男主人非常迷恋电视，某天晚上一个神秘男人在他家院子里装了一个接收器…… 不久奇怪的事情发生了：男主人和妻子相继被吸入电视， 成为电视中的角色经历种种危险，后来在孩子的帮助下终于解脱出来。
[as cartoon mice] Roy Knable: Boy, this is strange! Helen Knable: Strange? I'm a cartoon mouse wearing high-heel running shoes. The word "strange" is somewhat lacking. [as cartoon mice, Helen threatens to leave Roy] Roy Knable: Where are you going to go, your cartoon mother's house? [as a cartoon mouse, Roy is trapped in a donut while Robocat is shooting at him] Roy Knable: My doctor was right. Doughnuts will be the death of me. Spike: Wait a sec... you don't get it, do you? Without me, you don't get out of here. Roy Knable: Sorry, Spike, you're cancelled! [Roy Knable, played by John Ritter, arrives on the set of Three's Company. The theme from Three's Company is being played, and Janet and Crissy open the door and enter the set] Janet and Crissy: [together] Where have you been? Roy Knable: [looking towards the camera] Aaaaaahhhh! Spike: [on the set of HV One (News)] This just in... Helen Knable has been kidnapped and taken to Channel 1. We take you there live. Helen Knable: [tied to a wagon on railroad tracks] Roy, I don't know where you are, but get your butt back here! Spike: Unfortunately, her gutless failure of a husband won't lift a finger to save her. Isn't that right, Roy? Roy Knable: No. Helen Knable: Dynamite. He's going to hit me with a train AND blow me up? ROY! Executioner: Any last requests? Roy Knable: Yeah, how about the long version of 'Stairway to Heaven'? Executioner: I'm afraid zat is not where you are going. Crowley: Nice disguise. Interesting concept. Diagonal boobs. Could you fix that thing? [Helen and Roy Knable get sucked out of the HVTV dish and land in their backyard - the Knables' neighbor's dog is in their yard] Roy Knable: Whoever left the gate open is grounded for a week. [the dog runs toward the Knables and then get sucked into the HVTV dish] Roy Knable: Check that. Whoever left the gate open gets double their allowance. [Roy and Helen Knable, as cartoon mice, push a hair dryer towards a water-filled tub to electrocute Robocat] Helen Knable: [to viewers]
Kids, don't try this at home.
Spike: Ew, you're the ugliest bitch in perdition - but you've given me a beautiful idea. Helen Knable: You sadistic bastard! Spike: Runs in the family! My father was an oil company president. [Helen and Roy Knable are sucked into the HVTV dish] Spike: Fasten your seat belts, folks. It's going to be a bumpy ride! Ha, ha, ha, ha! You Can't Win host: Do you know the rules of our game? Helen Knable: [not sure where she is] What game? Spike: Screw up in here, and you're dead meat... dead meat. [in a wrestling ring] Ring Announcer: In this corner, Roy "The Couch Potato" Knable and his wife Helen The Heroin! Wrestling Referee: O.K. everything goes - maim, murder each other, I don't care, but keep it clean. Okay, go to your corners, and when the bell rings, kill or be killed. [Darryl Knable's cap and BMX bike get sucked into the HVTV dish] Diane Knable: What are you doing? Darryl Knable: Did you see that? That dish, it ate my BMX. Diane Knable: Is this some sort of male puberty thing? Helen Knable: Let me get this straight. We've been sucked into some kind of TV world? Roy Knable: Are you saying that that salesman was... Crowley: Mr. Spike - Mephistopheles of the cathode ray, big brother to the ungrateful dead. Helen Knable: [to Roy] You wanted to live in a TV fantasy? Well, you got your wish. Helen Knable: [to Roy] Oh, you'll get us out? Your leadership skills couldn't get us out of a T-shirt! Voice-over in a commercial for Silencer Of The Lambs: Silencer Of The Pets sold separately. [In a scene from Northern Overexposure, Helen and Roy Knable see that Crowley is being attacked by wolves] Crowley: [to Roy Knable] I'm already dead! Save her! [Helen and Roy Knable, are cornered by one of the wolves] Roy Knable: Jump. Helen Knable: Jump? Roy Knable: Wherever it leads can't be any worse than this! Go! [Helen jumps into that conduit. Roy tries to jump there as well, but he doesn't fit through that hole. He makes that hole bigger, and wolves approach him. Roy finally falls through that conduit before the wolves could get him] Roy Knable: [falling] Yeow! [Roy lands in a cartoon, as a cartoon mouse] Roy Knable: Umph! Helen Knable:
[also as a cartoon mouse]