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Here are some of the sci-fi, fantasy, thriller or horror spoofs that have been seen on Comedy Central and also play occasionally on other channels: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
With Bela Lugosi as Dracula, Lon Chaney as the Wolf Man, and Glenn Strange as Frankenstein
See also: A&C Meet Captain Kidd (Charles Laughton), A&C Meet The Invisible Man (1951), A&C Meet The Mummy (1955), A&C Meet The Killer (Boris Karloff)

The Addams Family
Raul Julia, John Astin, etc. See Addams Family page

Adventures In Babysitting (1987)
See MonsterVision host segments for Adventures In Babysitting

(1994) Adam Sandler, Michael Lehmann, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley, Joe Mantegna. Three metal heads with toy guns take a radio station hostage hoping to get play for their one existing demo tape.

All of Me
Starring Steve Martin, Lilly Tomlin, Victoria Tennant.
A wealthy woman (Lilly Tomlin) dies and her guru accidentally transfers her mind and soul to the right side of her lawyer's body (Martin), forcing them to share the same body. MonsterVision's Joe Bob Briggs calls it "a modern version of existential hell."

Armed and Dangerous
(1986) John Candy, Robert Loggia, Meg Ryan, Jonathan Banks, Brion James, Eugene Levy. A fired cop and a former lawyer (Candy & Levy) become security guards at a toxic waste dump and become tangled in a gang-related mess. Eugene Levy's most recent hit movie is American Pie as the dad.

Attack Of The 60 Foot Centerfold
Spoof of 1950's sci-fi movie "Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman." Click title for Joe Bob's review of both movies

Battlefield Earth
(2000) John Travolta of "Welcome Back Kotter" stars in this disastrously-bad adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard's sci-fi pulp novel about aliens who have taken over Earth in the year 3000 and are determined to wipe out the human race. Cinemax is currently showing this movie with a strait face and Travolta has said there will be a sequel. They could call it "Plan Ten From Outer Space."

Beetlejuice (1988)
Click title for Monstervision description & host segments about the ghost with the most (Michael Keaton) who's seen "The Exorcist" dozens of times and it just keeps getting funnier...

Best Friends
(1982) Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn play a screenwriting team whose great working relationship doesn't match their chilly marriage

Better off Dead
John Cusack, Kim Darby, Curtis Armstrong. A cumpulsive teenager's girlfriend leaves him and he decides to end it all. After several failed and ridiculous attempts of suicide he decides to out-ski his ex and her new obnoxious boyfriend

Beverly Hills Cop
(1984) Eddie Murphy stars in this R-rated comedy as a street-wise Detroit cop tracking killers in laid-back Los Angeles. Judge Reinhold, Lisa Eilbacher

Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls (1970)
Roger Ebert's only movie screenplay was this uneven spoof of the first movie

Big Trouble In Little China
Kurt Russell as a swaggering truck driver up against a 3000 year old evil wizard (Victor Wong) and his kung fu minions. Producer John Carpenter even sings the title song. Click title for Monstervision description & host segments

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
(1989) Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are dim-bulbs who time-travel through history for a school project they must pass to graduate, and they must graduate according to a guide from the future (George Carlin) in a time machine disguised as a phone booth (shades of Dr. Who). Followed by a sequel in which they take on look-alike robots

Blake Edward's A Fine Mess
Ted Danson, Howie Mandle, Richard Mulligan, Paul Sorvino, Two baffoons overhear a plan to dope a racehorse and, find themselves fleeing their plotters' pursuit.

(1994) Damon Wayans co-wrote and stars in this tale of a nerdy inventor who decides to double as a low-rent superhero. See also Meteor Man. Co-stars David Alan Grier

Blazing Saddles (1974)

Mel Brooks' send-up of Hollywood Westerns with Cleavon Little as a black Sheriff sent to a small all-white Western town. Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens (the cowboy pilot in Dr. Strangelove)

Bolt Neck
(1998) Matthew Lawrence stars as a nerdy high school student who reanimates a dead body

The Brass Bottle
Barbara Eden plays the cynical girlfriend of a man who finds a genie (Burl Ives) in a brass bottle. Precurser to TV-series I Dream Of Jeannie

Bruce Almighty (2003)
God (Morgan Freeman) decides to call the bluff of a cynical young executive (Jim Carrey) who says he could do a better job of running everything

The Burbs
(1989) Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern and Carrie Fisher try to discover what the strange new neighbors do when they come out at night.
Henry Gibson, Rick Ducommun

(1980) This Chevy Chase, Bill Murray comedy set at a posh country club golf course was a surprise hit, spawning a sequel and a series of movies for Murray and Chase. Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield play 2 members who are as different as they can be, and their attitudes were the same off-camera: Knight was a tidy perfectionist who couldn't stand loud, goofy Dangerfield and wouldn't speak to him unless it was in the script. "Caddyshack 2" has an almost completely different cast

Camp Nowhere
(1994) A group of kids invent a fictional summer camp, trick their parents into sending them to it, and hire a wierd guy (Christopher Lloyd) to run it, but he starts taking the job seriously. Jonathan Jackson, Wendy Makkena

Canadian Bacon
(1995) The President of the US (Alan Alda) cooks up a phony war against Canada to divert attention from domestic problems. John Candy is hilarious as Sheriff Boomer on border patrol duty, and Dan Aykroyd has a cameo as a Canadian cop who insists that 2 guys painting graffiti on a police van do so bi-lingually.

