Only a bumbling bank janitor like know it all knucklehead Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) could serve on jury duty and wind up serving time- in the slammer!
The laughs start when a crooked lawyer discovers that Ernest is a dead ringer for his crime boss client and before you can say "framed"- the switch is on! While Ernest is behind bars trying to fit in and break out, he manages to turn the big house into a nuthouse full of big laughs. Meanwhile, his evil double is busy taking his place at the bank and in his girlfriend's life. Full of comic inventiveness, a wacky cast of characters, and slam bang special effects, Ernest Goes to Jail is guilty of maximum fun in the first degree!