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The Joe Piscopo Special (1984)

This is an HBO Special in which Joe Piscopo has 60 minutes to try to do many of his famous impressions. He has mostly his Saturday Night Live friends to help do small skits on the Special.

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Jay Dubin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Piscopo ... Himself / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Bologna ... Rev. Jimmy
Art Bonilla ... Gang Leader
Anthony Caruso ... Tony DiNono
Jan Hooks
Eddie Murphy ... Various
Joey Piscopo ... Young Joe
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This is an HBO Special in which Joe Piscopo has 60 minutes to try to do many of his famous impressions. He has mostly his Saturday Night Live friends to help do small skits on the Special. Written by Ernest B. <ernest@usit.net>

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Joe Piscopo Show See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Color
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Connections

Spoofs Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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One of the best Michael Jackson parodies!
21 February 2004 | by NickSavageSee all my reviews

This is another one of those little known classics. I do not consider myself to be a fan of Joe Piscopo material, but this one is really good.

The skits I remember from this are as follows-

In one skit, J.P. is portraying a homeless guy that lives in an alley who one day finds a pair of "magical drum sticks" in the trash and becomes a fabulous drummer. Eventually he joins a big rock band, gets hooked on cocaine, almost dies, and ends up back in the alley where he started, and where he seems to be happiest.

The whole skit is less than 10 minutes, with little or no dialog, and is very funny as well as insightful.

The highlight of this video is a fantastic parody on the Michael Jackson "Thriller" video. It begins just like the original one. J.P. is walking his girl friend through the woods. As the full moon rises, J.P. slowly turns in to---Jerry Lewis!

The dance scenes in this are great and hilarious. You will die laughing when you see it. I put this parody up there with Steve Martin's "Billie Jean" (also very hard to find).

Eddie Murphy's scenes are also good, and its easy to see that these guys were probably friends in real life. Good chemistry.

This should be on DVD! 8 out of 10 stars.


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