The Kentucky Fried Movie

Look, this was never a good movie, but as a kid, it was a pretty crazy movie to watch, and that’s probably more because of the nudity (boobs galore) than for the comedy. As a kid I loved the Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker stuff (Airplane, Top SecretNaked Gun, etc.) and this is pretty much a proto version of that. How has it aged? Well, not particularly well, and there are bits that are way too long and boring, but I won’t lie, there are still some good chuckles to be had here and there (the family that moves beyond the death of their son by still including his body in family activities), as well as some pretty biting commentary that still rings true today. I was also surprised by how many of the gags I still remembered (“show me your nuts”).

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.