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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 »


Doris: [as Auntie Nelda pours some disgusting looking stew into Doris' bowl] Uh, aren't you having some?
Auntie Nelda: No dear, I'm on a water diet.
Lance: Well, I hope you're taking a vitamin supplement.
Auntie Nelda: I try to take care of myself. My son Hymie, he never took care of himself. He didn't weigh ninety pounds soaked in paving tar.
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Written by Aaron Keister
Arranged by Shane Keister
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Very weird, and dark but it's still a good film.
28 November 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I had NO idea that this was actually the first "Ernest" movie (despite the fact that Jim Varney's lunk-head movie character Ernest P. Worrell appeared only for a brief time during the movie.), but it's still a great film. Varney does an excellent job performing his many various characters such as Auntie Nelda, and Ernest's evil alter-ego Dr. Otto who is plotting to make money, and accounts etc. useless to everyone except him! Overall, an excellent film, and a nice start for Jim Varney's sucessful career.

Overall, this movie was good Knowhutimean?

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