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RiffTrax Christmas Circus with Whizzo the Clown!

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Our Christmas special this year stars Whizzo the Clown. Whizzo’s not one of your big, flashy, Hollywood clowns who relies on clichés like “scripts” or “coherency.” Whizzo’s got huge, gross feet, a terrible catchphrase, and he’s ready to fly some kids to the North Pole on his streamer-powered magic carpet. And yes, for this movie, that qualifies as a plot description.

After thirty seconds with Whizzo, you’ll find yourself thinking, “Yeah, I can see where The Grinch was coming from.” Or maybe, “You know, Mr. Potter had some good ideas…” In fact, it might just be the movie to turn your coulrophobia into pantophobia!

RiffTrax Christmas Circus also features a short about Christmas trees that have human faces and communicate psychically with houseplants before dying and going to tree heaven. It is by far the most normal, sane part of this Christmas special.

We’re really sorry.

Additional contributors:
Conor Lastowka - Senior Writer 
Sean Thomason - Senior Writer

Contributing Writers: Mike Schuster, Jason Miller, and Molly Hodgdon

Digital Video file formats

Legacy devices (295.47 MB)
Low (493.34 MB)
Medium (898.23 MB)
High (TV) (1.41 GB)
Burnable DVD Image (4.28 GB)

Digital HD Video file formats

Legacy devices (295.47 MB)
Low (493.34 MB)
Medium (898.23 MB)
High (TV) (1.41 GB)
HD Low (915.15 MB)
HD Medium (1.42 GB)
HD High (8.03 GB)
Burnable DVD Image (4.28 GB)

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Poster art by <a rel="_blank" href="">Jason Martian</a>
Poster art by Jason Martian

RiffMeter rating

Average: 9.5 (299 votes)

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Movie Decade

Release date

December 22, 2016


75 minutes
Captions (Streaming Video)