On a bitter cold night, Henry & Ellen Strand's home is visited by exotic Himalayan strangers who claim that son Seymour Strand has been chosen to replace the recently deceased Llama of their faraway country Lo Pu.

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Ambassador Chia Fung
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On a bitter cold night, Henry & Ellen Strand's home is visited by exotic Himalayan strangers who claim that son Seymour Strand has been chosen to replace the recently deceased Llama of their faraway country Lo Pu.

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15 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Chia Fung: [points to recliner] Does this throne vibrate joyously upon the insertion of a quarter?
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Composed by Donald Rubinstein
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Dumb, stupid, and borderline racist
29 June 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

SEYMOURLAMA has to be one of the most pointless of all TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE episodes. I'm not even sure why they bothered making it because other than a mildly supernatural theme it doesn't fit at all into the feel or style of the series.

The set-up involves a typical American family (including a geeky son) who are visited by a pair of Lamas who have a surprising tale to tell: their son is the latest incarnation of a god and is about to head to a temple in the Himalayas to enact his role. There's an expected twist here, but for the most part this is played for the usual lowbrow laughs, with exaggerated characters and acting.

Cult film fans may be interested to see John Waters' favourite actor Divine playing one of the Lamas, but to be honest I found this dumb and racist in equal measure. SEYMOURLAMA has been purely designed to take the mickey out of foreign cultures and the level of inanity is overwhelming.


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