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5/20/17 Episode 102: The Fat Spy (1966)

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So far, if anyone asks, my favorite movie watched on this podcast is Rat Pfink a Boo Boo (1966), a hodge-podge of Sixties pop culture that barely constitutes as a movie. Pfink has its spiritual partner with The Fat Spy (1966), an incomplete film that hodge-podges James Bond parodies with beach movie musicals. A businessman wants the Fountain of Youth, located in Florida (where the film was shot), but a boatload of teenagers have just sailed over to the location, ready to party. Businessman calls in The Fat Spy (Jack E. Leonard, in a dual role) to prevent the kids from discovering the Fountain. The kids sing and one shirtless white guy has a giant bird tattooed on his chest. A boy falls in love and serenades a mermaid. He gets very lonely when the mermaid leaves him.

Phyllis Diller mugs every line of her dialogue, while Jayne Mansfield talks like the Valley Girl daughter in Joysticks (1983). Due to budget reasons, film ends with a cliffhanger, written on a text placard .

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