Plot: Jon Lovitz is alien emperor Tod, ruler of Spengo, the tiniest planet in the universe. Tod has only one aim: destroy planet Earth and lead Spengo to glory. There are only two problems that stand in his way: Tod is an idiot, and so is everyone on his planet. As Tod aims his death ray at Earth, he spots Marge Nelson, an average American housewife, and falls hopelessly in love. Delaying his plan of destruction, Tod beams Marge up to Spengo and, in the process, accidentally beams up her husband Dick. On the planet they discover a world of fantastic creatures, many of whom would like to see Tod removed from the throne. While Tod plans his wedding to Marge, Dick escapes from Tod’s henchmen and leads a battalion of dim-witted but brave natives in revolt. Can Dick rescue Marge and save Planet Earth? The planet holds its breath, but you’ll laugh out loud when Mom And Dad Save The World.

Rating: PG

Directed By: Greg Beeman

Written By: Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon

Production: Cinema Plus, Douglas, Home Box Office (HBO), Mercury

In Theaters: July 24, 1992

Box Office: $2,034,470 (USA)

Budget: $14,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime:1 hr. 28 mins.


Marge Nelson – Teri Garr
Dick Nelson – Jeffrey Jones
Emperor Tod Spengo – Jon Lovitz
General Afir – Thalmus Rasulala
Sibor, Semage’s Beau – Wallace Shawn
King Raff – Eric Idle

Sirk, Raff’s Son – Dwier Brown
Semage, Raff’s Daughter – Kathy Ireland
Stephanie Nelson – Suzanne Ventulett
Carl, Stephanie’s Boyfriend
– Michael Stoyanov
Alan Nelson – Danny Cooksey