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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Groove Tube - 1974

If you enjoyed the low brow hi jinks of "Kentucky Fried Movie" I highly recommend seeking out a copy of "Groove Tube." It's not as consistent as "Kentucky" but it definitely has it's moments.

"The Groove Tube (1974), written and produced by Ken Shapiro was a low-budget comedy film. It satirized television and the counterculture of the early 1970s. The film was originally produced to be shown at the Channel One Theater on 62 East 4th Street in New York, a venue that featured R-rated video recordings shown on three television sets, which was a novelty to the audiences of the mid 1970's. The film starred Richard Belzer and Chevy Chase, and featured Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield in the film's opening scene. The news desk satire, including the signature line "Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow" was later used by Chevy Chase for his signature piece on Saturday Night Live, although in the film he does not appear in this segment."

If anyone has a copy of "Tunnel Vision" e-mail me!

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