History FilM / UHF

17th Aug '17 12:48:04 PM Berrenta
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* DVDCommentary: One of the best ever. Largely consists of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' style riffing (and cameos from Creator/EmoPhillips, Michael Richards and Victoria Jackson (via phone for the latter). Al demostrates his very impressive memory by rattling off the exact dates and locations of several scenes.
2nd Aug '17 6:20:45 PM ANTMuddle
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: George and company have to fight off loan sharks, mobsters and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity high competition]] for the sake of their little UHF station.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: George and company have to fight off loan sharks, mobsters and [[VillainWithGoodPublicity high competition]] for the sake of their little UHF station. But once he gets Harvey's signature on the station lease, it proves to be worth every moment.
13th Jul '17 2:24:15 PM evilwillhunting
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Evoked hilariously in the beginning sequence. The [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Satipo]] expy is run over by a [[RuleOfFunny freight train out of nowhere]] when he flees the Hovitos Temple.
17th May '17 4:07:14 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ParodyCommercial: Contains a number of commercials for various U62 shows and original films, including "Gandhi II", "Conan the Librarian", and "Wheel of Fish", as well as a few businesses, such as "Spatula City" and "Crazy Eddie's Used Car Emporium". The audio for some of these commercials was included on Weird Al's ''UHF'' album.

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* ParodyCommercial: Contains a number of commercials for various U62 shows and original films, including "Gandhi II", "Conan the Librarian", and "Wheel of Fish", as well as a few businesses, such as "Spatula City" and "Crazy Eddie's Used Car Emporium". The audio for some of these commercials was included on Weird Al's ''UHF'' ''[[Music/UHFOriginalMotionPictureSoundtrackAndOtherStuff UHF]]'' album.
9th May '17 3:28:11 AM jormis29
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* CuteButCacophonic: Pamela Finklestein (she's played by Fran Drescher, after all).

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* CuteButCacophonic: Pamela Finklestein (she's played by Fran Drescher, Creator/FranDrescher, after all).
9th May '17 3:27:44 AM jormis29
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: George Newman, his Uncle Harvey, and Pamela Finkelstein (given that Pamela is played by Fran Drescher, it's not ''that'' ambiguous).

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: George Newman, his Uncle Harvey, and Pamela Finkelstein (given that Pamela is played by Fran Drescher, Creator/FranDrescher, it's not ''that'' ambiguous).
1st May '17 12:01:35 AM Green_lantern40
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* ManChild: Stanley, so very much.

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* ManChild: Stanley, so very much. George shows shades of this as well.



* SeverelySpecializedStore: Spatula City.

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* SeverelySpecializedStore: Spatula City.City provides the page image. Remember -- they're in the Yellow Pages, under "Spatulas"!



** George's show, "Uncle Nutzy's Clubhouse" takes its name from a skit in an issue of ''MAD''.

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** George's show, "Uncle Nutzy's Clubhouse" takes its name from a skit in an issue of ''MAD''. Similarly, George's last name, Newman, was chosen as a reference to the magazine's mascot, Alfred E. Newman.



* TheUnseen: The only thing we see of Big Louie is is right hand, which turns out to be a prop hand. He later twists it off and puts a meat cleaver in its place.[[note]]In the commentary, Al mentioned wanting a reveal scene where it turned out Big Louie was really Creator/MervGriffin[[/note]]

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* TheUnseen: The only thing we see of Big Louie is is right hand, which turns out to be a prop hand. He later twists it off and puts a meat cleaver in its place.[[note]]In the commentary, Al mentioned wanting a reveal scene where it turned out Big Louie was really Creator/MervGriffin[[/note]]Creator/MervGriffin.[[/note]]
28th Apr '17 2:13:32 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* GreaterScopeVillain: Big Louie the loan shark/potential crime boss, who drives the plot by forcing Uncle Harvey to repay a horse-gambling debt. One has to wonder if he was even aware of U-62 outside of him pulling up through the crowd and his limited interaction with George- he never even met Fletcher.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Big Louie the loan shark/potential crime boss, who drives the plot by forcing Uncle Harvey to repay a horse-gambling debt. One has to wonder if he was even aware of U-62 outside of him pulling up through the crowd and his limited interaction with George- he George--he never even met Fletcher.
7th Apr '17 3:45:43 PM nombretomado
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''UHF'' is a 1989 movie starring Music/WeirdAlYankovic, written by Al and his manager Jay Levey (who directed). Al plays George Newman, a young man with an [[MrImagination all-too-fertile imagination]] adrift in life. After getting fired from yet another job due to excessive daydreaming, he is [[{{Nepotism}} appointed by his uncle Harvey]] as manager of Channel 62, a local UHF television station that Harvey won in a {{poker}} game.

