History Film / StayTuned

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}}.
14th Apr '15 2:49:27 PM MyTimingIsOff
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{{The one w|ith}}here [[Series/ThreesCompany Jack Tripper]] is TrappedInTVLand with Series/{{M|orkAndMindy}}indy and has to escape or they'll both die.

To be more precise, ''Stay Tuned'' is a 1992 comedy starring Creator/JohnRitter, Pam Dawber, Creator/JeffreyJones, and Creator/EugeneLevy. The plot revolves around Ritter's character Roy Knable, who is a couch potato, former fencer and plumbing supply salesman down on his luck. Dawber plays his neglected wife Helen, who after a fight throws one of Roy's old fencing trophies into the TV. This action prompts Jones in his role as [[{{Satan}} Mr. Spike]], to appear at their front door, with an offer to Roy for a new satellite dish system, filled with [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] channels of every program you can't get on the four big networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX).

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{{The one w|ith}}here [[Series/ThreesCompany Jack Tripper]] is TrappedInTVLand with Series/{{M|orkAndMindy}}indy and has to escape or they'll both die.

To be more precise,
''Stay Tuned'' is a 1992 comedy starring Creator/JohnRitter, Pam Dawber, Creator/JeffreyJones, and Creator/EugeneLevy. The plot revolves around Ritter's character Roy Knable, who is a couch potato, former fencer and plumbing supply salesman down on his luck. Dawber plays his neglected wife Helen, who after a fight throws one of Roy's old fencing trophies into the TV. This action prompts Jones in his role as [[{{Satan}} Mr. Spike]], to appear at their front door, with an offer to Roy for a new satellite dish system, filled with [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] channels of every program you can't get on the four big networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX).



* [[AsHimself As Themselves]]: Salt 'n' Pepa and DJ Spinderella in the music video.

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* [[AsHimself As Themselves]]: AsHimself: Salt 'n' Pepa and DJ Spinderella in the music video.
14th Apr '15 2:47:46 PM MyTimingIsOff
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** HilariousInHindsight: Even funnier is that "UWE" would have fit the name of director, producer and screenwriter Uwe Boll, who would become famous for most of his worst films like ''Film/AloneInTheDark''.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The entire ''Roy Knable, [[DoubleEntendre Private Dick]]'' segment. At least he's not [[CrossesTheLineTwice a Public Dick]].

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* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The entire ''Roy Knable, [[DoubleEntendre Private Dick]]'' segment. At least he's not [[CrossesTheLineTwice a Public Dick]].Dick.
14th Apr '15 11:37:37 AM Angeldeb82
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* BlackHumor: Lots. The premise is that Hell routinely traps people in tv and tries to kill them off, and it's a comedy, after all. The Knables run into other contestants, several of whom die in comedic ways.

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* BlackHumor: BlackComedy: Lots. The premise is that Hell routinely traps people in tv and tries to kill them off, and it's a comedy, after all. The Knables run into other contestants, several of whom die in comedic ways.
11th Apr '15 2:16:50 PM JackassRules17
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** HilariousInHindsight: Even funnier is that "UWE" would have fit the name of director, producer and screenwriter Uwe Boll, who would become famous for most of his worst films like ''Film/ResidentEvil''.

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** HilariousInHindsight: Even funnier is that "UWE" would have fit the name of director, producer and screenwriter Uwe Boll, who would become famous for most of his worst films like ''Film/ResidentEvil''.''Film/AloneInTheDark''.
26th Feb '15 8:20:40 PM Angeldeb82
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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".
** HilariousInHindsight: Even funnier is that "UWE" would have fit the name of director, producer and screenwriter Uwe Boll, who would become famous for most of his worst films like ''Film/ResidentEvil''.



* PocketProtector: In a usual nod to Clint Eastwood. It's costs Roy his remote but saves his life.

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* PocketProtector: In a usual nod to Clint Eastwood. It's It costs Roy his remote but saves his life.



* ProWrestlingIsReal: Justified, given that each channel is essentially a more sadistic version of it's RealLife counterpart. Roy assumes at first that it's all a show and no one gets hurt in wrestling...and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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* ProWrestlingIsReal: Justified, given that each channel is essentially a more sadistic version of it's its RealLife counterpart. Roy assumes at first that it's all a show and no one gets hurt in wrestling...and gets a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.



* StatingTheSimpleSolution: When Roy finally beats Spike and makes his way back to Helen. However he doesn't have time to untie her as the train barrels toward them.
--> '''Helen''': Roy what do you do when you want the the TV to go away? You turn it...\\
'''Both''': OFF! ''(Roy hits the off button on the remote a second before the train plows into them.)''



* StatingTheSimpleSolution: When Roy finally beats Spike and makes his way back to Helen. However, he doesn't have time to untie her as the train barrels toward them.
--> '''Helen''': Roy, what do you do when you want the the TV to go away? You turn it...\\
'''Both''': OFF! ''(Roy hits the off button on the remote a second before the train plows into them.)''



* SubvertedKidsShow: There's a segment where Roy and Helen try and evade a mechanical cat in the style of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''(Chuck Jones himself did the animation). Also the parody commercial mentioned above.

