, and id say Josh and Rich are great additions. Hey, thats just one guys opinion. Ill watch every episode regardless.

    Thanks for doing this show….its one of my new favs.

  • JoshB

    I think you really need at least one female, otherwise its just a bunch of slouching beer-drinkers.

  • Guest

    That cover used to scare me in the store.

  • cocho_es_loco

    Something tells me “it was awkward as hell” accurately describes every interaction you’ve had with a girl, ever.

  • wut?

    He’d rather edit the vid.

  • diddo

    You could cut the sexual tension between them with a dildo…

  • Mr. Oompa

    Eating as much as an elephant eats.

  • StrawberryJarJarCake

    Jay can’t look at and listen to Rich talk for more than 15 seconds without laughing

  • bb-15

    Great show. Keep it up.

  • Tip Tappers


  • BitchMaster

    Sometimes loads faster than Youtube for me, unless you mean just at the start, in which case yeah, the adverts are always fucking broken.

  • Guest

    I was so looking forward to seeing you smash Exterminator 2! These reviews need more on-screen violence.

  • I knew I recognized Sid Haig in The Aftermath from House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.

  • K-Fed

    There’s a comma between global and huge because they are both adjectives. eg: “I saw a short, brown-haired man”. Usage is correct.

  • Infernocanuck

    Since most of the people who comment do so to complain, be needlessly insulting, or just try to be internet comedians, I figured I’d put in some positivity to try and balance out the cynical smartasses that the interwebs tend to generate.

    I really like this series, and all the guest commentators you have featured so far. I’ve always really liked watching “So bad its good” movies, and not only are your observations entertaining, but pretty darn perceptive as well. Keep up the great work!

  • I thought so as well when I saw that.

  • guest

    So long as everyone is a redheaded coed, nobody doesn’t

  • guest

    well, I mean they’re clearly shaved off, not actually present at the time of filming, but we perceived the ghosts OF their neckbeards. Pretty sure that was covered in Paranormal IV

  • guest

    Was I smoking crack or did they have some reverb on Rich? case he started laughing, I’m guessing?

  • zeitguest

    The reverb was just on the edge of becoming phasing but not quite – I confess it kinda freaked me out and made me wonder… who’s fuckin with my medication?

    Eh maybe different peoples’ mics were picking up other people than themselves. …in which case I’d almost consider replacing em all with a single unidirectional mic if you’re recording to stereo or mono. If you’ve got separate tracks for each mic throw a gate on those suckers.

  • zeitguest

    although “vague” is probably not an adjective you and I would be like, “Oh my God — I’m so excited to go see something that’s vague,” I do think there’s something exciting and challenging about a certain degree of ambiguity in filmmaking—Lindelof, is that you? You fucked this up too?!?!?

  • The protagonist’s trucker friend in Exterminator 2 is Frankie Faison a.k.a. Commissioner Burrell from ‘The Wire’!!!

  • Mark Bisone

    Frankie Faison was played by Bill Cosby CHECK YOUR BLACKS.

  • guest

    I don’t mind these other dudes – it’s just that Jay Rich and Mike have established, distinctive personas on the show, so these guys just need to play to their strengths, differentiate. Do more and let’s see how they do.

    Maybe next time everyone can wear a fake costume neckbeard under their chin kept on with a rubber band or something to make the people saying “neckbeard” (or the one 14 year old posting it over and over, hard to say which) happy. Do some neckbeard-appropriate films with neckbeard-appropriate cinematography. It’d be the Necbeacolypse, which, I would remind everyone, would make it pre-apocalyptic therefore a prequel which is very, very hip nowadays. Moreso now than ever and increasingly so with every second that passes.

  • I think had Mike been discussing the film, he’d mention that Ginty’s mumbling is his acting “style”.

  • It’s time to review Megaforce, guys.

  • meh. Too mainstream.

  • Dear, dear boy. Ever visit a video store bargain rack?

  • Danny Pockets

    I’m so glad they got rid of all the vagina from the last episode. It made me really uncomfortable.

  • No, no, wait: MICROWAVE MASSACRE.