Car 54, Where Are You?
(1994) This movie version of the 1961-63 tv series that made pre-Munsters Fred Gwynne a tv star, finds goofball cops Toody and Muldoon (David Johansen, John C. McGinley) trying to protect a bookkeeper from the Mob

(1996) Tom Arnold stars as the owner of a failing carnival who plans to hold up a bank, but things go wrong and he ends up in a minivan driven by a frantic dad (David Paymer) trying to get 5 kids to school

The Cat From Outer Space (1978)
A flying saucer brings attention from a government man when it lands in Dean Jones' back yard, but the superintelligent cat inside (v.o. Ronnie Schell) only wants repairs so it can return home. Precurser to "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" and "Earthgirls Are Easy"

The Chase
(1994) Adam Rifkin, Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Henry Rollins, Cary Elwes
A falsely accused prisoner escapes from jail. In order to survive he kidnaps the daughter of a millionaire and escapes in her hot red car that stands out like a...hot red car. No relation to low-budget 1970s movie of same name in which totaltarian government sends fighter pilot Burgess Meredith to divebomb cross-country racecar driver Lee Majors

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980)
Something about the misadventures of two bumbling musicians, Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong

Chicken Run
(2000) Mel Gibson spoofs his Mad Max movies in this claymation movie about a rooster (voice of Gibson) who helps chickens break out of a fenced chicken farm when the owner decides to switch from egg production to chicken-pot-pies

City Slickers 2
(1994) This sequel is even better than the first one, though Bruno Kirby refused to come back citing personality conflicts. This one starts with Billy Crystal thinking that Jack Palance (whose character Curly died in the first movie) is after him. It turns out that Curly had a twin, who is after a treasure map that Crystal and 2 buddies (Daniel Stern, Jon Lovitz) are trying to use to find gold bars hidden by an old-West bank robber. Best line from the 1st movie:
Crystal: "Killed anyone today, Curly?" Palance: "Day ain't over yet." Jack Palance previously hosted Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Clue (1985)
This all-star comedy based on the world famous board game is unique in the fact that there are three different endings to the "who-done-it," viewers meet all the notorious suspects to decide who the murderer was. Both the video and the DVD versions should have all 3 endings. Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Lesley Ann Warren, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean

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Coming To America
(1988) Eddie Murphy of Haunted Mansion plays a prince who ventures to Queens, NY, in search of a commoner to be his wife. Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones (Star Wars). A popular movie on TV, but the Prince's beautiful attendants in Africa are topless in the home video

Crazy People
(1990) Dudley Moore plays a New York ad man who is put away in a nut house for practicing truth in advertising.
Daryl Hannah (Splash), Paul Reiser, Mercedes Ruehl

Deadly Mantis
(1957) This is one of those 1950s movies with special effects so bad, it's funny. In fact, it became Mystery Science Theater episode #804 in 1997. Craig Stevens, William Hopper

Deal of the Century
(1983) Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines, Richard Libertini, Wallace Shawn. A group of hustlers sell black-market weapons including a high-tech new fighter plane to third world countries. Eddie Murphy appologized on Saturday Night Live for his cameo.

Death Becomes Her (1992)
Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep as rivals who each take a potion to become immortal, finding out too late it is a zombie mixture. See Night Shift page

(1991) John Candy, Tom Mankiewicz, Mariel Hemmingway, Emma Samms. A tired daytime-TV writer (John Candy) gets knocked out and wakes up in the town that he created, and can change at will with his typewriter. Candy manages to work the story out so that he gets to have his way with the real-life object of his affection (inspired no doubt by John Dehner's episode of The Twilight Zone)

Dinner For One (1963)
This 11-minutes black & white British comedy sketch has become an annual tradition on German television at New Year's parties, and is catching on in other non-English speaking countries, though it is not translated from English or subtitled. Slate.com article on it. Last New Year's eve, an estimated half of all German TV-viewers were watching this one, about a lady who has her butler set the table for her friends, who have been dead for 25 years. It has never been broadcast in the US or England.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
(1988) A career con artist (Michael Caine) who fleeces women with great elan on the Riviera must find a new way to deal with crass new competition, in the person of Steve Martin. Extremely funny and pleasant. Also with Glenn Headly

Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead
Click title for Monstervision review & host segments of this dark little comedy starring the girl from Fox's "Married With Children"

Down Periscope (1996)
Kelsey Grammer as the sub captain planning the fire hot (use real torpedos) in a wargame with nasty defending admiral Bruce Dern in this spoof of "Hunt For Red October", with Rob Schneider in the Tim Curry role and Rip Torn as the guy in charge of the game

