Ernest Goes to Jail

Lists: Comedy, Family, Slapstick comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the electric chair. But instead of killing him, the electrocution gives Ernest superhuman powers, enabling him to escape from jail and foil Nash's attempt to rob the bank."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1990: # 0)

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  • Jim Varney (Ernest P. Worrell)
  • Gailard Sartain (Chuck)
  • Bill Byrge (Bobby)
  • Barbara Tyson (Charlotte Sparrow (as Barbara Bush))
  • Barry Scott (Rubin Bartlett)
  • Randall "Tex" Cobb (Lyle)
  • Dan Leegant (Oscar Pendlesmythe)
  • Charles Napier (Warden)
  • John R. Cherry III (Director)