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...
Everybody wants to be on television. Just not this kind of television.
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Did You Know?
On the "nameboard" in the control room in Hell, there is an office message saying to remember that Tuesday is Saddam Hussein
appreciation day. See more
In the Gameshow segment, when they display the Napper-Crapper chair, the woman in the blue dress pulls out the little TV, and some feathers fall from her dress and land on the floor. In the next shot, the feathers are gone. See more
You wanted to live in a TV fantasy? Well, you got your wish.
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
References Blazing Saddles
Start Me Up
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa
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