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''UHF'' is a 1989 movie starring Music/WeirdAlYankovic, written by Al and his manager Jay Levey (who directed). Al plays George Newman, a young man with an [[MrImagination all-too-fertile imagination]] adrift in life. After getting fired from yet another job due to excessive daydreaming, he is [[{{Nepotism}} appointed by his uncle Harvey]] as manager of Channel 62, a local UHF television station that Harvey won in a {{poker}} TabletopGame/{{poker}} game.
13th Mar '17 10:29:08 AM JamesAustin
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** Stanley's speech about running to a window and shouting "These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" is a reference to the famous scene in ''{{Network}}''. The whole concept of a station/network rising to instant unscripted prominence could be considered one, too.

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** Stanley's speech about running to a window and shouting "These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" is a reference to the famous scene in ''{{Network}}''.''Film/{{Network}}''. The whole concept of a station/network rising to instant unscripted prominence could be considered one, too.



** The final scene is a fantasy sequence with George and Teri as Rhett and Scarlett in "GoneWithTheWind".

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** The final scene is a fantasy sequence with George and Teri as Rhett and Scarlett in "GoneWithTheWind".''Film/GoneWithTheWind''.



** Philo is first seen testing [[ThisIslandEarth an Interociter]].

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** Philo is first seen testing [[ThisIslandEarth [[Film/ThisIslandEarth an Interociter]].



-->'''Announcer''': Next week on U62: He's back, and this time, he's mad! Gandhi II. No more mister passive resistance. He's out to kick some butt. This is one bad mother you don't wanna mess with.
** R.J. Fletcher's EngineeredPublicConfession is remarkably similar to one given by Andy Griffith as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in Film/AFaceInTheCrowd:
*** '''R.J. Fletcher''': This community means about as much to me as a festering ball of dog snot! You think I care about the pea-brained yokels of this town? If you took their combined I.Q., and multiplied it by a hundred, you might have enough intelligence to tie your shoe, if you didn't drool all over yourself first. I can't stand those sniveling maggots! They make me want to puke! But, there is one good thing about broadcasting to a town full of mindless sheep. I always know I have them exactly where I want them. [[EvilLaugh Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!]]
*** Compare R.J.'s EngineeredPublicConfession to the one from Film/AFaceInTheCrowd:
--> '''Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes''': Those morons out there? Shucks, I could take chicken fertilizer and sell it to them as caviar. I could make them eat dog food and think it was steak. Sure, I got 'em like this... You know what the public's like? A cage of guinea pigs. Good night, you stupid idiots, good night, you miserable slobs. They're a lot of trained seals; I toss them a dead fish and they'll flap their flippers.

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-->'''Announcer''': --->'''Announcer''': Next week on U62: He's back, and this time, he's mad! Gandhi II. No more mister passive resistance. He's out to kick some butt. This is one bad mother you don't wanna mess with.
** R.J. Fletcher's EngineeredPublicConfession is remarkably similar to one given by Andy Griffith as Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes in Film/AFaceInTheCrowd:
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''Film/AFaceInTheCrowd'':
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'''R.J. Fletcher''': Fletcher:''' This community means about as much to me as a festering ball of dog snot! You think I care about the pea-brained yokels of this town? If you took their combined I.Q., and multiplied it by a hundred, you might have enough intelligence to tie your shoe, if you didn't drool all over yourself first. I can't stand those sniveling maggots! They make me want to puke! But, there is one good thing about broadcasting to a town full of mindless sheep. I always know I have them exactly where I want them. [[EvilLaugh Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!]]
*** Compare R.J.'s EngineeredPublicConfession to the one from Film/AFaceInTheCrowd:
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ha!]]\\\
'''Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes''': Rhodes:''' Those morons out there? Shucks, I could take chicken fertilizer and sell it to them as caviar. I could make them eat dog food and think it was steak. Sure, I got 'em like this... You know what the public's like? A cage of guinea pigs. Good night, you stupid idiots, good night, you miserable slobs. They're a lot of trained seals; I toss them a dead fish and they'll flap their flippers.
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