The Ben Stiller Show: A Real ”Munster” of a Cape Fear Parody

IMAGEIn November 1991, Universal Studios released Cape Fear, a remake of the classic 1962 film of the same name. It’s a very intense movie and was helmed by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese.

The film was nominated for two Academy Awards and boasts an all-star cast that includes a very scary Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Juliette Lewis in a breakout role. The drama tells the tale of a convicted rapist who’s released from prison after serving a 14 year sentence. He comes to visit the family of the lawyer who’d defended him and has anything but gratitude on his mind.

Less than a year later, The Ben Stiller Show debuted on the FOX network. The pilot episode of the sketch comedy series features a Cape Fear movie parody. This time it’s a character from a classic monster sitcom that’s looking for revenge on the executive who cancelled his show.

The clever clip could be seen as a warning to network executives: Be careful which show you decide to cancel — the decision could come back to bite you! Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

If you haven’t seen it in awhile, here’s the trailer for the Cape Fear movie.
Here’s the Munster version. You’ll notice a lot of similar camera angles.

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