Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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A meek, unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and incorrigible sons finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control and gives ... See full summary »

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Grendel
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Mr. Beasley
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Ralph (as Jeff B. Cohen)
David Stone ...
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Himself
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Face
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June Cleaver
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Arnold Jackson
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Himself
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Aunt Esther Anderson
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A meek, unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and incorrigible sons finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control and gives him the chance to replace his family with various TV characters. But then reality hits. Written by Anonymous

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8 December 1985 (USA)  »

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The wife's name (Grendel) is the name of the monster in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem 'Beowulf'. See more »

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References The $100,000 Name That Tune (1974) See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
(From the opera "The Valkyrie")
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A Chance to See a Whole Host of Tiresome TV Stars of the Era
22 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is the story of a henpecked husband who is under constant stress from one of the worst families imaginable. His obese wife is literally abusive. He has two sons, one a bona fide brat and the other a Hare Krishna follower who is only true to that calling when it suits him. Dogs attack the man. People are terrible to him. He only wishes one thing. To sit in front of the TV. One day, the wife sells his TV. He is devastated. She has spent the money on trivial things and dares him to do something about it. He goes to a high tech TV dealership where he buys a TV that is beyond his wildest dreams. Of course, his wife is furious. As she attacks him, he clicks the remote, she disappears, being replace by a knock down gorgeous blonde who was on the TV at the time. What follows is a horror story as the characters who dominated the networks in 1985 (and before) show up to make things intolerable. It is a cute idea that is hit and miss. My favorite is Gary Coleman who plays his TV son (going by the name Beaver) and of course, Barbara Billingsly as his new wife. Watch it for the crazy denouement.


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