Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Miss Stardust 

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Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he ... See full summary »

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Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Tom Szollosi (teleplay) (as Thomas Szollosi), Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Shawn ... Joe Willoughby
Laraine Newman ... Miss Schroedinger
Rick Overton ... John Aubrey
Jack Carter ... John Bluthener
James Karen ... Richard Whelan
Jim Siedow ... Totzke (as Jim Seidow)
Angel Tompkins ... Mia
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Cabbage Man
Gabe Cohen Gabe Cohen ... Mendelheim
Anthony James ... Business Man #3
Robert Kim Robert Kim ... Businessman #2
Wade Mayer Wade Mayer ... Stage Manager
Wendy Sherwood Wendy Sherwood ... Miss Colorado
Victoria Powells Victoria Powells ... Beauty #2 (as Victoria Ellen Powells)
Libby Aubrey ... Beauty #1 (as Lisabeth Aubrey)
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Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he owns the rights to the title and threatens to eliminate Earth unless he gets some satisfaction. Written by Anonymous

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Not Rated
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Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

10 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »

Connections

References Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Not With a Bang, But a Whimper
2 June 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

"Amazing Stories" had some promise. Unfortunately, the writing and creativity were lacking. Many of the stories were just childish and sentimental. They also attempted humor and at times it worked. The final episode has Dick Shawn playing a small time producer who commiserates with a bartender, telling him of his latest project. He decided to have a beauty/talent pageant (how original) called "Miss Stardust." As the evening approaches, an alien, played by Weird Al Yankovic comes beaming in. He looks like a cabbage and many of the jokes are about vegetables and cabbage references. He claims that he owns the title of the pageant and unless there is representation from the rest of the Solar System, he will destroy the host and his trusty executive secretary, played by Larain Newman. Enter Misses Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, rubbery things that one would expect in something like this. They don't move. They are just mocked up creations. They sing, but no lips move or is there any animation. Cheap, cheap, cheap. It's sad that the anthology series has died for the most part but it does present challenges financially as well as in casting. You also have to have "the story." This series crawls off embarrassed.


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