Red Letter Media Behind the Scenes: Shooting Zombies

September 26, 2013235 Comments

Some people have been wondering about the slowing down of content for the site lately. Well, here’s a big part of why! We’ve been hard at work the last few weeks shooting Mr. Plinkett segments for the film Doc of the Dead, a documentary about zombies in pop culture. It’s been very time consuming and very bloody, but hopefully everyone will enjoy the final result! We’re also working to get all of our exterior scenes for Space Cop shot before it starts to get cold outside, but have no fear: Half in the Bag will be returning soon, and we’ll of course continue episodes of Best of the Worst as well. Thanks for being patient!

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  • Mark Bisone

    “Some people have been wondering about the slowing down of content for the sight…”

    “Sight” — Jay, for God’s sake, GET SOME SLEEP.

    (unless of course that slows down production; in which case: meth away.)

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      Either he saw this and corrected the mistake, or he noticed the mistake on his own. Either way, it’s changed now.

      Maybe meth makes him better at spelling?

      • Mark Bisone

        We’re all changed now.

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          They may have also read the replies to the Facebook post they made, but that’s assuming they can read.

          • Mark Bisone

            What’s a facebook. Is it one book?

          • sepiajack

            It’s the good book

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            It’s this thing with the social and the status and the consumer of souls.

  • elitist-movie-snob

    It’s definitely disappointing, but you guys create such high quality work (that doesn’t require kickstarter funds) that it’s worth the wait.

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      What’s disappointing?

      • elitist-movie-snob

        Yeah, sorry, I should’ve made that clearer. The lack of new content has been disappointing.

  • sepiajack

    It’s always worth the wait when it shows up! Keep the good work guys!

  • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

    I love all the behind the scenes stuff you guys do for your features. Keep it coming! I’m sad that we didn’t get to see Alexander Felipe in this clip though. Where was the director during all this shooting?

    • Now I Get It

      Tense, tense artistic differences over which end of the camera the picture goes into. Still not sure who won.

  • sepiajack

    Why? WHY!? did I watch this while eating dinner????

    • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

      Who doesn’t like beets with sausage? ;)

      • Culture Vulture

        Just go to Russia :)

      • Cameron Vale

        Isn’t that the recipe for borscht? Delicious.

        • Daniel Nguyen-Phuoc

          I think borscht also involves cabbage and sour cream. ;)

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      What was for dinner?

      • sepiajack

        lentil curry with rich and fried onions

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          Any leftovers?

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            Any rightunders?

  • Ethan_Nino

    You should make a parody of Repenetrator called Re-Reanimator.

  • castlemonster

    Breaking: Zombie Attacks Farmer, Is Easily Avoided

  • mmsiphone

    You hack frauds are the best, can’t wait to see this

  • byron orpheus phd

    Really excited to see this and Space Cop, wish I lived in wisco so I could be an extra!

  • Graceless

    I had no idea you guys work so hard.

  • Studio Executive

    Documentaries usually don’t make much money and are thus a dead branch of cinema. Zombie movies usually exceed production costs by huge amounts and are thus a thriving branch of cinema. “Doc of the Dead” is therefor a very interesting experiment! Can the dead “Doc” aspect of this film be reanimated by consuming the lively material of the “Dead” subject matter? If so, would this constitute a reanimation of a dead documentary genre? Would reanimated documentaries spread, feeding of more and more vibrant subjects? I must go to the focus groups to run some scenarios…

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      I like the wordplay with the dead and the zombies and the lively and the advertising and the flashy effects and the money shots and the snikt and the BOOM BOOM POW and the hot ladies and the loud sounds and the ear bleeding and the eye rolling and the stop hitting me over the head with this stuff please god oh god please stop just make it stop what have I done to deserve this why are you doing this are you only following the cash flow of the masses why must we choose such garbage why isn’t more of our money going to more worthwhile entertainment what is wrong with everyone

      Hey, sweet, Michael Bay is directing Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth movie in a deeply loved movie series about the complex subject matter of what it means to be human and whether or not other intelligence lifeforms have consciences. IN 3D!

      • Studio Executive

        …Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-ray.

  • KarlBunker

    I am so totally fricking sick of zombies that it ain’t even funny. But I’m looking forward this thing.

  • Percy Gryce

    I like how the human flesh and blood were practical effects and not some goddamned CGI.

    • Cameron Vale

      They used human flesh and blood instead of CGI?

      • Percy Gryce

        You haven’t had ring baloney, have you?

  • Percy Gryce

    Mike’s interaction with Rich reminds me of my wife and me. She slurs her words too–from drinking too much.

