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* CelebrityParadox: In the opening scene, Tony is wanting to watch Film/InHarmsWay on television. Not only was it an Otto Preminger film, but it also featured Burgess Meredith as a cast member.

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* CelebrityParadox: In the opening scene, Tony is wanting to watch Film/InHarmsWay ''Film/InHarmsWay'' on television. Not only was it an Otto Preminger film, but it also featured Burgess Meredith as a cast member.

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* CelebrityParadox: In the opening scene, Tony is wanting to watch Film/InHarmsWay on television. Not only was it an Otto Preminger film, but it also featured Burgess Meredith as a cast member.


''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Creator/MickeyRooney and Jackie Gleason.

Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visiting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD and flying off in a balloon made of garbage. What can we say? It was TheSixties.

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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Creator/MickeyRooney and Jackie Gleason.

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Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) (Creator/CarolChanning) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) (Creator/BurgessMeredith) and a visiting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD and flying off in a balloon made of garbage. What can we say? It was TheSixties.


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* CreativeClosingCredits: All the closing credits are ''sung'' by Music/HarryNilsson, even the copyright information! ("Copyright M-C-M-L-X-V-I-I-I by Sigma Productions Incorporated - your receipt's on fire...")
* CreditsGag: See above.

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* CreativeClosingCredits: CreativeClosingCredits / CreditsGag: All the closing credits are ''sung'' by Music/HarryNilsson, even the copyright information! ("Copyright M-C-M-L-X-V-I-I-I by Sigma Productions Incorporated - -- your receipt's seat's on fire...")
* CreditsGag: See above.
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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason.

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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney Creator/MickeyRooney and Jackie Gleason.


Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visiting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD and flying off in a balloon made of garbage. What can we say? It was the 60s.

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Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visiting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD and flying off in a balloon made of garbage. What can we say? It was the 60s.
TheSixties.


* CultureClash: The point of the film is to satirize the generation gap of the late 60s through the interaction of the hippies and the gangsters.

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* CultureClash: The point of the film is to satirize the generation gap TheGenerationGap of the late 60s through the interaction of the hippies and the gangsters.


Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD...

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Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visting visiting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD...
LSD and flying off in a balloon made of garbage. What can we say? It was the 60s.



* CultureClash: The point of the film is to satirize the generation gap of the late 60s through the interaction of the hippies and the gangsters,

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* CultureClash: The point of the film is to satirize the generation gap of the late 60s through the interaction of the hippies and the gangsters,gangsters.
* DirtyOldMan: God tries to make out with Darlene, but she's having none of it.



* MarijuanaIsLSD: Uniquely reversed. The film's climax involves spiking the food supply of a prison with LSD as part of an escape plan. However, [[CriticalResearchFailure only one member of the cast or crew had actually had any experience with the drug]] ([[spoiler:[[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]'s final film credit]]), and they weren't anywhere near that sequence. So, lacking any sort of direction, everyone settled for either acting ''drunk'', or [[LargeHam trying to compensate with volume]]. How they got Timothy Leary to endorse that is a mystery.

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* MarijuanaIsLSD: Uniquely reversed. The film's climax involves spiking the food supply of a prison with LSD as part of an escape plan. However, [[CriticalResearchFailure Groucho Marx was the only one member of the cast or crew who had actually had any experience with the drug]] ([[spoiler:[[TheMarxBrothers Groucho Marx]]'s final film credit]]), drug]], and they weren't he wasn't anywhere near that sequence. So, lacking any sort of direction, everyone settled for either acting ''drunk'', or [[LargeHam trying to compensate with volume]]. How they got Timothy Leary to endorse that is a mystery.


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* TerrifiedOfGerms: God, so much so that Darlene escapes his clutches by threatening to kiss him on the lips.


Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob boss named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD...

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Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob boss leader named "God" (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the inmates, the warden (Burgess Meredith) and a visting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD...


The A plot involves a mob boss named "God" (played by Marx) inducing retired gangster Tony Banks (Gleason) to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney) by kidnapping Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay). In the B plot, Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission to God's luxury yacht, where Darlene is being held hostage. Along the way, the CultureClash between the gangsters and the hippies is ruthlessly satirized.

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The A plot involves Gleason stars as retired gangster "Tough Tony" Banks ([[Music/TonyBanks no relation]]), whose old boss, a mob boss named "God" (played by Marx) inducing retired gangster Tony Banks (Gleason) (Marx), wants him to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney) by kidnapping (Rooney). Meanwhile, Tony's daughter Darlene (Alexandra Hay). In Hay) has joined a group of hippies who are being hassled by the B plot, police, so Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) invites them all to live at the Banks house. Tony infiltrates Packard's prison, but decides not to go through with the hit after an accidental LSD trip enlightens him. God is not happy to hear this, so he takes Darlene hostage on his luxury yacht to force Tony's hand. Flo and Darlene's hippie friends go on a rescue mission to God's luxury yacht, where Darlene is being held hostage. Along mission, while Tony escapes from prison by dosing the way, inmates, the CultureClash between the gangsters warden (Burgess Meredith) and the hippies is ruthlessly satirized.
a visting senator (Peter Lawford) with LSD...


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* CultureClash: The point of the film is to satirize the generation gap of the late 60s through the interaction of the hippies and the gangsters,


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* IHaveYourWife: Darlene goes to see God to talk him into leaving her father alone. Instead, he kidnaps her to force Tony to go through with the job.


* AllStarCast: As shown on the poster, the film features many famous actors playing the gangsters.


''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. The plot involves a mob boss named God kidnapping the daughter of a former gangster in order to force him out of retirement for one last job.

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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. Gleason.

The A plot involves a mob boss named God "God" (played by Marx) inducing retired gangster Tony Banks (Gleason) to kill imprisoned stoolpigeon George "Blue Chips" Packard (Rooney) by kidnapping the Tony's daughter of Darlene (Alexandra Hay). In the B plot, Tony's flighty wife Flo (Carol Channing) and Darlene's hippie friends go on a former gangster in order rescue mission to force him out of retirement for one last job.
God's luxury yacht, where Darlene is being held hostage. Along the way, the CultureClash between the gangsters and the hippies is ruthlessly satirized.



* AllStarCast: As shown on the poster, the film features many famous actors playing the gangsters.



* FengSchwing: Frankie Avalon's character's bachelor pad.

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* FengSchwing: Frankie The bachelor pad that Angie (Frankie Avalon's character's bachelor pad.character) lives in.


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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring Groucho Marx in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. The plot involves a mob boss named God kidnapping the daughter of a former gangster in order to force him out of retirement for one last job.

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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx Marx]] in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. The plot involves a mob boss named God kidnapping the daughter of a former gangster in order to force him out of retirement for one last job.


''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Otto Preminger and featuring Groucho Marx in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. The plot involves a mob boss named God kidnapping the daughter of a former gangster in order to force him out of retirement for one last job.

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''Skidoo'' was a 1968 comedy directed by Otto Preminger Creator/OttoPreminger and featuring Groucho Marx in his last film appearance, alongside such other famous performers as Mickey Rooney and Jackie Gleason. The plot involves a mob boss named God kidnapping the daughter of a former gangster in order to force him out of retirement for one last job.

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