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View Poll Results: Favorite Film that Spoofs Television
Putney Swope
1
7.69%
The Groove Tube
0
0%
The Kentucky Fried Movie
3
23.08%
Scrooged
1
7.69%
UHF
6
46.15%
Stay Tuned
2
15.38%
Other
0
0%
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Movies That Spoof Television

Old 11-03-20, 03:45 PM
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Movies That Spoof Television

Back in the day there was that subgenre of films that spoofed television. Do you have a favorite from this list? Are there ones I missed? Feel free to weigh in!
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

I used to have an unhealthy amount of UHF dialogue memorized and I still quote it way too often.

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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

Shock Treatment spoofs a lot of different shows (game shows, doctor soap operas, political ads) as well as the idea of "reality television".

Isn't there some movie with John Ritter where he gets trapped inside the TV, Switching Channels or something?

Wes Craven's Shocker uses the same idea at the end, with the killer jumping across the dial through various TV shows.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
Isn't there some movie with John Ritter where he gets trapped inside the TV, Switching Channels or something?
It's called, Stay Tuned. It's in the poll.

Oh, and I totally forgot about Shock Treatment!

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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

Galaxy Quest spoofs Star Trek.
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Galaxy Quest spoofs Star Trek.
and is excellent in its' own right.
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I have a soft spot for Stay Tuned
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and is excellent in its' own right.
Itís a really fun movie. Always wished it would have gotten a sequel or better yet a series. Too bad Alan Rickman has passed though.
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

Dragnet was an odd but funny riff on the TV series.
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

I don't know how much of it is a television spoof (mostly the fake commercials and newscast) but Kentucky Fried Movie is still one of my favorite comedies of all-time. Dated, maybe, but still screamingly hilarious.

A few years back I struck up a friendship with one of the hot naked girls from the movie. She's now a 60-something grandmother. STILL hot.
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The Groove Tube
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

I like a lot of them.
UHF of course.
Kentucky Fried Movie, but yeah, it would probably feel really awkward watching it now.
I actually rewatched Stay Tuned a couple weeks ago.

I voted UHF, I think it is the funniest and holds up the best, with Stay Tuned a second place (acknowledging that it is quite a bit more dated).
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

The Ratings Game (mid-80s Danny DeVito comedy)
Robocop ("I'd buy that for a dollar")
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DUDE! I totally forgot that one!
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

It's been many years since I last saw it, so I don't quite remember it, but maybe Terrorvision? (The Elvira-esque horror movie hostess is the only thing that comes to mind, natch.)
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Originally Posted by TheAllPurposeNothing View Post
The Ratings Game (mid-80s Danny DeVito comedy)
I was all ready to correct you about "The Ratings Game", -I thought it was from The '90s, -but I checked IMDB and it really was that old (1984). It was actually DeVito's first movie as director (before "Throw Momma From The Train") and made for Showtime.

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Series 7: The Contenders a fake reality show, not exactly a spoof but really good.
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Would Network qualify as a spoof?
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Running Man
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Re: Movies That Spoof Television

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom Jr View Post
Would Network qualify as a spoof?
Network doesn't lampoon a specific television program, but it's the best satire of television EVER!

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