This non-comedy gets a suitable non-ending as all the plot threads we’ve been following for six months devolve into a terrible musical number and the strangest closing credits in history.
Multi-Part Article: Skidoo: the lost recap
“Roger Ebert would often espouse the notion that there are no good movies featuring hot air balloons. I’d like to think he was watching Skidoo at the time he formulated this theory.”
“This is the first time I can say that a writer probably got his lyrics out of a trash can, and be completely accurate.”
Tony and the gang give LSD to the entire prison with hopelessly unfunny results, and we learn there’s nothing like the love between Frank Gorshin and his seven foot tall giant.
Jackie and the gang hatch a plan to dose the entire prison with LSD, while Otto Preminger hatches a plan to torture the audience and calls it the third act of Skidoo.
Tripping on LSD causes Jackie Gleason to turn over a new leaf, while back on Groucho’s boat, we find out God’s fatal weakness: cooties.
Jackie Gleason continues to trip on LSD and hallucinates a dancing Mickey Rooney and Zombie Arnold Stang, resulting in one of the most horrible GIFs ever perpetrated on humanity.
Jackie Gleason trips on LSD while Groucho Marx finally makes his grand, God-awful appearance.
Thrilling parking violation action, LSD-flavored envelopes, and another legendary actor is unlucky enough to appear in this movie.
“Thanks a lot, Skidoo. One day, I’m going to flash back to this scene, something in my brain will snap, and I’ll kill a busload of kids.”
“I know so much about this movie, it’s painful.”
“It’s amazing how the hippies in this movie make being a ‘square’ seem like a hell of a lot more fun.”
“I bet Jackie Gleason wished the real God had summoned him before he could make this movie.”
“At less than a minute in, this movie’s plot has ground to a halt, which is quite an accomplishment, considering it has no plot.”