Pappa e ciccia, alias Lino Banfi and Paolo Villaggio (but who is Pappa and who is Ciccia?): two comedians with unmistakable styles, who have had a place in the hearts of the Italian public for decades, here accompanied by a frankly delightful Milly Carlucci. The film does not attempt to create a new comedy duo, as was often the case with Italian comedies in those years. Indeed, apart from conceding each other a minor role in their respective segments, the pair essentially remain separated in two distinct episodes, thereby giving both actors free rein to express the unique way in which they face and endure all the unwanted difficulties the world throws at them. As always, Banfi is Banfi, struggling with a fake identity, and Villaggio is Villaggio (or Fantozzi, if you prefer), struggling on a low-cost holiday. Unquestionably, viewers will have their favourite, however no one will be disappointed, and the film is as hilarious now as it was back then. Some scenes are destined to forever stay in the pantheon of Italian comedy greatness.
In the first episode, a house painter who has emigrated to Switzerland leads his parents into believing that he has lots of money. He has to invent ways to keep his grim condition hidden from a niece who comes to visit. In the second episode, a hapless office worker goes to Kenya for an adventure in a holiday village that is organised like a concentration camp.