A live streaming show in which the Mads (Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff) riff a series of five shorts.

The Shorts

Managing Time (1968)


An executive learns how use his own time in the most effective manner.

Where Does Food Go? (1972)


An animated short about eating and digestion.


  • Part of a series of 66 shorts produced with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Don't Get Angry (1953)


Children learn to control their tempers.

Your Thrift Habits (1958)


A teenager learns to spend his money more wisely.

Marijuana (1968)


Sonny Bono narrates several dramatizations in which teenagers learn about the dangers of recreational marijuana use.

The Show


Running Jokes

  • Several references were made to the Fox News late-night comedy/interview show Gutfeld! (hosted by Greg Gutfeld), which had premiered the week before and was widely derided in comedy circles for being poorly-written, uninspired, and repetitive. Gutfeld's name was sometimes mis-pronounced as "Gutfield".

Quotes & References

  • "You're not allowed to wear that Mike Nesmith hat."

Mike Nesmith is a musician, songwriter, and actor who was a member of the band The Monkees. On the Monkees' TV show, he typically wore a wool hat (regardless of the climate or setting).


  • As with the previous program of shorts, none of these shorts had been used in any of The Mads' previous live shows.
  • The event took place on April 13, 2021.
  • The Mads were joined by Kevin Murphy before and after the program.
  • During the Q&A, Trace, Frank, and Kevin all indicated that they did not plan or expect to be involved in the new series of Mystery Science Theater 3000, though they wished the project success.
  • The event was produced by Chris Gersbeck.
  • A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends in Need food bank.
  • At the conclusion of the livestream, it was announced that the next event would take place on May 11, 2021 and feature a riff of the film T-Bird Gang.

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