the year: 1967
the genre: elvis musical
the cast: Elvis Presley (Scott Hayward/"Tom Wilson"); Shelley Farbares (Dianne Carter); Will Hutchins (Tom Wilson/"Scott Hayward"); Bill Bixby (James J. Jamison III)
the plot: Scott Hayward (who's tired of woman fawning over him because he's rich) meets Tom Wilson (who's on his way to his new job as a water skiing instructor at a Miami resort). They envy each other and decide to switch places. Scott meets Dianne (who is trying to land a rich guy) and when playboy James Jamison catches her eye, she asks Scott to help her snag him. Scott agrees to but, of course, finds himself attracted to her. If that weren't enough drama, Scott also decides to build a boat for the upcoming speedboat race but he's using an experimental chemical which doesn't hold in water - oh the humanity!
don't miss: the fantastic special effects when anyone water skis.
count: the oil wells surrounding Miami.
watch for: a cameo appearance by Flipper.
listen for: "I call karate!" "Oh, shut up." (insert punch here.)
also don't miss: the rainbow ribbon pants (see above - far right). I want a pair. Badly.
extra bonus points: if you know what's wrong with the electric guitar Elvis plays during the song "Clambake".
also listen for: "And I'm Hortense Finkeldopper."