Nick Danger and the Case of the Missing Yolk (1983)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Parody/Spoof  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Firesign Theatre (Phil Austin, Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman) is still held in high esteem by those "FM heads" of the 1970s who committed the group's stream-of-consciousness comedy albums to memory. "Nick Danger: Third Eye" was a character created for the Firesign's 1969 album All Hail Marx and Lennon (aka How Can You Be In Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere At All?) The character was probably better seen than heard, as proven by the half-hearted videotape presentation Nick Danger and the Case of the Missing Yolk. The Bogart-like Nick Danger palavers with such slimy suspects as Rocky Rococo while he tackles the case of the Yolks, a hillbilly family who've vanished without a trace. The Yolks have been transported by aliens to a modernistic, fully automated "dream house". Most of the resulting jokes were done better by Ma and Pa Kettle. Nick Danger and the Case of the Missing Yolk is a distressingly mundane effort from the once-innovational Firesign Theatre.




detective, investigator, home, missing-person, relocation, alien [not human], disappearance, family, hillbilly, investigation, search, modernization, suspect