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EA Commentary: Stay Tuned

Posted on July 2, 2020 by

For the latest Everything Action commentary, Zach and Chris watched 1992’s Stay Tuned.

John Ritter stars as Roy Knable, a TV-obsessed slacker whose marriage is on the rocks.  Given a “free trial” to a satellite TV system with 666 channels, Roy and his wife Helen (Pam Dawber) are sucked into a hellish TV dimension and have to survive a gauntlet of demonic parody shows or else be damned to Hell for all eternity.  Jeffrey Jones co-stars as the demonic TV executive Spike who runs the entire operation and Eugene Levy is a former executive who ends up helping the Knables.  There are parodies up the wazoo for things like Wayne’s World, Northern Exposure, Driving Miss Daisy along with a gorgeously animated Chuck Jones cartoon segment, and a full-on Salt-n-Pepa music video.  The guys try to figure out what references anyone even knows today, if Salt-n-Pepa are demons or unwittingly helping Hell, the unsubtle foreshadowing of Roy being a former fencer, and more.  You can watch the movie on Prime Video and sync it up with the commentary below to watch along with the Everything Action Crew.

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