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
Everybody wants to be on television. Just not this kind of television.
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Did You Know?
When sending away for something from ACME as a cartoon mouse, the envelope Roy is mailing has a stamp featuring a likeness of cartoon legend Chuck Jones
, who supervised the animation sequence in the film. See more
When Roy and Helen become cartoon mice and when Roy says "Helen?" His lips don't move. See more
[as a cartoon mouse, Roy is trapped in a donut while Robocat is shooting at him
My doctor was right. Doughnuts will be the death of me.
Chuck Jones' credit is in a different typeface to the rest of the credits. It is in a handwritten style. See more
References The Maltese Falcon
The Mic Stalker
Performed by Dr. Ice
Courtesy of Zomba Music Recording Corp. See more