Dracula: Dead & Loving It
Mel Brooks spoofs the latest big-budget Hollywood version of Bram Stoker's classic. Click title for Monstervision review & host segments, which are also available for the movie Mel was spoofing: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Drop Dead Fred
(1991) A woman's childhood imaginary, repugnant chum, now also apparently grown-up, becomes real, though only she can see him as he haunts her. Phoebe Cates, Rik Mayall

Dumb & Dumber
Jim Carrey stars in this one, from the producers of 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag

Earth Girls Are Easy
(1989) Geena Davis, Michael McKean. A goofy movie about aliens landing their spaceship in the Los Angeles; a ditsy manicurist introduces them to the materalistic life of Southern California. Jim Carrey, Jeff Goldblum & Damon Wayons play the aliens.

Easy Money
(1983) Rodney Dangerfield of "Caddyshack" and "Back To School" stars as a slovenly photographer who will inherit a fortune if he can pretend to be normal for just one year. Joe Pesci

8 Heads In A Duffel Bag
When wiseguy Tommy Spinelli (Joe Pesci) is charged with transporting a bag full of heads to his employer in beautiful San Diego, an identical-bag snafu occurs at the airport. The heads touch down in Mexico in the possession of an overworked, vacationing medical student and madcap, macabre humor ensues. Kristy Swanson, George Hamilton, Dyan Cannon, David Spade
Produced by the creative team behind Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin.

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
(1988) Elvira (Cassandra Peterson), Jeff Conway, Susan Kellerman, Edie McClurg
Horror-flick hostess Elvira stirs things up when she visits a conservative New England town in order to claim her inheritance in a campy spoof of present-day witchcraft. See Elvira's host segments for The Human Duplicators which includes Monstervision Joe Bob's review of Elvira, and latest news about an Elvira sequel in the works.

Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) Spoof of Troll and the Halloween movies, or at least the Halloweentown movies

European Vacation
Chevy Chase & family head for Europe, click title for MonsterVision host segments.

Family Business
(1989) Somewhat uneven comedy about three generations of crooks - Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick - trying to pull off their first heist together

Fatal Instinct
Director Carl Reiner's witty send-up of Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and countless other erotic thrillers. Armand Assante plays a cop moonlighing as a lawyer who finds himself under fire from his wife, his mistress (Sean Young) and an ex-con. Cameos by Rosie O'Donnel, Tony Randall, and Eartha Kitt (1960's Catwoman)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
(1986) Directed by John Hughes, Starring Matthew Broderick of WarGames, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing, and Charlie Sheen of Martin Sheen
Saga of a cocky teenager's day of adventure while cutting classes using a variety of gadgets and devices...need we say more? Think of a cross between Hogan's Heroes and Rock & Roll High School.

Fine Mess - see Blake Edwards

For Love Or Money
(1993) Michael J. Fox stars as a hotel concierge, torn between building his own dream hotel and winning his dream girl (Gabrielle Anwar). Anthony Higgins, Michael Tucker

A boy reanimates his pet dog using spare parts from the pet cemetery in this short. See Tim Burton page

Funny Farm (1988)
From the makers of the National Lampoon Vacation movies comes this one in which everything goes haywire for a couple (Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith) after they buy a seemingly perfect house in the country.

Ghostbusters (1984)
Directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Raymis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson. Written by Aykroyd & Ramis

Click here for Ghostbusters themesong (midi). Remember: ghostbusting is a chore best left to experts. Don't try this at home. What did you do, Ray?

Ghostbusters 2
(1989) Directed by Ivan Reitman, same cast of characters. In the hilarious sequel, the ghostbusters successfully rid New York City from the slime and negative energy that plagues it by bringing a national symbol to life. Which one? Well, let's just say that Charlton Heston wasn't so happy to see it on the Planet of the Apes. Cameo by Chloe Webb and by the Titanic. A big hit, Aykroyd says there was never a third Ghostbusters movie because the new head of the studio refused to make sequels to any movies made before he was in charge.

The Godson (1998)
Godfather spoof in which the head of the Family (Dom DeLuise) sends his cloddish son off to Mafia University to prepare for his future as the Don. Costars Kevin MacDonald

The Great Dictator (1940)
Charlie Chaplin was condemned as pro-Communist for this spoof as a Jewish barber mistaken for Hitler

Great Outdoors (see Monstervision description & host segments)
1988, Dan Aykroyd plays an obnoxious loudmouth who crashes the summer vacation of his brother-in-law (John Candy)

The Great Race
Loosely based on an actual race at the turn of the last century, the evil Professor Fate and his bumbling assistant (Jack Lemmon & Peter Falk) compete against the Great Leslie (Tony Curtis) in a New York to Paris autombobile race. Natalie Wood, Keenan Wynn

Groundhog Day (1993)
In one of his most popular movies, Bill Murray of "Caddyshack" and "Scrooged" is a cynical TV man caught in a time-loop in small town America. Half-brother Brian plays the town mayor. It's déjà vu-fu at its funniest

Gung Ho (1986)
Michael Keaton as an auto worker whose factory is sold to the Japanese, who think Americans are lazy and stupid; he's determined to convince them otherwise if it kills him

Hairspray (see Monstervision description & host segments)
Director John Waters does what he does best while spoofing 1950s beauty contests.

