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The TV show that can't be shown on TV!
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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". | Add synopsis »
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The Sketchy History of Sketch Comedy Movies
 (From IFC. 10 September 2009, 4:14 AM, PDT)

DVD: Review: Mr. Mike's Mondo Video
 (From The AV Club. 20 January 2009, 10:00 PM, PST)

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Without a doubt, the funniest, sickest video you'll ever see See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Michael O'Donoghue ... Mr. Mike

Dan Aykroyd ... Church of Jack Lord leader / Himself
Rhonda Coullet ... Singer at Church of Jack Lord

Jane Curtin ... Herself

Teri Garr ... Herself

Joan Hackett ... Herself (voice)

Deborah Harry ... Herself
Sarah Holcomb ... Herself

Margot Kidder ... Herself

Laraine Newman ... Herself

Gilda Radner ... Herself

Sid Vicious ... Himself
Foster MacKenzie III ... Root Boy Slim / Himself (as Root Boy Slim)
Edie Baskin ... Herself
Robert Delford Brown ... JoJo The Human Hot Plate
Claudette Cooper
Zachary Danziger
Fred Dixon
Jill Duis
Susan Forristal ... Herself
François Giroday (as Francois de la Giroday)

Mitch Glazer ... Man selling film to Mr.Mike (as Mitchell Glazer)
Merwin Goldsmith

Judith Belushi-Pisano ... Herself (as Judy Jacklin)
Robert Lee Jones
Teri Keane ... Herself
Ellen Birney Kleinberg
Helen Lee
Stephaney Lloyd

Wendie Malick ... Herself / Woman in underwear

Marii Mak ... Herself
Brian McConnachie ... Laser Bra 2000 Scientist
Patty Oja ... Herself
Robert Perry ... Laserbra 2000 Narrator (voice) (as Bob Perry)
Emily Prager ... Woman in Film Room / Right Sea Zombie / Jack Lord Follower
Barry Rebo ... Man in Film Room
Barry Secunda ... Man in Film Room

Paul Shaffer ... Jack Lord Organist
Sylvia Shichman ... Herself
Jack Straw
Clarence Thomas
Loretta Tupper ... Herself
Anna Upstrom ... Herself (as Anna Uppstrom)

Dirk Wittenborn ... Cat Swimming School Instructor
Frederika Zappe
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Carrie Fisher ... Herself

Bill Murray ... Man on the Street
Tricia Brock ... Left Sea Zombie (uncredited)
Ernie Fosselius ... Armageddon Director / Himself (uncredited)
Klaus Nomi ... Opera Singer (uncredited)

Don Novello ... Men in Film Room (voice) (uncredited)
Helen Robison ... Teenaged Daughter (uncredited)
Mitchell Sugarman ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michael O'Donoghue 
Ernie Fosselius (segment "Crowd Scene, Take One")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mitch Glazer  (as Mitchell Glazer)
Mitchell Kriegman  segments "Cleavage" and "Dog Suit"
Michael O'Donoghue  writer
Emily Prager  writer
Sylvia Schichman  segment "Sylvia Shichman"
Dirk Wittenborn  writer

Produced by
Tricia Brock .... associate producer
Thomas A. Edison .... producer (segment "Electrocuting an Elephant") (archive footage) (as Thomas Alva Edison)
Lorne Michaels .... executive producer
Michael O'Donoghue .... producer
Tom Schiller .... segment producer: "Uncle Si and the Sirens" (archive footage)
 
Original Music by
Paul Shaffer 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Rebo 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Miller 
Bob Tischler 
 
Production Design by
Eugene Lee 
Franne Lee 
 
Art Direction by
Leo Yohimura 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Roston 
 
Production Management
Peter Giuliano .... production manager
Richard Lowe .... production manager
Bob Tischler .... post-production director
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrienne Bourbeau .... assistant director
Lindsay Fontana .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Morris .... artist
 
Sound Department
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Juan Rodriguez .... sound
Bob Tischler .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Al Feinberg .... special effects
Steven Kirshoff .... pyrotechnician
William Depaolo .... stop motion animator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Aaron .... director: "Crowd Scene, Take One"
Bruce Bixler .... still photographer
Alex Fernbach .... segment: "Laser Bra 2000" (as Alexander Fernbach)
Anders Grafstrom .... segment: "Klaus Nomi"
Emily Prager .... segment: "Home Movie"
Justus Taylor .... segment: "Laser Bra 2000" (as Justice Taylor)
 
Animation Department
William Bilowit .... animator (segments "Cat Skeleton", "Stupid Dinosaurs", "Maoist Raiders") (as Bill Bilowit)
William DePaolo .... animator (segments "cat skeleton" and "stupid dinosaurs")
 
Music Department
Lewis Del Gatto .... musician
Neil Jason .... musician
Jimmy Maelen .... musician
Michael O'Donoghue .... composer: theme music
Emily Prager .... composer: theme music
Elliott Randall .... musician
Alan Schwartzberg .... musician (as Allan Schwartzberg)
Paul Shaffer .... musician
 
Other crew
Franni Franken .... production coordinator
Ron Honsa .... video
 
Thanks
Bob Cranshaw .... special thanks
Tom Davis .... special thanks
Al Franken .... special thanks
Howard Johnson .... special thanks
Cathy Novello .... special thanks
Don Novello .... special thanks
James Signorelli .... special thanks (as Jim Signorelli)
Mauricio Smith .... special thanks
Buddy Williams .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
75 min
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Certification:
Australia:M (2010 re-rating) | USA:R

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Trivia:
The "haunting" ballad 'Mondo Video', heard over the opening and closing credits, is sung to the tune of the surf guitar classic 'Telstar'.See more »
Quotes:
Margot Kidder:Blackheads drive me wild.See more »
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References "Star Trek" (1966)See more »
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Boogie 'Til You PukeSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Without a doubt, the funniest, sickest video you'll ever see, 14 July 2000
Author: BruceMc from United States

Originally intended to be a one-shot summer replacement for Saturday Night Live, "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" was never aired due to its aggressive, in-your-face humor: "Christmas on Other Planets," "The Church of the Jack Lord," "Laser Bra 2000," "Nazi Oven Mitts," and musical performances by RootBoy Slim and the Sex Change Band and by Sid Vicious. Never aired by NBC due to problems with the censors, instead it received very limited theatrical release. Beware the now-existing video version (if you can find it), as the Sid Vicious performance of "My Way" is missing audio-- instead you get a scroll over the video explaining that Paul Anka, who wrote "My Way" refused to give rights to the video. Too bad-- it was pretty damn funny.

The movie is sketch comedy at its sickest, not too different from the best of SNL or "TunnelVision": one of the funnier pieces ("Beautiful Women Love Disgusting Men") has Deborah Harry telling the audience that she thinks "it's cute when guys miss the toilet seat."

A must-see. Simply incredible.

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