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The Groove Tube
The Groove Tube
Actors: Ken Shapiro, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase, Buzzy Linhart, Richmond Baier
Director: Ken Shapiro
Genres: Comedy
R     2000     1hr 15min

The groove tube spoofs television and commercials in an outrageous series of skits. Lampooning everything from cooking shows to public service announcements this fast paced comedy deftly assaults the medium. Studio: Henst...  more »


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Actors: Ken Shapiro, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase, Buzzy Linhart, Richmond Baier
Director: Ken Shapiro
Creators: Ken Shapiro, Bob Bailin, Gary Youngman, Dale Bell, Lane Sarasohn, Rich Allen
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Chevy Chase
Studio: Henstooth Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/30/2000
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)

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Movie Reviews

Histarically twisted
gapskank76 | 11/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is wrong in every aspected of the word. This Shapiro masterpiece summarizes the 70's in a nut shell. From Beggining to end it is parody genius at its best. "Move on up" by Curtis Mayfield is a perfect song for this movie. From the first scetch about the hitchhiker, the Koko show, the Dealers, Kramp TV kitchen, "Safty Sam" vanareal disease awareness (the men might want to leave the room during this scene), and the evening news. Not to mention the commercial parodies and plain 70's commentary. This movie is one to be enjoy in every household and enjoyed many times over and over again. Ever time i have seen this movie it keeps getting better and better revealing its underling humor. This guy Ken Shapiro is probably in a cave or jail or his own private island, maybe a combination of each. This is comedy at its best."
The Groove Tube is not Saturday Night Live but...
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Gross, outdated, crude, disgusting, a little drawn out in spots, and one of the funniest films ever! Mostly carried by Ken Shapiro & Richard Belzer, the film blasts away typical TV programming in rapid funny fashion. From the hilarious 2001 opening spoof to the Koko the clown sketch, the dealers (which hangs on too long after the great movie theatre scene), the News, the olympics, and safety sam, it's pure fun. One other recurring performer is Chevy Chase in the Geritan commercial, one of the highpoints of the film, as well as the fingers, and a quirky rendition of Four Leaf Clover. It's no Academy Award winner, and it isn't as clever or classy as SNL, but it's good for gross-out humor lovers. It's a classic that has been followed by, or in some cases imitated by Tunnelvision, Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women On The Moon. Check it out!"
When The Groove Tube hits, it is a riot.
gapskank76 | 11/29/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this movie about five years ago with a friend who had just had surgery. She nearly busted her stitches out. You will not laugh harder than when this movie hits its target. There are some sketches that miss their target, but overall, it is really funny, and best of all there are several different levels of humor, if you like slapstick, there is plenty here. If you are more intellectual, and like irony, this movie has that, too. I just bought it and it is even better now that I am a little older and get some of the references. Check out "Brown 25," "The Dealers," and "Koko the Clown." These three, especially should have you near tears."
One of the most funny bunch of skits ever put on film!!!!
Ryan Jackson | Los Angeles,CA | 04/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oh...........where do I begin. Just one of the most nasty,raunchy funny as hell movies. Between the Talking,"package" warning you about VD and other diseases you could if he had some experence with the subject! And lets not forget Koko the clown,...that caught me of guard...jees...a clown reading the most raunchy part of a romance novel, and the sex olempics,... MY GOD! Great movie if you love SNL type skits,NUDE WOMEN,twisted humor and as a bonus you get to see some of your favorite stars (Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase) before they were household names. Highly recomended!*****"