Kentucky Fried Sundae Monday
As I was browsing the circulars for this week, I noticed a steal. Circuit City has Kentucky Fried Movie, along with some other good movies, on sale for dirt cheap, at least by DVD standards. I don't know if you know Kentucky Fried Movie, but it was directed by John Landis before he made Animal House and The Blues Brothers, and it was written by the Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams before they went on to craft Airplane! and then go steadily downhill. The format almost fails as a film, but succeeds greatly as pure sketch comedy. The format is an awkward combination of fake movie previews and TV news interruptions (there's urine in your popcorn. Film at 11).
The centerpiece of the film is a Samuel L. Bronkowitz production, A Fistful of Yen, a direct parody of Enter the Dragon. Of course, Samuel L. Bronkowitz won't make much sense unless you know Samuel L. Bronston, the mastermind behind "Not 3 or 4, but ALL the known emotions!" And now I present to you, A Fistful of Yen: