Flashback Review: Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector

Fresh from “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Larry The Cable Guy (one of my favorite stand-up comedians) earned himself a solo career performing successful stand-up comedy without his pals Jeff Foxworthy & Bill Engvall. In addition to stand-up comedy, Larry also earned an acting career as Mater from the “Cars” franchise,” “Delta Farce,” “Witness Protection” & “A Madea Christmas.” Prior to Cars, Larry headlined his first ever movie role in “Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector.”

Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector was released in 2006. (same year The Prestige came out) It was critically panned by critics and labeled a box office bomb. Larry was nominated for a Razzie Award for “Worst Actor.”

This review contains no crucial SPOILERS. Feel free to watch my non-spoiler article. Keep in mind, this is a short review, because it’s not overly complicated non-linear (out of order) film as in “The Prestige.” Just an hour and a half comedy.

Healthy & Unhealthy Aspects

Healthy: Larry The Cable Guy did a hilarious job for his performance.

Other Cast Members such as Thomas F. Wilson, (Biff from Back To The Future Trilogy) Tony Hale, (Forky from Toy Story 4) Joe Pantoliano (Cypher from The Matrix) & David Koechner (Champ from Anchorman) all did a good job for their respective performances.

Many jokes got me cracking up courtesy of Larry’s lines and fart scenes made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe. I have to give Larry’s bathroom scene Bonus Points for making me laugh hysterically. Gotta love fart jokes.

The Larrymobile kinda looks like Mater from Cars. Coincidentally, Larry later voiced Mater around the same year Health Inspector came out.

Larry says his catchphrase “Git-R-Done.”

While trying out costumes, Larry wears a gladiator outfit with his stomach exposed. He rejects it saying “Nah, I look too much like Russell Crowe.” Ridley Scott (one of my favorite filmmakers) & Russell collaborated in “A Good Year.” Also released in 2006. Larry’s disguises are way funnier than Dana Carvey’s outfits from “The Master Of Disguise.”

Larry said “I can do this all day.” He said Captain America’s catchphrase five years before Chris Evans equipped his shield.

Kid Rock makes a cameo appearance.

Jerry Mathers (Leave It To Beaver) makes a cameo appearance.

A Plot Twist reveals who the brains behind the food poisoning is revealed. Larry’s movie has a legit twist than M. Night Shyamalan’s “Lady In The Water.” Yep you heard me, a fartastic comedy told a much better story than M. Night’s aforementioned dud.

Outtakes are shown during The End Credits. You can tell Larry and the crew are having a fun time.

Unhealthy: At some certain moments, Cinematography suffers from Shaky Cam.

Product Placement featuring brands such as Pringles, Hooters, Yoohoo, Dell, Moon Pie which is Larry’s favorite food & Bass Pro Shops.

The Final Verdict: B, FOR BRILLIANT!

Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector is a surprisingly funny as heck comedy. As a fan of Larry, I really don’t understand why critics didn’t like his first starring role. I thought it was decent laughing my butt off from start to finish. If you’re a fan of Larry like me, I highly recommend this movie along with the Cars series, Delta Farce & his stand-up comedy. Don’t forget “Blue Collar TV.”

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