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Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R | | Comedy | April 1978 (USA)
Teddy, working at an advertising agency, has to come up with a campaign for frozen porridge.

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Teddy works for a large advertising company. Given the seemingly impossible task of selling frozen porridge, he decides to produce commercials which make the product seem sexy. This leads him into confrontation with the "Keep Television Clean" movement, of which his wife is a senior member. Further problems ensue when the family take on Swedish nanny Inga Giltenburg. Written by measham

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Think Dirty  »

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Alan King was offered the part of Nat Kaplan, which eventually went to Shelley Berman See more »

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Inga Giltenburg: [Subtitles in Swedish dream sequence] This was your first time? What did you think of it?
Teddy Brown: It's better than open sandwiches.
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During the opening credits, all the "by"s are replaced with "buy"s. See more »

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Featured in Funny Turns: Penelope Keith (2000) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by John Cameron
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One of the best Feldman movies
25 October 2000 | by (Cardiff, California) – See all my reviews

Marty Feldman was an extremely funny and under appreciated comedian and this film is one of his funniest. You probably will remember Feldman from his Mel Brooks days in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and SILENT MOVIE. However, he also had two other worthwhile films to check out: THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE (1977) and IN GOD WE TRU$T (1980). In Think Dirty, Feldman wrote the screenplay and stars to wonderful comic effect. Most of the funniest moments are sex-related and there is a brief nude scene with Julie Ege, but overall the film portrayed in a seemingly innocent tone. The basic idea of using a controversial topic (in this case sex) to sell a product is not an advertising novelty, but Feldman pulls it off with a good deal of funny moments, especially the day-dreaming sequences and the animated bits (by Richard Williams Studios of PINK PANTHER fame). I happen to disagree with Leonard Maltin's review of this film (and this is not uncommon). I would recommend this to any Monty Python fan or anyone who enjoys the Farrelly Brothers and Mel Brooks comedies today.


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