History Film / UHF

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.
7th Feb '17 9:08:45 PM oneuglybunny
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* MadeOfBologna: A promo for the in-universe TV series ''Conan The Librarian'' shows Conan splitting a teen in half lengthwise for returning a borrowed book late. The shot is brief, but reveals only reddish meat within the victim.
30th Jan '17 2:24:57 PM MarshalGrover
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* TheArtifact: In-universe: as Stanley's set gets more elaborate as he rises in popularity, the original clubhouse the title refers is still still included off to the side of the main action.
17th Jan '17 9:13:22 AM JohnnyLurg
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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.

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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.Poly who was also an early member of his band.
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