History Film / UHF

1st Dec '16 2:26:41 AM Green_lantern40
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** [[Creator/EmoPhillips The high school shop teacher]] Joe Earley was named after Al's high school friend who performed with him when Al was just getting started.

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** [[Creator/EmoPhillips The high school shop teacher]] Joe Earley was named after Al's high school friend who performed with him when Al was just getting started. Similarly, Joel Miller, the boy who found the marble in the oatmeal and was sprayed with the fire hose on ''Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse'', was named after Al's dorm roommate at Cal Poly.
26th Nov '16 9:49:01 PM JohnnyLurg
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Multiple professional reviews of the film refer to Stanley as "mentally retarded," but the character is never stated to be mentally disabled, nor would Yankovic likely ever mock the mentally disabled.
9th Nov '16 6:39:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealityEnsues: George bursts in like a {{Badass}} to save Stanley from his kidnappers and winds up getting himself captured in ''seconds''. Why? Well, the "bursting in like a {{Badass}}" part was [[DidntThinkThisThrough as far as he thought it through]].

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* RealityEnsues: George bursts in like a {{Badass}} badass to save Stanley from his kidnappers and winds up getting himself captured in ''seconds''. Why? Well, the "bursting in like a {{Badass}}" badass" part was [[DidntThinkThisThrough as far as he thought it through]].
21st Oct '16 1:54:36 PM Berrenta
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* CreatorsApathy: Parodied InUniverse with ''Film/{{Gandhi}} II'', in which the original classic is given a cheesy action sequel that directly opposes everything about the original film and Gandhi's way of life. Instead of a Hindu, ascetic, passive resistance icon, he's a steak-chomping, high-rolling, gun-toting, shit-talking street vigilante with martial arts skills. (Indiaxplotation?)



* TheyJustDidntCare: Parodied InUniverse with ''Film/{{Gandhi}} II'', in which the original classic is given a cheesy action sequel that directly opposes everything about the original film and Gandhi's way of life. Instead of a Hindu, ascetic, passive resistance icon, he's a steak-chomping, high-rolling, gun-toting, shit-talking street vigilante with martial arts skills. (Indiaxplotation?)
9th Sep '16 4:14:09 AM pvsage
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* RareMoney: The penny that Fletcher gives to the beggar turns out to be a rare 1955 doubled die penny, which is worth thousands of dollars even in well-worn condition.
21st Aug '16 7:48:58 PM Mullon
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** R.J. Fletcher's [[{{Mooks}} henchmen]] have kdinapped Stanley and locked him in a storage closet, and one of the thugs' patience is wearing thin after Stanley's blindfold has fallen off:

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** R.J. Fletcher's [[{{Mooks}} henchmen]] have kdinapped kidnapped Stanley and locked him in a storage closet, and one of the thugs' patience is wearing thin after Stanley's blindfold has fallen off:
15th Aug '16 6:33:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* PoliticianGuestStar: Parodied. In-Universe, MikhailGorbachev is depicted as an upcoming contestant on the U62 show ''Celebrity Mud Wrestling''.

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* PoliticianGuestStar: Parodied. In-Universe, MikhailGorbachev UsefulNotes/MikhailGorbachev is depicted as an upcoming contestant on the U62 show ''Celebrity Mud Wrestling''.
27th Jul '16 9:24:34 PM NWolfman
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-->'''George''': ''"WE DID IT! [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome THE STATION'S OURS!!]]"''



* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Raul. Sadly, [[AuthorExistenceFailure had Trinidad Silva not died during filming]], we would've seen [[spoiler:the poodles get their revenge against Raul.]]

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* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Raul. Sadly, [[AuthorExistenceFailure had Trinidad Silva not died during filming]], we would've seen [[spoiler:the poodles get their revenge against Raul.revenge.]]
14th Jul '16 1:55:40 PM DracoKanji
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** Satan is a real flesh & blood person and appears on a trashy talk show.
*** The film never confirms this. This troper always figured it was just a really dedicated Satanist in costume.

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** Satan is a real flesh & blood person and appears on a trashy talk show.
*** The film never confirms this. This troper always figured it was just a really dedicated Satanist in costume.
show. Maybe.
5th Jul '16 11:12:48 PM Green_lantern40
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* MarketBasedTitle: Since the concept of UHF stations are not commonly known overseas, they asked Al for an alternate title. He suggested "The Vidiot", or "Vidiots". The film was then released in some countries, much to Al's chagrin, as "The Vidiot From UHF", succeeding only in transforming an incomprehensible title to a terrible one. The Latin-American Spanish dub is known as "Los Telelocos" ("The TV Crazies" in English)[[note]]Which seems to be a fairly common practice, with ''Film/{{Caddyshack}}'' being renamed ''Los locos del [=Golf=]'' (''The Golf Crazies''), and ''Film/PoliceAcademy'' being renamed ''Locademia de Policia'' (''Crazy Academy of Police'').[[/note]] and the French one as "Télé Ringards" ("TV Dorks" in English).
** CompletelyDifferentTitle: It had quite a plethora of foreign language titles in general; In Hungary it was released as ''Az őrület hullámhosszán'', loosely translated as ''Wavelength of Madness''. In Finland it was titled ''Kaapelit irti!'', or ''Cable, Go!''. In Norway it was ''Lufta er for alle'' (''Air for Everyone''), the Greece release had the mouthful of a title ''Ο πιο κουφος σταθμος στην πολη'' (''The Most Wacky Station in the City''), and Germany added a [[TheForeignSubtitle subtitle]] of ''Sender mit beschränkter Hoffnung'' (''Broadcast of Limited Hope'').



* MythologyGag: Look very closely at the model railroad town in Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse; the model movie theater is playing "Slime Creatures from Outer Space" (a song on Al's 3rd album). Also, next door is a Belvedere Hotel, possibly but not-too-likely a reference to a teenage Al's "Belvedere Cruising".

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* MythologyGag: Look very closely at the model railroad town in Stanley ''Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse; Clubhouse'': the model movie theater is playing "Slime Creatures from Outer Space" (a song on Al's 3rd album).album ''Dare to Be Stupid''). Also, next door is a Belvedere Hotel, possibly but not-too-likely a reference to a teenage Al's "Belvedere Cruising".
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