The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction.
silly day today
Disowned by Robert Crumb, this sequel to Fritz the Cat is a half-baked attempt to satirize the entirety of the American nightmare: neo-Nazism, racism, sexual depravity, drug use, etc. Of course, such ambitious gesturing never really works as director Robert Taylor is more interested in imagery for the righteously stoned.
Indeed, some segments of The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat are completely incomprehensible. Hardcore fans of the character may even be turned off by Fritz's trip to "New Africa," where African-American stereotypes are taken to the extreme. Perhaps the only thing sober people will like is a raucous, funky score by Tom Scott & the L.A. Express.