    • Mark Bisone

      Come again?

      (read these comments three more times, slowly and carefully).

      • Percy Gryce

        Now you sound exactly like her too.

        • sepiajack

          You know that bizarre laugh Mike made in the Into Darkness review when someone called Benedict Cumberbach: Benedict Cabbagepatch?

          I wish there was an emoticon for that, I would use it now.

          • Percy Gryce

            I’ve been rewatching HITB and came across another instance of the rare and fleeting laugh of the wild Stoklasa. You know how rare and strange it is by Jay’s disturbed reaction: “Oh, no.”

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t5J8j__JNY&t=13m42s

          • Cameron Vale

            I still don’t know how I feel about Poop In The Pants Movie.

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            Whoa, what? I think I may have missed this episode.

            Also, glad you found another instance of his laugh. He had one of those during the STID review as well when Jay mocked Cumberbatch’s last name. Jay had a similar reaction where he is just awkwardly surprised by how funny Mike thought the lame joke was. “Oh, goodness.”

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            I was about to delete this, but I’ve learned that Disqus is a bitch when that happens to I’m just going to change the text to this. It was the same comment I have posted in reply below.

  • Percy Gryce

    The worst thing about being a zombie is putting in the contact lenses.

  • Percy Gryce

    I prefer Munchos to Funyuns–as do all right-thinking people.

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      This actually makes me crave some snacks.

      FUCK YOU, YOU CORPORATE WHORE!

    • Joe Syxpac

      Snax Fax:

      Someone tried to make Pringles out of nothing but salt and air but failed miserably. They called em Munchos and sold em anyway.

      Each bag of Funyuns contains 2 grams of actual food.

      Bugles were once featured as “monster of the week” on Star Trek.

    • Now I Get It

      Hawkins Cheezies, because the government lets me write it off with my Lipitor.

    • catnep

      Tom’s Bugles? I’m used to seeing them as Smiths.

      http://www.reocities.com/Area51/chamber/3873/smithsbugles.jpg

      *Mace Windu sold separately.

      • Now I Get It

        Notable for being one of the few snacks still fried in coconut oil, just like movie theatre popcorn used to be.

        • catnep

          Good knowing this! So we should rub them directly on our skin? Bugles exfoliant/mosturizer.

  • Percy Gryce

    You know it’s really the end of the world when your army consists of Jack and Wizard.

    • Mark Bisone

      I dunno. When end times come, I can think of worse allies than a fucking wizard.

      • http://www.plasticpals.com/ Robotbling

        But this wizard needs food badly.

      • sepiajack

        All I know is this, that man was either given, or took the name ‘the wizard’ for himself, and it stuck.

        So he is undeniably badass

    • Mark Bisone

      Oh, wait, maybe that’s what you meant.

      Jack might come in handy, too. When the shit hits the fan, it’s always good to have a giant bean killer around.

      • Percy Gryce
        • Now I Get It

          Gottalovelovitz!

      • Mitchell Taco Nash

        You can thank Colin from Canada for that.

        • sepiajack

          I forgot that Colin from Canada worked on Mr. Bean the Jackfrost killer

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            Yeah, I guess someone didn’t like that I knew that information…

          • Percy Gryce

            Maybe he just doesn’t like Canadians.

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            That’s a possibility, but WHY?! :O

    • Mark Bisone

      Why in fuck does Disqust fuck up the order of multiple replies, so that later ones are on top of earlier ones? What is that, like, one fucking line of code they have to fix?

  • http://www.filmdump.com/ Anthony Smith

    I’m glad was thinking about the nutritional value of the zombie meal of guts when he chose the Beetroots.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    3:47

    All that training Rich did really paid off…

    He can finally walk! And in a straight[ish] line, too!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Hey, hey guys. I made, like, a ‘thing’… a ‘discovery’. I wonder why Mike didn’t mention he was a child star in movies such as ‘Psycho From Texas’? Repressed memories?

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      To film this shot, their either actually had his mother doing ‘that’ in front of him, or they just put beets in front of him. Not sure which…

      Maybe his mom was covered in beets?

      • sepiajack

        Would that be considered ‘beeting off’?

        *crickets chirp*

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          Of course YOU would make a ‘jack’ing off pun.

          • sepiajack

            You know what they say: write about what you know

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I have trouble psychologically connecting with anybody…

    • Now I Get It

      That’s only because you continue to present a level of retardation usually seen only in Rush fans. But buck up, slugger. Only 34 more years and you, too, may join a Hall of Fame that everyone hates.

