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Particularly amusing are the one-liners during Do Aphrodisiacs Work? that joyously blend Shakespeare, modern idiom and dippy rhyming dialogue with grievous dispatch I will open the latch and throwaway lines He will cleave me in twain twain here and twain on the other side of the room. I dont look so good in twain all my suits were made for a whole person. Woody Allen always has the singular ability to undercut his frequent ventures into fantasy material with a charmingly banal nonchalance especially funny is the sequence where Gene Wilder takes a sheep to a hotel room, placing Do Not Disturb signs outside, making room service orders for grass and with shots of the sheep clad in suspenders.
The two most amusing sequences are the two most overtly science-fictional ones Are the Findings of Doctors and Clinics Who Do Sexual Research and Experiments Accurate? and What Happens During Ejaculation? The mad scientist/monster movie spoof conducted during Experiments is particularly hilarious the image of a 100 foot long breast rampaging about the countryside squirting people with milk and then running them down and Woody Allen waving a crucifix to try and drive it back and trap it in a bra, where it is then taken off to an orphanage to feed motherless babies. The segment fades out as they worry about the possibility of another one: These things usually travel in pairs. The spoof is perfected by the presence of John Carradine who played many straight mad scientist parts in the 1940s.
Equally funny is the other most overtly science-fictional episode What Happens During Ejaculation?, which wittily spoofs the control room doubletalk of the Moon Landing and the antiseptic white look of contemporary science-fiction films like 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Andromeda Strain (1971), with Woody Allen playing a neurotic sperm ready to take his great leap into the breach, worrying about rumours of The Pill or encountering a giant wall of rubber, while a priest is apprehended trying to sabotage the guilt centre in the control room that is responsible for maintaining erection.
Woody Allens other genre films are: Play It Again Sam (1972), Sleeper (1973), Love and Death (1975), A Midsummer Nights Sex Comedy (1982), Zelig (1983), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), New York Stories (1989), Alice (1990), Shadows and Fog (1992), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Deconstructing Harry (1997), Match Point (2005), Scoop (2006), Midnight in Paris (2011) and To Rome with Love (2012).