Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. USA, 1987. Universal Pictures. Screenplay by Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland. Cinematography by Daniel Pearl. Produced by Robert K. Weiss. Music by Ira Newborn. Production Design by Ivo Cristante. Costume Design by Taryn De Chellis. Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell, Marshall Harvey, Bert Lovitt.
This collection of comedy skits never manages to be particularly funny. Most of the shorts are spoofs of old B-movies and late-night television shows. One of the more inspired sketches features Ed Begley Jr. as a man who believes himself to be the son of the Invisible Man, and prances around completely naked to prove it, except he isn’t invisible at all. Carrie Fisher also appears in a recreation of sex-education films of yesteryear, and Michelle Pfeiffer has a cameo in a clip directed by her then-husband Peter Horton. All in all, it’s a very dull affair.