      • Mitchell Taco Nash

        I can’t count to 34…

        • Now I Get It

          It’s easy, just count out “1″ 34 ti…oh, wait.
          …And the men who hold high places…

        • Now I Get It

          Okay, just so we’re clear, your form of “retardation” consists in being 35 years AHEAD of the curve.

          (Psst! My strata of sarcasm and irony may have gone too far in places.)

      • Cameron Vale

        Rush is the greatest rock band of all time, but I see your point.

        • Now I Get It

          Rush gave me one of my few love-at-first-sight moments in life – oh so long ago – and they remain atop my list of top-three all-time favourite bands.

          I never got farther into metal than that, but a friend of mine is a true metalhead, who’s gotten really scholarly about it in his middle years, at about the same time, coincidently, that loads of documentaries have appeared on the genre’s history, seminal bands, and critical events. The most gratifying of these, for me, have been the Dunn-McFadyen films that try to present a wider context for metal’s overall growth, including, of course, the emergence of Rush.

          • Paul Schumann

            Who needs metal when you have Dethklok?

          • Now I Get It

            “Metalocalypse” has a definite point to prove, and if I had the stomach my friend has for band biographies, I’m sure I’d know what it is. Still, that series grew on me.

          • Paul Schumann

            ahhh I just heard Brendan Small teamed up with Bear McCreary to make a Metalocalypse orchestral beast of a finale to the cliffhanger last season!
            On a side note, Bear managed to get some awesome gigs: BSG, the Walking Dead, and now SHIELD and this.

          • Now I Get It

            “…orchestral beast of a finale…”

            So, that must be this thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIaPGyxVeFU

            To me, Brendon Small is already interesting, like Mike Judge or Adam Reed, as a guy with many talents who just keeps going – though I have no idea what he’ll do after “The Doomstar Requiem” – but musically, he seems to be in a unique position.

            Whereas Ritchie Blackmore, say, might take some grief from fans over “betraying his roots,” after he started Renaissance folk-rock band Blackmore’s Night, Small gets to set whatever musical challenge he wants for himself, because he’s serving the dramatic requirements of story, and everyone just wants to see how it turns out.

            Actual musicians know better than fans, of course, hence, the collaboration of Bear McCreary, whom, I have to say, I’d never even heard of. It’s just more proof of how a true division of labour just keeps growing.

            As a guy I knew in law school once said of the hours he was putting in, “I’m working my ass off, so, I can work my ass off.”

          • Paul Schumann

            Well I feel that guy’s pain as I’m currently studying for the CPA exam and trying to top that 50% pass/fail rate.

            I agree, even if there were only a few guitar riffs, the show would still be hilarious. The added bonus of Small being a skilled musician improves the show even more. I couldn’t go to his NYC show last year, so I imagine/hope he’s got at least one more tour left in him before he moves on to something else.
            It’s always nice to be able to finish what you’ve started. Pity Mike Judge didn’t get a chance with the Goode Family. Not enough toilet humor or broad enough for the Family Guy crowd I guess. (It also got the Firefly treatment of bad timeslots if I remember correctly) Too bad it couldn’t get picked up and reborn by IFC as a companion to Portlandia.

          • Now I Get It

            According to the DVD commentaries, “The Goode Family” didn’t last because it was out of stride with its own network and audience, and this left it vulnerable to being squeezed out by the “Family Guy” aesthetic.

            For instance, unlike FOX, ABC had no experience with the rather stringent production needs of an animated series, and simply expected the show to materialise and survive without tailor-made support. As well, the show’s creators – Judge, Altschuler, and Krinsky – were telling the Leftist version of “King of the Hill”, and, however timely that choice, it just didn’t sit well with a public fatigued by its own politics at home.

            Said Altschuler, “…the heroes of this show [liberal weenies] are, maybe, hated by this country. …We see them as good, honourable people in a lot of ways… But we kind of believe, when you get right down to it, America likes hanging out with Hank Hill, and really doesn’t want to hang out with [the Goodes].”

            But, of course, this is the great hazard of the satirist, who is, as Richard Mitchell described hm, “a landless opportunist,” who must always take the middle position of dissent between two extremes, because he can’t find a third position of his own.

            Said Krinsky, “We just liked the conflict of people trying to do good and being caught in the middle of a spectrum, whatever it is.” You can hear the same reasoning from Parker-Stone in their commentary for “Team America”.

