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Nick Danger in The Case of the Missing Yolk (1983)

The Yolks, a poor hillbilly family, are transported to a high-tech, futuristic home with all the latest gadgets, doo-dads and labor-saving devices. They soon begin to realize that their old... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Philip Austin Philip Austin ... Nick Danger / Pa Yolk / Dr. Bob
Peter Bergman Peter Bergman ... Lt. Bradshaw / Yoey Yolk / Judge Knot
Phil Proctor ... Rocky Rococo / Ma Yolk / Dr. Dogg
Wendy Cutler Wendy Cutler ... Sunny
Christie Kaatz Christie Kaatz ... Rhonda Jo Stingray
Donald Gibb ... Bo
Ken Greenwald Ken Greenwald ... The Perfesser
Robert Lesser ... The Genius (as Bob Lesser)
Susan Dear Susan Dear ... Tricia Wigg
Ellen Lent Ellen Lent ... Nurse Bambi (as Ellen Winchell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oliver Dear Oliver Dear ... Berzerk Robot / Rat-in-the-Box Boy
Lark Geib Lark Geib ... Boobie Chew Girl
Jenny McPhee Jenny McPhee ... Boobie Chew Girl


The Yolks, a poor hillbilly family, are transported to a high-tech, futuristic home with all the latest gadgets, doo-dads and labor-saving devices. They soon begin to realize that their old life may not have been so bad after all, especially when their son gets mixed up with a TV star and the family hires a strange private investigator to find him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Welcome To The Future, Suckers!









Release Date:

30 June 1983 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Monterey, California, USA

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Some of the jokes reference the 1968 Firesign Theatre album that debuted the Nick Danger character, How Can You Be In Two Places At Once When You're Not Anywhere At All. When Rocky Rococo snarls to Nick Danger about ordering pizza, this is a reference to the opening of The Further Adventures Of Nick Danger, in which Danger rushes into his office to answer his phone, gets a request for a pizza, and caustically tells the caller that he has the wrong number. See more »


[showing Bo's mugshot]
Nick Danger: This is Bo. Alias Bo. Also known as Bo. He answers twice to the name 'Bobo.'
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Third Eye Wide Shut
2 December 2006 | by tedgSee all my reviews

Back in the late sixties, the so-called drug culture provided an excuse for all sorts of breaks with convention, especially breaks with linearity in musical melodies and as much in linear narrative as well. Disconnected narrative, lost threads, comic rambles and self-referential devices were with us long before Tim Leary, but they were for smart people. All of a sudden they were embraced by a generation, composed of the same ordinary minds as any.

Into this opportunity stepped the Firesign theater. These guys were considered brilliant in that day, great fun. Sort of like Doug Adams would be much later in a more controlled way.

Their technique was to be opportunistically disconnected, to develop some small themes drawn from the new age notions of the day. and to allow overlapping voices in an accelerated attention deficit manner. We allowed that it was deep because we poured our own insights into it. It was less nourishing than we believed, rather a container with nourishing labels into which we poured our own universe. Their hopskipping through narrative was less wise than the magical cosmology we imagined under those stones.

Now here they are still alive, and still doing their bit. They still get funding somehow, enough to continue. Now its just silly, like a Soupy Sales on speed. Their excuse now isn't that they are cosmic humorists, rather they go for the territory now claimed by Tim Burton, but with a few old jokes (third eye) layered in.

If you are an old hippie like me, you'll find this bittersweet, like seeing Nixon on "Laugh-in." Fascinating in a way, like toenail clippings. Dead, familiar, part of a prior adventure, perhaps rich and now trash.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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