Saturday, July 30, 2011
Skidoo: Terrible Movies #167
Were you looking for a movie that features a partially clad Carol Channing, an acid-dropping Jackie Gleason, or a levitating screw with Groucho Marx's head sitting on top of it? Of course not. No one was. Well, here it is regardless. Do we have a clip? We do? It's kind of early for a clip. I generally complain a lot more before a clip appears. Strange how that always seems to happen. From what I can tell, this clip involves some young hippie-types turning on some older establishment squares or some such nonsense, when every kind of counter-culture cliche is paraded about, and it all seems very familiar in an It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World kind of way, and you get the feeling that some very important person who was involved in the making of this movie didn't understand it in a very profound manner, and they knew they had a problem and the only way they could fix it was throwing more semi-famous actors on the screen that the young hippie-types who would go see this movie wouldn't care about anyway.
Hmm, that's odd. Someone replaced a tedious scene from Skidoo with a classic one from Duck Soup. I'm outraged and thankful. You should watch that instead because Groucho Marx is actually funny in it, while he most definitely is not in Skidoo. Here's a trailer. I watched this movie on Showtime and you shouldn't unless you are a big Nilsson fan or you want to see Joker, Penguin and Riddler from the campy Batman TV show doing non-Batman related things, but no one wants to see that, either.