History Film / Coneheads

20th Apr '16 11:52:25 PM bombadil211
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* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads are capable of eating many things. For one, Beldar ate the soap and toilet paper in their motel room. He even fixes a lawnmower by sucking off all the trapped grease and gunk from an important part.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads are capable of eating many things. For one, Beldar ate the soap and toilet paper in their motel room. He even fixes a lawnmower by sucking off all the trapped grease and gunk from an important part. That being said, Prymaat coughs up dust instead of swallowing it when she vacuums the house with her mouth (and a vacuum cleaner hose attachment).
28th Mar '16 1:44:50 PM AnotherGuy
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* TheAce: Beldar sort of qualifies. He impresses all of his bosses with his work skills, easily fixes his neighbors lawn mower within seconds, wins a golf trophy, and even successfully [[spoiler: narfles the Garthok, something implied to have never been accomplished before.]] It's a wonder he needed to take his car to an auto repair shop. [[CunningLinguist And he even learned perfect conversational French to keep up the "We come from France" charade]].

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* TheAce: Beldar sort of qualifies. He impresses all of his bosses with his work skills, easily fixes his neighbors lawn mower within seconds, wins a golf trophy, and even successfully [[spoiler: narfles the Garthok, something implied to have never been accomplished before.]] It's a wonder he needed to take his car to an auto repair shop. [[note]]Most likely, his car has foreign parts that only repair shops can get their hands on.[[/note]] [[CunningLinguist And he even learned perfect conversational French to keep up the "We come from France" charade]].
11th Mar '16 8:52:39 AM tromag
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beldar gives one to Connie's future boyfriend Ronnie at the auto shop when he's told his car isn't ready. And it is ''awesome''.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beldar gives one to Connie's future boyfriend Ronnie at the auto shop when he's told his car isn't ready. And * ReadyForLovemaking: Prymaat, after consuming mass quantities of women's magazines looking for advice on how to keep Beldar interested in her.
* SarcasticConfession: Beldar not only tells his first boss that he's an illegal alien, but admits that he's a space alien. The guy
it is ''awesome''.



* ReadyForLovemaking: Prymaat, after consuming mass quantities of women's magazines looking for advice on how to keep Beldar interested in her.
* SarcasticConfession: Beldar not only tells his first boss that he's an illegal alien, but admits that he's a space alien. The guy doesn't believe him. (Well, whether Beldar was actually trying to be sarcastic or had not yet learned that it was best to lie about that is unclear.)

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* ReadyForLovemaking: Prymaat, after consuming mass quantities of women's magazines looking for advice on how to keep Beldar interested in her.
* SarcasticConfession: Beldar not only tells his first boss that he's an illegal alien, but admits that he's a space alien. The guy
doesn't believe him. (Well, whether Beldar was actually trying to be sarcastic or had not yet learned that it was best to lie about that is unclear.)



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seedling doesn't actually seem to be racist (unlike his assistant), and is apparently sincere in his beliefs about why immigration must be controlled. He just takes it too far. Even at the end he sticks to his principles, and then it's just, "As long as you're not stealing a job from an American, I'm fine with you being here."
** ShownTheirWork: Seedling tells Beldar he can fast-track a green card if he can show a skill not available in the US. Beldaar immediately agrees (saying it wouldn't be hard to do - and would you doubt him?)

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seedling doesn't actually seem to be racist (unlike his assistant), and is apparently sincere in his beliefs about why immigration must be controlled. He just takes it too far. Even at the end he sticks to his principles, and then it's just, "As long as you're not stealing a job from an American, I'm fine end, with you being here."
his life literally on the line, he will only agree to give Beldar legal status if it can be done in accordance with established immigration law.
** ShownTheirWork: Seedling tells Beldar Specifically, he can fast-track a green card if he Beldar can show demonstrate a job skill not available in the US. Beldaar immediately agrees (saying it wouldn't be hard to do - and would you doubt him?)
9th Mar '16 12:46:34 PM Hossmeister
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The Coneheads in the original skit were almost a ShallowParody of [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcans]] mixed with [[MorkAndMindy Mork]]. The movie has them emote a lot more (so that they're more relatable and watchable), has Connie act like an American girl (rather than exactly like her parents), and has the Coneheads at least ''try'' to blend in aside from claiming to be from France.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The Coneheads in the original skit were almost a ShallowParody of [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcans]] mixed with [[MorkAndMindy [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork]]. The movie has them emote a lot more (so that they're more relatable and watchable), has Connie act like an American girl (rather than exactly like her parents), and has the Coneheads at least ''try'' to blend in aside from claiming to be from France.
11th Feb '16 8:53:27 AM dsneybuf
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11th Feb '16 8:53:26 AM dsneybuf
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* MissingTrailerScene: The trailer revealed that Beldar first claimed to "come from France" when a man he drove in his taxi[[note]]played by Drew Carey[[/note]] asked where he came from, and Beldar noticed a bus with an advertisement for France on its side.



* [[spoiler:TrialByCombat: Beldar is put through a variation of this on a charge of treason when he returns to Remulak, where he has to "narfle the Garthok" (which means, fight a huge monster in an arena). His fondness for golf that he picked up on Earth helps him succeed.]]

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* [[spoiler:TrialByCombat: Beldar TimeCompressionMontage: The movie shows Connie's childhood through excerpts of home movies set to Music/PaulSimon's "Kodachrome".
* TrialByCombat: [[spoiler:Beldar
is put through a variation of this on a charge of treason when he returns to Remulak, where he has to "narfle the Garthok" (which means, fight a huge monster in an arena). His fondness for golf that he picked up on Earth helps him succeed.]]
19th Dec '15 11:24:32 AM AnotherGuy
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* MoralityPet: Beldar has only a few misgivings about conquering Earth, as was his original mission, but seeing a depressed Connie convinces him to scare off the war fleet from Earth so they can remain on Earth as a normal family.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Beldar demonstrated how many teeth Coneheads have when he went to the dentist to get them capped... all four rows of them. And he can open his mouth reeeeeeally wide.



* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Beldar demonstrated how many teeth Coneheads have when he went to the dentist to get them capped... all four rows of them. And he can open his mouth reeeeeeally wide.
19th Dec '15 11:20:53 AM AnotherGuy
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* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads are capable of eating many things. For one, Beldar ate the soap and toilet paper in their motel room.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads are capable of eating many things. For one, Beldar ate the soap and toilet paper in their motel room. He even fixes a lawnmower by sucking off all the trapped grease and gunk from an important part.
19th Dec '15 11:15:04 AM AnotherGuy
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* FantasticRacism: The Coneheads call ordinary humans "blunt-skulls".



'''Beldar:''' If I did not fear incarceration from human authority figures, I would terminate your life functions by applying sufficient pressure to your blunt skull so as to force its collapse!\\

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'''Beldar:''' If I did not fear incarceration from human authority figures, I would terminate your life functions by applying sufficient pressure to your blunt skull so as to force its collapse!\\collapse![[note]]Transation: I'll crush your head.[[/note]]\\
27th Nov '15 10:46:18 AM nombretomado
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* AdaptationExpansion: This movie is based off of a series of skits on ''SaturdayNightLive''.

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* AdaptationExpansion: This movie is based off of a series of skits on ''SaturdayNightLive''.''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
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