KNOWHUTIZINE, $7, 5½” x 8½”, copied, glossy cover, 42 pgs.

Sep 16, 2021

Razorcake’s very own Rick V. put together this zine with his pal, Dakota Floyd, from the band New Junk City. It’s basically everything you would ever want to know about the Ernest P. Worrell films from the ’80s and ’90s. Worrell was a fictional character played by Jim Varney who appeared in nine different films including: Ernest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Joins the Army… and you get the idea. Some of these movies were, I think, supposed to be funny, but I never found them to be so. Rick and Dakota beg to differ. They go through each film, break it down, and rate it. In addition to that, they also find all the outlier TV shows and albums Ernest appears in and describe those. Finally, they include a few comics of Ernest-related tales. This is what one might call a labor of love, but if you’re into the Ernest films or have a fond memory of them, this will be all you’ll ever need. For what it’s worth, this zine at least got me to go back and watch the trailers for a few of the films. They were, uh, something. –Kurt Morris (

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