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An unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and an incorrigible son finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control.

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Walter Poindexter
Nancy Parsons ...
Grendel
Philip Bruns ...
Mr. Beasley
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Ralph (as Jeff B. Cohen)
David Stone ...
Maheshwara
Shawn Weatherly ...
Beauty Pageant Contestant
Lyle Alzado ...
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An unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and an incorrigible son finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control. Written by Anonymous

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The wife's name (Grendel) is the name of the monster in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem 'Beowulf'. See more »

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Well done and clever episode of the series that shows how TV can capture imagination and takes one away from life!
25 January 2016 | by (Petersburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

I know most if your like me you enjoy TV and look at it as an escape route to get away from the problems of life by watching the stars and characters on the screen, well a lot of us would like to even be on TV! I watched again this "Amazing Stories" episode called "Remote Control Man" and many of those mentioned themes rang true. This episode is well done and directed by Bob Clark(of "Porky's" and "A Christmas Story" fame). Anyway it's a tale of an underpaid and stressed out guy who works to hard at the job, and on the downside his home life is hell as he has a young punk son and an ugly overweight loud talking wife. This man's only relieve is to chill and relax out in front of the TV by watching his favorite shows and characters, only after the wife throws away his first TV he finds another special one. And with this TV it brings the stars and characters out of his set all to become real life. As with this remote he can cut off his family by tuning them out! It was nice seeing appearances from Gary Coleman, Ed McMahon, Richard Simmons, and the sexy Kiristin Alfonso. Only in the end to much TV is enough he must tune back to real life. This episode teaches the moral don't let TV overtake your life live in the real world and let TV and it's characters be only an imagination escape.


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