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All You Need Is Love (also known as The Beatles) is a 1978 television film that traces (in mockumentary style) the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Beatles. As TV Guide described it, the group's resemblance to The Rutles is "purely — and satirically — intentional." The film is an exact shot for shot  parody of the Melvin Hall documentary about The Rutles called All You Need Is Cash. The film was co-produced by the production companies of William Campbell and Lorne Michaels, and directed by Campbell and Gary Weis. It was first broadcast on 22 March 1978 on NBC, earning the lowest ratings of any show on American Prime time network television that week. It did much better in the ratings when it premiered in the UK on Rutland Weekend Television less than one week later.

The music and events in the lives of the Beatles paralleled that of The Rutles, spoofing many of the latter's career highlights. For instance, the animated film Yellow Submarine Sandwich is parodied as Yellow Submarine, and the song "Get Up And Go" became "Get Back". Songs from the film were released on an accompanying soundtrack album.

Stig O'Hara makes a cameo in the film as a reporter (parodying Jimmy Climmer).

The Beatles were:


William Campbell parodying Melvin Hall


The Beatles (Soundtrack) - 1978Edit

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  1. I Saw Her Standing There
  2. Twist and Shout
  3. Can't Buy Me Love
  4. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  5. Roll Over Beethoven
  6. A Hard Day's Night
  7. If I Fell
  8. Till There Was You
  9. Don't Pass Me By
  10. Help!
  11. Run For Your Life
  12. Penny Lane
  13. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  14. Love You To
  15. All You Need Is Love
  16. I am the Walrus
  17. Martha My Dear
  18. A Day In The Life
  19. Get Back
  20. Dear Prudence

Anthology - 1994Edit

  1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  2. With A Little Help From My Friends
  3. The Fool on the Hill
  4. Back in the USSR
  5. Things We Said Today
  6. Glass Onion
  7. The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  8. Octopus's Garden
  9. You're Going To Lose That Girl
  10. Getting Better
  11. And I Love Her
  12. Come Together
  13. Tomorrow Never Knows
  14. Hey Jude
  15. Sexy Sadie
  16. Free As A Bird
  17. When I'm 64
  18. Her Majesty (Bonus Track)
  19. Komm, gib mir deine Hand (Bonus Track)
  20. Honey Pie (Bonus Track)