History Film / StayTuned

3rd Oct '16 9:15:21 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* DatedHistory: UWF was an acronym for "Underworld Wrestling Federation", which is the same parody as WWF was an acronym for "World Wrestling Federation"... before it changed its name to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) 10 years after the film came out. Had the movie been filmed in the present today, UWF would have been "UWE" for "Underworld Wrestling Entertainment". [[Creator/UweBoll Which would have been hilarious in hindsight.]]

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* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Murray Seidenbaum was all too happy to escape his depressing home life into the world of the TV, becoming a FilmNoir crime lord by the time Roy and Helen meet him. The best part is that, if things get too hairy, he has his remote with him and can just change the channel.
* DatedHistory: UWF was an acronym for "Underworld Wrestling Federation", which is the same parody as WWF was an acronym for "World Wrestling Federation"... before it changed its name to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) 10 years after the film came out. Had the movie been filmed in the present today, day, UWF would have been "UWE" for "Underworld Wrestling Entertainment". [[Creator/UweBoll Which would have been hilarious in hindsight.]]



* ExactWords: Spike uses this to his advantage, when Roy and Helen survive the requisite twenty-four hours. The deal in the contract was that the undersigned would be let loose if they survived a whole day... [[spoiler: but Helen didn't sign the satellite contract; only Roy did, so he was the only one that Spike was obligated to release.]]

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* ExactWords: Spike uses this to his advantage, when Roy and Helen survive the requisite twenty-four hours. The deal in the contract was that the undersigned would be let loose if they survived a whole day... [[spoiler: but Helen didn't sign the satellite contract; only contract. Only Roy did, so he was the only one that Spike was obligated to release.release, while Helen, as a "trespasser", was SOL, forcing Roy to go back in and save her.]]



* HalfheartedHenchman: Levy's character Crowley especially after Spike "demotes" him into field work.

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* HalfheartedHenchman: HalfHeartedHenchman: Levy's character Crowley Crowley, especially after Spike "demotes" him into field work.



* HenpeckedHusband: Murray Seidenbaum, a previous "customer", who was noted missing early on in the film.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Murray Seidenbaum, a previous "customer", who was noted missing early on in the film. It's why he relishes the freedom that the TV offers him.



* MusicVideo: Features near the end with a Cameo by then-popular Hip-Hop group [[GirlGroup Salt 'N' Pepa]].

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* MusicVideo: Features near the end with a Cameo cameo by then-popular Hip-Hop group [[GirlGroup Salt 'N' Pepa]].HipHop GirlGroup Salt-N-Pepa.



* OffWithHisHead: Almost attempted on Roy. Even worse is that he and Helen are in a show, which is aptly named ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Off with His Head!]]''
* OhCrap: Roy and Helen have a few of these when they come across things attempting to kill them. Most notably the RoboCat.

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* OffWithHisHead: Almost attempted on Roy. Even worse is that he and Helen are in a show, show about UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution, which is aptly named ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Off with His Head!]]''
* OhCrap: Roy and Helen have a few of these when they come across things attempting to kill them. Most notably the RoboCat.[=RoboCat=].



* PocketProtector: In a usual nod to Clint Eastwood. It costs Roy his remote but saves his life.
-->'''Roy''': (To Spike who thinks he killed him) You missed, partner.

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* PocketProtector: In a usual nod to Clint Eastwood. It Creator/ClintEastwood. [[spoiler:It costs Roy his remote but saves his life.
life.]]
-->'''Roy''': (To Spike [[spoiler:''(To Spike, who thinks he killed him) him)'' You missed, partner.]]



* {{Satan}}: Mr. Spike, for the purposes of the story... however, he's more of a Senior Executive than the bona fide "Boss" of Hell, who's referred to in dialogue as Mr. Spike's boss.

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* {{Satan}}: Mr. Spike, for the purposes of the story... however, he's story. He's actually more of a Senior Executive than the bona fide "Boss" of Hell, who's referred to in dialogue as Mr. Spike's boss.
21st Sep '16 10:48:55 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:300:Something weird's on the air.]]

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31st Jul '16 6:45:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* DatedHistory: UWF was an acronym for "Underworld Wrestling Federation", which is the same parody as WWF was an acronym for "World Wrestling Federation"... before it changed its name to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) 10 years after the film came out. Had the movie been filmed in the present today, UWF would have been "UWE" for "Underworld Wrestling Entertainment".

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* DatedHistory: UWF was an acronym for "Underworld Wrestling Federation", which is the same parody as WWF was an acronym for "World Wrestling Federation"... before it changed its name to WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) 10 years after the film came out. Had the movie been filmed in the present today, UWF would have been "UWE" for "Underworld Wrestling Entertainment". [[Creator/UweBoll Which would have been hilarious in hindsight.]]
31st Jul '16 6:41:22 AM AnotherGuy
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* ParodyCommercial: At one point there is a WesternAnimation/YogiBear commercial concerning beer for children. Not to mention the "Max Hell" cassette tapes, which blow the head of the listener clean off. Possibly related to, or at least suggested by, the Hamm's Beer commercials starting in the 1950s, which ''did'' feature a cartoon bear (not Yogi, though). The commercials were eventually discontinued (though not until at least the 1970s) due to the AnimationAgeGhetto implications of appearing to market beer to children.

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* ParodyCommercial: At one point there is a WesternAnimation/YogiBear [[WesternAnimation/YogiBear Yogi Beer]] commercial concerning beer for children. Not to mention the "Max Hell" cassette tapes, which blow the head of the listener clean off. Possibly related to, or at least suggested by, the Hamm's Beer commercials starting in the 1950s, which ''did'' feature a cartoon bear (not Yogi, though). The commercials were eventually discontinued (though not until at least the 1970s) due to the AnimationAgeGhetto implications of appearing to market beer to children.
31st Jul '16 6:40:30 AM AnotherGuy
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* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: An intern does this after Crowley gets even with Spike.
-->'''Intern''': (With his own remote in hand and sitting in Spike's chair) I call his parking space.

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* IfYouDieICallYourStuff: An intern Pierce does this after Crowley gets even with Spike.
-->'''Intern''': (With -->'''Pierce''': ''(with his own remote in hand and sitting in Spike's chair) chair)'' I call his parking space.
31st Jul '16 6:39:31 AM AnotherGuy
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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Pierce is disgusted by Godzilla just stomping on the Seidenbaums - because it has no context. Spike retorts that Satan isn't interested in anything deep, he just wants cheap entertainment.

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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Invoked. Pierce is disgusted by Godzilla just stomping on the Seidenbaums - because it has no context. Spike retorts that Satan isn't interested in anything deep, he just wants cheap entertainment.
31st Jul '16 6:38:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: Pierce is disgusted by Godzilla just stomping on the Seidenbaums - because it has no context. Spike retorts that Satan isn't interested in anything deep, he just wants cheap entertainment.
18th Nov '15 1:09:07 PM JackassRules17
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* CoversAlwaysLie: [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Stay_Tuned_Poster.jpg That dog on the original poster?]] Not in the movie.
14th Nov '15 9:34:39 PM JackassRules17
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* PlayfulHacker: Darryl. At the beginning of the film, he hijacks broadcast signals to make some money with it. A line from a neighbor indicates he has done this before.
14th Apr '15 2:52:00 PM MyTimingIsOff
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* StatusQuoGameShow: The sadistic game show, ''You Can't Win'', which was also the former {{Trope Namer|s}}.
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