History Film / Coneheads

29th Dec '16 1:49:14 AM tytoman
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* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads can eat toilet paper, spark plugs, and anything humans can eat, and they tend to be both {{Big Eater}}a and ''Fast'' eaters.
2nd Nov '16 8:14:01 PM lorgskyegon
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* BerserkButton: You do '''''NOT''''' act like a ''flarndip'' around Beldar's daughter.
** Nor do you alter your ''tralns'', disgrace yourself as a guardsman, or use the bitumious pleasure spools more than four times.


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** Though, for some reason, the arm thrown back is quite distinctively white.


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* SmugSmiler: Prymaat is pure this after Beldar narfles the garthok. She is damn proud of her man.
30th Oct '16 9:16:23 PM lorgskyegon
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** As for the car, it's probably less that he couldn't learn how to do an alignment and more that the necessary equipment is very expensive, especially for something that's only going to be needed once a year at most.
23rd Oct '16 6:00:36 PM lorgskyegon
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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).

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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.the spark plug. 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).
23rd Oct '16 5:59:15 PM lorgskyegon
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* InspectorJavert: Subverted. Seedling is seemingly ''obsessed'' with detaining and deporting the Coneheads, but he dropped their case early in his career. His career is unable to move forward because he never closed the case.

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* InspectorJavert: Subverted. Seedling is seemingly ''obsessed'' with detaining and deporting the Coneheads, but he dropped their case early in his career. His career is unable to move forward because he spent a huge amount of resources and never closed the case.case. Not to mention that he actually [[CassandraTruth told his superiors that he thought they were from another planet]].
5th Oct '16 11:47:08 AM Mdumas43073
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A 1993 comedy film based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches about the titular Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. As was the case with the previous ''SNL'' skit-inspired film ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Coneheads'' has been said to have made an "accidental" or "unintentional" political statement or social commentary about the nature of the immigrant experience in America, the filmmakers' ostensible intent being merely to entertain. ''Coneheads'' remains the only ''SN''L film in history to receive a PG rating.

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A 1993 comedy film based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches about the titular Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. As was the case with the previous ''SNL'' skit-inspired film ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Coneheads'' has been said to have made an "accidental" or "unintentional" political statement or social commentary about the nature of the immigrant experience in America, the filmmakers' ostensible intent being merely to entertain. ''Coneheads'' remains the only ''SN''L ''SNL''-related film in history to date to receive a PG rating.
5th Oct '16 11:46:31 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Coneheads''''' is the title of a 1993 film based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches about the Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. As was the case with the previous SNL skit-inspired film ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Coneheads'' has been said to have made an "accidental" or "unintentional" political statement or social commentary about the nature of the immigrant experience in America, the filmmakers' ostensible intent being merely to entertain. ''Coneheads'' remains the only SNL film in history to receive a PG rating.

The film stars Creator/DanAykroyd and Creator/JaneCurtin as Beldar and Prymaat Clorhone (who later Anglicize their Remulakian surname to "Conehead"), parents of Connie (Michelle Burke, taking over the role played by Laraine Newman on SNL). [[Filjm/ThisIsSpinalTap Michael McKean]] and David Spade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and SNL alumni Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Chris Farley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Creator/AdamSandler.

Other supporting cast members include Jason Alexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's Seinfeld co-star, Michael Richards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Drew Carey, Dave T. Homas, and Tom Arnold.

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'''''Coneheads''''' is the title of a A 1993 comedy film based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches about the titular Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. As was the case with the previous SNL ''SNL'' skit-inspired film ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Coneheads'' has been said to have made an "accidental" or "unintentional" political statement or social commentary about the nature of the immigrant experience in America, the filmmakers' ostensible intent being merely to entertain. ''Coneheads'' remains the only SNL ''SN''L film in history to receive a PG rating.

The film stars Creator/DanAykroyd and Creator/JaneCurtin as Beldar and Prymaat Clorhone (who later Anglicize their Remulakian surname to "Conehead"), parents of Connie (Michelle Burke, taking over the role played by Laraine Newman on SNL). [[Filjm/ThisIsSpinalTap Michael McKean]] and David Spade Creator/DavidSpade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and SNL ''SNL'' alumni Phil Hartman, Creator/PhilHartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Chris Farley, Creator/ChrisFarley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Creator/AdamSandler.

Other supporting cast members include Jason Alexander Creator/JasonAlexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's Seinfeld ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' co-star, Michael Richards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, Creator/ParkerPosey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Drew Carey, Creator/DrewCarey, Dave T. Homas, Thomas, and Tom Arnold.
9th Sep '16 4:53:12 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire film is a metaphor for the immigrant experience, from trying to assimilate, taking shitty jobs to make ends meet, having a second generation kid who is more American than her former country, to re-visiting the homeland, dealing with INS on a constant basis, and so on.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire film is a metaphor for the immigrant experience, from trying to assimilate, taking shitty jobs to make ends meet, having a second generation kid who is more American than her former country, to re-visiting the homeland, dealing with INS on a constant basis, and so on. [[TheWalrusWasPaul (Well, maybe...)]]



* ExpospeakGag: Along with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and CallARabbitASmeerp, composes almost all the Conehead dialog.

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* ExpospeakGag: ExpospeakGag:
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Along with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and CallARabbitASmeerp, composes almost all the Conehead dialog.



*** Some of the humor comes from them mixing in not-so-loquacious speech, such as Beldar referring to a "broken down, rusted old shitbox" of a car.

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*** ** Some of the humor comes from them mixing in not-so-loquacious speech, such as Beldar referring to a "broken down, rusted old shitbox" of a car.car.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads can eat toilet paper, spark plugs, and anything humans can eat, and they tend to be both {{Big Eater}}a and ''Fast'' eaters.



* JurisdictionFriction: When INS operatives Seedling and Eli are discussing the possibility that the Coneheads might be aliens, Eli asks if their case should be handled by the Air Force. Seedling gives a somewhat probable counterargument for INS jurisdiction.

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* JurisdictionFriction: JurisdictionFriction:
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When INS operatives Seedling and Eli are discussing the possibility that the Coneheads might be aliens, Eli asks if their case should be handled by the Air Force. Seedling gives a somewhat probable counterargument for INS jurisdiction.



** These days, Homeland Security would trump that argument.

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** These FairForItsDay, of course, but these days, Homeland Security would trump that argument.
19th Aug '16 6:03:53 PM DavidTC
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** Although, he better qualifies for a green card for refugee status. He got sentenced to death by his own government for cultural practices (altering his own teeth), was then forced in military service, and fled to the US to escape. He is a textbook refugee. However, perhaps Seedling doesn't want INS print that they had three refugees from 'Remulak' in official US refugee stats.
31st Jul '16 8:31:44 PM AnotherGuy
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* InspectorJavert: A certain immigration officer who is ''obsessed'' with detaining and deporting the Coneheads.

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* InspectorJavert: A certain immigration officer who Subverted. Seedling is seemingly ''obsessed'' with detaining and deporting the Coneheads. Coneheads, but he dropped their case early in his career. His career is unable to move forward because he never closed the case.
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