History Film / Coneheads

14th Aug '17 6:54:31 AM CosmicFerret
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Other supporting cast members include Creator/JasonAlexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' co-star, Creator/MichaelRichards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Creator/ParkerPosey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Creator/DrewCarey, Dave Thomas, and Tom Arnold.

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Other supporting cast members include Creator/JasonAlexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' co-star, Creator/MichaelRichards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Creator/ParkerPosey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Creator/DrewCarey, Dave Thomas, and Tom Arnold.
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14th Aug '17 6:54:08 AM CosmicFerret
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Other supporting cast members include Creator/JasonAlexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' co-star, Michael Richards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Creator/ParkerPosey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Creator/DrewCarey, Dave Thomas, and Tom Arnold.

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Other supporting cast members include Creator/JasonAlexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' co-star, Michael Richards, Creator/MichaelRichards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Creator/ParkerPosey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Creator/DrewCarey, Dave Thomas, and Tom Arnold.
25th Jun '17 8:43:22 PM ZerroDefex
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* AlienInvasion: Beldar and Pryymat arrive to Earth with this goal in mind, but their starship's drive system malfunctions, causing them to crash while only escaping with their uniforms, leaving them stranded. It's later revealed that the Remulakians have advanced technology, but it's still not clear how two people were expected to take over a world of billions.

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* AlienInvasion: Beldar and Pryymat arrive to Earth with this goal in mind, but the are shot down by a fighter jet due to Belkar forgetting to turn on their starship's drive system malfunctions, cloaking device, causing them to crash while only escaping with their uniforms, leaving them stranded. It's later revealed that the Remulakians have advanced technology, but it's still not clear how two people were expected to take over a world of billions.
8th Jun '17 6:46:49 AM jormis29
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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 Creator/DavidSpade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and ''SNL'' alumni Creator/PhilHartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Creator/ChrisFarley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Creator/AdamSandler.

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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 Creator/DavidSpade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and ''SNL'' alumni Creator/PhilHartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Creator/JonLovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Creator/ChrisFarley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Creator/AdamSandler.
3rd Jun '17 8:06:22 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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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]].
** 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.
* AdaptationExpansion: This movie is based off of a series of skits on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** 22 years later Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin reunited for a 2015 series of Conehead ads for State Farm Insurance.

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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, [[CunningLinguist learned perfect conversational French to keep up the "We come from France" charade]], and even successfully [[spoiler: narfles the Garthok, something implied to have never been accomplished before.]] It's a wonder But he needed then needs to take his car to an auto repair shop.[[note]]Most likely, either his car has foreign parts that only repair shops can affordably get their hands on.[[/note]] [[CunningLinguist And on, or he even learned perfect conversational French to keep up logically decided against investing in the "We come from France" charade]].
** As for the car, it's probably less that he couldn't learn how to do an alignment and more that the
(very expensive) necessary equipment is very expensive, equipment, especially for something that's only going to be needed once a year at most.
most..[[/note]]
* AdaptationExpansion: This movie is based off of a series of skits on from the second season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** 22 years later Dan after the film, Ackroyd and Jane Curtin reunited for a 2015 series of Conehead ads for State Farm Insurance.



* AlienInvasion: Beldar and Pryymat arrive to Earth with this goal in mind, but Beldar screws it up and ends up stranded. Of course, it's not clear how two Remulakians are expected to take over a world of billions.

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* AlienInvasion: Beldar and Pryymat arrive to Earth with this goal in mind, but Beldar screws it up and ends up their starship's drive system malfunctions, causing them to crash while only escaping with their uniforms, leaving them stranded. Of course, It's later revealed that the Remulakians have advanced technology, but it's still not clear how two Remulakians are people were expected to take over a world of billions.



** 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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** Nor do you alter your ''tralns'', ''trells'' (teeth), disgrace yourself as a guardsman, or use the bitumious pleasure spools more than four times.



