History of Kentucky Fried Movie


Kentucky Fried Movie is a flick that not only launched the career of the Zucker Brothers but also film director John Landis. The movie was made in 1977 right before their comedies, Animal House and Airplane, became international sensations.

We dive into the origins of Kentucky Fried Movie, what it took to get made, and it’s place in comedy history.

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History of Tunnel Vision: Comedy That Led to SNL


Tunnel Vision is a 1976 movie that tried to predict what television would be like in 1985. It also laid the groundwork for the humor of early Saturday Night Live.

Basically, it’s a sketch comedy movie that features cameos from such future comedy stars before they were famous: John Candy, Chevy Chase, Joe Flaherty, Laraine Newman, and Al Franken.

Much like SCTV, the movie follows a typical day's programming on the network - while the president of Tunnel Vision has to defend his network in front of a Senate sub-committee.

History of The Groove Tube: Comedy That Led to SNL


The Groove Tube is a 1974 comedy film that gave both Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer their first screen roles. It’s also a film that laid the groundwork for the humor of early Saturday Night Live.

The low-budget movie, which satirizes TV and counterculture of the early 70s, began as an innovative theater show in NYC’s Lower East Side - with the Channel One Theater Company.

Directed by Ken Shapiro, The Groove Tube was the brainchild of the humor of the first generation of comedians coming to age in the TV generation.