Stay Tuned is about Roy and Helen Knable. Roy gets a new TV from Mr. Spike. The new TV has 666 channels that's filled with shows such as "Facts of Life Support" , "30 Something to Life", "Sadistic Hidden Videoes" , "Murder, She Likes" and commerical parodies. Roy and Helen has 24 hours to live through Hell's channels. Will they make it out alive? STAY TUNED!"
A hilarious and one of a kind comedy movie
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 12/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Stay Tuned" is a great one of a kind movie. Roy Knable (John Ritter) and Helen Knable (Pam Dawber) are captured inside a television set after they are mischievously tricked by a salesman named Spike (Jeffrey Jones). Roy and Helen have to find a way to survive 24 hours of the hellish Tv by completing several tasks and finding a television screen in whatever situation that they are currently in. Their journey inside the television will take them to many places and adventures such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, The French Revolution, a game show, and even a cartoon where they are both rats."Stay Tuned" is a hilarious comedy movie. It's funny just about the whole time. John Ritter, Pam Dawber, and Jeffrey Jones all put on great performances. If you like innovative and hilarious comedy movies, I recommend getting "Stay Tuned." The movie never gets old no matter how many times you see it, so you might be staying tuned longer than you think."
A very innovative and fun flick
Adam G | U.S. | 12/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was very cute. John Ritter gives a great performance. About a couple having their share of problems (mainly that Ritter ignores his wife and watches t.v. instead). She breaks the t.v., and he meets Spike, an agent of the devil that offers him a new satelite entertainment system, complete with 666 channels. The catch? He and his wife are sucked into the satelite dish, and have to survive 24 hours of dangerous programming. If not, Satan gets their souls. Excellent animation sequence by Chuck Jones. Genuinely funny! A must see for those who enjoy comedies with bizarre (yet interesting and well written) plots."
For the television conisseur
andy8047 | Nokomis,Florida | 09/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pam Dawber and the late John Ritter are Helen and Roy Knable who end up in a world of television. Helen is so fed up with Roy's addiction to television that she ends up leaving him. Their kids stay with Roy and the kids themselves join their parents in the world of television. Roy finds himself in drag,as an animated mouse and in a black-and-white detective drama. What's even cooler is that Roy is on the set of Three's Company,Ritter's legendary classic sitcom. Two unknown actresses as Janet and Chrissy,walk into the apartment and ask Roy in unison,"Where have you been?". Ritter actually reprised his role of Jack Tripper for a short time! There's also Duane's Underworld on Saturday Night Dead,a parody of Saturday Night Live's Wayne's World. Duane and his sidekick,both ghouls,have Roy on the show and rave about Helen's physical beauty("Schwing!"). The Knables' kids get their mom and dad out of TV and back into the real world. Dawber's sitcom Mork & Mindy,a spinoff of Happy Days,ran on ABC from 1978 to 1982,during the tenure of Three's Company,another ABC sitcom(1977-1984). I dedicate this film to the memory of Ritter(9/17/48-9/11/03)."
Not your usual programming.
tvtv3 | Sorento, IL United States | 05/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I first caught STAY TUNED on weekend afternoons when I didn't have anything better to do. Sure the movie was kind of cheesy and had a plot that was meant to be satirical and not realistic, but I always enjoyed watching. John Ritter was a great comic and like all great actors, was able to improve any material given to him.Ritter plays Roy Knable, a traveling plumbing supply salesman who is suffering from a midlife crisis and slowly retreats into the world of television. One night a strange man (Jeffery Jones) shows up at his doorstep offering him that chance to preview a new satellite system. Knable can't refuse, sings a contract, and after an argument with his wife (Pam Dawber), the couple are sucked into the satellite system and begin living television shows. The big hitch is that the satellite station is a pet project of Satan and some of his demons and all the shows have a diabolical twist meant to kill the "participants" and steal their souls. The only way out of the contract that Knable signed is if they survive 24 hours in the tv programming world from Hell.Besides Ritter, the movie provides some decent performances from Dawber and Jones (he seems to be the king of modern cheesy movies) and also a fine supporting turn from Eugene Levy.The movie offers some comic parodies that are now outdated (Wayne's Underworld for instance) and some cheesy dialogue. Still, the show is fun to watch and Ritter is a total joy. Also, this film was made years before reality tv (the first season of MTV's REAL WORLD hadn't even aired yet) and it's satirical look at television viewing and making is even more relevant today than when it was more than a decade ago.The DVD includes a brief featurette, theatrical trailers, and a list of cast information."