Sorting through the junkyard of movie memories
August 10, 2010 7:26 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone identify for me the name of this bizarro comedy from the 80s/early 90s?

I'm quite curious whether the following description will ring any bells for anyone! Truth be told, I don't remember much from this movie, but here's what I recall: The setting was a house and the junkyard surrounding it. Two notable figures in the movie were a set of twins, very obese with lots of make-up/masks. They were more cartoon figures than human and they rode scooters around the junkyard - again, from what I vaguely remember. Also, there was a rapper who made an appearance and who was probably the only black character. I am really blanking on plotlines, but the movie was far from realistic and I'm reminded of the Garbage Pail Kids movie in terms of its repulsive aesthetic. Anyone with any ideas?
posted by afabulousbeing to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Nothing But Trouble. A personal favorite. Which probably says a lot about me as a person.
posted by hapticactionnetwork at 7:31 PM on August 10, 2010 [1 favorite]

I believe you're thinking of Nothing But Trouble.
posted by iamisaid at 7:32 PM on August 10, 2010

Response by poster: Thank you, thank you! I would've never figured it out on my own. And wow, I had no idea this film was so chock-full of celebs!
posted by afabulousbeing at 7:42 PM on August 10, 2010

The rappers were Digital Underground, including a very young Tupac Shakur. And yeah, the movie is utterly repulsive, one of the most grotesque and ill-judged projects ever. Just offputting in every imaginable way. A must-watch, even if only once.
posted by Merzbau at 8:23 PM on August 10, 2010 [2 favorites]

Wasn't Humpty-Hump also in it?
posted by krisak at 9:56 PM on August 10, 2010

Greg Jacobs, aka "Shock G", aka "Humpty Hump", was the founder of the Digital Underground.
posted by nicwolff at 10:15 PM on August 10, 2010

Ah cool, thanks nicwolff - I never knew the lineage.
posted by krisak at 10:45 PM on August 10, 2010

I remember watching Nothing But Trouble on the "pay cable" channels as a kid. At the time, I loved it. I wonder what would happen if I watched it now after almost 20 years...
posted by dhens at 12:03 AM on August 11, 2010

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