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Everything You Know Is Wrong (1975)

"Dogs flew space ships! The Aztecs invented the vacation! Men and Women are the same sex! Our forefathers took drugs... See full synopsis »
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Philip Austin ...
Happy Harry Cox / Bob Hind / General's wife / Tom Jefferson / Reebus Cannibus / Medicine show actor
Peter Bergman ...
Ben Franklin / Prof. Bowman / McGog brother / Pat Hat / Buzz Crumbhunger / Maj. Chuck / Training film narrator
David Ossman ...
Sherrif Luger Axehandle / NURGI Clockwork Film narrrator / Prof. Archer / Art Wholeflaffer / Gen.
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Limb Ashauler / Martian voices / Sam Evans / Beaulah Bell / Nino the mind-boggler / Bunny Crumbhunger / Gen. Curtis Goatheart / Colonel
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"Dogs flew space ships! The Aztecs invented the vacation! Men and Women are the same sex! Our forefathers took drugs... See full synopsis »

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Dogs flew space ships! The Aztecs invented the vacation! Your brain is not the boss! Everything you know is wrong!

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The entire soundtrack (except for the music used in the closing credits) is the comedy album of the same name. The film itself is simply lip-synched to the original recording. See more »

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Follows Martian Space Party (1972) See more »

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Watch with your eyes closed . . .
18 June 2000 | by (the outer planets) – See all my reviews

This "movie" is the brainchild of The Firesign Theater, and outfit best known for hilarious comedy albums like "Don't Crush that Dwarf, Hand me the Pliers" and "We're all bozos on this bus." They are not known for their work in motion pictures, and Everything You Know Is Wrong demonstrates why.

Some of the material here is funny, but the visuals don't add to the comedy. It seems like the actors are just lip-syncing to a Firesign Theater record. It looks like a bad home-movie of someone's aunts and uncles karaoking comedy albums.

Note I said *some* of the material is funny. Some of it is quite aggressively not. Like Monty Python, Firesign Theater have two modes: when they're focused, they're sharp and funny, but sometimes they're just pointlessly bizarre. Unfortunately, after a promising beginning this movie falls into the latter category and wallows there. There's some sort of plot about an alien takeover, or something, but generally weird stuff happens for no particular reason. There's nothing here to equal Firesign's best stuff: no Nick Danger, no synthetic chinchillas, not even any bubonic plague.

If you're a fan of the group, you might want to see this, but you'll probably be disappointed. If you've never heard of Firesign Theater, grab "Shoes For Industry!", their greatest hits album, and start from there.


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