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- 2008.Feb.21 / 11pm
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factoryby: Rifftrax • tags: 1970s • feature • pay • stars: Gene.Wilder
with: Michael.J.Nelson • Neil.Patrick.Harris.NPH
Your favorite chicken-slaughtering candy-maker is now a RiffTrax! Yes, Willy Wonka (the older, shouting Willy Wonka, not the newer, thin, fey version), the chocolatier and inventor of a gobstopper that lasts a good deal longer than the older, short-lived gobstoppers, gets the treatment from Mike and special guest Riffer…(wait for it… drum roll… fanfare… small burst of fireworks…) Neil Patrick Harris!
That’s right, Neil Patrick Harris, not Ed Harris, the guy with the scar on his face from “A History of Violence”, but rather NEIL PATRICK HARRIS! Yes, we somehow finagled the star of “How I Met Your Mother” into the RiffTrax studios to sit with one of his favorite Oompa Loompa-packed films. The result is a very special, very hilarious RiffTrax.
[Boat scene] This is exactly how I started to get after watching about ten minutes of The Rachel Ray Show.— Rifftrax,
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory