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

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$3,999,612 (USA) (28 February 1997)
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Wally Sparks: I am here to spread Joy, tell when you find her.
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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Live-action cartoon, but what's wrong with that?
24 February 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Meet Wally Sparks" is a screwball comedy in the vein of an Adam Sandler vehicle or latter-day "National Lampoon" movie. Sure, it's dumb. Sure, it's cheap. Sure, there's no Palm D'Or award sitting on the director's shelf. But some movies are not destined for accolades or AFI lists or anything above the $8.99-and-under used video rack at Blockbuster.

This movie has a drunken horse, three Southern ladies (one of them Cindy Williams) dancing in their skivvies to "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On", a fight between Sumo wrestlers and WWF stars, and Tony Danza reprising his role as Tony from "Taxi" doing a Rodney Dangerfield impression. Oh, and lest it be overlooked, RODNEY FRIGGIN' DANGERFIELD.

Come on. It's goofy, it's fun, it doesn't cost more than the price of a pack of cigarettes to own. Rodney and Oscar may not mix, but live-action cartoons and Rodney go pretty well together.


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