August 2nd, 2003

Tom Lehrer is Smug

The doctor blew it -- he transplanted a WHITE BIGOT'S HEAD on a SOUL BROTHER'S BODY!

Oh yes.


Ray Milland stars as a dying bigoted doctor who concocts a plan to transplant his head onto another body. Unfortunately, the only body they find for him is that of a black criminal on death row who wants to prove his innocence. Misunderstandings abound. People say "shut up" a lot. And Milland looks awfully uncomfortable snuggling his head up close to Rosey Grier's, and vice versa. The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy television production pulled the two-heads effect off with more style and panache. Truly, one of the best moments of cinema in the 1970s.

Now before you laugh too hard with your Irony Helmets on, kiddies, let me just suggest something truly chilling:

Martin Lawrence and Max von Sydow. $150 mil, easy.

You're so welcome.