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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: [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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Followed by Slam Dunk Ernest (1995) See more »

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ATTACK AND COFFIN THEMES
Written by Aaron Keister
Arranged by Shane Keister
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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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