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Ernest Goes to Jail (1990) Poster

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There were a few extended and deleted scenes that were not featured in the original version of the movie, but were in some made-for-TV versions. 1. There was an extended scene where Ernest was washing himself in a washing machine, and was staggering after he stepped out. 2. A scene where Ernest was trying to sneak out of jail and was found by the searchlights. Then, he was making shadow puppets. 3. An extended scene where Nash (as Ernest) was in Mr. Penalsmythe's office negotiating the clerk job. 4. A deleted scene where Ernest was working as a bank clerk.
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This is the last Ernest movie to have the character Chuck played by Gailard Sartain.
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Among the famous eccentric actors whom Ernest imitates in jail when trying out for "Mr. Nash", are James Cagney, Walter Brennan, Humphrey Bogart, Barry Fitzgerald, Sylvester Stallone, and James Mason.
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During the scene in prison where Ernest attempts to get into the character of Nash and does all the impressions, he does one impression of Sylvester Stallone. The line that Ernest says is "Hey you, Murdock, you're the guy who shot my brother..." The character of Murdock was played by Charles Napier in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985), which starred Stallone. Charles Napier plays Warden Carmichael in Ernest Goes To Jail.
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Of all the famously eccentric actors whom Ernest imitates at a mirror in jail, Sylvester Stallone is the only actor who was not a classic one at the time. He is the only actor who was still alive and who was still acting in movies during and after the time this movie was made.
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Before Ernest is put in the electric chair, he is asked if he wants a blindfold or a cigarette. Ernest responds with, "I'm afraid of the dark, and cigarettes'll kill you." Ironically, ten years later Jim Varney died of lung cancer that was brought on by a lifetime of smoking.
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Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, and Charles Napier have all been guest voices on "The Simpsons."
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Two of the prisoners are wearing Toronto Blue Jays baseball caps during Ernest's first visit at the mess hall and when he's walked to his cell.
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Gailard Sartain, Charles Napier, and Randall 'Tex' Cobb appeared on the TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993-2001), with Napier playing a prison warden on that show as he did in this film.
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