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Disco Beaver from Outer Space (1978)

National Lampoons mockery of everything that is wrong with cable TV.


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Credited cast:
Lynn Redgrave ... Dr. Van Helsing
Rodger Bumpass
Peter Elbling
Alice Playten
James Widdoes
Lee Wilkof
Michael Simmons Michael Simmons
Sarah Durkee Sarah Durkee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Gibson ... Himself


National Lampoon's spoof of late night channel surfing. A couple is watching TV late at night constantly switching channels and commenting on what's on them. In "Disco Beaver from Outer Space", a spoof of cheap Sci-Fi movies, a disco beaver from outer space, who has its own theme song, lands in New York in search of wood. In "Dragula", a spoof of horror movies, a "hemosexual" vampire visits the little town of Gotham on the Hudson for some snack and the only one who can stop him is miss Van Helsing. Pope John Paul II has an accident while doing laundry. A girl shares her traumatic experience of getting hooked on Perrier, a popular French brand of bottled mineral water. There's a preview of movies and shows only available on cable box. Masterpiece Theater presents a modernized version of Oscar Wild's The Importance of Being Ernest as well as the Smut Brother's trashy theater of Irish stereotypes. Artsy country music critics review live performance of a band called The Sidewinders. A ...

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Disco Beaver Song
Composed by Alice Playten
Performed by Alice Playten
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laugh-out loud funny
18 November 2004 | by glslppSee all my reviews

i remember seeing this when i lived with my grandparents, every night for the week if was on super-channel ... i don't remember much about it nearly 25 years later except the HOMO NO MO' part ... i tried not to laugh too loud to wake the folks up, but one night it didn't work ...

to be honest, i had never heard of national lampoon up until that point and that brought a lifetime love of their productions.

and come to think of it, i remember the homosexual Dracula now ... i didn't understand it ... THEN ... two years later i came out of the closet ...

< blush >

that is all.

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