Briefly, a group of people are sealed into a Bio-Dome which is ''supposed'' to be a miniature self-sufficient ecology, sealed off from the outside world. One of these people is played by PaulyShore. Allegedly, HilarityEnsues.

In more detail: Bud Macintosh (Shore) and Doyle Johnson (StephenBaldwin) are your average [[TheSlacker slackers]], neither particularly bright, nor particularly attractive. Somehow they managed to get hot girlfriends, Monique and Jen (played respectively by JoeyLaurenAdams and TeresaHill). The two girls are very interested in environmental efforts and quite fed-up with the two slackers' indifference towards it.

While traveling in the Arizona desert, our not-too-bright duo discover the Bio-Dome. A group of scientists is about to be sealed inside for a year for research purposes. The duo decides it is a new mall and enters just before the building is sealed. Now the scientists have to endure the many ways the duo are destroying the environment within the Dome, while the lady scientists have just met their new stalkers. Not that the guys want to cheat on their girlfriends, they act as if flirting with any attractive woman is obligatory. Sleeping with her is not. Among the few actually named scientists is Dr. Petra von Kant (Music/KylieMinogue).

The film was not a box office hit, earning only about $13,427,615 in the United States market, the 107th most successful film of its year. It was critically scorned as well. Besides major criticism at the time of its release, it is still well remembered enough for several critics and sites to list it among their least-favorite films.

!!Tropes Used in This Movie:

* AbusiveParents: In one flashback, Doyle's mom is seen drowning Bud to teach them how to hold their breath for several minutes at a time. Probably explains why they act like they're brain damaged.
* AffectionateParody: ''JohnnyBravo'' did a spoof of this movie in one episode. Naturally, it turned out far better than its source material.
* AluminumChristmasTrees: See VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory below.
* BiTheWay: The protagonists, [[InformedAttribute even though they never hit on any male character]] save for a brief moment [[FanDisservice with each other]].
* BlackComedyRape
* ChaoticStupid: Guess who.
* ChildhoodBrainDamage: There's a scene where one of the dumbasses' mothers is holding the other's head under water to teach them how to hold their breath for long periods of time.
* GreenAesop: A relatively subtle and intelligent one.
* HilarityEnsues ...allegedly.
* HotScientist: Dr. Petra von Kant.
* IdiotHoudini: Bud and Doyle.
* {{Jerkass}}: Again, Bud and Doyle.
* KarmaHoudini: The "heroes" try to ''rape'' the female scientists. The are ''never'' punished for this.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: A whole chunk of the film is centered on our two [[DesignatedHero "heroes"]] participating in unfunny stuff that contributes absolutely nothing to the plot.
* LoudOfWar: Subverted when the police try to get the protagonists out of the dome by blasting MenWithoutHats' "The Safety Dance". It doesn't work; it just means they have a rhythm as they fix the place up.
** In a shout out to the music video, it also causes a dancing midget to suddenly show up...
* PantyShot: When his girlfriend squats down to help Pauly Shore's character after he's been hit by the encyclopedia. It's so obvious it's almost definitely intended as {{Fanservice}}.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality : They break into the bio-dome, mess about with the scientist attempts at research, destroy the bio-dome itself and with it any attempt at gaining scientific insight by letting others inside after being told they couldnt leave for just such a reason.....and we're supposed to root for them because they feel bad about it.
* StonerFlick
* SwallowTheKey: One of the characters does this, swallowing the key to the biodome in order to keep the project going.
* TooDumbToLive: The main characters.
* TotallyRadical: The main characters, again. After all, this ''is'' set in TheNineties.
** Even for the 90's, it was way over the top and unbelievable.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Several experiments were done with self sustained ecologies, but that's about it.
* VillainProtagonist: Most people see the main characters as this.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Eventually the lead scientist ''does'' try to kill them... leaving the audience confused why this is supposed to be a ''[[RootingForTheEmpire bad]]'' thing.