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The Groove Tube (1974)

 -  Comedy  -  5 June 1975 (Sweden)
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A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Shapiro ...
Ko-ko / Boss / 'Near You' Singer / Robert Elgin / Mahetma Yenta / Lionel Elgin / Dancing Man ('Just You - Just Me')
...
Rodriguez / Leo Batfish / The President / The Hooker
...
The Fingers / Geritan / Four Leaf Clover
Buzzy Linhart ...
The Hitchhiker
Richmond Baier ...
The Girl
Berkeley Harris ...
The Rich Guy
Jennifer Welles ...
The Geritan Girl
Roy Wallace ...
The Gorillas
Kirtus Allen ...
Gorilla
Laura Glicken ...
The Gorillas
Hal Fore ...
Gorilla
Jennifer Zens ...
The Gorillas
Leo Petrie ...
Gorilla
Lane Sarasohn ...
The Dancing Policeman / The Assassin
Paul Norman ...
Mouth Appeal / Sex Olympics
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A collection of skits that make fun of television. Everything from commercials to the nightly news are spoofed. Chevy Chase makes a brief (as well as his debut), appearance. Written by K.L.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

ALL IS REVEALED IN THE GROOVE TUBE See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

5 June 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Brown 25  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,447,000 (USA)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer. See more »

Goofs

Microphone visible in "Dealers" bathroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Ko-ko: [high-pithced clown voice] Are all the little people here for "make believe time"? All of the big people out of the room? Oh-kay...
[Ko-Ko sighs and moves to a desk, removes his clown nose and puts on reading glasses]
Ko-ko: [regular male voice] Ok. Now I have, uh... a request here from Vicky Ulanet of Fort Wayne, she asks for page 47 of Fanny Hill by John Cleland.
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Referenced in Modern Problems (1981) See more »

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Move On Up
Performed by Curtis Mayfield
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Great TV!
24 April 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Groove Tube" was one of only two Ken Shapiro movies, the other one being the equally zany "Modern Problems". This one is just a full-scale parody of TV. Aside from Shapiro - who apparently didn't do anything after "Modern Problems" - the movie also stars Chevy Chase and Henry Winkler's cousin Richard Belzer. The three cast members (plus some other people in smaller roles) appear in various skits. One of the funniest ones features Chase in a Geritol-spoofing commercial, in which he's describing the medicine as his wife strips, and it ends with her humping him. There's also a pornographic news program, an irritating cooking show, and the epic tale of some drug dealers.

Anyway, the whole thing's just a real hoot. In my opinion, the three best TV-spoofing movies are this one, plus "Tunnelvision" and "Kentucky Fried Movie" (although I might also include "The Truman Show"). Really funny.

I wonder what ever did become of Ken Shapiro.


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