* FedToTheBeast: One of the sentences on Remulak.
* GoodParents: Seriously. Beldar and Prymaat actually forfeit their newly-obtained privileged status on Remulak and fake their own deaths simply to give Connie the life on Earth she wants. As Beldar tells her, "After all, it's not every day that a father can give the world to his young one..."

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* FedToTheBeast: One of the sentences punishments on Remulak.
* GoodParents: Seriously. Beldar and Prymaat actually forfeit their newly-obtained privileged status on Remulak and fake their own deaths simply to give Connie the life on Earth she wants. As Beldar tells her, "After "Your happiness and positive perception of me is vital to my existence. After all, it's not every day that a father can give the world to his young one..."



'''Gorman Seedling:''' If they're just visiting, sure... but the minute they try to work here, they're mine!

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'''Gorman Seedling:''' If they're just visiting, sure... but the minute they try to work here, they're mine!mine.



* 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. Not to mention that he actually [[CassandraTruth told his superiors that he thought they were from another planet]].

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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. Not to mention that he actually [[CassandraTruth told his superiors that he thought they were from another planet]]. Notably, even though he believes they're genuine extraterrestrials, he doesn't want them killed, just to follow immigration law.



* JabbaTableManners: Subverted, sort of. When Connie scarfs a whole hoagie in about ten seconds, her boyfriend doesn't see it as rude at all, though he is rather impressed. (In fact, this is only one of many examples where she and her parents' odd behavior seems to go strangely unnoticed by humans.)

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* JabbaTableManners: Subverted, sort of. When Connie scarfs a whole hoagie in about ten seconds, her boyfriend doesn't see it as rude at all, though he is rather impressed. (In fact, this is only one of many examples where she and her parents' odd behavior seems to go strangely unnoticed by humans.)



* 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.

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* MoralityPet: At the film's climax, Beldar already 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.



* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Beldar and other Remulaks often exhibits behavior like this, being aliens. Once Beldar has been informed that Earthlings dislike having their personal space invaded, he often seems to use this to his advantage.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Beldar and other Remulaks Remulakians often exhibits exhibit behavior like this, being aliens. Once Beldar has been informed that Earthlings dislike having their personal space invaded, he often seems to use this to his advantage.



* ProfessionalButtKisser: Seedling's assistant Turnbull (David Spade). He even manages to become a confidant to the leader of the Coneheads' people after he and his boss are captured and enslaved.

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* ProfessionalButtKisser: Seedling's assistant Turnbull (David Spade). He even manages to become a confidant to the Remulakian leader of the Coneheads' people after he and his boss are captured and enslaved.



* SeriousBusiness: It's, apparently, high treason for a Remulakian to alter his teeth... er, ''tralns'' in any way. Beldar forgets this.

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* SeriousBusiness: It's, apparently, high treason for a Remulakian to alter his teeth... er, ''tralns'' ''trells'' in any way. Beldar forgets this.did not know this, but the emperor was apparently dissatisfied by Beldar's poor showing in conquering Earth and looking for any reason to punish him.



* SkewedPriorities: Seedling isn't concerned that he has been abducted and enslaved by aliens, and continues to rant about illegal immigration in America must be controlled.

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* SkewedPriorities: Seedling isn't concerned that he has been abducted and enslaved by aliens, and continues to rant about how illegal immigration in America must be controlled.



** Seedling's assistant does in fact stay with the aliens, albeit not of his own free will; he does seem to be adapting very well to being the planetary ruler's new gofer and sycophant by the end, however.

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** Seedling's assistant does in fact stay with the aliens, albeit while its not of his own free will; will, he does seem to be adapting very well to being the planetary ruler's new gofer and sycophant by the end, however.
23rd Apr '17 3:35:46 AM Mthrndr01
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* {{Microts}}: The Remulak unite of time known as the ''zerl''. Seven of them constitute about sixteen Earth years.

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* {{Microts}}: The Remulak unite unit of time known as the ''zerl''. Seven of them constitute about sixteen Earth years.
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).
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