Cabin Boy (1994)

Once upon a time, there was a movie about an unlikeable fancy lad joining the unlikeable crew of a ship called The Filthy Whore after David Letterman tried to sell him a monkey, but at least it had Tim Burton as the director. Until it didn’t.

This week, Shat The Movies brings you “Cabin Boy,” the 1994 box-office bomb that nearly sank Chris Elliott’s career and left the Shat Crew scratching their heads.

On one hand, this movie is terrifically quotable, wonderfully quirky and loaded with comedic talent. On the other hand, viewers might find themselves asking where the budget went, what year it’s supposed to be set in and why a flying cupcake is spitting tobacco.

Was “Cabin Boy” horribly marketed? Did the writers run out of material? What would happen if a Viking had sex with a shark? We dive into these questions and more in this week’s episode.

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