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With: Pamela Anderson, etc.
Written by: Various
Directed by: Various
MPAA Rating: NR (But should be considered R for nudity)
Running Time: 286
Date: 03/18/2013

Stripperella: Season One Uncensored (2005)

3 Stars (out of 4)


By Jeffrey M. Anderson

Canadian-born Pamela Anderson has certainly establishedherself as one of the most recognizable and iconic pin-up queens of all time.But she also has untapped potential as a comedienne. This potential was largelyignored on her TV show "Baywatch" and in her feature film BarbWire (1996), but it started to germinate onher follow-up series, "V.I.P." Most critics wouldn't give that showthe time of day, but Anderson suddenly revealed a playful, ironic delivery thatonly heightened her sexual allure.

That talent was put to good use on the recent Spike TV animated series "Stripperella," now available in a two-disc DVD set from Paramount. Anderson provides the voice and the... er... inspiration for a sexy stripper named Erotica, who leads a double life as crime fighter Agent 69, code-named Stripperella.

Like the campy 1960s "Batman" TV show, "Stripperella" skewers all superhero conventions, making fun of everything from secret identities, to cleverly named super villains ("Cheapo") and catch phrases: ("Evil-doers, prepare to become evil-don't-ers!") At the same time, the show gets to show plenty of cartoon nudity as the ladies of the strip club show their wares. The running joke is that, even though Pamela has appeared in more issues of Playboy than just about anyone else in history, we never get to see Stripperella naked. Another running gag is that Anderson gets to plug her pet passion, animal rights, in every episode.

DVD Details: The animation is slightly above average, and inordinately good for a jokey, quasi-throwaway TV series. The DVD set collects 13 half-hour episodes of superb quality, but contains no extras.

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