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Nourish the Beast (1974)

TV Movie  -  Comedy  -  11 May 1974 (USA)
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Baba Goya is a loudmouth mother who goes through husbands and orphans like the Turkish coffee she makes in a dirty old soup pan. In Queens she presides over a household comprised of a ... See full summary »

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Baba Goya is a loudmouth mother who goes through husbands and orphans like the Turkish coffee she makes in a dirty old soup pan. In Queens she presides over a household comprised of a childish orphan who happens to be a cop, an elderly gentleman who explodes every time somebody calls him grandpa, a dying husband and an errant daughter who cries all night. The husband, Baba's fifth, is already submitting an ad for her sixth. The cop catches a Japanese stealing cameras and chains him to a radiator, the daughter guiltily confesses she voted for Nixon and runs off, and the husband-who may not die after all-insists they must wait out Watergate for a Democrat. Written by http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/2003_basic_cat/Sam2002a.pdf

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Nourish the Beast
11 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you ever have the opportunity to watch the very funny play, Nourish the Beast, I'd like to recommend that you do. It is about a very eccentric family consisting of a husband and wife with an adult daughter and son. And the camera thief that the son (a cop) couldn't bear to take to jail.

In some ways the family reminds me of the equally nutty family in the more well known play and movie titled 'You Can't Take It with You'. However the characters in 'You Can't Take It with You' were blissfully unaware of just how weird they were. In 'Nourish the Beast' the characters are a little more angst filled (although no less eccentric). In this play assorted family members are not really blood-related at all but were added to the family when they responded to advertisements that the main character had placed in a newspaper.

This play is very funny due to the revelations and interactions of the family members. In fact the most 'normal' character of the bunch is the camera thief who is handcuffed to the radiator throughout most of the action.


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