When the remote control he ordered arrives, Seth discovers that as well as electrical appliances, it can also control the world around him. However, this newfound control proves addictive, and soon Seth is abusing it.
Seth is interested to see the catalog-ordered Verona XG-20 remote he just got appears to be universal: it works on the stereo, as well as the TV. But he is even more amazed when, turning it on "pause" on his younger sister Jamie as a joke really does stop her tap-dancing! He is then informed by Tony on the still-playing tape that came with the remote that: "It's not a toy!" Eager to see what else it can do, he continues testing it: rewinding/fast-forwarding passersby, hitting channel change so the school bully transforms into something more benign. But soon he goes on to bigger things, like pausing his class and teacher to cheat on tests, or his family when they want him to give the remote to Jamie, despite his best friend's opposition. After all, none of Tony's phone-recorded warnings mean anything. Right?Written by
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[heard on Seth's alarm which he hits when it goes off]
There are several dos and don'ts when it comes to using the Verona XG-20 remote-control. Let's review.
[he turns it off then hears the same tone coming from his computer, goes over to open his e-mail and begins to read]
"Do use the XG-20 Remote Control to its full potential... Do use it for good. Don't misuse its powers... DON'T LET IT CONTROL YOU."
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