A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »
Bradley R. Swirnoff
Jealous, harried air traffic controller Max Fiedler, recently dumped by his girlfriend, comes into contact with nuclear waste and is granted the power of telekinesis, which he uses not only to win her back, but to gain a little revenge.
The Groove Tube (1974)'s "Channel One Evening News" skit and its tagline, 'Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow,' was the direct inspiration for "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live (1975). Chevy Chase, the original Weekend Update anchorman, was featured in this film, although Ken Shapiro played the Channel One anchorman in the movie. See more »
The opening of the "Channel One Evening News" skit includes a roll call of the reporters to be featured in the program. Among the reporters mentioned is "Freddie Fagu in Minneapolis," but Fagu's segment is missing from the skit. See more »
[having swallowed a large amount of marijuana in order to evade the police]
Do you know we just ate enough shit to kill a fucking army?
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An edited PG-rated version was released as a double feature with a similarly edited "Kentucky Fried Movie". See more »
When you view this movie you should keep in mind that it was written and filmed in the early 1970s. Pretty dated but real damn funny for it's time.
For those of you that are in your early twenties, it should give some of you an idea of what your parents thought was funny and in your face back then.
Most people didn't have cable TV and those that did didn't have 100 stations to choose from and it was 7 years before Mtv was invented. Most of us were relegated to watching 3 channels if you watched TV at all.
This is also why anyone over 40 will tell you the first 5 years of SNL are better than all of the others combined.
The best segments are the Cooking Show, Brown 25 and KOKO the Clown.
In any case you may find humor in some of the segments or not. It is still worth watching from a nostalgic or historical perspective.
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