Corrected entry: When Terri visits R.J. in his office to tell him about U62, the door to R.J's office says "General Manager." However, when Stanley goes in there a few minutes later in the film, the door says "R.J. Fletcher." Both are definitely going into the same office. (01:10:40 - 01:13:45)manthabeat
Corrected entry: Right after George Newman pays off Big Louie, a man from the FCC tells RJ Fletcher, ".your broadcast made a big impression on me. I'm revoking your license. Effective immediately, you're off the air". This is in reference to Philo's broadcast of RJ calling the community "festering dogsnot" from the camera he had previously hidden in RJ's office. Although rude and offensive, there was nothing illegal about RJ's statement. The one who broke the law, if anyone, would have been Philo for illegally transmitting on Channel 8's frequency. (01:22:35 - 01:27:45)
Corrected entry: The manager of the top rated television station in even the smallest town in America - and the town this film is set in seems to be quite a large one - would have no problem at all in obtaining a $75,000 loan from a bank (in the time the film was set, anyway). Based on advertising revenues alone, $75,000 would be a very modest amount to ask for. The whole premise of the telethon and the fundraising efforts is completely superfluous.
Corrected entry: George and Bob leave the deserted building after a disastrous taping of Uncle Nutsy's Funhouse, which featured half a dozen bored, unhappy kids. They go to a bar and watch the second half of the show, now starring Stanley, who took over as host. He now has an full audience of dozens of happy, enthusiastic kids. Channel 62 is miles from anywhere - where did those kids come from?
Corrected entry: At the last minute of "Save Our Station" when Stanley said, "This is it. This is our last minute," the time is 11:59 and nine seconds. When R.J. takes the plug out, it is exactly 12:00. If one count between those, it is only 13 seconds, not 51. (01:24:30)tylerasktaylorsteckleralexdenny
Corrected entry: In the Town Talk/Geraldo sequence, the order in which the maniacs are sitting changes. (01:02:25)
Corrected entry: In the Clubhouse scene with the 'Marble in the Oatmeal'-competition, the spout from the waterhose the boy gets a 'drink' from sprays past the dummy (or whatever it was they hosed). (00:50:30)
Corrected entry: In the 'Conan the Librarian' trailer, the dummy which is hacked apart for bringing back some overdue books is broader than a human (easy to see in slow motion). (00:52:15)
Corrected entry: Al goes to visit his Uncle Harvey who just bought "a little TV station at the edge of town". We know that it is close by because Al still has the same uniform on from earlier in the day when he was fired from the burger joint. It is also made clear that RJ is Al's cross-town rival who is trying to take over the UHF station. So why is it when, later in the film, when Uncle Harvey goes to meet RJ about selling the station, he has to take an airplane to do it? We even see RJ meeting Uncle Harvey at the airport. Did he really need to take a plane to go across town?LoserClone
Corrected entry: When Terry attempts to talk with Fletcher and he lets off his speech about the public, which Theo records, there is a pause as Terry's face is shown - but the pause does not appear in Theo's replay action.
Corrected entry: After George and Bob have been fired there is a closeup of a car and the camera crew is visible in the reflection on the side of it.
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