VIDEO: Tommy (1975)

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For the first time on the Agony Booth, it’s Thoroughly Manly Musicals, where your host Stan Ferguson (of The Following Special Presentation fame) shows he’s man enough to explore the fabulous world of movie musicals!

In this episode, Stan looks at Tommy, the 1975 musical based on the Who’s rock opera about a deaf, dumb blind kid who sures play a mean pinball. Directed by Ken Russell (who apparently hates epileptics), the movie stars Ann-Margret (who shows off some impressive eye acting), a creepy, tone-deaf Oliver Reed, and Roger Daltrey as Tommy, who’s got a fever, and the only cure is more pinball!

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Stan Ferguson

Born in the Yukon to a family of Grizzlies, Stan was raised on a diet of show-tunes and compact cars until he was finally released upon an unsuspecting public who went on not suspecting anything and still do not suspect a thing to this day.

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