Live Poll: Totally Rotten Musicals, Dude!

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Which of these nightmarishly terrible musicals* brings you the most dread?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048117713/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/Qto63xQYqDE/


(*Musicals from 1970 to 1999 with IMDb average rating no higher than 5.9)
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Stephen Atwood

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  • that many filmmakers from these decades were tone deaf at best.

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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How about an "All of the Above" option?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4151478/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2



If I had to pick though........... Xanadu!
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Breumaster

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It doesn't have to be the Betty White option. It can be another rotten musical which is one of the best musicals to show the others are real bad in a comparing way.
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Xanadu is not a movie. It is a place Image result for Xanadu citizen kane WE don't have the same references XD. (this is from citizen kane)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Xanadu rhymes with that thing doggies do on the sidewalk. Xanadu du!
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Breumaster

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ELO did good work on it. I like it.
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Stephen Atwood

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Added a secondary (positive) all of the above option as a counterpoint to the first Betty White option.

"To paraphrase two British philosophers: All musicals are sacred. None of these musicals are terrible. Each one is a wonderful work of lyrical art in its own fashion."

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Great list!
Suggestion:
Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny
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'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!' was a real trashy movie.
But I can't remember it to be a musical.
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These are rotten tomatoes!!!! 
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Ok, maybe I skiped it away, when the music started. It was so awful I can't stand it. So ok, it might be my fav (I don't like it) for rotten musicals. ;D

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Tomatoes with rotten attitudes, for sure.
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NarniaisAwesome

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Stephen,
Wikipedia lists it as a musical.

Also consider, "The Wiz" from 1978.  IMDb rating is 5.4 based on more than 12,000 votes.
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Added the Wiz and the nightmarish Ice Cream Bunny,
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Thanks!  :D
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With some of thse films, their music may have been the least of their problems. :
*"The Garbage Pail Kids" was supposed to be a comedy, but most of its jokes were considered to be of very poor taste. Among some highlights:
** 1) The Kids are supposed to be both ugly and obnoxious. They demonstate this by (among other things) farting, vomiting, peeing their pants, stealing food, stealing vehicles for joyriding, and vandalism.
**2) The local state is revealed  to maintain a "State Home for the Ugly, a prison where people too ugly for society are brought and executed. "
**3) The Kids want revenge against a business associate who double-crossed them. So they crash a fashion show which the associate had organized, assault the fashion models, and rip off their clothes on stage. 

*"Earth Girls Are Easy" is part romantic comedy, part sex comedy. The main plot is that three furry aliens lack mates of their own kind, and arrive on Earth with the intention to get laid with human females. One of them finds a new girlfriend, who forces them to shave. It turns out that they look human without their fur. And there is a love triangle between the woman, her alien boyfriend, and an ex-boyfriend who proposes marriage to her. The plot is pretty predictable, and the film's cult following is mostly based on the fact that one of the aliens is played by Jim Carrey. 

*"Back to the Beach" is partly a sequel to the "Beach Party films" of the 1960s, and partly an affectionate parody. Two of the partying and surging teenagers of the 1960s married each other, and by the 1980s they are a conventional middle-class couple with kids.  They decide to visit their daughter in California, and get involved in a conflict between a new generation of surfers and a group of punks. While intended as a nostalgia vehicle for fans of the old series, it was rather derailed by a number of studio decisions. The director who was assigned to the film had only worked on music videos before, the script was co-written and doctored by 17 different screenwriters (explaining its uneven tone), and the film's extensive least of celebrity cameos apparently failed to attract much of an audience.