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Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her... See full summary »

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Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her nephew, Big Lunk, is a volleyball-loving guy with little interest in romance, which causes frustration for his girlfriend Connie. Naturally, Gogo meets Connie and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Aunt Wendy's shady neighbor and his gang concoct a scheme to part Aunt Wendy from her cash. Also meanwhile, the local motorcycle gang wants revenge on the volleyball players for... getting footprints on their beach. Somehow all the subplots come together at the pajama party. Written by George S. Davis

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11 November 1964 (USA)  »

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The Maid and the Martian  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Frequently referred to as an entry in the "Beach Party" film series, with the relatively brief appearances of Harvey Lembeck as Eric Von Zipper and Candy Johnson as Candy supporting that, the fact that major players Annette Funicello, Jody McCrea and Don Rickles are not in their usual roles (Connie, Big Lunk and Big Bang [a Martian] here instead of Dolores/Dee Dee [a nickname], Bonehead and Jack Fanny/Big Drag/Big Drop [the man kept changing his "name" with his career] in the other movies, respectively) suggests the contrary with much more strength. However similar the characterizations are, they are at least nominally different characters. See more »

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During the chase scenes, the woman who lands on J.D.'s motorcycle is seen on the back of the motorcycle minutes before she actually lands on the back of the cycle. See more »

Quotes

Connie: [Talking about Go-Go the Martian] This kid is a kook!
Aunt Wendy: No, dear not a kook - a Martian.
Connie: A Martian!
Aunt Wendy: From Mars.
Connie: Both you birds belong in a clock.
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Followed by Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) See more »

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There Has to Be a Reason
by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner
Performed by Annette Funicello (uncredited) and Tommy Kirk (uncredited)
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Pajama Party is harmless, painless fluff that should fill 90 empty minutes perfectly...
10 September 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Having recently discovered both Buster Keaton and Avalon/Funicello Beach movies, I decided to go on fancast.com and watch Pajama Party. Instead of Frankie, Annette is paired with first Jody McCrea-playing not Bonehead but a similarly characterized Big Lunk-and then her Disney co-star in the Merlin Jones pictures, Tommy Kirk, here playing a Martian named Go Go. Along the way there's Elsa Lanchester, Jesse White, Keaton with usual AIP partner Bobbi Shaw, Harvey Lembeck in his usual role as Eric Von Zipper, dancer Candy Johnson, singer Donna Loren in her usual single number, and Susan Hart-who was about to become Mrs. James Nicholson, co-founder of American International-in an alluring fringe-bikini role where objects explode or wither. Oh, and there's also Dorothy Lamour-a native of New Orleans from my current home state of Louisiana-in a number about old customs versus new with some choice words like "sarong". This movie is mostly a silly mess with some good songs and some funny moments like when Buster and a perfume lady (Luree Nicholson, James' daughter) keep spraying each other or when that chair keeps closing in on White or when Buster inadvertently gets onto Ms. Shaw's body (while she's wearing a towel, of course!). And how about all those alarms that Ms. Lanchester keeps turning off in order to get at her late husband's money? Or when Ms. Shaw keeps kissing different men with the red cap? Otherwise, not much makes sense and after a while, you want the whole thing over real quick. Still, Pajama Party is harmless and painless fun and the end credits, as always, provide some visual amusement.


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