Martin/Molloy: The Island of Dr. Hook

Title:
Martin/Molloy: The Island of Dr. Hook
Category:
NFSA ID:
1346073
Year:
1996
Courtesy:
Tony Martin and Mick Molloy
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Martin/Molloy often featured parodies of popular and not-so-popular films, this one belonging solidly in the latter category.

The Island of Dr. Moreau (John Frankenheimer, USA, 1996) was filmed in Australia and starred Marlon Brando, and the film as well as its star were regular comedy fodder on the show during 1996.

This is another example of a sketch which did not make the compilation albums due to rights issues, but the music of Dr. Hook was a key component in illustrating the ridiculous scenario of the sketch. 

The clip features snippets of several Dr. Hook hits, including 'Walk Right In' (1977), 'Sexy Eyes' (1977), 'Only Sixteen' (1975), 'Better Love Next Time' (1979), 'Sharing the Night Together' (1978), 'Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk' (1981) as well as ELO's 'Livin' Thing' (1976).