PG-13 | | Comedy
An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.
Jennifer Tilly and Ellen DeGeneres both auditioned for the role of Teri Campbell, ultimately played by Victoria Jackson. DeGeneres was the first choice but never happened, for reasons unknown to 'Weird Al' Yankovic.
Yeah, so, can I help you?
George Newman: Hi, I'm George Newman. I'm the new station manager.
Pamela Finklestein: Ugh! You know, when I first took this job, they told me that this position would only be temporary, and that eventually, when the time was right, I would be moved up to news...
When Stanley Spadowski is tied up in the broom closet and realizes his beloved mop is in the room with the thugs, he has an orange bandana around his neck. When he breaks free of his ropes and jumps out of the broom closet, the bandana disappears.
The Comedy Central version deletes quite a little out of such a short film - mainly bits related to animal cruelty, such as much of the "Raul's Wild Kingdom" scene (involving teaching poodles how to fly) and the punchline of car commercial (the owner threatens to club a baby seal if buyers don't come). Among other bits deleted: a scene regarding gun nuts; part of the scene where Emo Phillips loses a finger in a saw; most of the first "Uncle Nutzy's Clubhouse" scene (probably because the final punchline involves a guy eating dog treats by accident); the part of the "Conan the Librarian" sequence where a guy says he has an overdue library book, and Conan bloodlessly cuts him in half with his sword; a sequence with an elderly lady who knees R.J. Fletcher in the crotch.
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