To get an idea of Carrot Top's brand of humor, observe the gray cat (which may or may not have been dead before it was frozen) that falls out when the landlady opens the refrigerator.

Or consider the line, "This must be the boardroom. You guys look pretty bored."Carrot Top is a standup comic who has appeared on some late-night talk shows and is said to be very popular on college campuses. "Chairman of the Board," his first film, manages to be adolescent with-out an atom of charm.

Edison is a starving young inventor and surfer who lives with two buddies in a shabby cottage filled with Rube Goldberg contraptions.

Then one day he befriends Armand McMillan (Jack Warden), a motorist with car trouble. Armand admires Edison's inventions and turns out to be a fellow surfer. They bond. And when Armand dies suddenly not long afterward, he leaves his multimillion-dollar corporation to Edison.

The rest of the film consists of Edison's horrifying, then winning over, the company's board of old white-haired men and battling Armand's evil nephew (Larry Miller).

Courtney Thorne-Smith (formerly of "Melrose Place," now of "Ally McBeal") puts in an admirable performance, actually convincing the audience that she begins to find Edison charming. And Raquel Welch, as the head of a competing conglomerate, looks gorgeous, wearing what must be Joan Collins' old wardrobe from "Dynasty."

"Chairman of the Board" is rated PG-13 for cartoon-style violence, sexual innuendo and many jokes related to bodily fluids and functions.