            And, yes, “The Goode Family” would be a lock-fit with “Portlandia”, a show that, by the way, tickles me in way that only “Web Therapy” and “Archer” do.

            http://sharetv.org/images/the_goode_family-show.jpg

          • Cameron Vale

            I was way into Rush since 2000 and immediately had a suspicion that there were hidden dimensions to their influence; since then, that suspicion has been greatly assuaged, but not entirely so. As for the Hall Of Fame thing, I immediately knew something was wrong when I heard that ELO and Kiss weren’t in there. And I don’t even like Kiss.

          • Now I Get It

            I’ve never heard of any Hall of Fame – from baseball to the Founding Fathers – whose original standard of excellence hasn’t been somehow debased, if it was defined at all.

            What galls me, though only mildly these days, isn’t the lateness of the induction but that Rush accepted. But to be round about it, if the induction had come earlier in their careers, I’m not so sure they would have gone along with it. Anyway, “it is what it is, and forever, the Hall is the infinite jest.”

          • Cameron Vale

            Earlier Rush would have probably just been flattered, they’re just a rock band after all. If you think about it, 2112 is mostly just thinly veiled anger directed at the music industry, and I’m not entirely convinced that Clockwork Angels isn’t a riff on The Zybourne Clock.

          • Now I Get It

            “…would have probably just been flattered…”

            You might be right. My guess is that, overall, they’re ambivalent, in that they probably believe that there should be a hall or pantheon that recognises greatness, but the current hall is all we’ve got, so, what the hell, because their fans (mostly) know the difference anyway.

            “…a riff on The Zybourne Clock.”

            That’s funny, but, yeah, why not? From the little I’ve read on it, the guys who tried to make that game could no more solve its construction than the hero of “Clockwork Angels” could escape The Watchmaker.

            Writing it that way, Peart would be like expert improvisor Steve Carell playing inept improvisor Michael Scott, in “The Office”. The difference is that, Peart being Peart, his hero is one with whom we can empathise without pity.

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          Nah, he’s talking about ‘Rush’ the movie [Now in theatres! Go see it today!].

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    It’s very interesting when we get to see behind-the-scenes videos from you guys. It highlights how much work can be put into a film shoot that people otherwise are unaware of, and this video isn’t even including much pre or any post-production [editing can be a bitch, but it's a bitch I enjoy].

    • TapewormBike

      Buy Gorilla Interrupted.. I loved the movie, but the doc about making of it is priceless and I watched it about 10 times.

      • Now I Get It

        You know, an excellent foil for “How Not to Make a Movie” is “My Best Friend”, which is Werner Herzog’s documentary on his filmic collaboration with Klaus Kinski. It shows them really leaning into their artistic differences, to the point of plotting to murder each other.

        • TapewormBike

          Dude, are you fucking kidding me? Seriously? I am watching just that movie and then I check my email and see that you told me to go watch it. That is eerily awesome.

          • Now I Get It

            I had the same experience several years ago with “The Verdict”, when a video clerk spent several minutes highly recommending it to me as I walked around with it in his store. I’d already seen it 18 times – finally had the sense to buy it – and it remains one of my all-time favourites.

          • TapewormBike

            Man, stop whatever you are doing and go watch the doc Apocalypse Soon, on Youtube. Making of Toxie 4, it’s basicly Troma version of Hearts of Darkness. Blew my mind.

          • Now I Get It

            The machine gun breaks down and they stop the gun expert’s cheque (even though he fixed the thing), but when the camera breaks down and there’s no replacement, no one can fire Lloyd.

            Thus, the division of labour becomes a community of fear, lies, and unadmitted grudges. Nuts.

          • TapewormBike

            Oh definitely. But out of everything I saw of the guy, Kaufman is the most loveable egotistic asshole ever. I also consider this interview a happy end for the 1st AD Trent:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF9wJ5F2Phk

          • Now I Get It

            I can’t call him lovable, but Kaufman seems to have a genuine mildness to him on set, e.g., that opening incident, wherein he PATIENTLY explains to that bewildered script girl, or whoever, how to swap the new pink pages into the script. Even when he was warning that guy (?) about not letting mothers-with-babies walk on the steps and across the cables, I didn’t believe that he was as nasty as he said he is.

            I think Kaufman stays reasonably cool because he knows how to stay within his various financial margins and that his films only need to be good enough, as opposed to perfect.

            As for Trent, what he blithely calls a producer’s “checks and balances” is really a producer doing combat with people who are supposed to be sharing his labour but are really interfering with his day’s to-do list.

            If he can manage that, then all power to him, but I’ve never been able to. The minute I run into resistance, I go back into playwright mode, because many of the people who get in the way on a production are exactly the kind of people that I write about.

