simon666 Terrible on what grounds? I think it epitomizes a particular genre of self aware slapstick/gag comedy myself.
Anaxagoras Terrible in the sense that every scene that either furthered the plot or involved the bad guys was painfully bad. Just annoying... not at all funny. Similarly, many of the paradies (both of movies and of TV shows) were horribly predictable and didn't cause me to crack a smile at all. This despite the fact that I was a Weird Al fan at the time.
Counterpoint: almost every scene with Stanley was brilliant.
simon666 Did you see this movie in the context in which it was released or are you approaching it as a representative of contemporary cinematic values judging it within those constraints?