Question: What to call a non-riffed movie?

When you are saying you have a movie, it’s easy to say that you have a riffed version (“I have the MST3K/CT/FC/Rifftrax version!”), but what do you call a movie that HASN’T been riffed (or the non-riffed version).

Non-riffed sounds too tame, and “straight” doesn’t seem right either (esp. for a comedy [possibly only intended] movie.)

I just say I watched the un-riffed version. I’m not worried about it sounding tame, as long the point gets across.

The Virgin Version.

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Vanilla versus spicy.

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The un-riffed version, maybe the original version.

Or possibly no qualifier. The riffed version gets the qualifier.

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Another vote for “vanilla”.

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That’s, like, the square version, man.

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I just say “Movie.” :grin: I like to keep things simple.

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The Snyder Cut

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How did I know you’d get there first?!

Because I love food?

The painful version.

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The Marvin.

As in, “I saw the Munchie Marvin. It was rad, dude”.

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Back in the days of webrings, people who did MiSTings (basically doing MST3K style typed riffing of fanfics) called non-riffed stories “Bot Fodder”…so maybe that?

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Personally, I’d call it “meh.”

I would also like to submit “Without a net.” As in, “I just watched Hobgoblins without a net!”

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With some of these movies, it probably is that dangerous to watch them unriffed. :stuck_out_tongue:

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A blank canvas

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Potential future Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode…

Every now and then I get to flex my Linguistics degree and talk about marked and unmarked classes. That’s what Vader is talking about here, and I stand behind this 100%.

Unless you’ve got a really funny name for the concept, then I’ll declare my studies a waste of time and money.

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