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Every Home Should Have One (1970)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  April 1978 (USA)
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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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Julie Ege receives an "introducing" credit. See more »


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 »


Referenced in Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) See more »


Onward Christian Soldiers
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Arranged by John Cameron
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The public loved him and begged for more but he left too early.
21 December 2005 | by (Munich, Germany) – See all my reviews

It's one of the best comedies I ever saw, made with much intelligence and much courage in a time when censorship was pretty terrible. Particularly brilliant and unforgettable: the dream scene on the beach with naked Marty and naked Swedish goddess, which is a tasty parody of the Ingmar Bergmann's movies. The German title is "Haferbrei mac-ht sexy" ("Porridge makes sexy"). Marty Fieldman, wild-haired and pop-eyed as always, is to see in many cult favorites. He became notably famous for his role as Igor, Gene Wilder's bemused hunchbacked assistant (whose hump switched shoulders from scene to scene), in director Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein (1973).

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