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.