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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  31 January 1997 (USA)
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Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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The Talk Show Host that Everyone loves to hate! See more »

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Rated R for continuous crude sexual humor and some nudity | See all certifications »
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31 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Botrány TV  »

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$2,131,001 (USA) (31 January 1997)

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$3,999,612 (USA) (28 February 1997)
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Wally Sparks: And remember, it's lonely at the top, when there's no-one on the bottom.
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Referenced in Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001) See more »

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I'll Pin It Up
Written by Jim Jacobsen
Performed by Jim Jacobsen
Courtesy of Havee Records
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Warning: Dangerfield Ahead!
29 July 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"The Wally Sparks Show" - starring trashy Rodney Dangerfield (as Wally Sparks) - is taking a dump on its sponsors. Although popular, the show loses ad revenue and is threatened with cancellation. Network big-wig Burt Reynolds (as Lenny Spencer) orders Mr. Dangerfield to clean up his act. Spearheading a campaign to clean-up Talk TV is conservative "family values" politician David Ogden Stiers (as Floyd Preston), the governor of Georgia. Hoping to improve his image, Dangerfield accepts an invitation to the governor's mansion from Mr. Stiers' son Glenn Walker Harris Jr. (a "Wally Sparks" fan)...

For a sophomoric sex comedy starring Dangerfield, this isn't too bad. The director works well with a funny supporting cast, especially co-stars Debi Mazar and Eamonn Roche. As usual, first lady Cindy Williams (as Emily Preston) is an asset. Her strip poker sequence is hilarious. The film may be trying to satirize TV talk show hosts like Jerry Springer and Geraldo Rivera - who cleverly elicit trash talk from guests, but stay out of the mud. Howard Stern is a more apt comparison, but probably declined a appearance. There are plenty of other cameos, most inspired being Tony Danza as a New York "Taxi" driver.

***** Meet Wally Sparks (1/16/97) Peter Baldwin ~ Rodney Dangerfield, David Ogden Stiers, Cindy Williams, Debi Mazar


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