  • Mister_pants

    I’ve never heard of aftermath before but it sounds like a ripoff of the already low budget film “def-con 4”

  • zeitguest

    well yeah but even then there was that whole Filoque double procession of the spirit argument with thousands of people dying over whether the Holy Spirit “proceedeth from” the father AND son or just from the father. So let’s quickly agree about the oneness so we can get on to the bloody slaughter over semantic shades of meaning OF oneness.

    Like, if Jay is the Holy Ghost, does he proceed(eth) strait from god or is it like a dual procession where he proceedeth from both Mike and God? Wait, if we agree not to say proceedeth we probably have nothing to argue about, let’s do that instead. Then we can skip sacking Constantinople, take out the robot control ship directly, and skip the other 2 dangerous pa– argh I’m losing my mind… but definitely let’s talk more religion, the more the better.

  • Larson

    I don’t see how this is relevant to the subject at hand, but nonetheless I wholeheartedly agree with you.

  • Larson


  • guest

    right, right… but it’s more likely someone’s been fuckin with your medication. Seein beards that aren’t there, sheesh. I’m gonna have to chain you to a radiator and play blues tunes for you til I’m sure you’re right in the head again.

  • proterozoic

    They have stores for that?

  • Gust

    If you guys are looking for movies to watch for this new, show, segment whatever you want to call it, find the movie “Spirits Among Us”, you won’t regret it, imo… (and no not because one is a super hateful anti-religous or w/e asshole, although if you are, it’s probably even more golden. But because the whole point of the movie (or the last 10 mintues or so) are absolutely hilarious, if you think about it, which isn’t hard, lol.)

  • I liked the first episode better. The discussion veered a little deeper into film (as opposed to total cynicism) and you actually dropped a concrete block on a VHS tape; which is always a winner. I waited for the concrete block in vain this time. 🙁

  • BOBO

    The highlight of this episode was the complete failure of Rich’s Coke Zero “joke”. You can’t find that kind of silence in dead space.

  • I mentioned somewhere I thought the first one was better. Specific example; other than the concrete block (which is always a good idea imho) Mike goes through a quick outline of how you could have made ninja vengeance good in two different ways. This is interesting because he is talking plot, concept, and protagonist. In this episode, everyone is just cynical and likes the most outrageous image. The whole “what could this movie have been?” angle is very interesting to me. Think of the example of “A New Hope” before and after editing. That’s where the discussion about god-awful movies gets interesting; the meta discussion about moviemaking itself.

  • Clearly back-pedaling on the neckbeard issue.

  • Marvin Falz

    *drumroll* neckbeard! 😀

    Mike, Jay and Rich seem to me fairly natural in the discussion segments of both shows. I don’t see a difference between them in HitB and them in BotW. The same goes for Jack and Josh as far as I can tell after two episodes.

  • Don’t you guys get it. Rich and Mike are the same person!!!!!!!!!!

  • kenchun24

    I watched Megaforce way too many times as a kid.Would re-rent at from the local video store (much to my dads dismay) would have to watch it all the way through while flipping channels and I randomly came across it on HBO or USA network etc…

  • Mike

    I really enjoyed it. I like everyone involved with RedLetterMedia, even guys I don’t think I’ve seen before. They all are fun to see on camera. Keep it up, guys. Looking forward to the next episode.

  • Dave

    How many of these are already filmed? I remember Jay said this one was actually filmed first. Do you alredy have any other episodes made.

  • zeitguest

    I’m pretty sure there’s a drinking game on this webzone we haven’t been let in on involving the words: hipster, neckbeard, hack, fraud, and yoko.


  • Marvin Falz

    *drumroll* neckbeard! 😀

    Mike, Jay and Rich seem to me fairly natural in the discussion segments of both shows. I don’t see a difference between them in HitB and them in BotW. The same goes for Jack and Josh as far as I can tell after two episodes.

  • rgagsssawerf

    Jay once sold me the shroud of Turin, which later turned out to be ripped jeans with taco stains on them. Fucking frauds!

  • Alex

    You’re an idiot.

  • RLM sold out

    This was just terrible.

  • troodon

    RedLetterMedia shows up with nothing less than the B-Team. It’s just Jay in command, with a handful of rookies. And THAT guy. Who is that guy?

