A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; ...
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A series of Gary Larsen's "Far Side" gags are turned into short animated gags, such as a Frankenstein cow; an insect airline's in-flight movie; deer, hunters, and UFOs; wolf home-movies; egg horror flicks; and cowboys & aliens.Written by
The home video version runs five minutes longer than the version that premiered on TV. The end credits do not begin with a shot of the aliens and the credits have been slowed, stretching the running time from 30 seconds to three minutes. The video includes two additional scenes: -Following "The Bacon Bunch," the camera pans into the jungle, where a peg-legged African tribesman relays to two children the story of a journey down they river in which he encountered a large-headed white tourist. The tourist then relays the story to a group of white kids around the campfire.
-Between the exploding kid and old west scenes, there's an additional gag with an innocent carrot who's plucked from the ground and eaten. See more »
Gary Larson's single-panel cartoon series "The Far Side" ran for fifteen years, offering surreal, twisted takes on our world. Right before it ended, CBS aired "Tales from the Far Side", featuring a number of the characters from the series doing various and sundry things. Quite an enjoyable special. I'd say that my favorite part was the bugs watching "The Fly" in the airplane, but I also liked the zombie camp.
I understand that there was a sequel in 1997, but I've never seen it. I guess that until I do, I'll be content with this special. Worth seeing. Since the series ended, Larson has apparently done a lot of environmental stuff.
Three-legged race indeed!
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