Yes. I went there. I dragged my good friend and wonderful roommate Alicia along with me, partly because I didn’t want to watch it alone and partly because it was her idea.
Also if you listen at the end of the intro, you can hear my cat Lucy. She was trying to climb underneath my sweater and was frustrated because I wouldn’t move.
In addition to the cast we all know and love, this movie was directed by Steve Binder and David Acomba and written by Rod Warren, Bruce Vilanch, Pat Proft, Leonard Ripps, Mitzie Welch, and George Lucas. It stars Mickey Morton as Malla, Paul Gale as Itchy, and Patty Maloney as Lumpy and features Diahann Carroll, Art Carney, Bea Arthur, Jefferson Starship, and Harvey Korman and was released in 1978. I found it on YouTube. I’m sure you can too if you really want to see it badly enough.
As a disclaimer, this podcast contains spoilers, language (I try to censor myself, but it always fails– honestly, I’m amazed that I made it all the way through Killer Tomatoes without an f-bomb), and a reference to Wookie porn. Itchy is a dirty old Wookie.
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