Episode of fictional late-night television talk show "The Irv Carlson Show," parodying the genre.


(as Tony Lanfield)


(as Arch Hall)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Forio ...
Irv Carlson
Toni Schmucker ...
Tempy Topless
Leslie McRay ...
Chuck Harrod ...
Senator Corbet
Don Kay ...
Lewie Blewitt
Gay Loveland ...
Justine Johnson
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Morrison Whales (as Arch Hall)
Burr Middleton ...
The Announcer (as Mickey Middleton)
Gerald Strickland ...
Cecil St. Clair
David R. Farmer Jr. ...
Whiplash Johnson
Lynne Parmiter ...
Julie O'Truly
Ken Kennerson ...
Bertie Minnow
Gloria Gregory
Chuck Powers
Fred Howard


Episode of fictional late-night television talk show "The Irv Carlson Show," parodying the genre.

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1971 (USA)  »

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The Irv Carlson Show  »

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1.85 : 1
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Wretched beyond belief
27 April 2005 | by (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

Ever hear a joke that falls flat because it is not in the least bit funny? Repeat said joke a million times as delivered by non-actors, who are stiff and seem afraid of the camera, and you have some idea of how this movie is. In their defense, they aren't given much to work with. An example is "Mafia Savings and Loan." Get it? Just in case you don't, it is repeated five or six more times, and with each time it gets even more hilarious- not. There are a ridiculous amount of cutaway shots to close-ups of the non-actors making exaggerated faces. Imagine eyebrows moving up and down accompanied by lecherous grins. What makes this mess even worse is that after about ten minutes into the movie, the lips don't sync up with the words. Yet, despite all this horridness, there is something fascinating about this movie that makes you keep watching. I am reminded of a Twilight Zone episode where this is what passes for a comedy show in Hell.

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