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Elephant Parts (1981)

A collection of comedy skits and music videos, such as a game-show spoof called "Name That Drug", a visit to the office of the Clandestine Typing Service, and a man providing a skewed ... See full summary »

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A collection of comedy skits and music videos, such as a game-show spoof called "Name That Drug", a visit to the office of the Clandestine Typing Service, and a man providing a skewed translation of a Mexican serenade for his girlfriend. Written by Kevin G. Madzia <madziakg@usa.net>

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Winner of the First 'Video of the Year' GRAMMY. See more »

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In the ending credits, "Saxophone" is misspelled as "Saxaphone". See more »

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Spin-off Television Parts (1985) See more »

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Written, Performed, and Produced by Michael Nesmith
from the Michael Nesmith audio L.P. "Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma"
Peaceful Music Co./Warner-Tamerlane; BMI
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Hilarious and Pioneering
8 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got "Elephant Parts" on DVD and it made me laugh the same way it did 15 years ago. Some of the music videos are a little dated but considering this was made before MTV they show how far Nesmith was ahead of the crowd (to the point of poking fun at the format before it was widespread). In fact, Nesmith came up with the music video channel concept but was told no one would watch a 24 hour music channel. Right. The comedy segments still hold up very well and in fact are of higher quality than SNL or Mad TV any day of the week. Highlights are "Neighborhood Nuclear Superiority" and the horror movie spoof "Have a Nice Day". A hilarious and pioneering work, do yourself a favor and buy it right now!


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