          • TapewormBike

            I get what you are saying, although, not being a playwright, I call it my “now Im imagining a long wall, where all the dicks I know are standing with blindfolds on and I am a one man firing squad with sadistic tendencies” mode. Back to the topic, Kaufman does seem to be quite patient at times, I get the feeling that the only people that get real abuse are the ones on more steady payroll (Trent especially). And oh my god, that script girl made me angry watching it. I actually think she was the 2nd AD. I had a problem with the guy who played Toxie as well. The shoot must’ve sucked hard, but he seemed..actory to me, if you get what I vaguely mean.

          • Now I Get It

            “…I get the feeling…”

            I had that feeling too: Trent got smacked, whereas the 2nd AD, who seemed new to the crew, got the kid gloves. And, yes, the “actory” actor, who showed up late, then gave advice on how to reshoot the sequence that it was his fault they had to shoot without him. Gaa! I don’t know how “actory” he was in his soul, but lateness, like an unreturned phone call, is an almost infallable sign of worse to come.

            A good foil for “Apocalypse Soon” is “Overnight”, about how Troy Duffy overplayed his hand in trying to make “Boondock Saints”. Not a lot of onset hi-jinks, but loads of boardroom and barroom rumpus.

            Watching Duffy hold court is like watching David Brent or Michael Scott narrate their own grandeur. Truly cringeworthy. The film is as if “My Best Friend” had been entirely about Kinski’s madness. Duffy turned, by degrees, on absolutely everyone and made himself unemployable for about 10 years.

          • TapewormBike

            I saw that last weekend. It was really ciringeworthy, especially the encounter with his brother near the end. Have you seen Boondocks btw? I like it, but I cannot figure out, what exactly did Weinstein think he had on his hands – at that time, there were enough Tarantino wannabes to fill ..well, some big hole. And Duffy seems to think that his script has almost magical powers. He also likes to point out how he is blue collar and worked his way up to achieve his succes, but does not stop to think, that maybe it is because he just works at the right bar and people are more willing to look at scripts when drunk? Good movie, for sure.For a change of pace, I saw Room 237 recently and really liked it, although I maintain that they should not demand money for a very well made youtube video.

          • Now I Get It

            “And Duffy seems to think that his script has almost magical powers.”

            In the standard myth, the hero Arrives, Peaks, then Falls. Of these three, the Arrival is most exciting. Everything seems possible, as everyone imagines the enterprise in its broadest strokes, without having to compose its fine details.

            I think that Duffy mistook the excitement of his Arrival for the triumph of his Peak. I think he mistook what was new to him for what was new to the world, as he couldn’t shut up about their unprecedented opportunity and unlimited future. And in that moment, he began his Fall.

            Did Weinstein think he had something new in Duffy? I doubt it, given that it was the over-indulgences of the 1970s’ auteurs that had led to the rise of the 1990s’ producers like Weinstein in the first place (Cf. Peter Biskind’s *Down and Dirty Pictures*).

            Bruce Willis, who’d been through a bit, observed that a successful career in Hollywood adds a fourth stage to the standard myth, when after his Fall the hero (actor, director, writer) Returns. He makes a comeback, in other words.

            Duffy got his comeback – and so it goes – but I’ve yet to see either of his films. Though I did see “This So-Called Disaster” this weekend. Now that was “actory.”

          • TapewormBike

            You can say “Dudes kinda douche” in so many words!

          • Now I Get It

            It happens with age. The instant I figured out what every douche I ever met has in common, all their little differences that caught my attention in the first place became interesting all over again, and I started comparing them to each other to find new common denominators.
            It will happen to YOU.

        • TapewormBike

          Also, Lost in La Mancha about making of Terry Gilliams version of Don Quixote (which he never finished) is really good. Kudos to RLM guys for a) not ending up hating each others guts for too long and b) actually making the flick.

          • Now I Get It

            Yes – “Lost in La Manca” – is a whole lotta “And what the fuck do we do now?” I’d forgotten that one, and what I seem to remember, now, is that I actually like Gilliam more than I like his movies. Hnhh.

          • TapewormBike

            Agreed. Hearts of Darkness is of course great as well. I guess watching a train wreck is enthralling,, but especially when you see people with talent and passion screaming in their seats. I mightve gotten that metaphor wrong somehow.

          • Now I Get It

            Oh, crap, I forgot that one, too, and I own it. I believe that marks me as more collector than scholar.

          • TapewormBike

            Genleman nonetheless.

          • Now I Get It

            A gentleman, yes – thank you – but with an underlying brutality that comes from sheer obliviousness.

