Creator/TheFiresignTheatre's most successful production beyond its audio work was this GagDub homage to the Republic {{Film Serial}}s of the 1930-50s. The villainous [[BigBad Lightning Bug]] schemes to conquer the Earth with SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll, and only the J-Men -- a dedicated team of tight-assed straights...err, straight-jawed men-in-tights -- can stop him!

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!!This movie contains the following tropes:

* {{Brainwashed}}: The Lightning Bug attempts to brainwash the people of Earth with transistor radios and rock & roll broadcasts, but is successfully countered by schmaltzy music from the Military Underground Sugared Airwaves Command (M.U.S.A.C.). He then resorts to hashish gas.
* CanisLatinicus: The motto of the J-Men is ''U Cannabis Smokem''.
* CliffhangerCopout: Lampshaded at the end, when a montage reveals [[spoiler:that all the J-Men apparently killed during the movie escaped from their predicaments.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Spy Swatter is being tortured by ThoseWackyNazis.
-->'''Evil Nazi:''' "Welcome to the Hot Hitler Disco, where the beat never Gestopos. If we can't spring some info from you, we'll make you listen to Donna Summer all winter, until you fall."
-->'''Spy Swatter:''' "{{Anything but that}}, fiend!"
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Agent Burns indignantly refuses a bribe.
-->"I'm going to have you wrapped in the U.S flag and burned personally by the President, in high-octane American gasoline!"
* DisastrousDemonstration: Admiral Ballzy accidentally destroys a skyscraper while demonstrating the deadly effects of rock & roll music.
* DisconnectedByDeath: Happens twice.
-->''(An informer is making a secret call to J-Men headquarters when the Lightning Bug bursts in on him)''
-->'''The Bug:''' "Ah-HAH! Making personal calls on MY line!"
-->''(The Bug zaps him with his ray-pistol. On the other end of the line, smoke pours from the phone held by the Chief)''
-->'''The Chief:''' "Hello? Operator? Listen, we were cut off in the midst of a hot tip. I want to make sure we weren't charged for that call."
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Dildonator.
* DragonLady: The villainess Sombra.
* EvilLaugh: Machine Gun Kelly does this [[LargeHam with gusto]].
* ExplosiveOverclocking
-->'''The Bug:''' "Turn it up! [[TimTaylorTechnology More juice, Bruce!]]"
-->'''Mook:''' "But [[YoureInsane you're mad]] -- the Moon is being destroyed!"
-->'''The Bug:''' "You don't know good music when you hear it!"
-->''(RocksFallEveryoneDies)''
-->'''The Bug:''' "That's what I call getting stoned!"
* FunWithAcronyms: The rock & roll invasion is fought by the combined forces of the F.C.C. (Federal Culture Control), KRAP Radio, and M.U.S.A.C. (Military Underground Sugared Airwaves Command). Meanwhile wimpy security guard [[PunnyName Billy Batchit]] becomes 'The Caped Madman' by uttering the magic word "SH-BOOM!", enabling him to take on all the vices of a J-Man of the Secret Service: S for Sneaky, H for Hateful, B for Bigotted, O for Obnoxious, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment another O for Double-Obnoxious]], and M for Mean!
* FilmSerial: Clips from ''Undersea Kingdom'' (1936), ''S.O.S. Coast Guard'' (1937), ''The Fighting Devil Dogs'' (1938), ''The Mysterious Doctor Satan'' (1940), ''Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainMarvel'' (1941), ''Spy Smasher'' (1942), ''Secret Service in Darkest Africa'' (1943), ''CaptainAmerica'' (1944), ''The Purple Monster Strikes'' (1945), ''The Crimson Ghost'' (1946), ''Radar Men from the Moon'' (1952), and ''Zombies of the Stratosphere'' (1952).
* GroinAttack
-->'''Lone Star:''' ''(singing)'' "I'm a super copper on a super chopper! There's no job too dangerous or small for me! I'm the pro-tec-torrr..." ''(leaps a canyon on his motorcycle and lands hard on the other side)'' "''Uuuugh!!!'' Owww I forgot my protector..."
* HeroicComedicSociopath: The Caped Madman.
-->'''Caped Madman:''' "Dirty towelheads!"
-->'''Arab troops:''' "Wait, we're on your side! We're with the U.N!"
-->'''Caped Madman:''' "U.N., hey? I'll show your what we think of you One Worlders!" ''(machine-guns them InTheBack)''
* IncrediblyLamePun: Everyone makes these.
