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Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  21 February 1988 (USA)
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It is nearly a generation since we've visited Dobie Gillis, and the middle-aged Dobie is nothing like he was as a youth, having has sown all of his wild oats. He's settled into the ... See full summary »

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It is nearly a generation since we've visited Dobie Gillis, and the middle-aged Dobie is nothing like he was as a youth, having has sown all of his wild oats. He's settled into the predictable adult life, married to the reliable Zelda (who was chasing him all through high-school), and assumed his father's role of running the family variety store. All of a sudden, key industries in the town shut down, putting hundreds out of work and severely threatening the local economy. Dobie, as head of the town council, is looked upon to lead the town out of this desperate crisis. When all seems lost, life-long friend Maynard G. Krebs appears, representing an old acquaintance who has a strange demand. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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One of the Most Surreal Movies I've Ever Seen
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I know nothing about Dobie Gillis. Never saw the show, and I didn't know Denver was famous before Gilligans island. I was up with my friend late one night and I change the channel to Shotime where this was playing. I think I must have started watching about 30 minutes in, and this is one of the most bizarre movies I have ever seen. In fact it was much better the first time when I had no idea what was going on.

This is one of the greatest WTF movies I have ever seen. Why was it made? What is up with these insane stereotypes? Who was this movie made for? What year is this supposed to be? Is this supposed to be funny? Intentionally? Did someone slip me the brown acid on the hill when I wasn't looking? Etc. Just scene after scene of jaw-dropping stupidity. The girl-shy jock has to be one of the greatest, most pathetic characters I've ever seen.

I'm giving it a 6 of ten for serious camp value. Rent it. Skip the first couple of scenes (trust me on this, if you know the plot, its not as good). This is just one of those movies that makes you question reality. Highly recommended for fans of bad cinema.


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