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This special mockumentary shows the California Raisins' humble beginnings, rise to stardom, fall from stardom, and rise back to stardom again, all told through interviews with the Raisins themselves, manager Rudy Begaman and the various colorful characters the Raisins ran into. Features many great songs from the fifties to the eighties. Written by Zaldymir

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Popular music icon Little Richard is represented by two of his legendary songs in this short: "Tutti Frutti" (during the sketch "Talent or Consequences") and "Long Tall Sally" (during "Live Elevator Music"). See more »

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AC: I just remember we were so poor, we couldn't afford words.
[cuts to scenes of the Raisins humming in the streets]
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Spoofs Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Extremely creative mockumentary
28 December 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Meet the Raisins!, a half-hour television special that showed in 1988 is quite possibly one of the most creative mockumentaries ever made. Produced in association with Atlantic Records, Meet the Raisins takes some of the greatest musical hits of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and makes them out to have been originally written and recorded by a band of raisins. Aside from this bizarre concept, the show features many creative characters such as Frederico Rasberrini, the Italian film director, and Rudy Beggarman, the band's stuttering agent. Hosting the show is a British carrot by the name of Cecil Thyme. The show goes on to spoof numerous films and songs and ends with one of the best musical numbers I can think of. It's worth checking out, if you can find someone who was smart enough to tape it, since you cannot buy it on video anywhere. Hint to Will Vinton, perhaps if there is a special Claymation Collected works DVD made, many other people will get to see this rare treat. 10/10


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