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Acclaimed director John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers) presents this madcap send-up of late-night TV, low-budget sci-fi films and canned-laughter-filled sitcoms packed with off-the-wall sketches that will have you in stitches. Centered around a television station which features a 1950s-style sci-fi movie interspersed with a series of wild commercials, wacky shorts and weird specials, this lampoon of contemporary life and pop culture skewers some of the silliest spectacles ever created in the name of entertainment. A truly outrageous look at the best of the worst that television has to offer - now in this special Collector's Edition.
Contrary to popular rumor, this 1987 collection of comedy skits is not about a group of female employees from Amazon.com on a mission to the lunar surface. It's a series of unrelated spoofs and sketches designed to resemble an aimless night of TV channel-surfing, and the satirical targets include grade-Z science fiction films of the 1950s, sex films of the 1930s, hospital soap operas, and Playboy video centerfolds. There's a charity drive in which legendary bluesman B.B. King pleas for donations to help "Blacks Without Soul," and Ed Begley Jr. thinks he's the son of the Invisible Man, which would be fine if he weren't as visible as everyone else. The various sketches feature an all-star cast including Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher, Michelle Pfeiffer, the late Phil Hartman in an early role, and many others. It's strictly hit-or-miss, and many of the sketches fall flat, especially since the subjects being spoofed (the title sketch is a send-up of the actual 1954 movie Cat Women on the Moon) are funny enough without being satirized. Even though Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide describes most of the sketches as "astonishingly unfunny," this can be a very amusing movie if you're in the mood for a no-brainer with a lot of familiar Hollywood faces. Now a modest little cult film, it's the kind of disposable entertainment that maintains its appeal almost in spite of itself. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If anything, this movie gives a better appreciation for Kentucky Fried Movie, The Groove Tube, Prime Time, and the like. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Johnny Rocker
Another reviewer said the movie's great for late night viewing with friends you know who share same sense of humor. He's right. No plot here, no need to pay attention. Read morePublished on Dec 6 2001
This movie is a riot! You will have fun not only laughing at the comedic gags and skits, but you will have fun identifying all of the stars who are in this before they made it... Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by David
A VERY SILLY MOVIE BUT A FUNNY ONE. YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT "THE NAKED LADY IN CHURCH" " THE BOY BUYING CONDOMS" " SON OF INVISIBLE MAN" IF YOU ARE... Read morePublished on March 15 2000
I love Don 'No-Soul' Simmonds. He makes me cringe every time he sings. I also loved the idea of the couple compatibility check, which I can see being marketed seriously soon... Read morePublished on Feb. 7 2000 by Ronald Bingham
Started with a few chuckles, then guffaws . . . had to stop the tape and calm down when it got to the "Holiday loaf" thingy . . .Published on July 8 1999