Cinematic Renderings of Broadcast Television
June 11, 2008 5:03 PM Subscribe
posted by hexatron (53 comments total)
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Once upon a time, movies were made that parodied broadcast television, advertisements and all. I knew there weren't many, but really, this was all I could find:
The Groove Tube Tunnelvision
Kentucky Fried Movie
Amazon Women on the Moon
(Links are to YouTube trailers of variable quality)
They were all made in two short periods:
1975The Groove Tube
1977Kentucky Fried Movie
1987Amazon Women on the Moon
and being composed of short segments, are easily reconstructed from youtube-posted fragments for the careless-of-©. I still remember surprisingly large parts of these. The whole reminisce came from a chance reference to Brown-25.
There were some almost-totally-below-the-radar entries (in imdb
) supposedly constructed similarly, but who knows?:
1972 (or maybe 1969) Dynamite Chicken
1975 The Boob Tube
1977 The Boob Tube Strikes Again
but that seems to be all of them. A big Mad no-prize for any sensible additions to the list.
The IMDB discussion of The Groove Tube
showed an interesting generational divide--if you are a member of the 1-letter gens (X or Y) you will detest
these films. Otherwise, I suppose you will detest genX or genY.