  • bananna hammock

    So can we expect regular *Best of the worst*? Or is it just a “whenever we feel like it” kind of thing? Either way, love what you guys do, keep up the good work!

  • ParryHotter

    What’s with the weird reverb?

  • guest

    I like Mike, but I also like seeing people freak out that he wasn’t there. I’m left feeling very conflicted, as if I win no matter what and don’t know what to do about it.

  • Astor

    Oh man, you just gotta fucking love the 80s!

  • Blergh

    Oh, this doesn’t make sense any more.

  • MM

    Mikes become such a star now, he only has to bother with a brief non speaking cameo these days

  • ReverendFlashBack

    I like the discussion. It’s good to just have 4 people discussing instead of 6 or 7.

  • BallsToIt

    i expected Exterminator 2 to be set on fire at the end of this…

  • PissedForNoReason

    Hey pretentious douche, I liked everything you said until you described it as a ‘meta discussion.’ The prepositional phrase starting with about was modifying the word discussion adequately. You don’t need to add meaningless words.

  • SomeoneElseTookDude

    I know you did not just call Rich Evans “b-team”

  • LOL

  • Stu

    In this scene I also love that there’s recoil on the gun’s joystick!

  • I’m mildly curious if you know what a douche is. You probably don’t care, being a troll. In any case; “meta” discussion is a discussion about a discussion. A meta-language is a language that describes a language. For example; if you study symbolic logic, you can reduce sentences in English into an equivalent symbolic form. A discussion, in the form of a film, talking about a film, as a way to inform the art of tim-based story telling is most certainly a “meta discussion”. You amuse me in that you are so obviously angry at people you think are smarter than you, calling them pretentious simply because you don’t understand them. You are like a guy highlighting his tiny little willie by demanding measuring contests with everyone he meets. Are you THAT desperately insecure about your own IQ? Who cares about who uses language better anyway? Seriously!

  • guest

    i cant believe that his hand is actually SHAKING when he pulls the stringtrigger of that DUMB killing-truck.

  • MrMeowMeow

    So when is the next Plinkett review?

  • ATTENTION: I enjoy this program. It makes my crotch tingle.

  • Great video, hilarious commentary, really really bad movies. Well done. And fuck yes New Glarus beer! Some of the best beer in the world.

  • The entire human race

    Please stop just reading the backs of the box. Maybe pick one sentence, then just talk about it. But you’re just reading the entire fucking thing. It’s like when some one starts telling you about some nerdy shit like their favorite episode of Futurama, and you humor them for 20 seconds. But then you realize they’re actually going scene by scene to the bitter end. The segment is good. Just stop reading the god damned boxes to us. “And then, hold on hold on it gets better, see in the next sentence they say…” STOP IT. STOP IT NOWW

  • Dickard

    If RedLetterMedia was the Pepsi bottling plant, Rich Evans would be Pepsi Max.

  • Peter Ebel

    I like this more than the HITB reviews, because there’s access to more movie clips than what the trailer provides.

  • capitandelespacio

    It’s gonna be great.

  • zeitguest

    and don’t forget the Disco Rollerskating Musical genre, Xanadu being the classic of course. Nothing blows up though, which is increasingly annoying.

    Maybe someone somewhere made a Post-Apocalyptic Disco Rollerskating Musical like, oh no, giant mutant hissing cockroaches, whaddaya say we rolller-dance our way outta this one…

    And 80’s movies starting with The. The Fog. The Car. etc. The Car was about, if I remember from my childhood, a killer black old fashioned car with blacked out windshields that terrorizes a small town. Car movies always work kinda like superfriends episodes featuring aquaman.

  • ghost penis

    whoa, step back sista

  • fistthebear

    except as the actual Jay Bauman said this episode was filmed first, so she was the addition, not a subtract, but an add. Not taked out but put in. Tired. so very tired.

  • Crandon

    This was great. If you guys ever do a review of Bad Superhero movies you should include the extremely bad and cheese Fantastic Four (it’s even on youtube and Captain America. For a third option you could choose one of the Superman movies from the 80s or the Supergirl spin off they did!