Half Baked (1998)
Potheads scheme to bail their buddy out of jail by selling marijuana stolen from a research lab. Dave Chappelle, Guillermo Diaz, Jim Breuer

(1998) Debbie Reynolds plays a benevolent witch who tries to save her peaceful hometown from an invasion by the dark side. First of the Halloweentown movies (4 so far)

Head Office
(1986) Danny DeVito, Eddie Albert, Judge Reinhold, Rick Moranis, Jane Seymour.
The son of an influential politician graduates from college and has his father pull strings in order to get him a position in a major corporation.

H-E-Double Hockey Sticks!
(1999) Satan's little helper, Will Friedle, is assigned a soul to steal: that of a hockey player. Rhea Perlman. Semi-remake the folowing year: Little Nicky starring Adam Sandler as Satan's spawn

Hercules In New York (1970)
The strongman of legend is pursued by bad guys and harassed by longshoremen. Unknown actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (billed as Arnold Strong)'s accent was so thick in this, his first starring role, he was dubbed by an uncredited actor without his knowledge (see Monstervision's Conan The Barbarian host segments), before he had quite conquered the English language, or acting (Joe Bob says this one's not even in the credits on Arnold's resume). Arnold Stang is also in it for no particular reason that Joe Bob Briggs could think of. Click title for JB's Monstervision page

High Anxiety
(1977) Mel Brooks (who also directed), Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Dick Van Patten, Ron Carey. Brooks spoofs all the major Hitchcock films in this story of a psychiatrist who finds trouble in his new position as head of a mysterious sanitarium, with Cloris in a spoof of Nurse Ratchet of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

History Of The World, Part 1
(1981) Starring Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Gregory Hines, Madeline Khan, Howard Morris, Harvey Korman, Sid Cesar; narrated by Orson Wells (Nostradamus). From the Stone Age to Roman Empire, to the French Revolution, Brooks and his crew pull off gag after gag (ends with "Jews In Space" promo - a Star Wars spoof that eventually became Spaceballs)

Hocus Pocus
Some kids accidentally bring back to life 3 goofy witches from the Salem Witchhunt era (one of them played by Bette Midler)

Home Alone 4 (2002)
If you're this desperate to see a lame sequel, check out Joe Bob's review of Jaws 4: The Revenge

I Love You To Death
(1990) Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Keanu Reeves, Victoria Jackson, and more.
Black comedy - a gregarious pizzeria owner womanizes behind wife's back. When she finds out she tries to murder him - to no avail. The movie is actually based on a real life couple. Who stayed married.

Irreconcilable Differences
(1984) Shelly Long, Ryan O'Neal, Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone.
A ten year old girl tires of her parents' fighting and philandering and sues them for divorce. Funniest scene is Shelly Long in musical version of Gone With The Wind

Joe's Apartment
Click title for MonsterVision host segments of this movie based on a short that ran on MTV. Joe Bob really loved the 10,000 singing/dancing cockroaches

Johnny English (2003)
John Cleese of Fierce Creatures as the head of British secret service is forced to accept the services of untrained & inept Rowan Atkinson when something happens to all the other double-0 agents

Jumpin' Jack Flash
(1986) Whoopie Goldberg stars as a computer inputer who accidentally links up with a British spy. I think the title comes from a Beatles song. Also stars Stephen Collins of Star Trek:TMP, John Wood, and Carol Kane of "Scrooged"

King Pin
Same producers as "8 Heads In A Duffle Bag" (see above)

Kitten With A Whip
(1964) A delinquent teenager (Ann-Margret) blackmails businessman/politician John Forsythe (later the voice of Charlie in Charlie's Angels) and forces him to drive to Mexico in B-movie drama so campy, it was used for Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode #615 on Comedy Central. Not to be confused with Angel's Revenge, a Charlie's Angels rip-off that became MST-3000 episode #622

The Ladies Man
(2000) Tim Meadows tried to bring his womanizing d.j. character from Saturday Night Live to the big screen with this tale of jealous husbands, but there were no sequels

A League Of Their Own
Click title for MonsterVision review & host segments

Lethal Weapon
(1987) Mel Gibson of "Chicken Run" plays a suicidal, 3 Stooges-loving cop teamed with grounded black cop Danny Glover to investigate a woman's swan dive from a tall building. Audiences loved it so there were sequels. Gary Busey

Liar Liar
The young son of a lawyer (Jim Carrey) wishes that his dad would just tell the truth, and gets his wish, turning the lawyer's life upside-down

Life Size
(2000) A lonely young girl (Lindsay Lohan) decides to bring her mother back from the dead using a magic spell, but instead it brings to life her doll (Tyra Banks). See also Mannequin (below)

Lightning Jack
(1994) Paul Hogan stars as an itinerant bank robber who is forced into an alliance with a mute store clerk (Cuba Gooding Jr.)

