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Laramie Movie Scope:
Stay Tuned

A strange brew of devilish TV

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by Robert Roten, Film Critic
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August 19, 1992 -- ``Stay Tuned'' is an amusing summer diversion movie which takes aim at an easy target, television, and hits it dead center.

Looking at the cheesy credits and the low-budget production values and no-name cast, it would not appear this movie has much going for it, but the script is surprisingly clever and it takes every opportunity to poke fun at television _ and that is the easiest thing in the world to do.

The plot concerns a suburban couple, well-played by John Ritter (Three's Company) and Pam Dawber (Mork and Mindy), who get sucked into a Satanic television system. Ritter is a couch potato and Dawber is an overachieving executive.

The couple get bounced around in game shows, old movies, sitcoms and even a cartoon, which is the best segment. It resembles a series of short ``black out'' skits, but it holds together pretty well. It is a great deal of fun.

The film rates a B.

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