Trivia / Stay Tuned

  • Actor Allusion: At one point, Roy Knable stumbles through a channel onto the set of the television show that catapulted John Ritter to fame in the 1970s. Two women dressed as Chrissy Snow and Janet Wood shout "Where have you been?", a snippet of the Theme Song plays, and Roy screams in terror, trips over the couch, and changes the channel.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy / Doing It for the Art: Peter Hyams directed the film because he loved the script so much that he lobbied at Morgan Creek Productions to let him direct it.
  • Box Office Bomb: Budget: $25 million. Box Office: $10,736,401
  • Creator Backlash: Bruce Broughton, who scored the film, called both the soundtrack album and the movie terrible. Indeed, the rap music that takes up eight of the ten cuts on the album don't really fit the movie (even though they're mostly relegated to the end credits).
  • Similarly Named Works: Eugene Levy starred in a 70's TV series called Stay Tuned.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The HTV segment is only the most blatant example. Combined with some severe Technology Marches On... remember when a satellite dish the size of a hot tub and a remote control the size of a bar of cooking chocolate were the bleeding edge? ... No? Darn whippersnappers.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were almost cast as Wayne and Garth IN HELL!, but since they were shooting Wayne's World, a parody was made instead.
    • Tim Burton was offered to direct this film, but he turned it down to direct Batman Returns. Given his style of filmmaking, imagine how much different this film could have been had Burton accepted.
    • Dan Aykroyd was considered for the role of Roy Knable

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