Like Father Like Son
(1987) Kirk Cameron, Dudley Moore, Catherine Hicks, Rod Daniel.
A Heart surgeon accidentally sprinkles an ancient Indian potion into his Bloody Mary and presto! He and his teenage son have switched identities. See also Vice Versa (below)

Look Who's Talking Too
(1990) I could tell you this is the story of talking baby Roseanne Barr, with parents John Travolta of "Battlefield Earth" and Kirstie Alley of Star Trek 2, but wouldn't you rather read the MonsterVision review & host segments for Look Who's Talking Too and Look Who's Talking Now?

Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003)
Semi-sequel to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but this time with only Warner Brothers cartoon characters

Loose Cannons
(1990) Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, Dom DeLuise, Nancy Travis.
A mystery of a stolen Hitler home movie is solved by a veteran cop and a schizophrenic detective.

The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra (2001, spoof of 1950s movies)

A Low Down Dirty Shame
(1994) Keenan Ivory Wayans plays a private eye named Shame in this spoof of 1970s blaxploitation movies. Jada Pinkett, Charles S. Dutton, Salli Richardson

The Man With One Red Shoe
(1985) Remake of a French farce (Tall Blond Man With One Black Shoe), about a musician (Tom Hanks) who mistakenly got dressed too hurriedly, wearing mismatched shoes which just happen to be the code used by spies. Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Lori Singer, Carrie Fisher, Edward Herrmann, Jim Belushi, Gerrit Graham, David Ogden Stiers.

(1987) A sculpter (Andrew McCarthy) finds himself that object of attention by an ancient goddess (Kim Cattrall) who comes to life by taking over the title character in a window display. Remade by Vanna White as "Goddess Of Love" (1988)

Mannequin 2: On the Move
(1991) Kristy Swanson, William Ragsdale, Meshach Taylor, Terry Kiser.
A window dresser in a department store ends up freeing the spirit of a medieval peasant who is trapped in a mannaquin. No relation to first movie

Married to the Mob
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer, Dean Stockwell, Alec Baldwin, Matthew Modine, Mercedes Ruehl.
Pfeiffer tries to escape from mob life after the hit on her husband but, first she must escape the advances of the mob boss and an undercover cop.

Maverick (1994)
Mel Gibson stars in this movie version of the popular 1950s TV-series, with James Garner as dear old dad

(1982) This one wasn't intended as a comedy, but it has so many unintentional laughs, sci-fi fans at the time dubbed it "Mega-Farce." Stars Barry Bostwick as the square-jawed commander who rides a flying motorcycle (the wings appear to be attached with superglue), and Persis Khambatta of "Star Trek The Motion Picture" is in it somewhere. A past MonsterVision feature

Men At Work (1990)
Brothers Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez (who also wrote & directed) play sanitation engineers (garbage men) who uncover a toxic-waste dumping scheme in this semi-remake of "Armed & Dangerous"

Men In Black
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones star in this and a sequel about a secret government agency in charge of keeping tabs on space aliens living among us, and tracking down nasty criminal aliens.

A Mighty Wind (2003)
Another spoof of the music world from the people who made This Is Spinal Tap

A Million To Juan (1994)
Paul Rodriquez stars in a hispanic remake of the old movie about a man who must spend $1,000,000 in a month in order to inherit a much larger amount, and not tell anyone why. Polly Draper

Mo' Money
(1992) Damon & Marlon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl. Damon Wayans plays a small time street hustler who falls in love and tries to go straight by getting a real job, but instead gets mixed up with a credit card scam (blaxploitation spoof).

Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Starring the muppets, with Tim Curry as Long John Silver.

My Best Friend is a Vampire
Robert Sean Leonard, Cecillia Peck, A High schooler transforms into a vampire and tries to cope with it as a fact of life.

My Girl (1991)
Personally, I wouldn't call this a comedy, though Dan Aykroyd plays the owner of the funeral home

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
(1988) Leslie Nielsen reprises his 1982 tv series role as wildly inept Los Angeles cop Frank Drebin, trying to foil an assassination, leading to ever-funnier sequels. Ricardo Montalban

National Lampoon - see European Vacation or Funny Farm

National Lampoon's Pranks
Sometimes seen on Cinemax, a sort-of modern R-rated version of Candid Camera, pranks include men finding a female attendant in charge in the Men's public restroom; and a pizza delivery guy invited in by a naked female customer

Nine to Five (1980)
Office workers Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda get even with their mean boss (Dabney Coleman of Wargames) by kidnapping him and holding him hostage in a bedroom

Nothing But Trouble (1991)
Dan Aykroyd wrote, directed and plays the Judge in a scene inspired by a similar one in Deathrace 2000 sequel "Safari 3000". New York couple Chevy Chase and Demi Moore (The 7th Sign) are arrested in a small town speed trap and end up in the custody of a weird judge and his family in their creepy house

Nurse Betty
(2000) dark comedy directed by Neil LaBute about a soap-opera-obsessed waitress (Renee Zellweger) who loses her grip on reality after witnessing a murder and moves into the world of her favorite soap. Morgan Freeman

The Nutty Professor (1996)
Eddie Murphy's remake of Jerry Lewis classic (who helped produce this version) led to sequel. Eddie also remade "Dr. Dolittle" and did a sequel. So far, Haunted Mansion hasn't had a sequel.

