Imitation of Wife (2015)

Shooster thinks he can snag that big promotion by inviting the boss over for a home-cooked dinner. This does not sit well with Mrs. Shooster--especially when she learns Biffle is coming over to help her cook.

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Michael Schlesinger, Will Ryan (based on characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Nick Santa Maria Nick Santa Maria ... Benny Biffle
Will Ryan ... Sam Shooster
Trish Geiger ... 'Mae Busch' as Mrs. Shooster
Glenn Taranto ... 'Vernon Dent' as Mr. Dent
Stan Taffel Stan Taffel ... 'Eddie Dunn' as Eddie
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Shooster thinks he can snag that big promotion by inviting the boss over for a home-cooked dinner. This does not sit well with Mrs. Shooster--especially when she learns Biffle is coming over to help her cook.

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slapstick comedy | cooking | See All (2) »

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Short | Comedy

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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After the salad scene was filmed, they decided to do a "Spanish-language" version, with the actors pretending to read their lines phonetically off cards (as Laurel and Hardy used to do), along with a smattering of Spanglish and gibberish. Director Michael Schlesinger simply yelled, "Action!" and the cast ad-libbed the entire thing until they indicated they were done and then collapsed in laughter. The scene is included as an extra in both the feature version and on the DVD. See more »

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References Dracula (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't We Got Fun
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan (as Raymond B. Egan) and Gus Kahn
Sung by Will Ryan and Nick Santa Maria
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It Seemed Like a good Idea at the Time, But That Was Eighty Years Ago
10 August 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Do you remember the comedy short subjects that used to be part of every movie show, or are you not old enough to have to eat only pureed food? Nick Santa Maria and Will Ryan have invented two ex-Vaudevillians, Biffle and Shooster, who starred in many of them, creatures of puns, set phrases an Three-Stooges-like eyepokes and Michael Schlesinger, who has spent thirty years insisting that SHH! THE OCTOPUS is the greatest movie ever made, has written, directed and generally cajoled a lot of professionals who you would expect would have better things to do with their time into helping out with a series of shorts that recreate the lost children of Hollywood's Not-So-Golden Years.

This is a pastiche of those Laurel & Hardy movies -- and Charley Chase movies, and Edgar Kennedy movies and you name it movies -- in which the husband brings his husband home for dinner in order to win the promotion, only to have the wife walk out on him, whereupon the other one (usually Stan Laurel) dresses up like a woman. Glen Taranto does a dead-on imitation of comic foil Vernon Dent as the boss in this one.


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