  • shitfish

    Its weird you say that, he just has a big personality, I think Hitb has more Jay banter than Pike. I even capitalized the P. I was very careful.

  • Klagnon Moogufu

    Rich Evans when he’s angry:

    Don’t fuck with him

  • Hi, I really liked this episode as you are delving in to cult/metalhead flick territory, I’ve known about these movies for years and it’s funny seeing old guys just discovering them but you have to admit it is way more fun than going to the theater. There are Exterminator 2 shirts on and well, that’s all I have to say, I could recommend some fucking doozies for you but I don’t think you read these comments, but anyways I look forward to more episodes.

  • C.R.

    The coolest part about this is that the voice announcing Kill–Bike is Speed Racer [the original cartoon].

  • Smas

    I love Mike. But Best of the Worst is soooo much better without Mike.

  • kenchun24

    Haha! Solarbabies anyone?

    Also like a review of a the “The” bad movie series.TONS of 80’s fodder for that cannon.

  • I literally pooped myself on the Coke zero joke.

  • Christian Wolfe

    The ship in Aftermath has the same targeting computer as the Millennium Falcon

  • pr0nfolio

    It’s nice to see a Feeding Frenzy reunion of sorts. This is legitimately great stuff, guys. Keep up the awesomeness.

  • Alejo Serna

    I love the show, keep ’em coming!

  • Skagboy

    this is fucking awesome. Can’t wait for the new episode.

  • Lukas

    The message I am getting here is that if you could just swap out the middle 45 minutes of new gladiators with the last 45 minutes of aftermath, you have a decent action movie.

  • Fed Up Guest

    I’m beginning to feel like calling people neckbearded hipsters is the “new hipster” of today’s world. Seriously, it’s like a bad case of psychological projection. Where these people project their own failings onto the people they are hating on.

    Get over yourselves.

    Dismissing people out of hand in such a manner is classic ad hominem fallacy. You are dismissing them, and their ideas, based solely on personal attributes and traits which you find unappealing.

    Traits which often seem to be shared by those doing the insulting, as I’ve stated above in suggesting it’s like some form of projection. In particular.. arrogance.. self-amusement.. self-importance.. trying too hard to be cool and witty.. People like twat, and others making these insults, all seem to be exactly what they hate.

    It’s so transparent and obvious. It’s sad that these people don’t recognize their own failings in this regard. Dismissing people in this manner.. insulting them personally, etc.. it’s all a form of psychological compensation. It’s the means by which these people boost themselves up and make themselves feel important and relevant.

    There is no case that can be made for a constructive, good reasoning for the attitudes people like twat put forth. It’s not helpful in any way. It’s just hurtful of peoples feelings.. for no good reason at all other than to make Twat feel good about himself.

    I look at these guys doing these videos and I have tremendous respect for them. They have the courage to go online and post videos of themselves, and their opinions, despite the internet being filled with self important jackasses who do nothing but criticize and insult people all day from their position of anonymity.

    They have courage to put themselves out there and take a chance in such a hostile environment. They have courage and strength and are trying to be entertaining and do something constructive and fun.

    You, on the other hand, only have the courage to attack them personally from your anonymous position.. You contribute nothing of substance. Just insults and outright dismissal of people based on personal attributes.

    Get over yourselves. All of you whiners. Here’s a very simple thing for you to grasp. If you don’t like the people who are doing the show.. don’t watch the show. It’s really that simple. Don’t sit here thinking you are owed anything, or have any right to tell them how to do their show. You don’t. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. It’s that simple.

    Or at least be constructive in your feedback. Rather than such childish personal attacks.

    Get over yourselves.

  • Fed Up Guest

    Oh, and let me quickly try to head off another ad hominem attack that I’m sure will come. No, I’m not someone who is in any way associated with Red Letter Media. Don’t try to dismiss what I’ve said as some kind of personal reaction by one of the people involved. I don’t know any of them. Never met any of them. I’m just someone who his fed up with this kind of online douchebaggery.

  • blackpeople

    No one bothered to read your essay. Get over yourself.

  • Manaconda

    Love this series!

  • just watched The Aftermath with some friends after seeing this episode. Fucking hilarious.

