Back in the Day with John and Jay

Episode 108: Stay Tuned (1992) // R.I.P Forever John Ritter

February 26, 2024 John and Jay Episode 108
Back in the Day with John and Jay
Episode 108: Stay Tuned (1992) // R.I.P Forever John Ritter
Show Notes

"Stay Tuned" is a 1992 satirical comedy film directed by Peter Hyams. The movie follows the life of a suburban couple, Roy and Helen Knable, played by John Ritter and Pam Dawber, who find themselves trapped in a demonic television set. The couple unwittingly signs a Faustian pact with a mysterious salesman, played by Jeffrey Jones, and are transported into a surreal TV world filled with parodies of popular programs.

As Roy and Helen navigate through a series of deadly TV shows, they encounter bizarre and dangerous scenarios inspired by various genres, including game shows, sitcoms, and action dramas. The film cleverly satirizes the television culture of the time, poking fun at both the programming and the obsession with constant entertainment.

"Stay Tuned" blends humor, fantasy, and social commentary, providing a comical take on the impact of television on society. With its imaginative premise, the movie explores the consequences of excessive TV consumption and serves as a cautionary tale wrapped in an entertaining and fantastical package. The film's creative approach to lampooning the television industry makes it a unique and memorable piece of 1990s cinema.

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