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

PG | | Comedy
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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Doctor Otto is what inspired the villain of The Marvelous M Show (2011), Dr. Mac. See more »

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Dr. Otto: [the Riddle] When the money is scrambled to the very last cent,riots and hatred soon will commence.When all the world's commerce will be put in a bind,from the evil that lurks where the sun never shines.It is I,Dr.Otto von Schnick -ick-ick-ick,who has played on you this trick-ick-ick-ick. "But who's Dr.Otto?" you may well ponder,while all your magnetic cash is squandered.It's he who had an eye,and yet couldn't see.It's he who served bouillabaisse,when he was a she.It's he who gambled with brains...
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[Closing message] We're sorry Elmo - if we get to film another one, we'll make it up to you. See more »

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Followed by Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) See more »

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THE RIDDLE
Music by Shane Keister
Lyrics by Shane Keister, John Cherry & Coke Sams
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Bad Movie, Great scenes
20 February 2002 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

As far as stories go, it seems that the writers here could only pass a kindergarten story writing class. Plot? Dr. Otto wants to destroy the world! That's all.

However, what you get is the Brilliance of Jim Varney, not as Ernest for 90 minutes (I'll be the first to admit that to be a hard challenge), but Jim portraying a variety of other Characters that we only get glimpses of in other movies and his TV series. He is brilliant as he throws himself into these wild, wacky characters. Think of it as a bunch of 10-20 minute short films each with a different lead character by Varney, and each around a central theme that were spliced together, each short fairy self contained. It's much easier to watch this movie then.

If you want to see some great character acting (or at least Jim Varney not playing Ernest), definitely watch this movie if you can find it.


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