A cult classic returns to television this week and fans of talking robots and funny movies have a reason to be excited.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 has been off the air since 1999. Since then, the cast has created Rifftrax, where viewers sync up their audio to movies. For April Fool's, the cast is coming to the National Geographic Channel for a three-part special to poke fun at silly animals and over-dramatic presenters. We talked to Bill Corbett, voice of Crow T Robot and current cast member of Rifftrax, about the switch to taking shots at furry animals.
"Our goal is always to be funny no matter what and we have done some animal segments before so we weren't totally new to that. A whole bunch of them in a row was a challenge. We often attribute human qualities to them and sometimes we do the old Flintstone thing of giving them a voice and making them complain and usually in this Brooklyn voice," says Corbett.
Corbett also told us about his favorite jokes in the new specials, Total Riff Off.
"My favorite segment might be the Demon Bat. It's this guy making up this whole narrative how there might be this demon bat out there terrorizing the population and it kind of ends with, no, there isn't one. It's just little vampire bats," says Corbett.
Total Riff Off airs April 1st, 2014 on National Geographic Channel at 8:00pm.