A 1987 AffectionateParody of the 1960s Frankie & Annette beach movies... starring Frankie & Annette. Frankie is now a stressed out car salesman from Ohio, Annette is a {{housewife}}, and their son Bobby is a [[TheQuincyPunk punk]]. They go on a vacation, but never make it past their layover in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, where they find out their grown daughter, Sandi, is shacking up with a surfer named Michael. Frankie runs into his old flame Connie, which leads to a tiff between him and Annette. Hilarity, musical numbers, and many celebrity cameos ensue.
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This film contains examples of:

* AdamWesting: Bob Denver and Alan Hale, Jr. (foreshadowed by one of Michael's lines); [[Series/GetSmart Don Adams]] as the Harbor Master.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "You must represent darkness, evil, and godless Communism." "You forgot ugly, lazy, and disrespectful."
* AsHimself: O.J. Simpson (or not?), DickDale, Music/{{Fishbone}}, [[PeeWeesPlayhouse Pee-wee Herman]], [[LeaveItToBeaver Barbara Billingsley, Jerry Matters, and Tony Dow]].
** It's not clear that all the celebrities are playing themselves. Except Bob Denver, who is [[GilligansIsland Gilligan]].
* CallBack: Frankie's fake surfing for a commercial, and later Annette's "real" surfing with Troy.
* TheCasanova: Troy (though in Annette's case he's a CasanovaWannabe).
* ContrivedCoincidence: The world's biggest wave which destroyed Frankie's career in Australia comes back to attack him in Los Angeles.
* CrowdChant: Kahu-na! Kahu-na! Kahu-na!
* DeadpanSnarker: Bobby, so very much. Also Sandi.
* DrowningMySorrows
* TheEighties
* FirstPersonSmartass: Bobby.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Am I crazy, or is this the plot to ''GilligansIsland''?"
** But more importantly, The Accident Story.
* FridgeLogic: InvokedTrope by the bartender, played by Bob Denver, who gripes that he knew "a guy who could build a nuclear reactor out of coconuts but couldn't fix a two-foot hole in a boat."
* HideousHangoverCure: "Keith Richards lives on these things."
** Doubly funny as Frankie needs a minute to remember who Keith Richards is. Then again, he ''is'' outrageously hung over.
* InsistentTerminology: The Humanga Cowabunga from Downunder. Appropriate given it's kind of a memorable name.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Troy, at one point.
* TheMickeyMouseClub: Referenced in {{flashback}}.
* MotorcycleDominoes: Or surf board dominoes, in this case.
* OddFriendship: Frankie and Michael.
* OperationJealousy: Toyed with by Annette.
* OverprotectiveDad
* {{Pun}}: "Somebody get me a net. ...Well I didn't mean ''that'' kind of Annette."
* RedemptionQuest: Frankie in the surfing contest.
* ReversePsychology: Annette uses this on Bobby at one point.
* RunningGag: Everyone gets Frankie's nickname "Big Kahuna" wrong.
* SlumberParty: A pajama party
* SmugSnake: Bobbie. He's trying desperately to be hardcore and...isn't. Mostly because he's twelve.
* SurferDude: Mountain.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Bobby thrives on this (along with his switchblade). [[spoiler: He gets better.]]
* VoodooShark: The Humunga Cowabunga from Down Under.