R | | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
Joe Dante's favorite part of making the film was "The Roast Your Loved One" segment because of the legendary comedians involved in the segment that included Slappy White, Henny Youngman, Rip Taylor, Steve Allen and Jackie Vernon. He stated that had to cut out Vernon's performance because it was a slow burn. Dead pan joke. Slide. Dead pan joke. Slide. which took too long for the jokes to hit especially since the film was edited at a rather lightning pace.
Man in Pub:
Oh, my. Now, how did that happen? There must be a ghost in here.
Arsenio's shredded tie changes between shots. Obviously 2 differently shredded ties were used.
In the opening credits: Starring: Lots of Actors
European TV versions include the original 'Pethouse Video' scene.
$171,723 20 September 1987