Once Bitten
(1985) Lauren Hutton plays a vampire prowling Los Angeles for a male virgin whose blood will preserve her. Jim Carrey

Once Upon A Crime
(1992) John Candy, James Belushi, Sean Young, Cybill Shepherd, Richard Lewis, George Hamilton.
An old fashioned star-studded European extravaganza with compulsive gamblers, a rich countess, a lost dachshund, and of course a suitcase filled with body parts.

Parents (1989)

Looks at the well known problem of cannibalism in 1958 suburbia, with Randy Quaid

Penn And Teller Get Killed
(1989) Penn Jillette, Teller, Caitlin Clarke, David Patrick Kelly, Jon Cryer. Riding high on the basis of a hit off-Broadway show, these two magicians--who poke fun at magic even as they pull off masterful illusions with a taste for blood--tried to transfer that sense of comedy and gruesome wonder to the big screen, originally rated R. Their next movie, "The Invisible Thread," went straight to cable (about aliens who plan to destroy the Earth unless they are shown something unique). Penn & Teller guest-hosted Monstervision once or twice, and scared the hell out of Regis Philbin on "Regis Live."

Police Academy
One of Joe Bob's favorite movies, as well as the sequels (which Siskel & Ebert hated). See Joe Bob's reviews

Porky's Revenge (1985)
This third in the low-brow movie series pits Florida floating casino operator Chuck Mitchell against those same sex-crazed 1950s teens from the first two Porky's movies

Private Benjamin (1980)

Goldie Hawn stars in this R-rated comedy about a spoiled rich girl who joins the Army. She played a similar character in the Kurt Russell movie "Overboard" See also "Stripes"

Quick Change
(1990) Bill Murray of Ghostbusters stars as a disgruntled New Yorker who robs a bank (as a clown) to finance his escape from the city, but things just keep going wrong. At one point, he asks Phyllis (Geena Davis) if they just missed their plane. She says, "No...if that had been our plane, it would be crashing and burning..." Randy Quaid, Jason Robards

(1995) Leslie Nielsen as a man who comes up with a money-making scheme (see title) using his son's orphanage.
Christopher Lloyd, Sherry Miller, Matt McCoy

Linda Blair says she refused all offers to spoof The Exorcist until this one came along and they agreed to her sole demand: that Leslie Nielsen play the priest. Here, the devil possesses the horror heroine's body via her television set, while she's watching a religious program. Subsequently, a nationwide TV audience eagerly tunes in to see the two priests battle Lucifer for the woman's pea-soup spewing body, with many jokes, gags, and spoofs along the way.
See also "Zapped Again"

Risky Business (1983)
Tom Cruise of MonsterVision movie Top Gun as a teen who turns his house into a brothel while the parents are away. Rebecca DeMornay is considerably more friendly in this movie than in "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"

Robin Hood: Men In Tights
Mel Brooks mercilessly spoofs Kevin Costner's big-budget Robin Hood box office flop with an all-star cast, click title for Monstervision review & host segments

Ruthless People
Bad guys kidnap Danny DeVito's wife (Bette Midler of Hocus Pocus)for ransom but there's a problem: he was plotting to murder her and couldn't care less when they threaten to kill her

Scary Movie
(2000) Keenan Ivory Wayans directed, and brothers Shawn and Marlon star in this sometimes raunchy spoof of slasher/horror films, centering on a bumbling killer stalking the usual clueless high-schoolers. Anna Faris
Sequels: Scary Movie 2 & 3, title was once discarded by Wes Craven when he changed his to to Scream, also a spoof of slasher/horror flicks

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
(1998) This animated movie starts out like the usual Scooby-Doo cartoon, but then the camera pulls back to reveal it was a spoof of why the gang split up: the monster always turned out to be some guy in a rubber suit. So now she wants to go to Louisiana bayou country to find a real haunted house. Scooby & Shaggy have just been fired from their airport security jobs, and Velma ditches her boring job to come along too. They all head off to Moonscar Island, haunted by ghosts and zombies that are real, and a hostess (Adrienne Barbeau of John Carpenter's The Fog) who may just want them dead...or undead...on the island plantation. Try to guess which joker Mark Hamill plays. The big finale, surrounded by zombies, witches, a werewolf (and music by 3rd Eye Blind) is reminiscent of a certain scene in the animated movie "Heavy Metal." Frank Welker, Billy West, Scott Innes

See No Evil, Hear No Evil
(1989) Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder team up again to play friends - one blind, one deaf - on the lam for a murder they didn't commit. Eve: Joan Severance, Kirgo: Kevin Spacey

Serial Mom (1994)
R-rated spoof about a mom who would just kill for her family to succeed

(1989) Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr., Linda Hunt, Elizabeth Peters, Bryan Larkin
A fat dowdy suburban housewife sets out to make her husband's life a living hell after he leaves her for a romance novelist.

