History Film / UHF

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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'''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.
10th Dec '16 6:34:26 PM nombretomado
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* BloodlessCarnage: Spoofed in George's ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' fantasy sequence, where he sweeps an automatic rifle along a line of {{Mooks}} on a hillside. A moment later, they bloodlessly collapse simultaneously. Also during the ConanTheBarbarian spoof; Conan splits a patron bloodlessly in half.

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* BloodlessCarnage: Spoofed in George's ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' fantasy sequence, where he sweeps an automatic rifle along a line of {{Mooks}} on a hillside. A moment later, they bloodlessly collapse simultaneously. Also during the ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian spoof; Conan splits a patron bloodlessly in half.
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.
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