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Arise! The SubGenius Video (1992)

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A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Seth Deitch
J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs ...
Juan Fava ...
El Físico Nuclear
Janor Hypercleats ...
Himself (as Rev. Janor Hypercleats)
Jan Arthur Johnson ...
Pope Sternodox Keckhaver ...
Pope David Meyer III ...
Drelloid Mutant
Rev. Buck Naked ...
Michael Peppe ...
Harry S. Robins ...
Narrator (voice) (as Dr. Howland Owll)
Douglass Smith ...
Himself (as Rev. Ivan Stang)
Robert Anton Wilson ...


A brain-crushing collage of music and video presented in the form of a religious recruitment video. The topics covered (in deadpan narration) are basic psychology, the origin of the human race, spiritualism, religious dogma, UFO's, the end of the world, and the group's figurehead, J.R. "Bob" Dobbs. Written by Baroque (gopher_baroque <AT>

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Your kind shall triumph!



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The video begins with a disclaimer/warning that lasts several minutes, and covers such things as mental health, plant growth, the behavior of pets, operation of machinery, gas mileage and a warning that there is no side two of the video tape. That warning is followed by; "However, if you DO discover one...DON'T look at it!" See more »


Narrator: Don't just EAT a hamburger! Eat the HELL out of it!
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Total Sensory Overload

One of the most watched videos in my nerdy collection, I seriously have not watched this whole thing in one sitting. It's not that it's that long, it's just that there's so much to see and hear that it will blow your mind long before the last few minutes. However, if you find a copy, snatch it up. If it's for rental, then by all means, make yourself a copy. Entirely worth the three dollar rental, the twenty dollar purchase, or the nine hundred dollar something or other, this thing will entertain you for years to come. The Subgenius changed the way I saw the world, and this is the living proof. Buy the book, seriously.

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