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* SubvertedKidsShow: There's a segment where Roy and Helen try and evade a mechanical cat in the style of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''(Chuck ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' (Chuck Jones himself did the animation). Also the parody commercial mentioned above.
25th Feb '15 10:44:44 AM themisterfree
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To be more precise, ''Stay Tuned'' is a 1992 comedy starring Creator/JohnRitter, Pam Dawber, Creator/JeffreyJones, and Creator/EugeneLevy. The plot revolves around Ritter's character Roy Knable, who is a couch potato and plumbing supply salesman down on his luck. Dawber plays his neglected wife Helen, who after a fight throws one of Roy's Fencing Trophies into the Television. This action prompts Jones in his role as [[{{Satan}} Mr. Spike]], to appear at their front door, with an offer to Roy for a new satellite dish system, filled with [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] channels of every program you can't get on the four big networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX).

Soon after installation, Roy and Helen are sucked into the satellite dish parked in the back yard and are blasted through a cornucopia of television and movie roles with a fatal twist. [[DealWithTheDevil If they can survive for 24 hours they can leave]], but if they die their souls become property of Mr. Spike. As the two trek through the various landscapes, they are pursued by Mr. Spike at some points in an effort to thwart their advance.

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To be more precise, ''Stay Tuned'' is a 1992 comedy starring Creator/JohnRitter, Pam Dawber, Creator/JeffreyJones, and Creator/EugeneLevy. The plot revolves around Ritter's character Roy Knable, who is a couch potato potato, former fencer and plumbing supply salesman down on his luck. Dawber plays his neglected wife Helen, who after a fight throws one of Roy's Fencing Trophies old fencing trophies into the Television.TV. This action prompts Jones in his role as [[{{Satan}} Mr. Spike]], to appear at their front door, with an offer to Roy for a new satellite dish system, filled with [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]] channels of every program you can't get on the four big networks (CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX).

Soon after installation, Roy and Helen are sucked into the satellite dish parked in the back yard and are blasted through a cornucopia of television and movie roles with a fatal twist. [[DealWithTheDevil If they can survive for 24 hours they can leave]], but if they die their souls become property of Mr. Spike. As the two trek through the various landscapes, they are pursued by Mr. Spike at some points in an effort to thwart their advance.
advance, while their kids figure out what's going on, and attempt to rescue them from the real world.



* TheCameo: Salt-N-Pepa towards the end; during the animated segment, Chuck Jones' face is on a stamp.

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* TheCameo: Salt-N-Pepa towards the end; during During the animated segment, Chuck Jones' face is on a stamp.



* ChekhovsGun: Roy's Fencing Trophy / Ability early in the movie.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Spike as a Network Executive.
* DealWithTheDevil: Roy accepting the new Satellite Dish, and later when Mr. Spike tells them they can leave after 24 hours.

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* ChekhovsGun: Roy's Fencing Trophy / Ability fencing trophy/ability early in the movie.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mr. Spike as a Network Executive.
network executive.
* DealWithTheDevil: Roy accepting the new Satellite Dish, satellite dish, and later when Mr. Spike tells them they can leave after 24 hours.



* DontTryThisAtHome: Helen stops to [[NoFourthWall look at the camera and say this]] before she and Roy push a hair drier into a bath tub in order to kill an evil robotic cat. Though she could be addressing the in-universe TV audience.

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* DontTryThisAtHome: Helen stops to [[NoFourthWall look at the camera and say this]] before she and Roy push a hair drier into a bath tub bathtub in order to kill an evil robotic cat. Though she could be addressing the in-universe TV audience.



* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Roy and Helen can still die, despite being inside the dish.

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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Roy and Helen can still die, despite being inside the dish.TV.



* HenpeckedHusband: Murray Seidenbaum, a previous "customer".

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



* ImprovisedWeapon: After her Berserk Button gets pressed, Helen grabs a nearby microphone stand and knocks out the two wrestlers with it.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: After her Berserk Button BerserkButton gets pressed, Helen grabs a nearby microphone stand and knocks out the two wrestlers with it.



* {{Parody}}: While the movie tends to play itself straight at the beginning and end, Loads and Loads of them appear when Roy and Helen are 'in' the dish.
* 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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* {{Parody}}: While the movie tends to play itself straight at the beginning and end, Loads and Loads loads of them appear when Roy and Helen are 'in' the dish.
* ParodyCommercial: At one point there is a WesternAnimation/YogiBear commercial concerning Beer beer for Children.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.



* SubvertedKidsShow: There's a small bit where animated versions of the couple try and evade a mechanical cat in the style of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. Also the parody commercial mentioned above.

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* SubvertedKidsShow: There's a small bit segment where animated versions of the couple Roy and Helen try and evade a mechanical cat in the style of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''(Chuck Jones himself did the animation). Also the parody commercial mentioned above.
25th Feb '15 10:35:00 AM themisterfree
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* TheCameo: Salt-N-Pepa towards the end; during the animated segment, Chuck Jones' face is on a stamp.
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