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Episode 107: Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) // Dr. Seuss mixed with Spaceballs.

February 19, 2024 John and Jay Episode 107
Back in the Day with John and Jay
Episode 107: Mom and Dad Save the World (1992) // Dr. Seuss mixed with Spaceballs.
Show Notes

"Mom and Dad Save the World" is a sci-fi comedy film released in 1992, directed by Greg Beeman. The movie follows the quirky and adventurous journey of Jeff and Karen Randall, an ordinary couple from Earth who find themselves transported to the distant and bizarre planet of Spengo.

Upon arrival, the Randalls discover that Spengo is ruled by the eccentric and power-hungry Emperor Tod Spengo, portrayed by Jon Lovitz. The emperor, infatuated with Karen, decides to marry her and make her his empress. However, Jeff and Karen, with the help of some eccentric characters on Spengo, embark on a mission to save themselves and the planet from the comically inept and tyrannical ruler.

Filled with slapstick humor, imaginative sets, and over-the-top characters, "Mom and Dad Save the World" is a satirical take on classic sci-fi tropes. As the Randalls navigate the absurdities of Spengo, the film explores themes of love, heroism, and the triumph of the ordinary against the extraordinary. It's a light-hearted and entertaining adventure that combines elements of space opera with a generous dose of comedy, making it a cult favorite among fans of unconventional and offbeat cinema.

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