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Porklips Now (1980)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  October 1980 (USA)
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Spoof of Apocalypse Now has health inspector Will Dullard traveling by car "uptown" with two friends to have a meeting with a certain Mertz, the owner of a meat processing shop, to "... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Billy Gray ...
Dullard (as William Gray)
Ernie Fosselius ...
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Rick (segment "Kook")
Larry Walker ...
Tom Bullock ...


Spoof of Apocalypse Now has health inspector Will Dullard traveling by car "uptown" with two friends to have a meeting with a certain Mertz, the owner of a meat processing shop, to "investigate with extreme predjudice." Written by Anonymous

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In this parody, the Kurtz character becomes "Fred Mertz" aka "Mad Man Mertz". This is a takeoff on both "Fred Mertz" (from I Love Lucy (1951)) and especially the infamous TV pitchman Mad Man Muntz. See more »


Dullard: Words... can't describe how close he was.
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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I'd be frightened if I wasn't laughing so hard.
1 April 2000 | by (In Delta City waiting on a promised future) – See all my reviews

The way Ernie catches the whole mood and style with what was probably a super 8 camera and a dull patch of suburbia is amazing. The writing was incredible in the way he turned his bad clichés into almost sensible strings of thought, not to mention the great camera work. We've all heard of stream of consciousness, I guess you'd call this stream of punconsciousness.

Every time I see this, I actually manage to see something new, be it one of the ads that flash by way to fast, or something so obvious you slap yourself for missing it before. The attention to detail is much better than several big budget movies manage, it's too bad that big budget directors aren't required to make at least ONE no-budget film.

One doesn't NEED to see Apocalypse Now to get this movie, (Yet another sign of it's quality) but it would definitely help. I saw this after seeing the original, but I would love to see someone see them in the opposite order and watch their reactions. Although Apocalypse Now has many 'black comedy' moments, seeing Porklips Now first will probably have a very interesting effect on what gets laughed at.

I give this a full 5 stars

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