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Basic Values: Sex, Shock & Censorship in the 90's (1993)

Newswoman Fay Sommerfield takes a morally outraged look at excessive violence, bad language and sacrilege that pass for entertainment in the early 90s. She illustrates this with clips from (fake) current hit films and music videos.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kimberly Beck ... Marsha Miller
Greg Evigan
Kenneth Mars ... Reverend Pete
Peter Jurasik
Lorna Patterson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Barrie
Terrah Bennett Smith ... Receptionist
Lisa Boyle ... Psychiatrist's Receptionist
Irwin Corey ... Sammy Fine
Julia Duffy ... Politically-Correct Mom
Nora Dunn
Elon Gold ... Howard Stern / Richard Simmons (voice)
Robert Hays
Dan Hedaya ... Private Investigator (segment "The Granny Trailer")
Phil LaMarr ... Butch Jones
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Shelly Long portrays anchor-women Faye Sommerfeild, who hosts the top-rated network investigative newsmagazine show, "That Time of the Month." This month, she focuses on the controversies surrounding Hollywood and it abuses of the media. Features guest-stars galore. Written by Anonymous

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We Watch Your World So You Don't Have To

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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That Time Of The Month See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Where can I find a copy of this amazing comedy!
30 April 2004 | by lafferguySee all my reviews

I taped this off pay-cable probably 4-5 years ago and made the mistake not saving it. I remember it as one of the funniest comedy specials I have ever seen. It was like watching early Woody Allen meets Tarantino. I thought about it recently because so many of the memorable sketches in it reminded me of what's going on in today's headlines. There was a spoof of Howard Stern being shut down by the FCC, a controversial film about Jesus, soft core dating shows, rappers singing violent lyrics, nudity on TV and on and on and on. I remember that the writers also wrote Landis' Kentucky Fried Movie sequel, "Amazon Women On The Moon." Like that film this show had so many cameos from recognizable actors that I remember thinking at the time how expensive it must have been for cable. Shelly Long (who I normally have a problem with) was absolutely hilarious as a Jane Pauley-esque news anchor. Martin Mull as a sleazy dating show host, Kenneth Mars (from The Producers) hosting a religious shopping network. It was the kind of smart irreverence that surfaces so rarely these days. If this is available for purchase anywhere please snap it up and give me a call.


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