    I got far more interest watching these terrible movies then the modern ones they’re reviewing.

  • CorbeauNoir

    I kept cracking the fuck up watching this because I always associate the Paper Chase guy with the Warrior of the Lost World episode of MST3K

  • CorbeauNoir

    You sound like an assmad neckbeard hipster, you assmad neckbeard hipster.

    Maybe you should follow your own advice and get over yourself.

  • CorbeauNoir

    Jay 1, whiny female-apologist white-knight 0

  • fuckhead

    i laughed like rich evans at the coke zero joke .

  • Destroyer62636

    Its a Sid Haig movie, like Black Mamma White Mamma, lots of rural sex and violence. Review that movie!!!

  • Christopher Pendlebury

    you know your friend is looking increasingly like Paul Giamatti even including the the hand-to-forehead tick shown in the first part of the show. Giamatti does that all the time.

  • Karlo

    You guys should watch Gladiator Cop, it’s one of the most mindblowingly bad movies ever.

  • Patrick

    Denny’s: When you can’t handle parenting your child, just pawn them off on our waitresses!

  • yep

    reading this was cathartic

  • AnimationWorksNL

    And I thought I had seen some bad movies. But these gems from the Rich Evans Premium Collection are something else. Random thought in addition to Mr. Evans baffled description of the ending of Aftermath: I think they ended the movie on a lonely highway because that’s how the Roadwarrior ended.

  • Wyldstaar

    For some reason, that copy of Hero At Large on top of the movie shelf caught my eye. I LOVED that movie when I was a kid. I watched it every time it was aired on TV. It’s probably terrible, but when you’re seven years old you don’t know it’s crap. The fact that it’s on top of the shelf would seem to indicate that it holds a fond memory for one of you guys as well.

  • decora

    8:48 i could have sworn that was Jared Martin from TV’s War of the Worlds seires . . . imdb has nothing.

  • Vinny


  • merzer

    Hey guys, could you tell me what’s up with that framed article with the title “Skæg”? It looks like it’s in danish?

  • Strelnikov

    I thought “The Aftermath” was an alternate version of “Def-Con 4” (same kind of set-up) but nope, it’s another film. IMdB claims the movie was shot in 1978 and a third of the budget was spent on post-production, so this must have been one of those movies where it took them forever to finish the film. Or the director just couldn’t find a distributor.

    That’s Forrest J. Ackerman as the old guy talking about weapons; he always got roped into low-budget independent sci-fi films (“Future War” and “Equinox”, for example.)

  • Rick

    I LOVE Best of the Worst. Never stop, please.

  • Gord

    The comma between two and huge is correct. The comma doesn’t just separate a tangential idea or three or more list items, but also two or more adjectives that cannot be swapped in place of each other. What a comma should not really be used for, however, is indicating a pause.

  • Molandria

    Seriously, keep the recordings of you watching the movies as audio, and give us them as a kind of commentary while we watch it! I’d listen!

  • guest

    does rich evans not drink, i dont think ive seen him drink in any of RLMs videos

  • Steve

    Diet Pepsi.

  • autonomousgerm

    Fuck you Denny’s.

  • Otto Torrens

    The Exterminator is really good, not so much the sequel.

  • B.c. Miller

    It is an article from the King Of Denmark honoring RedLetterMedia’s other job…distributing heroin to the people of Denmark.

  • zhellas

    The black guy friend in The Exterminator 2 is also Burrell in The Wire.

  • AlcaldeEste

    Who’s the King of Denmark?

  • Now I Get It

    “What a comma should not really be used for, however, is indicating a pause.”

    So true. Indeed, all punctuation serves to break the sentence into parts small enough that you can read the whole sentence in one go, without pausing.

    That notion about pauses is a residue from, ironically, grammar school, when most of us were told, “A period means a pause, and a comma – you see that period with the curly tail? – means a shorter pause.” And, for many of us, that early notion, told mostly for convenience, was never refined or elaborated for correctness.

    I’m also convinced that that notion is responsible for the career of Christopher Walken, who in an interview once explained that, after he gets a new script, the first thing he does is cross out all the punctuation – why? – so that he can create his own pauses in each line. Which is exactly what he’s known for onscreen to this day.