            About “Side by Side”, I was unaware. I just read the reviews – theatrical and blu-ray – on DVDtalk.com, which is where I first learned of the divide among reviewers concerned with story vs. picture quality. I’m on the story side, so, the only distinctions I’ve attended to are which special features are on which edition of which disc.

            But this other matter of technology does redound on my collecting, as I’ve also chosen disc over streaming, which, in turn, redounds on how I organise my home. It’s a fascinating chain of consequences and debate, that might find some corollaries in three other documentaries, this time about a similar change in music: “I Need That Record!”, “Last Shop Standing”, and “Brick and Mortar and Love”.

            In any case, I’m going to track “Side by Side” till it drops to a price I like. Thanks again.

        • Percy Gryce

          Anyone, Burden of Dreams?

          • Now I Get It

            Thanks for this. I’d forgotten it, because – fatal mistake – I’d bookmarked Herzog on Amazon instead of the title.

            That time, in general, gets covered in yet another documentary on the creative mis-collaborations of auteurs “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls”, based on Peter Biskind’s history of that period, during which Herzog, as a European, was more a fringe figure.

            But Herzog himself has made quite a career, on a more biographical scale, documenting obsessives.

  • DarthRandal

    I think there should be a new show that is strictly behind the scenes material. I find all of the stuff they do fascinating and I have a feeling a lot of other people do too. Doesn’t have to be any set length, just little bits here and there.

    On a side note, it was very cool to know what they were using that brand new set for.

  • ChachaIaca

    My swanky Red Letter Media app seems to be having issues since I updated to iOS 7. Anyone else?

  • bb-15

    Thanks for sharing this! I enjoy seeing behind the scenes extras.
    And I’m looking forward to seeing this zombie movie.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Rich has the “guy in background” market completely cornered.

    • notfunnydouche

      Don’t forget the “guy falling down” market, Suck it Kevin James.

      • Andreas

        “OWW MY DICK” – Rich Evans :)

  • IceBoneBadger

    I bet Michael Bay never used a can of beets. What a hack! (PS – Funyuns are awesome…and smelly)

  • Meester Smeeth

    Did anyone spot Cop Cop, Space Cop’s great great great great great great grandpappy from the present who was born in the past?
    Seriously, if you guys aren’t massively successful filmmakers in the next couple of years I don’t quite know how to finish this sentence. I really wish I had money to give you.

  • Meester Smeeth

    Oh my God… I think I just realised something… You guys are going to kill Plinkett off, aren’t you? That tub full of beats, sausage, chicken skin and whatnot, that’s actually Plinkett’s torso about to be torn apart, isn’t it?
    ERMERGERSH!!!

    • Joe Syxpac

      He’ll just do Lenny the Wonder Dog as a zombie.

      • Meester Smeeth

        I wonder, will we even notice the difference between regular Plinkett and zombie Plinkett?

        • Joe Syxpac

          Zombie Plinkett loves The Phantom Menace.

          • Meester Smeeth

            But zombies have brains. They may not be their own, but they certainly have them.

          • Joe Syxpac

            Zombie Plinkett eating George Lucas’s brain!

            Someone make that happen!

    • Saruma

      If it was Plinkett I would expect to see half digested pizza rolls in the entrails.

      • Meester Smeeth

        Good point. Maybe they’ll CGI them in later on in post.

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          Obligatory “dense” quote.

          • Meester Smeeth

            Mandatory “It’s gonna be great” quote.

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            Fork in the brain medicine.

          • Meester Smeeth

            Hey, you guys remember dicks?

          • Marvin Falz

            I remember Gillian asking her imaginative audience.

          • Cameron Vale

            What is it with Rick?

          • Meester Smeeth

            … Oh.

    • Paul Schumann

      Good catch. Disturbing to say the least. Maybe they’re planning on bringing him back for an episode or two as a zed-Plinkett a la Borderlands’ TK Baha.
      I can’t see them writing him off completely. Murder him in creative ways, yes, but never permanantly.
      There’s possibly even a metaphysical element at play that Plinkett is refused the eternal rest of heaven for his crimes and the pains of hell are no match for the torment of reviewing bad movies on earth…

    • Now I Get It

      Four fucking months ahead of the curve. You magnificent prescient bastard.

      • Meester Smeeth

        Keep going, I’m nearly there.

  • STOP_RIGHT_THERE_CRIMINAL_SCUM

    MIKE AND JAY ARE FRAUDS!

    • Cameron Vale

      :O

    • Duckler

      Frog and Toad are friends.

