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Mummy Daddy 

A dedicated actor in a realistic mummy costume that he can't take off is shooting a movie in a swamp. When he hears his wife is in labor, he runs towards the town but the local rednecks think he's the real deal and form a posse.

Director:

William Dear

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Harrison Tom Harrison ... Harold
Bronson Pinchot ... Director
Brion James ... Willie Joe
Tracey Walter ... Ezra
Larry Hankin ... Jubal
Lucy Lee Flippin ... Librarian (as Lucy Lee Flippen)
William Frankfather ... Mayor
Arnold Johnson Arnold Johnson ... Town Sage
Michael Zand ... Ra Amin Ka
Len Lesser ... Old Grave Robber
Billy Beck ... Old Blind Man
Brian Bradley Brian Bradley ... Actor
JoAnn Willette ... Ruta Mae
Pamela Guest ... Assistant Director (as Pamela Seamon)
Elden Henson ... Freckle-Faced Boy (as Elden Ratliff)
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Storyline

An actor (Tom Harrison) dressed as a mummy races from location-filming of a horror movie through a primeval Southern swamp to reach his wife, who is about to give birth. But the locals believe in the eerie legend of Ra Amin Ka, and when they encounter the panicked, bandaged performer, they are positive he is the real deal. Written by myrthuen@hotmail.com

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode is reportedly inspired by a real life event that took place in Los Angeles, California on November 23, 1938. During the filming of Son of Frankenstein (1939), Boris Karloff, in full make up and costume as the Frankenstein Monster, traveled to the hospital where his daughter Sara Karloff had just been born. See more »

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[first lines]
[a small crowd starts attacking a mummy in a forest]
Crowd leader: Kill the monster!
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Connections

Features The Mummy's Tomb (1942) See more »

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Enjoyable and quite silly
22 June 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The show begins on location. A mummy movie is being filmed and all is well. However, the actor playing the mummy learns that his wife is in labor and he rushes to the hospital. In his haste, he doesn't change and since he looks very real, folks along the way are scared to death to see what they think is a live mummy! To add to the confusion, a REAL mummy!

This episode has a paper-thin story and no depth whatsoever. However, this doesn't really matter because it IS fun--a lot of fun. Compared to the previous mostly poor episodes, this is a VAST improvement in the show and is one that has aged better than most episodes as well. Worth seeing and incredibly silly.


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