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  • 1985-04-04T09:00:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection is a 1985 syndicated television show produced by the comedy troupe the L.A. Connection. Every episode is a spoof of a classic movie where the video is the original (although edited to fit the show’s half-hour format) but all the dialogue is overdubbed with humorous dialogue written and voiced by the L.A. Connection, in a manner similar to Woody Allen’s feature-length film “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” During one season, 26 half-hour episodes were produced. Before producing the series, the L.A. Connection did live comedy dubbing of films at the Ken Theater and the Nuart Theater in Los Angeles.

32 episodes

Special 1 Woman In Green

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Although this isn't from the TV show it does star the members of the L.A. Connection. Filmed for A & E TV it's the Sherlock Holmes movie Woman In Green. The actual name of the special was Movie Madness Mystery With The L.A. Connection.

1x01 Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

  • Series Premiere

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Jose Ferrer plays the famous poet who becomes a job-hungry egomaniac in this version.

1x02 Santa Fe Trail (1940)

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Ron Reagan Jr. (Errol Flynn) has a nightmare that his father (Ronald Reagan) is running against Abraham Lincoln for the Presidency.

1x03 The Little Princess (1939)

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Shirley Temple is possessed by a doll, and only a song-and-dance exorcism can save her.

1x04 A Star Is Born (1937)

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Janet Gaynor is an unfortunate little girl who needs a date in this reworking.

1x05 Shock (Pt 1) (1946)

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Part one of the only two-episode Mad Movie parodies the lust, intrigue and murder of a soap opera... and finds a doctor (Vincent Price) who still makes house calls!

1x06 Shock (Pt 2) (1946)

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Part two of the only two-episode Mad Movie parodies the lust, intrigue and murder of a soap opera... and finds a doctor (Vincent Price) who still makes house calls!

A party with no food or drink becomes a wild free-for-all for Judith O'Dea and Duane Jones. Features a special appearance by Harry Medved, co-creator (with brother Michael) of the Golden Turkey Awards.

1x08 Nothing Sacred (1937)

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A woman (Carole Lombard) hires a detective (Fredric March) to locate her friends---who are over the rainbow.

Holmes and Watson (Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce) are hired to stop a conspiracy from stealing library books and selling them on the black market.

1x10 Doll Face (1946)

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A behind-the-scenes look at the world of beauty contests, with Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como and Carmen Miranda.

A compulsive gambler (Roy Rogers) cannot control his urges.

1x12 My Favorite Brunette (1947)

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In a spoof of this Bob Hope classic, the head of a gangster family receives a death threat.

1x13 Outpost in Morocco (1949)

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A spy thriller in which the hero pulls the plug on water thieves. Guest appearance by Marie Windsor, who played Cara in the original 1949 film.

1x14 The Inspector General (1949)

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Danny Kaye is a rock star with a military look in this parody.

1x15 D.O.A. (1950)

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In a spoof of "I Love Lucy," a man (Edmund O'Brien) searches for his missing wife and winds up falling in love with his wife's friend Ethel.

1x16 The Stranger (1946)

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A sleazy tabloid editor (Edward G. Robinson) wants to make former hunchback Quasimodo (Orson Welles) the subject of an article in this spoof.

1x17 This is the Army (1943)

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In this spoof of the Irving Berlin musical, President Reagan decides to reenlist in order to supervise things from the inside.

Jack Cousteau (Gilbert Roland) and crew try to stop marauders from stripping the ocean floor of the endangered sea brain. Also: an interview with actress Terry Moore, who starred in the original 1953 film.

1x19 The Perils of Pauline (1947)

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Against her husband's (John Lund) wishes, Pauline (Betty Hutton) runs for mayor in this parody.

1x20 Decameron Nights (1953)

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The not so "happily-ever-after" part of romance is seen when Cinderella (Joan Fontaine) and her prince (Louis Jourdan) experience marital problems.

1x21 Captain Scarlett (1953)

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No one is safe when Robin Hood, Red Riding Hood and Captain Scarlett (Richard Greene, Leonora Amar, Nedrick Young) join forces to fight tyranny in this parody.

1x22 The Outlaw (1943)

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Billy the Kid, Bat Masterson and Doc Holliday (Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell, Walter Huston) rub elbows in this offbeat version of Howard Hughes' classic.

In this spoof, the masked avenger (Reed Hadley) faces a deadly challenge from a mechanical villain.

1x24 The Divorce of Lady X (1938)

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A swingers' magazine provides the setting for this parody, starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier.

1x25 Mad Movies Double Feature

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Robbery suspects abound in this double feature including "Dressed to Kill (1946)," with Holmes and Watson in pursuit of midget thieves; and "Daniel Boone (1936)" (George O'Brien) in search of the local hoods who stole his coonskin cap.

1x26 The Best of Mad Movies

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Host (and L.A. Connection founder) Kent Skov looks back at highlights from the previous episodes, and the gang voice an all new Mad Movie made from rejected bits of the previous films.

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