Plot hole: Throughout the telethon we see volunteers taking pledges over the telephone. As with all telethons the vast majority of pledges will be paid by cheque. Instant bank transfers were unknown in the days the film was set and the telethon ends at midnight, at which time American banks are most certainly shut! How does George manage to have $75,000 in CASH for Big Louie on site that very night? Not every single pledge would (or could) go out to the remote site to pay in cash - not at that time of the night, anyway - and he couldn't raise more than the required sum as this was a share offer and an oversell would reduce the value of individual shareholder's equity.
8.8/10. An absolutely hilarious movie of the late 80's. It works because of Weird Al Yankovic. The idea of a guy managing a UHF station might seem dull and simple. But I thoroughly enjoyed it. Weird Al seemed to have this frenzied kind of energy as he really sold the movie. Everyone seemed in perfect harmony here as the movie was one of the better comedies of the 80's. If you watch hopefully you'll like it.
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Trivia: The "Spatula City" sign was placed on a real billboard in Tulsa, OK, for the film, and was left there for several months after shooting was over. According to the DVD commentary, many tourists would exit the freeway like the billboard said, and would drive for long periods of time looking for Spatula City, thinking that it was real.
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