Summary: Within the context of
our world, this is actually a cheerful little film, what
with guys being hurled mysteriously off tall buildings and
Donald Pleasence strolling around in a silvery muumuu. The
villains, of whom Donald is the leader of course, want to
find the real Puma Man, an Aztec god sort of personage who
they figure has moved to swingin' London. He can be
identified by throwing him off a building and observing how
he survives: Puma Men fly, see, so they definitely have a
leg up on real pumas.
Prologue: Servo has "short man's disease." Fortunately, it's treatable with baby aspirin.
Segment One: Pearl plans an elaborate ball, inviting everyone in the vicinity to her new castle; Brain Guy plans a little get-together at the same time, with Ortega and his cousin Staci the first guests. Pearl forces the Mike and the 'bots to mingle among themselves; Servo is the only one who gets into it.
Segment Two: With the help of hairdresser Shellie the nanite, Mike opts for "the dry look." His head becomes extremely dry.
Segment Three: Crow and Servo force Mike to don a silly costume and declare him to be "Coatimundi Man." He has all the attendant powers of the mighty coatimundi.
Segment Four: Crow and Servo create a replica of the head of Roger Whitaker, but Mike can't think of anything to do with him even though they control him now. Crow and Servo, peeved, threaten to sic Roger Whitaker on Mike.
Segment Five: In the wake of the movie, Crow resigns, and then immediately returns and is granted a free-lance position at lower pay with no benefits. In the castle, Pearl's party is a bust, while Brain Guy's is a huge success; then Roger Whitaker shows up and charms the heck out of Pearl.
the only one amongst the writers who believes the people
behind Puma Man intended humor in the very geeky way Tony
flies, what with his unremarkable limbs waggling all over
and his sad cape coupled incongruously with his J.C. Penney
slacks. Everyone else believes the filmmakers were deadly
serious from the get-go.