Saturday, May 14, 2011

More odd partnerships

TCM has been showing Tarzan movies every Saturday after the Buck Rogers serial. This week's entry is Tarzan Triumphs. The movie might just as well be called Tarzan vs. the Nazis. An odd pairing, to be sure, but it wouldn't be the first or the last that Hollywood ever came up with. Abbott and Costello would meet both Frankenstein and the Invisible Man, for example.

Anna would meet the King of Siam, but to be fair, this was actually based on a true story. And it just doesn't have the fun value of Abbott and Costello getting paired with Frankenstein. No, I'm thinking more of something like the great Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. It's one of those "what were they thinking" pairings, even more than, say, I Married a Monster From Outer Space, which sounds more like the title of a Jerry Springer episode.

In looking up odd pairings, I also remember and old movie I saw in the TV listings and have always wanted to see, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, KISS of course referring to the rock band known for its outrageous makeup, but I didn't realize this was actually a TV movie.

What's your favorite oddball pairing?

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