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Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

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Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

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Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

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This is the only film featuring Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) in which he is not the title character. See more »

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Dr. Otto: [as Auntie Nelda,enters the kitchen] Hurry up sockethead,they're waiting to eat!
Slave Willie: Bouillabaisse cannot be hurried, doctor!
Dr. Otto: [a moan comes from the refrigerator, he shoots it several times] Now, battery breath, now!
Slave Willie: It really does need a few more moments for the ingredients to marinate in their essences.
Dr. Otto: Now all of a sudden I have a Julia Child to deal with.
Slave Willie: But doctor,
[Otto sticks Willie's hand into a blender]
Slave Willie: no,wait,not liquefy,doctor!
[Otto turns blender on, Willie screams]
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Any resemblance to anyone living or otherwise is purely coincidental. The events and characters portrayed are purely fictional. Honest. See more »

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Followed by Ernest Goes to Africa (1997) See more »

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IF I WERE A CARPENTER
Written by Tim Hardin
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Two thumbs up!
24 February 2004 | by (Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is strangely surreal, and if you're an Ernest/Jim Varney fan in the least, you'll really enjoy it. The film starts a bit slow, but really starts to come together when we learn the connection between bumbling hero Lance Sterling (great name!) and pussy-willow-adorned, third-hand-on-his-head villain Dr. Otto. Willie the Robot is also a hoot, what with his changing smiley-face expressions, and Lance's assistant Doris is the brains behind the hero. Auntie Nelda is fall-down funny, especially when she's discussing her "dear, departed nephew Hymie" or clubbing creatures on the floor with a toxin-laden ladle.

There are a lot of little clever bits and dialog that make the movie enjoyable. It may be hard to find, so good luck!


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