Don 'No Soul' Simmons appeal





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Don 'No Soul' Simmons appeal. From the comedy movie 'Amazon Women on the Moon' ...

Amazon Women on the Moon is a 1987 American satirical comedy film that parodies the experience of watching low-budget movies on late-night television. The film, featuring a large ensemble cast, was written by Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland, and takes the form of a compilation of twenty-one comedy skits directed by five different directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis and Robert K. Weiss.

The title Amazon Women on the Moon refers to the central film-within-a-film, a spoof of science fiction movies from the 1950s that borrows heavily from Queen of Outer Space (1958) starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, itself a movie that recycles elements of earlier science fiction works such as Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), Fire Maidens from Outer Space (1955) and Forbidden Planet (1956).[1]

Film actors making cameo appearances in various sketches included Rosanna Arquette, Ralph Bellamy, Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher, Steve Guttenberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kelly Preston and Henry Silva, alongside television actors such as Ed Begley, Jr., Bryan Cranston, David Alan Grier, Howard Hesseman, Peter Horton, William Marshall, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Picardo and Roxie Roker.

Other notable people in the cast included voice actors Corey Burton and Phil Hartman, talk show host Arsenio Hall, adult film actress Monique Gabrielle, science fiction writer Forrest J Ackerman, B-movie stars Lana Clarkson and Sybil Danning, musician B.B. King, radio personalities Roger Barkley and Al Lohman, composer Ira Newborn, director Russ Meyer, model Corinne Wahl, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, Firesign Theater member Phil Proctor and independent film actor Paul Bartel.

John Landis had previously directed The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), which employed a similar sketch anthology format.

Channel 8 WIDB-TV experiences problems with its late-night airing of science-fiction classic Amazon Women on the Moon, a 50s B-movie in which Queen Lara (Sybil Danning) and Capt. Nelson (Steve Forrest) battle exploding volcanoes and man-eating spiders on the moon. In place of the faltering film, the channel airs various other movie clips, trailers, commercials, public service announcements, infomercials and talk shows in between a few snippets of the main feature.

These segments feature: Arsenio Hall as a man who nearly kills himself in a series of mishaps around his apartment; Monique Gabrielle as a model who goes about her daily routine in Malibu, California, completely naked; Lou Jacobi as a man, zapped into the television, wandering throughout sketches looking for his wife; Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Horton as a young couple having trouble with eccentric doctor Griffin Dunne delivering and then concealing their newborn baby; Joe Pantoliano as the presenter of a commercial recommending stapling carpet to a bald head as a hair loss prevention measure; David Alan Grier and B.B. King in a public-service appeal for "blacks without soul"; Rosanna Arquette as a young woman on a blind date, employing unusual methods of investigation to reveal the past indiscretions of Steve Guttenberg; Henry Silva as the host of a show entitled "Bullshit or Not?", clearly intended as a spoof of In Search Of . . .; Archie Hahn as a man who dies after a critical mauling (Roger Barkley and Al Lohman resembling Siskel and Ebert) and is roasted at his funeral by a variety of people, including his wife; William Marshall as the leader of a gang of pirates illegally bootlegging videotapes; Ed Begley, Jr. as the son of the Invisible Man, having trouble with his formula; Angel Tompkins as a First Lady who is also a former hooker; Matt Adler as a sexually frustrated teenager who becomes a spokesperson for a condom company; Marc McClure renting a personalised date video; and an epilogue at the end of the credits, with Carrie Fisher and Paul Bartel in a black-and-white ephemeral film warning about the spread of "social diseases" in the style of Reefer Madness.

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