Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Part 8
I am going to be completely honest with y'all. I painted myself into a corner with this whole Baby Huey thing. Originally, I just wanted to do a review. Then, I got really busy and decided to publish a pointless article that had almost nothing to do with Baby Huey.
Then, I did it again.
Now I really have no choice but to do an actual review of Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure.
If I don't we may NEVER be able to move on.
So, here it is.
Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure
The film opens with David L. Lander (Squiggy from "Laverne and Shirley") meeting with some kind of Hollywood agent. Squiggy claims the dog would do a trick, but the dog does nothing. The agent demands a real animal act.
But where will Squiggy find an animal act?
In the next scene we get a big clue... and I mean BIG when a giant egg falls out of an egg truck. Soon after, a little boy named Nick finds the egg and Huey hatches out of it.
In other words, Huey was just a short drive away from being some dude's omelet.
Nick heads home where his dad (that Joe Isuzu guy) is trying to fix a toaster... or a car... or something. I don't remember exactly. He tries to fix a bunch of different things throughout the flick and it never seems to work out. Nick's mom, Marsha Brady is just in shock about Baby Huey.
It's interesting to note that we have not SEEN Baby Huey yet in the film. He has been off screen for both his scenes so far. They are building him up for a big "reveal" later in the film. Of course, we all know exactly what he looks like because he is on the cover of the DVD.
Perhaps they are actually NOT waiting for the reveal. Maybe they are just really ashamed of Baby Huey.
Nonetheless, a few cameos later we finally see Huey as he hits a home run during Nick's little league game.
The next twenty minutes or so was a bit of blur to me, but I remember a few things:
Nick and Huey went to Dead Man's Gulch. It's just a cliff, but it's important later... that is if you consider ANY of this important.
Huey also breaks a whole lot of things and Joe Isuzu tries to fix things. They don't really play up the connection between the two, but perhaps it's a sub conscious thing.
Sorta like how Homer Simpson and Krusty the Clown look alike. The big difference here is that watching Homer and Krusty doesn't make you want to swallow a bucket of rat poison.
Meanwhile, Huey is being hunted relentlessly by Squiggy.
Squiggy tells Huey that he could perform at in Las Vegas.
Then we see it: Baby Huey on stage at the Circus Circus. Suddenly he gets eaten by a tiger.
Sadly, it was just a dream sequence.
Later, when Huey goes to bed he is seen wearing a shower curtain. He also tries to sleep in top bunk and breaks the bed. The next day he breaks all of the equipment at the playground. Then he goes into Nick's class leads them in a sing along and then breaks stuff.
At the same time the bad guys are plotting some ridiculous plan to capture Baby Huey. See, they want to steal the town's Easter eggs and blame it on Huey.
They also do a big song and dance number. I don't care how evil you are, once you start dancing I love you!
SPOILER ALERT: If you want the ending to be a surprise when you get into a situation where watching Baby Huey is inevitable read no further (I officially nominate this for WORST SENTENCE EVER ON BUNCHOJUNK.)
In the end Squiggy hits Huey with a car. The town cries and assumes he is dead. Unfortunately he was NOT dead and "comes to" moments later. To make matters worse Huey finds another GIANT egg.
I only hope a deadly tiger hatched from it as soon as the credits rolled.
THE END (the end of the movie AND the end of this absurd series of Baby Huey articles.)