By EW Staff
August 08, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

Back to the Beach

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(1987)

BIG KAHUNAS Annette Funicello, Frankie Avalon

THE STORY A middle-aged Frankie and Annette (above, with Connie Francis) return to their old stomping grounds to teach a new generation how they beach-blanket bingo’d back in the day.

BEST SCENE Laughably corny musical numbers abound (”Jamaican Ska” anyone?). In the best of the bunch, special guest star Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) kicks it old-school, leading beachgoers in a hopped-up version of the Rivingtons’ classic ”The Bird’s The Word,” about a bird that, uh, surfs.

FAR-OUT CAMEOS A pre-”Full House” Lori Loughlin, a blowsy Connie Francis, and perennial punchline Bob ”Gilligan” Denver

WHY WE DIG IT Avalon and Funicello prove they’re in on the joke by mocking their younger selves.

Back to the Beach

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