1.5 Stars
Year Released: 1996
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 24 minutes
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(1996, 24 minutes, color video, Tuff Nutz Productions, Directed by Michæl A. Straniere)
The The B-Files: B2: Laundry Day is a cable access produced parody of the popular X-Files series, shot for less than $300. The B-Files: B2: Laundry Day is the sort of backyard, six-pack inspired comedy, best left to circulation amongst friends. X-Files fans or X-Philes as they’re known, might find it mildly amusing, of course after taking valuable time out from show related conventions and chat rooms.
In this installment, B2: Laundry Day, agents Moldy (Mikey Fasolo) and Scummy (Nikki Wooster) investigate a series of attacks carried out by socks. Beyond that, the real spoof is that B2 follows the same tired formula used for most X-Files shows. There’s an opening unexplainable event, in this case a sock attacks a woman doing laundry, witnesses are interviewed and then there’s the prerequisite autopsy (in this case a sock). A government cover-up is discovered and Moldy and Scummy are thwarted at all turns by “Them,” the secret forces trying to suppress the B-Files. Of course, in the end, there are more questions than answers, as there is no “scientific” explanation for why the socks attacked.
B2: Laundry Day’s effort to take a comedic stab at a popular TV show lacks something integral to any production, whether comedy or drama — the ability to effectively bring an idea/vision to life. This has nothing to do with budget or resources; there’re better films out there produced with less, but it has everything to do with talent. This one’s best left to one of those annoying “Funniest Home Video” shows.

Posted on September 6, 1999 in Reviews by

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