Friday, January 18, 2019

Short Reviews of RiffTrax Shorts: Buying Food

It's Short Reviews of RiffTrax Shorts, our new series where the title is almost as long as the actual reviews!  We are going to take a look at a RiffTrax Short almost every day this year, until we run out of shorts.  That will get us through the majority of the year, so strap in for madness!

(Released July 10, 2008)

Do you know how to buy food?  Do you stop at the store for something for your wife to make you for dinner and end up with stuff that you don't really like?  If you answered yes to either of these, Buying Food is the Short for you!

The star of Buying Food is Henry Slinkman.  Good ol' Henry went to the store to buy something for dinner, and his wife told him to just get whatever looked good.  Instead of buying Steak-Umm like a normal person would/should, he buys three pints of oysters, two rutabagas(simply because it looked unusual), and a cake.  To the surprise of no one, most of the food was thrown away.

The rest of the short is about how to be smart with your grocery budget.

This riff is one of my favorites.  There's just something special about it.  I laugh and laugh every time.  Maybe it's the feigned incredulity of they guys when the narrator mentions that food with a better grade is better quality.  Maybe it's all the stuff with Henry.  I'm not sure, I just know I love it.

Buying Food gets five stale cakes out of five, and is a PB&A Essential.