Whoops Apocalypse - The Complete Apocalypse [DVD] £11.99 @ Amazon & HMV
Features the television series and film WHOOPS APOCALYPSE.WHOOPS APOCALYPSE TV SERIES - Imagine MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS crossed with DR. STRANGELOVE, and you'll have a pretty good idea of what went on in the uproarious black British sitcom WHOOPS! APOCALYPSE. Three of the world's superpowers collide head-on in their efforts to replace the recently deposed Shah of Iran: U.S. President (and former silent movie star) Johnny Cyclops (Barry Morse), half-loony British Prime Minister Kevin Pork (Peter Jones), and senile Soviet premier Dubienkin (Richard Griffiths). The fly in the ointment is flamboyant international terrorist Lacrobat (John Cleese), who is determined to get his mitts on the all-powerful Quark bomb.
WHOOPS APOCALYPSE – THE FILM - Tipping the scales on the Monty Python-esque side of broad comedy, this outrageous and classically British farce is a series of episodes involving the U.S., a small Caribbean nation, the British government, and the military. The American president is a former clown who dies after asking someone to punch him in the stomach to prove how strong he is. The vice-president (Loretta Swit) takes over and heads for trouble right away. A British island has been invaded by a Caribbean dictatorship and the gay British admiral sent to command naval operations takes a warm-hearted, 1940s-style leave of his 'spouse'. A Princess working as a nurse overdoes it when asked to shave a sailor for an operation. The British Prime Minister decides that if the unemployment situation could be easily solves if the employed would only jump off a cliff. And so it goes on and on, with some of the skits delving into more violent and sacrilegious themes.