The Groove Tube (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Groove Tube (1974)




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Movie Info

Channel One was a New York-based comedy group which presented short satirical sketches concerning television. What set this group apart was that they performed in front of genuine TV cameras. Many of the best, and most censurable, Channel One sketches are included in this feature-length film.


Ken Shapiro
as Koko the Clown/Kramp TV Kitchen/Newscaster/The Dealer
Richard Belzer
as Rodriguez/Leo Batfish/The President/The Hooker
Chevy Chase
as The Fingers/Geritan/Four Leaf Clover
Buzzy Linhart
as The Hitchhiker
Christine Nazareth
as Theatre Girl
Richard Baier
as The Girl
Paul Norman (II)
as Mouth Appeal/Sex Olympics
Berkeley Harris
as The Rich Guy
Richmond Baier
as The Hitchhiker
Jennifer Welles
as The Geritan Girl
Roy Wallace
as Gorilla
Kirtus Allen
as Gorilla
Victoria Medlin
as Mouth Appeal
Hal Fore
as Gorilla
Leo Petry
as Gorilla
Lane Sarasohn
as The Dancing Policeman/The Assassin
as Theater Girl/Girl in the Bathroom
Lincoln Harrice
as Manuel Rodriguez
Mary Medham
as Sex Olympics
Victoria Mendham
as Mouth Appeal
Alex Stephens
as Butz Beer
Bill Kemmill
as Butz Beer
Marty Cove
as Butz Beer
Tony Paxton
as Butz Beer
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Critic Reviews for The Groove Tube

All Critics (8)

The jokes seem flat and desperate.

June 10, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

A skit comedy affair in which perhaps 1/4th of the bits actually fly.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Welcome to the cutting edge, circa 1974.

August 26, 2004 | Rating: 2/5

Uneven comedy pastiche

June 27, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Witless collection of 'daring' skits. It was very trendy in 1972.

February 2, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Groove Tube


This movie has some funny moments, but most of them are too drawn out and become boring. The best thing about this movie is that it's so short. Skip this one and see The Kentucky Fried movie instead.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


the original..funny.crass, inventive..a fun watch

alan jay
alan jay

Super Reviewer

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