The Grapes Of Mud

One of the dumbest SCTV movie parodies I’ve seen, which only means it’s still funnier than most things on TV. The Joad family, plagued with mud in California, decide to head back to dusty Oklahoma, where it’s dry, at least. The main gag is that Joe Flaherty, as Tom Joad, gets hit in the face with mud a lot. Andrea Martin is funny as the very literal Rose of Sharon, and Eugene Levy gets a laugh as the Preacher when he gives a less-than-stellar eulogy for the grandpa. And Catherine O’Hara holds the whole thing together.

For SCTV fans. Even so, look up “SCTV’s The Towering Inferno” if you want to see a real Melonville blockbuster.