- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 14 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 30, 2000
- Originally Released: 1974
- Label: Henstooth Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
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This wacky 1970s time capsule is notable for its format, themes, and no-holds-barred parodies of network television--news reports, commercials, and sitcoms. THE GROOVE TUBE probably takes a cue from British comedy troupes like Monty Python. A raunchy precursor to films like KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE and AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON, as well as television sketch comedy from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to THE KIDS IN THE HALL, THE GROOVE TUBE is also notable for early appearances from Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.
The Groove Tube's real attractions are its acute observations of the details of television, and its capturing of the zeitgeist to perfection.
- Theatrical Release: June 1974.
- Film debut for Chevy Chase.