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Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (1993)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  9 September 1993 (USA)
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Shelly Long portrays anchor-women Faye Sommerfeild, who hosts the top-rated network investigative newsmagazine show, "That Time of the Month." This month, she focuses on the controversies ... See full summary »

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Shelly Long portrays anchor-women Faye Sommerfeild, who hosts the top-rated network investigative newsmagazine show, "That Time of the Month." This month, she focuses on the controversies surrounding Hollywood and it abuses of the media. Features guest-stars galore. Written by Anonymous

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Where can I find a copy of this amazing comedy!
30 April 2004 | by (Banff, Alberta) – See all my reviews

I taped this off pay-cable probably 4-5 years ago and made the mistake not saving it. I remember it as one of the funniest comedy specials I have ever seen. It was like watching early Woody Allen meets Tarantino. I thought about it recently because so many of the memorable sketches in it reminded me of what's going on in today's headlines. There was a spoof of Howard Stern being shut down by the FCC, a controversial film about Jesus, soft core dating shows, rappers singing violent lyrics, nudity on TV and on and on and on. I remember that the writers also wrote Landis' Kentucky Fried Movie sequel, "Amazon Women On The Moon." Like that film this show had so many cameos from recognizable actors that I remember thinking at the time how expensive it must have been for cable. Shelly Long (who I normally have a problem with) was absolutely hilarious as a Jane Pauley-esque news anchor. Martin Mull as a sleazy dating show host, Kenneth Mars (from The Producers) hosting a religious shopping network. It was the kind of smart irreverence that surfaces so rarely these days. If this is available for purchase anywhere please snap it up and give me a call.


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