  • littlemisspiss

    I enjoy them reading the box.

  • williamsn411

    I loved “The Wire”. One of my favorite shows.

  • williamsn411


    Hey, Denny’s, how about you try serving some food that doesn’t give me diarrhea 5 mins after I’ve eaten it.

  • williamsn411

    Wouldn’t surprise me. I’m a guy that can’t stand beer or alcohol in general. I prefer coke or pepsi.

  • Rene Lora

    22:45, Jays successful joke celebration drink

  • omgnoway

    they didn’t destroy one! Though I do want to see Aftermath now..

  • NoahesFrio
  • cole120

    What was the music they played while showing the main guy killing the bad guys in Aftermath?

  • Douglas Samson

    And yet Shout Factory gives Exterminator 2 a DVD release with a brand spanking new widescreen transfer and a audio comentary with the director and Mario Van Peebles.
    All, New Gladiators gets is a poor Troma DVD that is full screened and has a lame introduction from Loyd Kaufman.

  • andrew thompson

    def-con 4 is another space cannibal nuke movie worth watching

  • Vesperanto

    I’d also love to know this.

  • ivan zhuravlyov

    If funny was artificaial sweetner, these guys would be coke zero…

  • Patrick

    The plot points (or rather the progression of the people who die) in The Aftermath kind of remind me of the Walking Dead video game.

  • Hack Fraud

    I went back to this episode after watching the latest ones, and you guys a lot better at sound. Good job!

  • ModernDayMinstrel

    Holy fuck I forgot Jack had hair!

  • David Philip

    I watched through all of their stuff as it was released and only consciously noticed Jack as a recurring person after he shaved his head. Going back and watching again I realized he showed up early in Half in the Bag (hair & beard) as a delivery guy.

  • Guest

    And you’d be high-fructose corn syrup!

  • David Martin

    And you’d be high-fructose corn syrup!!

  • Wyldstaar

    Jack is in the Mr. Plinkett Phantom Menace review as well. He’s one of the people asked to describe characters from Phantom Menace & Star Wars.

  • Biji M.

    You can’t help but notice that through every review on this site, there’s a fairly large amount of alcohol around. I used to wonder how in the hell they make it through these horrific duds, but it actually makes sense once you factor in the large amount of booze being consumed. (Also explains how they keep finding this terrible shlock consistently amusing.) Kudos, fellas, I’d do it the same way!

  • Lelio Mulas

    Guys, Running Man came out three years after New Gladiators. Just saying…

  • Joe

    Jack sold his hair for copies of Nukie.

  • Joe

    They also do better with just trusting the camera and not zooming in. There are a few awkward zooms in this episode, and not the “digital zoom for effect” that later becomes a BotW staple.

  • Sam

    It says the youtube version has been removed by user?

  • Ron Moses

    Yeah, please repost this one to YouTube. It’s a classic!

  • The HD

    Shite, tried the YouTube but was “unavailable”

  • smogmos68

    The book (Running man) came out in 1982 by Steve King. Yes that Stephen King.

  • Strelnikov

    The bell-bottom jeans are a giveaway that The Aftermath was shot in 1978. Yes, I came back to comment in a thread three years later. Why, I do not know……

  • Adam Baldwin

    So I couldn’t help but notice a familiar face in “Exterminator 2” and I was curious who it was, so I went to IMDB to find that it was Frankie Faison, and scrolling through the credits I found that the main thing I probably remembered him from was the TV show “The Wire”. As I was scrolling through his credits though, i discovered something incredible: he was also on the show “One Life to Live” playing a character called… wait for it… Richard Evans!

  • SqualrusWalrus

    re-watching these older ones fills my heart with joy

  • SqualrusWalrus

    and im the squalrus

  • SqualrusWalrus

    it’s poetry it rhymes

  • Nobody

    So they thought that Mario Van Peebles “acted the fuck out of that movie.” Hmm. They must have seen a different “Exterminator 2” than I did.

  • Erling

    It is an article in “Politiken”.. 12 April 2012. It’s about different kind of humor and mentions Mike and his reviews

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