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Miss Stardust 

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Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he ... See full summary »

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

Tom Szollosi (teleplay) (as Thomas Szollosi), Richard Christian Matheson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Shawn ... Joe Willoughby
Laraine Newman ... Miss Schroedinger
Rick Overton ... John Aubrey
Jack Carter ... John Bluthener
James Karen ... Richard Whelan
Jim Siedow ... Totzke (as Jim Seidow)
Angel Tompkins ... Mia
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Cabbage Man
Gabe Cohen Gabe Cohen ... Mendelheim
Anthony James ... Business Man #3
Robert Kim Robert Kim ... Businessman #2
Wade Mayer Wade Mayer ... Stage Manager
Wendy Sherwood Wendy Sherwood ... Miss Colorado
Victoria Powells Victoria Powells ... Beauty #2 (as Victoria Ellen Powells)
Libby Aubrey ... Beauty #1 (as Lisabeth Aubrey)
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Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he owns the rights to the title and threatens to eliminate Earth unless he gets some satisfaction. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

10 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Last show of the series. See more »

Connections

References Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947) See more »

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The Stars and Stripes Forever
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Composed by John Philip Sousa
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Just nearly terrible...
24 June 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Dick Shawn plays a public relations man whose life took a HUGE change when some guys approach him with the idea of a Miss Stardust beauty pageant. The idea sounds good and the guys promised him lots of money...so what's the problem? Well, a giant Cabbage Man (Weird Al Yankovic) arrives in the midst of the pageant and cries foul! After all, the contestants are all human and don't at all represent all of space! Either change the name or allow aliens to compete is his demand! He finally vows to bring three NEW contestants--all from this solar system. And, if one of them doesn't win, he implies there will be serious trouble! Yet, despite this, a secretary (Laraine Newman) may just hold the key for saving everyone.

This is not a terrible episode...just a nearly terrible one. While I love Weird Al and am planning on going to one of his concerts in a few weeks, here his acting was just too broad--as was the direction. Choosing to insert lots of goofy sound effects into the show also was a sign that the series was moribund...and fortunately, it turned out to be the final episode for one of the most uneven and often poorly written anthology shows ever made.


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