* JetPack: Rocket Jock mutters constantly about the problems of using an atomic-powered jetpack -- such as the worry that his tailor has forgotten the lead-lining, the need to hit his springboard in order to launch himself into the air, sore arches whenever he lands, [[ToastedBuns his shoes getting set on fire]], and the risk of drowning inside his full-face helmet should he get airsick.
* JustAStupidAccent: Any foreigner in the movie.
* KillerRobot[=/=]TinCanRobot: [=R2ScrewU=]
-->'''Rocket Jock:''' "Uh-oh, an enraged water heater!"
* LoudOfWar: Taken UpToEleven where the evil Lightning Bug's rock and roll runs cars off the road, destroys buildings [[spoiler:and eventually the Moon after he cranks up his stereo too loud]].
* MasterOfDisguise: Used to explain why the Lightning Bug looks like half a dozen completely different villains.
* MrExposition: In order to frame the rather incoherent story, creators Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman play the Chief of the J-Men and his bumbling sidekick Agent Barton. The scenes are DeliberatelyMonochrome to match the rest of the footage.
* TheMenInBlack: The J-Men, though they appear not to know it.
-->'''Barton:''' "That kook said something about ''aliens'' being behind the whole thing."
-->'''The Chief:''' "Aliens? ''Suuure.'' Listen, Mexicans and Canadians are always a problem. Next thing you know they're going to be blaming it on little guys in shiny suits from Outer Space!"
* MoralDissonance: Lampshaded constantly.
-->"ARRGH! You sadistic bastard, you crushed my skull!"
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-->"Moonbase has been destroyed, taking the Lightning Bug and all his henchman with it, and New York City has been wiped off the face of the Earth. A double victory!"
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-->"The air assault against the dope fiends will be led by our flying ace in the hole; yes, we're putting our [[JohnWayne Duke]] up! He knows [[DeathFromAbove how to handle]] any John or Jane who's driving around with a roach in their roadster. And our rock & roll attacks will be co-ordinated by our new Commissioner of Culture -- Puke Earwax! He knows the Bug's pirate radio station can be hidden in the innocent looking farmhouse, the suspiciously innocuous orphanage, the inconspicuous summerhouse. And as a last resort we'll defoliate every forest and park, incinerate every private garden, balcony and window box, to ensure that this marijuana menace will never take root here again!"
* ThePowerOfRock: Rock broadcasts from the Lightning Bug's moonbase are powerful enough to cause cars to crash, buildings to collapse, and record moguls to commit suicide. [[spoiler:Finally the [[EarthShatteringKaboom moon itself is destroyed]] when the Lightning Bug cranks up his hi-fi too loud.]]
* RedAlert
-->"THIS IS THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY. WE ARE UNDER ATTACK BY HIDEOUS WAVES OF ROCK MUSIC FROM THE MOON! ALL RESIDENTS ARE REQUESTED TO FLEE MINDLESSLY, WHILE MEMBERS OF THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS WILL ASSEMBLE IN THEIR UNION HALLS FOR CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS! [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere THIS IS A RECORDING]]."
* RhymesOnADime: The Lightning Bug and various other characters.
* {{Superhero}}es: Colonel Kink, aka Rocket Jock (Commando Cody/Larry Martin, aka the Rocketman), Spy Swatter (Spy Smasher), the Caped Madman ([[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]) and the Lone Star (ComicBook/CaptainAmerica).
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll
-->'''Juicy Winters:''' "This kind of music could get me pregnant."
* SpinningPaper: The Herald Exaggerator.
* StockFootage: The oft-used scene from the 1933 Italian movie ''Deluge'' -- where New York City gets swamped by a tidal wave -- makes one more appearance.
* StonerFlick: Yes, the Bug's into drugs! After his rock & roll invasion fails, the Lightning Bug decides to import hash oil to corrupt America, eventually launching a huge hash missile at [[strike:Lost]] Los Angeles. Fortunately Rocket Jock disregards his personal feelings about the city and destroys the missile, getting a faceful of hash smoke in the process.
-->'''Rocket Jock:''' "Makes me feel like I'm flyyyyiiiiiiiing!!!"
* TakeThat: Plenty of jabs at popular targets of TheSeventies; e.g., the FBI, the Pentagon, and the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar. Plus Los Angeles and UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
* ToastedBuns: Cody complains that his feet are on fire, along with the many other problems of using an atomic-powered jetpack.
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