Synopsis

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability - and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch out into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including "Animal House" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," launching dozens of huge careers on the way. This film tells the story of its rise and fall through fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and is illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine's prime). Fans of the Lampoon are given a unique, inside look at a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.