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Jan 20, 2008 03:15 PM

Anyone know the name of this movie?

Don't know if this should be here, or the "Not about food" board, but I'll let the moderators decide.

I watched a movie years ago that had a scene that spoofed the Kraft commercials of the 60's, where a pair of disembodied hands prepared a meal (using Kraft products, natch), while a calm, male voice-over provided instructions. In the movie, the scene started out so real to the originals, I thought it was an actual commercial. The calm voice-over gives the instructions, and the hands obligingly perform the tasks. But, as the scene goes on for an absurdly long time, the instructions come more and more quickly, and become increasingly complex. Eventually, the hands are shaking fists at the camera, and just throwing ingredients into the pan. It's shatteringly funny, and I'd like to watch it with my daughters. But I can't remember the name of it! Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  1. It may be "Groove Tube" or "Kentucky Fried Movie". I think there is another movie of this genre that I'll post if I can remember the title. I do remember seeing this skit as well.

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    1. re: King of Northern Blvd

      The other movie you are thinking of might be "Tunnel Vision". They all came out in the mid-70s. I have all three; now I'm going to have to sit & watch them all to find this bit. (That pesky writers' strike is turning out to have it's up side at times like this: I'll probably have time to watch all three.)

      1. re: Fydeaux

        Might be "Tunnel Vision".
        These films unquestionably make the list of what-NOT-to-watch-with-your-daughters ...

    2. I'm 99% certain that's GROOVE TUBE and not KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE, but unless they're over 18, I don't recommend watching the rest of that movie with your daughters!

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      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

        I was going to say the same thing! Groove Tube was Chevy Chases' first movie appearance I believe.

        1. re: danhole

          And his scene (a parody of a Geritol commercial) is one of the reasons why I know I wouldn't want to watch that movie with MY father!

      2. Groove Tube.

        The large loaf like thing at the end with a flag stuck in it - yipes.

        Also includes the fabulus Brown 25 ad, the kiddy clown reading porn at story time and many other frightening scenes.

        1. The clip is available on youtube at
          If the link doesn't work, search youtube for "Groove Tube" and choose the "4th of July Heritage Loaf" clip.

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          1. re: jcmods

            That kind of reminds me of the Who Wants to be the Next Food Network TV Star show.