- 1 hr 37 min
A daydreamer, George Newman, was someone who couldn't hold down a job. Harvey Bilchik, George's uncle, had won the deed to a bankrupt TV station, UHF, in a poker game. Harvey gave George control over the station in which George tries to create new TV shows for this station. Creating new TV shows and the station's debt takes a toll on George. Stanley, a new employee, was left in charge of a TV show while George went to a bar. While at the bar, George sees everyone watching his TV station and Stanley's amusing behavior. The TV show was then renamed and new ideas for the show line up had made the station gain popularity. The VHF owner, Fletcher, learns of Harvey's gambling debt and makes him an offer to take care of his debt. Harvey's wife forces him to hold off on this deal and let George raise the money through a telethon selling investment stock.