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Stay Tuned (1992)

A husband and wife are sucked into a hellish television set and have to survive a gauntlet of twisted versions of shows they find themselves in.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Roy Knable
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Helen Knable
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Spike
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Darryl Knable / Narrator
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Diane Knable
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Murray Seidenbaum
Joyce Gordon ...
Sarah Seidenbaum
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Crowley
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Pierce
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Wetzel
John Destry ...
Sackler (as John Blackwell Destrey)
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Ducker
Maurice Verkaar ...
Another Buyer
Ken Douglas ...
Skeletal Worker
Gerry Nairn ...
Newscaster
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Storyline

The Knables are having marriage problems: Roy is a lousy plumbing supplies salesman by day and couch potato by night, and his wife, Helen, is a successful senior product manager for a vitamin company. Roy watches too much TV every night and Helen just cannot stand it. Then one night, Helen offers Roy a night to save their relationship: a romantic getaway without phones, their children, and especially no TV. Unfortunately, when Roy's hooked on the big screen, there's no going back. This frustrates and angers her and Helen decides to smash the family console with one of Roy's trophies as a wake-up call to reality. A heartbroken-to-disoriented Roy then hears the doorbell and finds out that it's a mysterious salesman named Spike who offers him the "ultimate getaway" from all the hate, frustration, and failures: a new remote controller and a new state-of-the-art satellite TV. Roy accepts the new TV by signing a free trial contract not knowing that he just sold his soul to the devil himself... Written by Artemis-9

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The devil has come for the Knables...before a live studio audience. See more »


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Rated PG for some off-color humor and language | See all certifications »

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14 August 1992 (USA)  »

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Ba Ma Bemanid  »

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$10,736,401 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point while switching channels inside the Hell TV world, Roy (John Ritter) ends up on the set of Three's Company (1976). See more »

Goofs

During the "Roy Knable: Private Dick" scene. Roy drops his gun and it fires, knocking a picture off the wall. The problem is when the gun hit the ground the barrel was facing the desk, not the wall. See more »

Quotes

[Roy Knable arrives at Channel 1. As he approaches Helen Knable to save her, Spike steps in the way]
Spike: [to Roy] Back to play the hero, huh?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the HVTV Fall Lineup is shown, including:
  • I Love Lucifer


  • The Golden Ghouls


  • Murder She Likes


  • David Dukes of Hazard


  • Facts of Life Support


  • Beverly Hills, 90666


  • Fresh Prince of Darkness


  • Unmarried with Children


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Connections

Spoofs Northern Exposure (1990) See more »

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Taste
Performed by Auto & Cherokee
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Ritter's Hell
5 January 2000 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The funniest bit is probably Roy Knable being plopped into a certain Santa Monica three story house, tripping over a sofa, and being questioned by a certain blonde and brunette, "Where have you been?!" Is "Three's Company" John Ritter's personal Hell? Who knows, but it's a broad wink to the couch potatoes in the audience.


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