Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the electric chair. But instead of killing him, the electrocution gives Ernest superhuman powers, enabling him to escape from jail and foil Nash's attempt to rob the bank. Written by
Mark Hettler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Guilty of Maximum Fun in the First Degree!
Did You Know?
Of all the famously eccentric actors whom Ernest imitates at a mirror in jail, Sylvester Stallone
is the only actor who was not a classic one at the time. He is the only actor who was still alive and who was still acting in movies during and after the time this movie was made. See more
When Charlotte and Ernest are in the restaurant and the spoon flies up and sticks to Ernest's shirt, the wire is visible on the spoon as he puts it back down on the table. See more
Ernest P. Worrell
So it's come to this. A pointless, miserable end to a shallow, meaningless life. But it's as it should be. It's the hand I've been dealt, and I have to play it as it lays. Oh, I'm not going to cry because life's thrown me a curve. I'm not going to whine because I got mashed potatoes when French fries is what I really wanted. It's time for me to step up to the plate, belly up to the bar! It's time for me to look fate square in the eye, flare my nostrils, breathe life's last breath! It's time for...
Referenced in Ernest in the Army
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Arntson
Performed by Bruce Arntson See more