      • Mitchell Taco Nash

        Wow, never thought I’d see a reference to THAT on an RLM message board.

        • Now I Get It

          Not me. I expected it. Months ago. It’s just common sense.

  • cabbo

    I wonder how much time these guys are getting on the documentary? A hell of a lot more than on P vs GL, anyway.
    Beast.

  • Joe Syxpac

    The one drinking the coffee?

    The beard totally kills it for me.

  • Mark Bisone

    I only view our mad scribblings in “Best” (of the worst) mode, thanks. And that’s always listed up-the-fuck-side-down.

  • Uncle Sporkums

    You guys are all a bunch of geniuses. Hard working, creative, perverted geniuses.
    Now get back to work you hack frauds!

  • Robert Fitl

    In the absence of Plinkett, I thought I would grow tired of Red Letter Media. Then I started watching Best of the Worst and am thoroughly addicted. I can’t get enough of what you guys do. And now I see Plinkett is back and on an even bigger level. Brought a little tear of scotch to my eye. Keep it up, RLM.

  • Rob Rose

    SPOIIIIILLLERRRRRRSSSSSSSS

  • William Holmes

    Tear Elysium another Matt Damon!

  • Billy_Whizz

    Don’t sweat it guys. I figured that you were busy doing other projects. The wait will just make me appreciate the eventual return of Half in the Bag all that more.

  • Andreas

    They probably mean Live Action Plinkett. You can never have too much Rich Evans!

    Speaking of which, WHEN’S THE NEXT PLINKETT REVIEW???

    • Percy Gryce

      More like, Live Inaction Plinkett.

  • Andreas

    Rich Evans deserves his own one-man sketch show. Speaking of which, WHEN’S THE NEXT GAME STATION 2.0??? YOU FUCKS

  • Mark Andrew Edwards

    Eh. I try to be patient. My favorite are the Plinkett reviews but Half in the Bag can be excellent. I’m enjoying the Best of the Worst as well.

    Just keep going and thanks.

    • http://kingengrishkube.deviantart.com/ kube of Nazareth over 9000

      i am a fanboy of The Grabowskis i confess.

      • Andreas

        The Grabowskis = The most disturbing yet most underrated sitcom ever!!!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyVuaQNHor4

        (Probably the best video ever put on Youtube)

        • http://kingengrishkube.deviantart.com/ kube of Nazareth over 9000

          Amen!!!

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          I love these videos. Rather simple yet effective techniques mixed with their awesome humour.

        • Mitchell Taco Nash

          Wait… Mike looks different. Was this before he was premanently 5 months pregnant?

  • http://www.bluemonkeysfrommarz.com/ BlueMonkeysFromMarz.com

    Looks like TOO much fun.

  • Now I Get It

    It’s all the same footage, but they got Harvey Weinstein to recut it then re-issue it under different titles, like he did with all of the secret policeman’s balls. In the end, there was nothing left but pate.

  • El_Runko

    Is that Jocelyn as the zombie with the huge… talents?

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      You were gonna say tits. You know it. I know it. We all know tit.

      • Mitchell Taco Nash

        it*

        Dammit.

  • sepiajack

    “The new movie starring Matt Leblanc”

  • sepiajack

    I still like archaic physical media, like this ca… ca… cazz-et tape

  • Percy Gryce

    “Wallpaper Space Cop”

    • Jay Stein

      Space Cop wallpaper..

  • Andreas

    Working at Redlettermedia would be the best job ever!! I’d love to be a sleasy in-turn.

    • dollar store cashier wife

      “assistant to sexy slut rich evans”

      • Andreas

        I have the weirdest boner

    • Now I Get It

      A curler after my own heart.

  • Necrophagi

    You could at least let us know if Rich Evans is alright.

  • Cosmos Jester

    Is there anything you do that isn’t hilarous and awesome?(please don’t see this as a challenge)

  • Ben Burger

    What is up with blip? Quite frequently a video will stop playing at any point, play an ad, then play the goddamn care boars….

    • ident

      Care boars is the first video on the list. It sounds like the video is being prematurely ended and then blip moves on the next video. This may be a connectivity issue on your end.

      • Ben Burger

        It probably is. I have satellite internet which has connections issues even in ideal weather…

        • ident

          Yeah, satellite internet is pretty shit. You can try using a firefox addon like flashgot to save the video. That may get around the connectivity problems since it will be less sensitive to interruptions.

  • Ben Burger

    He better be a ‘Laughing guy in the background’

  • http://kingengrishkube.deviantart.com/ kube of Nazareth over 9000

    i got mildly hungry at some point..

