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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)

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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

Director:

Michael O'Donoghue

Writers:

Mitch Glazer (as Mitchell Glazer), Michael O'Donoghue | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Donoghue ... Mr. Mike
Dan Aykroyd ... Church of Jack Lord leader / Self
Rhonda Coullet Rhonda Coullet ... Singer at Church of Jack Lord
Jane Curtin ... Self
Carrie Fisher ... Self
Teri Garr ... Self
Joan Hackett ... Self (voice)
Debbie Harry ... Self (as Deborah Harry)
Sarah Holcomb ... Self
Margot Kidder ... Self
Bill Murray ... Man on the Street
Laraine Newman ... Self
Gilda Radner ... Self
Sid Vicious ... Self
Foster MacKenzie III Foster MacKenzie III ... Root Boy Slim / Self (as Root Boy Slim)
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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

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Taglines:

The TV show that can't be shown on TV!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dan Aykroyd personally approached Michael O'Donoghue to do the segment which shows that Aykroyd actually does have webbed toes, because many people who had seen them on SNL assumed that they were accomplished with makeup and special effects. See more »

Quotes

Jill Duis: When I reach down and feel a firm colostomy bag, I know I'm with a real man.
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Crazy Credits

(After the credits): If you enjoyed "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" you'll love "Mr. Mike's Gandhi" soon to be a major motion picture directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home video version omits Sid Vicious' version of "My Way" We still see the footage, but there is no sound and we get a roller caption explaining that the publishing company refused to allow them to include the song on the tape. See more »

Connections

References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Haunting Theme from Mondo Video
Lyrics by Michael O'Donoghue and Emily Prager
Music by Joe Meek (from 'Telstar')
Sung by Julius LaRosa
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Possibly the strangest thing ever put on film.
21 June 1999 | by vermnboySee all my reviews

The title of my summary pretty much says it all. The movie is hilarious, but there are less "belly" laughs than there are "Where the hell did that come from?" laughs. As National Lampoon fans know, Michael O'Donoghue was an "evil genius" of comedy. His philosophy was that there's no such thing as "too far", and that rings clearly in this film. The movie was banned from TV by the FCC, for obvious reasons. I highly recommend this movie to lovers of dark, surreal comedy, or the underground movement. Chances are that if you have a short attention span, or stay with the mainstream, it's not for you. Praise Jack Lord!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video See more »

Company Credits

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Broadway Video, Project X See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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