Sibling Rivalry (1990)
Kirstie Alley plays a repressed doctor's wife who has an extra-marital affair with a stranger who dies on top of her during the act. Black comedy cover-up ensues with Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Sam Elliott

Silence Of The Hams
Dom DeLuise spoofs Hannibal The Cannibal in this wacky comedy written by John Carpenter

Silver Streak
Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh. Wilder plays an executive expecting a relaxing cross-country train ride, but finds himself in the middle of murder plot in this Hitchcock spoof with Patrick McGoohan as a hitman who hijacks the train.

So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
Starring Mike Myers (the voice of Shrek),
Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Charles Grodin, with Amanda Plummer. Cameos: Phil Hartman, Alan Arkin
Charlie (Myers) is a hip bookstore owner with a commitment problem: when he falls in love with a butcher, he comes to suspect she's a serial killer and he's in line as her next target in this Halloween spoof.

Soapdish (1991)
Behind-the-suds soap opera spoof starring Sally Field and Kevin Kline as daytime actors who were once lovers. Whoopie Goldberg, Robert Downey Jr.

Mel Brooks spared no expense (special effects by Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic) in this spoof of Star Wars and other sci-fi movies. Click title for Monstervision review & host segments

Daryl Hannah stars in this one, Disney's first R-rated movie (as Touchstone) because when Tom Hanks catches the eye of a mermaid, she falls in love and changes into a (nude) human, walking ashore at the Statue of Liberty. Eugene Levy, John Candy, directed by Ron Howard. Re-released in PG version

Space Cowboys (2000)
Aging 1960s astronauts (Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner) are sent into space to stabalize a giant Russian satellite left over from the Cold War. What they don't know is that it contains a nasty doomsday weapon

Space Truckers
Exactly what the title says, long-haul truckers in space in the future deal with hijackers. Dennis Hopper

Spies Like Us
Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase are drafted into a secret military project to go to Afghanistan and provoke WW3 so a nifty new laser weapon (under a drive-in theater) can be tested. When it fails, it's up to them and their new Russian buddies to recall a launched ICBM. Bob Hope has a cameo in this spoof of his "Road to" pictures

Stir Crazy (1980)
The team of Pryor & Wilder again, in this sendup of blaxploitation prison flicks, as bumblers working in chicken suits when 2 other guys in chicken suits hold up a bank

Straight Talk (1992)
Dolly Parton of "9 to 5" as amateur posing as psychologist host of a radio call-in show

Strange Brew
Bob & Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis of SCTV) put a mouse in a beer bottle and complain, hoping to get a free case of beer, but instead are hired by the brewery and uncover an evil plot...

Stripes (1981)
Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, PJ Soles, Warren Oats, John Candy, John Larroquette, Judge Reinhold, Sean Young
Two losers join the army with the belief that it will help them straighten out their lives. Murray takes command when their drill sargent is injured

Student Bodies
(1981) Kristen Riter, Matthew Goldsby, Richard Brando, Joe Flood
A spoof of high school horror films.

Intended to compete with sales of Wonder Woman comic books, Supergirl comics tended to be more about finding a date than fighting bad guys, and this movie's almost as hilariously bad. Helen Slater as the woman of steel goes up against an archrival vamp, her whiney assistant, and Peter O'Toole is on hand doing what Joe Bob Briggs said in his review was "an excellent impression of Peter O'Toole."

Tales From The Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood (1996)
A preacher & a detective (Dennis Miller) try to locate the man's brother who has wound up at a mortuary brothel staffed by gorgeous, voluptuous vampires; their leader is played by supermodel Angie Everhart. Not much relation to the HBO/syndicated tv series, but fun. Chris Sarandon of Fright Night, Corey Feldman of The Lost Boys, cameo by Whoopie Goldberg of Ghost.

