The Peanut Butter Solution is an aggressively odd Canadian children's film from 1985, part of the Tales for All series, which many adults mistake for a fever-dream they had as a child. But no, it's an actual film that actually exists.
The film concerns Michael, a regular schoolkid with an evil art teacher. One day, Michael meets some ghosts, which causes all of his hair to fall out. Luckily, these ghosts just happen to know of a magical hair growth solution. What are the odds? Of course, Michael puts too much peanut butter in the hair solution, and now his hair is growing too damn fast! Well, you ask, why doesn't he just yell at his hair? Yes, that slows it down for a while, but not long. Now I bet you're thinking, "Michael's evil art teacher will probably want to harvest Michael's hair to make magical paintbrushes." Wow, you're way ahead of us. Things get pretty bad for Michael and his buddies, but everything works out in the end. What an adventure!
Provides Examples Of:
- Art Initiates Life: The magic paintbrushes.
- Canada, Eh?
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone calls the Signor the Signor.
- Evil Teacher: The Signor, the evil art teacher
- Kids Are Cruel: When Michael tries to hide his baldness under a wig at a soccer game, some of the other kids rip it off his head, causing him to run home and cry.
- Locked into Strangeness: Starting with the protagonist losing his hair in a haunting, and moving on from there...
- Never Trust a Hair Tonic: The eponymous solution, which works a little too well.
- Product Placement: The peanut butter in question is Skippy brand.
- Rapid Hair Growth: The peanut butter solution causes this.
- Spell My Name with a "The": The Signor