Striving for the antic shoddiness of such cheapo cult films as SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS and FLESH GORDON, MOM AND DAD SAVE THE WORLD succumbs instead to its dim-witted screenplay and cloddish direction.
On a distant planet populated exclusively by imbeciles, good King Raff (Eric Idle) is overthrown and imprisoned by the dense Emperor Tod Spengo (Jon Lovitz). Peering through a telescope at a Southern California landscape, Spengo spies air-headed mom, Marge Nelson (Teri Garr). Obsessed with this
average housewife, Spengo teleports Marge and her couch-potato husband, Dick (Jeffrey Jones), to his planet. Before long, Marge and Dick become embroiled in plane...