Picks and Pans Review: Teri Garr in Flapjack Floozie

06/20/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Cinemax (Fri., June 17, 9 p.m. ET)

C-

They call these shows comedy experiments and for good reason. Experiments often fail, sometimes merely fizzling, sometimes downright bombing. Flapjack Floozie is a mere fizzle, an unchortleworthy gag that is stretched until it sags. In this parody of '30s movies, the ever-enchanting Teri Garr plays a singer who develops an addiction to pancakes that leads her into the arms of a gangster (who opens a club for her, the Copacapancake), into prostitution, into the gutter and back up from it. It is precious. It is pointless. It's too bad.

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