See RiffTrax LIVE and in-person at the State Theatre in Minneapolis! Tickets for RiffTrax Live: Point Break are on sale now!

The Big Yellow Fellow

Please choose a format above.

Timmy had Lassie. Calvin had Hobbes. Jackie, the little boy in this short, has… an actual school bus.

That’s right, The Big Yellow Fellow is all about the love between a boy and his bus. And you thought YOUR childhood was lonely! The bus, which is a sentient being that can smile but cannot speak, creepily follows Jackie home from school. But instead of offering him candy to go for a ride like in so many other educational shorts of the past, the bus just wants to be his friend. This is disturbing to Jackie’s parents, who inexplicably act like characters in a failed 60s sitcom.

Then they get inside the bus to teach Jackie about bus safety. They also drive the bus, which had previously driven itself, opening deep philosophical questions about whether the bus has free will. It’s plenty weird, but none of that will prepare you for the third act twist. We’ll just tease it with this phrase “Professor Popper’s Pedigreed Pekingese Puppies.”

To find out more, join Mike, Kevin and Bill for a ride on The Big Yellow Fellow!

Digital HD Video file formats

Legacy devices (50.54 MB)
Low (84.92 MB)
Medium (154.56 MB)
High (TV) (250.08 MB)
HD Low (157.1 MB)
HD Medium (249.88 MB)
HD High (1.39 GB)

All digital products you purchase from are DRM-free, can be played across a large variety of devices, and are yours to keep ... forever! Even if you have a hard drive meltdown, you can always log back into the site and re-download all of your previous purchases.

For our Download and Stream products, you can stream the product to your computer or to your TV via Chromecast, or download to a device that can play the MP4 file format. For more information on our video formats, please see this KB article.

Just the Jokes are simply MP3 files which are DRM free and can be enjoyed on any device that can play this common audio format.

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9 (85 votes)

Content Rating


Movie Decade

Movie Decade

Release date

August 16, 2020


13 minutes