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  • 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 <markh@nstl.com>
  • Ernest P. Worrell, he is a bumbling janitor at a bank. Ernest wants to become a clerk in the bank he is working in. Meanwhile, a criminal in the Draccup penitentiary had murdered an inmate and is now in court. This is when Ernest was chosen for jury duty. Unberknownst to Ernest, he is being set up for a dangerous criminal named Felix Nash (who looks a lot like Ernest). Then Nash knocks out Ernest and switches places with him. However, Ernest realizes what is going on and is trying to escape from the penitentiary and stop Nash, who is taking over his job and his life.

    - Written by John Wiggins

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