YMMV / Stay Tuned

  • Anvilicious: The movie could be taken as "Cable / Satellite TV is worse than the 'Big 4'", or that Television in general is the work of the devil. Probably meant to be an Aesop.
    • Or just simply "Don't watch too much TV".
    • Considering Roy's job change at the end to something more active and fulfilling, it's probably along the lines of "Don't sit on your butt and let life pass you by... by watching too much TV."
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: During the end credits, one of the TV show titles is a parody of The Dukes of Hazzard, called David Dukes of Hazzard.note  This title gets a whole new scarier meaning after the Confederate flag uproar in 2015.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: When the movie was released, the TV parodies were hilariously graphic and disturbing for its time. Fastforward to now and watch some of the late night programming on Cartoon Network or Comedy Central... and the TV parodies actually look pretty tame in comparison.
    • During the cartoon segment, Helen as a mouse wears high heeled sneakers, which she laments makes "strange" too lacking of a word to describe. As of Fall 2011, High-heeled sneakers actually exist.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Some of the scenarios Roy and Helen get into can creep into this.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: This film gives off a vibe that it was produced by Steven Spielberg, even though it's really not, in vein of Gremlins which was also a Black Comedy like this film, while the animated segment directed by Chuck Jones in this film echoes Spielberg's collaborations with Tom Ruegger on Tiny Toon Adventures (which its theme and episodes' music was done by Bruce Broughton, who also scored music for this feature), Animaniacs and Freakazoid!. It's probably further helped by the fact the film's director Peter Hyams actually worked with Spielberg before when he directed an episode titled "The Amazing Falsworth" for Spielberg's show Amazing Stories.
  • Vindicated by Cable: Thanks again, HBO.