M. Waverly and Growler’s Adventures in Riffing

First up, Hermenaut covers!

You can also do multiple riffs and/or riffs on many covers in one comment!


My riff:

Crow: I wanna see what my America looks like!


Tom: “I wanna be a hermenaut when I grow up! I’ll plant a flag on Herman’s belly and spend my days exploring his craters and crevassses!”


You can also do multiple riffs!


My riffs:

Servo: Do teenagers even like philosophy?

Joel: Heady philosophers are always the Hermenaut of the Month!

Joel: What’s a “Nyak Fiasco” again?
Servo: I don’t know, you had it last!

JTC: What is the fascination with Cops & Robbers!

Servo: Whose America?

Crow: Hey, I sent my memoirs to St. Martin’s Press a year ago. They tore it apart!
Joel, Servo: CROW!

Servo: Rodentt? Didn’t their debut album sell only 5 copies?


“Oh, you know, Cynicalman would be so handsome if he just smiled once in a while.”
“And stopped slouching!”


First Cover:

:notes: “Mrs. Brown, you’ve got a weird-ass daughter…” :notes:

Or perhaps (in hushed tones),

“This was Caroll Spinney’s last interview, y’know.” :cry:

Second Cover:

“Beverly Hills 9021 NO!!”

Or maybe:

“That shirt doubles as a sieve when your kale needs rinsing!”


And now, the one with Rosey Grier, but not Ray Miland.

My riffs:
Servo: Still wondering if teens like heady philosophy or not.

Joel: Walt Whitman? Didn’t he write Leaves of Grass?

Crow: Woodstock never happened? Hey, Woodstock 2019 didn’t happen!
Joel, Servo: CROW!

Servo: Oh cripes, I remember that day…

Crow: Rosey Grier! He’s on the cover, hey, he’s on the cover, hey!

Joel: I wonder if The Master from Manos learned how to become a cult guru.

Gypsy: (drops down) How do I become a Kindness Freak? I haven’t got a membership card.

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Tom: AND his wife was Governor of New Jersey!!

Additional riffs:

:notes: Wanna’ see my face on the cover… Wanna’ buy five copies for my mother… :notes:

Probably offensive on many levels. Click at your own risk: [ahem]

“Ah, good ol’ RFK. NOBODY gets away with needling HIS son!”

My riffs:
Servo: So teens don’t like heady philosophy, apparently.

Crow: Nobody doesn’t like Bruce Lee!

Jonah: How to Stuff a Masterpiece?
Crow: Paths of Glory vs. Beach Blanket Bingo?
Servo: By Chris Fujiwara?

Servo: (singing) Turn the C in CULTURE around, and you’ve got… VULTURE!
Servo & Crow: (singing) Pop, pop, culture? No, pop, pop, vulture! Pop, pop, culture? No, pop, pop, vulture!
All: (singing) Pop culture? Pop vulture! Pop culture? Pop vulture! Pop culture? Pop vulture!
Crow: (singing) Pop vulture, baby!
Gypsy: (drops down with M. Waverly in a vulture costume) A cartoon by Dame Darcy.
M. Waverly: (wearing a vulture costume) I’m Pop Vulture, baby!

Jonah: Oh, since when did Marlo Thomas change the name?

Crow: (as Smitty) Welcome to Travels with Smitty! Hit it, Growler!
Gypsy: (drops down with Growler and his piano) And now, the Travels with Smitty theme, performed by Growler, the robot who plays the piano.
Servo: Can we do this for a host segment, please, Growler?
Growler: Yes, Tom Servo.

Servo: Their America’s back, and they’re going to ask the immortal question…
Crow: Whose America is it, anyway?
Servo: CROW!

Crow: It’s really great that their culture still thrives today despite centuries of murderous French Catholic hostility!!

Emily: No, Crow. That’s Hugenots.

GPC: Hermenaut !! Now with up to 10% less snotty hipsters than The Baffler !!!

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More riffing, please!

My riffs:
Servo: Oscar Wilde is Hermenaut of the Month!

Crow: Hatebath? That’s Slotcar Hatebath to you.

Mike: I don’t think Nostradamus predicted Walt Disney.
Servo: I don’t think Kierkegaard listened to Liberace.
Crow: And I don’t think Socrates watched MST3K.
Mike: You’re not supposed to know that!
Crow: Oh. (whistles innocently)

Servo: Do we have to riff all of these people?

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The extra E is for extra wild but he was really a pretty tame fellow.


GPC: “My mom was all about those Hermenaut Wouk beach novels. I was more a Jacqueline Susann fan myself.” :beach_umbrella:

Emily: “This brunch menu’s too complicated. I just want ham and eggs, please!”

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Tom Servo: I’ll take a Socrates and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Some other possibilities:

Crow: “Jonah, will you explain about ‘Wiggers’ for the folks back home?”

Jonah: “Not even if you paid me, Crow.”

(& regarding the actual cover pic)

Tom: “Caroline Munroe IS Jane Seymour IN Damien Chazelle’s Dazzler: the Motion Picture.

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Oh no my umbilicus!


Crow and Tom: :notes: Jorge and the Hermanauts… :notes: :uk:

Jonah: Fellas’, the “J” is pronounced like an “H,” okay? It’s Spanish!

Crow: Yeah? What’s Spanish for “Spolisport”?

Tom: Or “Pedant”?

GPC: He’s walking across Munchie’s pizza!!

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Borges. Borges. Who said there ain’t no rhyme for Borges?