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  1. I want to be brief, but also have no clue where to begin. This is a children's TV movie from 1990 and so has numerous strikes against it already. What distinguishes it and makes it worthy of examination is the design lunacy permeating every element (set, costume, character) of this fever dream of a film. That combined with a cast so loaded with (contemporary) big names that, having seen the final product, one can't help but wonder at the how and why of it all. Mother Goose (Jean Stapleton), beloved figure of Rhymeland (perhaps creator of all?(thingsgetfuzzy)), is presumably kidnapped leading her unusually ordinary son Gordon (Rene Russo's husband) and Little Bo Peep (Shelley Duvall) on and investigation through Rhymeland encountering memorable nursery rhyme characters along the way, each played by a recognizable actor/musician/Cheech. I had a copy growing up that I guess my parent had taped off TV in the assumption that it was appropriate for children. It was not. It is too grotesque a thing for a kid to enjoy. Have I mentioned this is a musical? It is. Did I mention the sequences set in Little Richard's dungeon? No? Good, I don't wanna talk about it. Same again for Howie Mandel's Humpty Dumpty Both versions (the shorter being the Disney Channel cut) are on youtube and pretty much nowhere else. Links: http://en.wikipedia....k_%27n%27_Rhyme (Look at this cast) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqUL9M2lq-s (Trailer)
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    EPISODE 106 — Deep Blue Sea: LIVE!

    The wiki page for the movie still has Stellar Skateboard in the cast list. I love this.
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    Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)

    Think about this though, if you saw the TV version as a kid, then you saw the cut for the Disney channel and so, theoretically, the one edited specifically for children. That was the one I knew too. I recently watched the full cut which is nearly 20 minutes longer and immediately it felt darker. The TV edit added a "fun kids movie" score throughout whereas in the full edit some scenes have no score and watching them play out with just natural sounds and dead silences is unsettling. I was also disappointed that there was no "follow the bouncing ball" for the Ratt song in the dungeon. It also made explicit that Debbie Harry's numerous diversely ethnic children were all fathered by different men, some/all of whom still live with her. Everything I just wrote is crazy.
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    Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)

    I'm with you. Should I post more pictures of the Mandel Manegg? It seems it's just too obscure and I get it. It's hard to devote any chunk of time to something you've barely heard of, if at all, and might be unbearable to sit through. We just got to trust that these lovely and talented (I'm assuming) HDTGM board members are also brave enough to try a complete unknown.
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    Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990)

    How did this get made or Why did they do this?! I failed to mention SO many people and you're right it's difficult to understand given that the result is so nanners. The ZZ Top cameo is strange; they show up three(?) times, say nothing, and exit almost immediately. Kids love ZZ Top, right? They also look like themselves for the most part unlike, say, Woody Harrelson as Mary's little lamb, Ben Vereen as Itsy Bitsy Spider, or the aforementioned Howie Mandel. Since my original post I've come across this poorly titled buzzfeed post that gives a decent demonstration of this movie's bizzaro world and most of the major cameos, but spoilersalerts, if anyone could possibly give a shit. http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/mother-goose-rock-n-rhyme-was-the-most-cracktastic-kids-movi I know a lot of people have not seen or even heard of this movie before, but I encourage everyone to take a look. I think what I'm trying to say is, unearth this time capsule of insanity and let loose its horrific contents on an unsuspecting public. That's all I'm trying to say.