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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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When his hometown in threatened, the son of legend Ernest P. Worrell must save the day.

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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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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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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's Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1992) See more »

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IF I WERE A CARPENTER
Written by Tim Hardin
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Clearly a lesson in weirdness
22 May 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Jim Varney's first real movie is quite a delight, but don't come in expecting to see Ernest P. Worrel any time soon. I felt the wide array of characters Varney depicted were great, but without being said, the rest of the movie should be put into a mulcher or something. A rather odd beginning for a movie icon.


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