Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Short Reviews of RiffTrax Shorts: Tommy's Day

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 every RiffTrax Short in the catalog, and write a very brief review on them all.  This is going to take a while.

(Released March 27, 2019)

Oh hai loose tooth!  This is a story about Tommy and his sister Peggy.  Tommy wakes up after his sister holds his nose closed until he can't breathe.  When he is startled awake, he notices he has a loose tooth, and shows Peggy, who is immediately jealous.  Then we get to see Tommy going about his Day, and how excited every other person in this short is about his loose tooth.

We get to learn about brushing out teeth, eating a good breakfast, and then the teacher at school has some visual aids prepared to teach the kids about their First Teeth and their Permanent Teeth.

Fun fact: When I first saw the illustration I thought it said Peppermint Teeth.

We get some more pointers on taking care of your teeth, and some other general health tips.  Later that night, after three hours of Hide & Seek, Tommy's dad tells him to push his tooth out.

And he does.

And then the Short ends.  Overall, Tommy's Day isn't anything special.  It isn't wacky or goofy, and it isn't even particularly terrible.  For me, this Short is all about the riffs!

There are some great riffs on this one!  There's a Mumblety-peg joke, and an amazing line about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg that forced me to pause the short because I was laughing so hard.

For my initial viewing, Tommy's Day gets four Peggy pretending to brush out of five.