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valandearl19
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In the early 90's there was a film staring the late John Ritter called Stay Tuned. The story is about a TV-holic who makes a deal with the devil and ends up getting sucked into the TV. Now he has to escape from Satans darkly humorous program lineup (Dwaynes Underworld). According to the trivia on IMDB it says that the film was inspired by an episode of Unsolved Mysteries. I would like to know how exactly

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WOOOOoOOOOOOOoo

suprisingly enjoyable film that was....

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Shades of Pale
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"Wow! These things're the size of Buicks!"

The animated sequence was absolutely brilliant [Smile]

Overall an excellent television satire. And surprisingly prescient - I mean "Sadistic Hidden Video" seems tame compared to today's ambush TV doesn't it??

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Soviet Kitsch
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and it was such guilty awful fun for a family film (rated PG with no dirty stuff). I don't think this whole "satanic stuff played for a joke" idea would play now that there is the "new morality" afoot.

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Kitsune26
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I have no clue how something like "man gets sucked into a tv" would make it onto Unsolved Mysteries. They tend to pass off UL as true, but damn, even they can't be that gullable.

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tetsuo_the_great
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it could have been very loosly inspired. but who knows we wont know that until someone tells us.
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Brandi
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quote:
Originally posted by Shades of Pale:
The animated sequence was absolutely brilliant [Smile]

Unsurprising, since they got Chuck Jones to direct it.
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Clarkone68
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Well, it has to be the story on Unsolved Mysteries that did kind of freak me out for a while. I'm trying to remember it. Hmmm, a man stayed at a hotel. Anyway, it was late and he turned off the TV. He was having trouble falling asleep and he looked at the TV and saw 'eyes' on the screen. Suddenly, he was transported back in time (old west times or so) where he witnessed a murder at that hotel. It went something like that.

The eyes on the turned-off TV screen was what kind of freaked me out, along with being a kid with a very active imagination.

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Nion
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OMFG, before I was even at the bottom I was going to relay this information:

The closest thing I can recall from Unsolved Mysteries(my dad and I watched it religiously until they pretty-much dropped the paranormal stuff)involved a guy in a hotel, and a TV!

The one I recall though is a single eye, a single H U G E eye, came out of the TV and floated towards him. It disappeared when he turned the light on.

Perhaps we're thinking of two similar, yet different segments?

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Clarkone68
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Yeah, that sounds different from what I remember. And, that's pretty much the same reason why I stopped watcthing it, as well.

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quote:
Originally posted by Clarkone68:
Well, it has to be the story on Unsolved Mysteries that did kind of freak me out for a while. I'm trying to remember it. Hmmm, a man stayed at a hotel. Anyway, it was late and he turned off the TV. He was having trouble falling asleep and he looked at the TV and saw 'eyes' on the screen. Suddenly, he was transported back in time (old west times or so) where he witnessed a murder at that hotel. It went something like that.

The eyes on the turned-off TV screen was what kind of freaked me out, along with being a kid with a very active imagination.

Holy crap, I remember that same episode. It may not have been Unsolved Mysteries, but some hour long special about ghosts. The eyes on the screen scared the living shit out of me. Just reading your post gave me the chills. eek.
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tetsuo_the_great
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Dose anyone else know any other possible episodes that could be the inspiration?
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Johnny Slick
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It was inspired by an episode of the highly underrated movie "Amazon Women On The Moon" in which a guy gets sucked into his TV and has to fight off robots or whatever. Not as funny as "Son of the Invisible Man", but good nonetheless.

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quote:
Originally posted by Soviet Kitsch:
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I thought one of the funniest scenes was when the character (played by Jack Ritter) found himself on the set of "Three's Company" and he just started screaming.

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You beat me to it Robbie...

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