Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 September 1979 (USA)
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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Donoghue ...
Church of Jack Lord leader / Himself
Rhonda Coullet ...
Singer at Church of Jack Lord
Herself (voice)
Sarah Holcomb ...
Foster MacKenzie III ...
Root Boy Slim / Himself (as Root Boy Slim)
Edie Baskin ...
Robert Delford Brown ...


Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

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The TV show that can't be shown on TV!




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The first cat thrown into the pool was Michael O'Donoghue's cat, Cal. The scene was supervised by armed ASPCA agents. Dirk Wittenborn's chest was scratched heavily by the cats. See more »


Jane Curtin: When my date blows his nose in his handkerchief and then looks at it, I can't say no.
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Crazy Credits

(After the credits): If you enjoyed "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" you'll love "Mr. Mike's Gandhi" soon to be a major motion picture directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley. See more »


References The Bullwinkle Show (1961) See more »


Boogie 'Til You Puke
Performed by Foster MacKenzie III (as Root Boy Slim) and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes
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A truly worthless film like you wouldn't believe...

Well, I didn't laugh even once at this muddled, unfunny heap of film, which begins with a very boring, very unsmiling skit that centers around Cat Swimming instruction. It moves into other tedious skits like `The Church of the Jack Lord" (a Church of the Sub-Genius styled farce that looks great on paper) and a moment with Dan Aykroyd's deformed feet, not to mention the highly dim-witted "Laser Bra 2000" and a montage of male commentary called "Beautiful Women Love Disgusting Men," where the film unloads all of its cameos at once: Jane Curtin, Carrie Fisher, Teri Garr, Joan Hackett, Deborah "Blondie" Harry, Margot Kidder, Wendie Malick, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, and Loretta Tupper. That said, you can probably guess how misleading the box is that professes appearances from this bevy of stars! Dan Aykroyd is in some of the skits, and there's further cameos from people like Paul Shaffer and Bill Murray (who's even less funny here than in his cameo as Lefty Schwartz in `Loose Shoes'). Alas, not even the footage of Klaus Nomi, Sid Vicious, or Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band (which is way too long and utterly stupid – the Tubes they weren't!) helps this disorder. The one redeeming skit is called "Christmas on Other Planets.' "Tunnel Vision," `Amazon Women on the Moon,' `The Kentucky Fried Movie,' and even `The Boob Tube' and "Jokes My Folks Never Told Me" (groan) are much, much better than this!

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