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!
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Right after the waiter gives the menus to Ernest and Charlotte, the camera angle changes and you can see him walking away, and hear him saying "I'll give you a minute to look over your menus" as if he was still standing there. See more
Ernest P. Worrell
[to lawyer as he's being taken to the chair
You pal, you're not getting anymore of my business!
Referenced in Ernest in the Army
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Arntson
Performed by Bruce Arntson See more