  • OBC

    Jay Klopek scores cool points for the Op Ivy shirt.

  • Cameron Vale

    He knows what he did.

  • John

    I have that same Operation Ivy shirt. It’s been sitting in my closet for 12 years and not once has it gotten me laid. So fuck you Jay.

    • ident

      The things I leave in my closet for 12 years don’t get me laid, either. Weird.

      • Real Quantum

        Unless it’s a steel dildo and you need someplace private.

  • John

    Yes Half in the Bag is fine.

    Yes Best of the Worst is ok.

    Yes these behind the scenes fucking shits on your lame side projects make me smile or whatever.

    But Goddamn it, what I really want is critical, in depth analyses of popular films in Mike’s Plinkett voice you motherfuckers.

    • http://www.youtube.com/ac1dchr15t ac1d

      Are you serious? Rich Plinkett’s voice all the way.

    • Mitchell Taco Nash

      Looks like SOMEBODY didn’t get their pizza rolls.

  • TapewormBike

    McGenius

    • Now I Get It

      “Usually I just make sandwiches.” – Jessi as Rich

    • TapewormBike

      Oh and his middlename is of course “Hawhawhaaaaaaw”

  • catnep

    This is perhaps an irrelevant detail for some. But why do you insist on dressing women in a horrible shade of pink? Other than that, great work! Really looking forward to this.

  • Marvin Falz

    Cool vid!

    • Percy Gryce

      What’s wrong with your . . . oh, it’s you, Marvin.

      Did you work as an extra today on Space Cop? We were all counting on you for a first-hand report.

      • Marvin Falz

        No, I haven’t. I hope we’ll get to see Behind-the-scenes footage with first-hand accounts from the RLM crew.

  • Ben Burger

    It’s awful: cuts out during precipitation. has terrible latency, sometimes it doesn’t work for any apparent reason, It’s expensive, and data caps are really low (15GB a month)…

  • Andreas

    Thanks for ruining Christmas, you basterds!
    Redlettermedia = The Grinch

  • Jay Stein

    You guys and gals are awesome!

  • Paul Schumann

    yah and the bloody beetroots party with steve aoki whos not a real dj neither
    End unpunctuated youtube music comment.

  • Wildo

    Ha, Goblin music. Awesome.

    • Jay Stein

      Goblins!

  • catnep

    It’s ok, I have no sense of style. I generally view pink as a color that should not be worn over the age of 3. This is a personal preference, of course.

    The full range of pink derangement:

    http://www.htmlcolorcode.org/colorname-Ugly%20pink-code-cd7584.htm

  • Ben Burger

    No, the only reason I have satellite internet is because there are no alternatives, except dial-up…

  • Cameron Ohara

    This looks so cool! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • Joe Syxpac

    Sounds like a good drinking game.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’m pretty sure the Greeks had a god that was based off of Rich Evans.

    • SUPERSOUP

      Bacchus?

    • Rob Rose

      Jesus?

  • Thomas Mikkelsen

    For some ungodly reason I was actually watching this, then suddenly the music sounded awfully familiar and I felt like I woke up and had to get my life together.

    http://youtu.be/1QtdPfz_faM?t=3m49s

    But it passed, though. Still sitting here with the computer.

    • cabbo

      Arrested Development?

      • Thomas Mikkelsen

        I didn´t see that show yet. Any good?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    While dropping my dad off at bowling last night, I heard a teammate tell him, “Rick can’t make it to the bowling tournament.” My dad was quite upset.

    All I could think of, though, was, “What is it with Ricks?” I commenced laughter.

    • ident

      A bowling tournament? Please tell us more about your life in the 1950′s.

      • Mitchell Taco Nash

        Yeah, well, you know that’s just like, uh, your opinion, man.

        • ident

          Thanks. Always get a warm fuzzy when I get a reference.

          • Mitchell Taco Nash

            Haha. It’s also bowling related.

          • ident

            Just got fuzzier.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Really? Remember how fucking stealthy he was back in this video? Good fucking luck finding him [unless he sneezes].

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xsd2AgjH9Y

  • Adolf

    How do you guys afford such a big warehouse for filming? Also, are any of your staff Jewish?

  • Buttz

    I really hope you review Elysium soon! That movie sucked SOOOOOO bad!

  • nope

    it’s interesting to see how over time mike loses his time, while jay continously gets looking better

  • DudeAbides

    Is that a c300? You guys should be able to afford a camera with a cinematic sensor by now, like a Red Epic or an Alexa, no?

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