Jake wrote: If you don't think they realize they're funny, you're underestimating them. Need evidence? Watch the movie Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park. Why don't we Americans understand the concept of camp?
Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park
Can't believe I forgot that thing. I'll disagree with the idea that Kiss was considering camp or humor with that project. I'd say it had more to do with looking for yet another way to milk young kids into buying their shit. It came at a time when Gene and Paul looked at their audience and noticed it had changed from white teenage stoners into 10 year old white boys. And "camp" to a 10 year old boy means getting poison ivy.