To the uninitiated this film may seem a bit dated--after all it's a made-for-TV film from the early '70s, how good can it be? In this case, outstanding! I was a senior in high school when I saw "Evil Roy Slade" in its debut on NBC in the Spring of 1972. Coming just as "Monty Python" was beginning to be aired in the U.S. and before Mel Brooks hit the screen with "Blazing Saddles" ('73) and "Young Frankenstein" ('74) there had been little of this sort of zany humor since the days of Ernie Kovacs. And as a TV flick, it had to stay within the bounds of what was then proper without the language and sexual innuendo which the Python crew and Brooks could play for admittedly hysterical--but crude and non-family-friendly laughs. The numerous great lines ("9 to 5 job? The only job I like is 9 men, robbin' 5!")and John Astin's creation of "Evil Roy" and Dick Shawn's "Bing Bell" took on a life of their own among my friends and I back then. Last week my two sons (10 and 8) and I watched the film for the first time--and the same thing has happened: "Is that the door?" "key-chonk-a-tonk," "See my new doll house," and "Cain't walk without mah guns!" are part of our daily banter now. A great comedy, ahead of its time, that you can actually view with your kids!