Tales From The Crypt Presents Demon Knight (1995)
In this one, "a touch of B-movie nostalgia tinges this tale about a clash between good and evil over a key that can unlock dark forces." Billy Zane, William Sandler

Tank Girl (1995)
Tongue-in-cheek post-apocalyptic saga based on the comic book, about a punk heroine (Lori Petty) who steals a tank and goes up against a megalomaniac (Malcolm McDowell of the new Fantasy Island) over the world's water supply. Ice-T comes to her rescue as one of the mutant Rippers

Teen Wolf (1985)
Michael J. Fox made two movies in 1985, the wildy successful Back To The Future, and this one. He plays an ordinary high school kid who finds out he starts turning into a werewolf on his 18th birthday. Click title for MonsterVision review & host segments
Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, Dad: James Hampton

Teen Wolf Too (the sequel without Michael J. Fox)

That Old Feeling
(1997) Screwball comedy about a bitterly divorced couple (Bette Midler, Dennis Farina) who are reunited at their daughter's wedding after 14 years apart

Three Amigos
(1986) Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Joe Mantegna.
Three out of work silent screen stars go to a small Mexican town for what they believe is a public relations stint, but end up having to defend the town from bandits in this spoof of "The Magificent 7"

Three Men And A Baby

The Toy
(1982) Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty.
Pryor plays a broke writer hired by mega-rich Gleason to be a toy for his spoiled son. Great gags

Transylvania 6-5000
(1985) Jeff Golblum and Ed Begley Jr. play a couple of tabloid reporters who are sent to investigate the Frankenstein monster. With Carol Kane, Geena Davis, and Michael Richards. OK spoof with lame politically-correct ending

(1990) Good-natured spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies is actually quite good, about giant carnivorous worms under a desert community. Kevin Bacon also stars in the sequel

2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
An inept U.S. marshall (Leslie Nielsen, spoofing Tommy Lee Jones of "Men In Black") is assigned to find the President, who's been cloned and taken back to the planet Vegan (so that's where they're from)

Arnold Schwarzenegger discovers that he has a twin from a failed genetic experiment - Danny DeVito (click title for MonsterVision review & host segments)

"UHF" (1989)

Weird Al Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, David Bowie, Fran Dresher
Weird Al is appointed manager of a UHF television station. He turns the station around with his unconventional programming ideas. Filled with many fun parodies of commercials, movies and television shows of every genre from Rambo to The Godfather. Visit the Weird Al page

Up In Smoke (1978)
Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong wrote and star in this farce about 2 eccentric potheads searching for more powerful marijuana.

Valley Girl
(1983) Deborah Foreman stars as a teen who's popular (totally), spoiled (to the max) and on the prowl (for sure). Filmed on location at a mall in San Fernando Valley, CA, a city which is considering a name change to Camelot, CA (apparantly a few valley girls are in charge there, too)

Vampire - see My Best Friend, Elvira, or Transylvania

Vice Versa
(1988) A father (Judge Reinfold) and son wish they could switch places and zap, find their body's switched. Fred Savage

(1985) Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson
An ivy league playboy (Hanks) joins the newly formed Peace Corps to escape gambling debts and finds himself on John Candy's bridge-building mission in Thailand in what turns into a Manchurian Candidate spoof. See Hanks and his future-wife Rita Wilson in the movie that first brought them together.

Walk Like A Man
Howie Mandell as a man raised by wolves

Weekend At Birnie's (1989)
2 teen hustlers can't believe their good luck when their shady boss (Terry Kiser) invites them to his beach house party. But they arrive to find him dead and, fearing trouble, spend the entire party pretending he's still alive. To play the dead body, Kiser said he came up with the frozen "Bernie Smirk" to keep it fun. Followed by a fairly decent sequel that Leonard Maltin HATED, also starring the "Bernie Smirk"

What Do You Say To A Naked Lady? (1970)
Allen Funt hired two beautiful nudists for this good-natured R-rated version of his "Candid Camera" TV-series, once featured on 100% Weird after MonsterVision. One man, finding a nude woman in the elevator, simply said, "I like what you're wearing."

What Women Want (2000)
Mel Gibson of Lethal Weapon (above) as a guy who suddenly has an unwanted gift: he can read women's minds whether he wants to or not

What's Up Tiger Lily?

While You Were Sleeping
(1995) Sandra Bullock stars as a lonely clerk who decides to pose as the fiancee of a comatose man and falls for his brother (Bill Pullman), but then everyone thinks she's cheating on the guy in the coma. Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden

Woo (1998)
Jada Pinkett Smith plays a wild party girl who sets her sights on romance with a homely law clerk, bringing him nothing but trouble

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Director Mel Brooks' parody of horror films in general and the 1931 Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein films in particular finds Dr. Fronk-ensteen (Gene Wilder) trying to live down the family name when he inherits the infamous castle complete with Igor (Marty Feldman) and girlfriend (Teri Garr)

(1982) Nerdish tale of teen science whiz (Scott Baio of tv's Happy Days), whose scientific experiments yield telekinetic powers. His tv co-star Willie Aames is also on hand. Felice Schachter

Zapped Again
A zany spoof of the film Carrie, about a highschooler with telekinetic powers and lust on his mind; Todd Eric Andrews plus horror greats Karen Black and Linda Blair of "Repossessed" (above).

Zorro, the Gay Blade (1981)
George Hamilton stars as twin brothers in this Zorro spoof: the serious avenger of the poor and down-trodden in old California, and his gay brother Bunny, who has to fill in when the "real" zorro is captured. Cast includes Brenda Vaccaro (the campy villainess in Supergirl). "Two bits, four bits, six bits, a peso. All for Zorro, stand up and say so!"

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