Escape to Grizzly Mountain
Reviewed by Andy Bowers
Rating: 6.5 Beans
know this woman who loves Dan Haggerty. I won't give out names because she knows who she is, and frankly the public displays of longing to be held by a now portly has-been hill-billy is, well... really sad.
I know she fantasizes about her being the bear Grizzly Adams often play-fully wrestles in that tall grass behind his log cabin. Innocent? Whatever. We all have unhealthy obsessions regarding child-hood pop culture icons. I can't stand up immediately after glancing at bottle of Aunt Jemima's Pancake Syrup (that exotic maple temptress)
Is there something about that rugged, wilderness bred hippie that drives women wild? I don't remember my Mom sitting down with us as kids so she might praise the redeeming qualities of Dan's sweet ass in those tight leather chaps on Saturday afternoons. That would mean Dad could get away with ogling the vivacious Lynda Carter on Wonder Woman.
70's nostalgia aside, how is it that Dan Haggerty is still alive? I'd figured he'd been stuffed and mounted in some lodge by now.
Escape to Grizzly Mountain is your below average "fish out of water" formula, as Grizzly Adams gets transported into modern times. Having to adapt to his new surrounds, wackiness abounds as Grizzly discovers such pop-culture novelties as escalators and roller blades. There is a good scene involving an evil circus (they all should be evil) which will no doubt give the intended demographic cold sweat nightmares. And Haggerty, let's face it. He may not be a proper role model for good grooming, and may resemble the Uni-bomber to the uneducated, but he can still make the ladies hot.
So Grizzly Adams is still the man.
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