Their best work was riffing on those public domain shorts. The Chevrolet one is pretty funny.
Shorts work because it's not sitting through a 90 minute boring as fuck film.
Yeah. The problem is that most bad movies are actually really boring, and nobody can actually tell two hours worth of funny jokes about boring shit. Riffing works better on shorter videos, or on the rare so bad/stupid/crazy it's good movie that's entertaining enough on its own that the riffers only need to provide the occasional hilarious zinger.
The movie being boring was the biggest problem of many public domain flicks. Those typical "monster" movies of the 50s are mostly a single, bad "laboratory" set and loads of talking and making phone calls.
Actually having watched them for the first time recently, I can definitely see how their skits influenced INs.
What I'm sayin' is that I hate them from the bottom of my heart.
Yeah me too, riffing in general requires the material to be so bad that it writes the jokes for you. It's almost like the riffer is nothing more than a scumbag middle man who leeches of other people's work to make themselves look funny by being next to a funny thing.