History Trivia / UHF

16th Oct '17 7:21:36 PM NWolfman
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Trinidad Silva, who played Raul, died in an auto accident before shooting all his scenes. The film is dedicated to him. The movie also had to abort his subplot, where [[spoiler:the poodles got revenge]].

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Trinidad Silva, who played Raul, died in an auto accident before shooting all his scenes. The film is dedicated to him. The movie also had to abort his subplot, where [[spoiler:the poodles got revenge]]. It also explains why Raul's show just randomly appears on U62 without input from George or Bob: he was originally going to be a mailman that George threw in front of a camera, but Silvia died before he could film the necessary scenes.
30th Sep '17 4:54:12 PM nombretomado
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* AluminumChristmasTrees / ScienceMarchesOn: An interesting tidbit in the very beginning at Big Edna's. You can see a sign in the background saying that they cook all of their meat "medium with a pink center unless otherwise specified". While commonly mistaken by today's viewers as a joke, that actually was the standard in which hamburgers were cooked in 1989. The current standard of all meat being cooked well done unless otherwise specified and menus warning against eating undercooked meats are results of changes the [[BillClinton Clinton administration]] made to FDA guidelines following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Jack_in_the_Box_E._coli_outbreak 1993 Jack in the Box E.coli outbreak]].

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* AluminumChristmasTrees / ScienceMarchesOn: An interesting tidbit in the very beginning at Big Edna's. You can see a sign in the background saying that they cook all of their meat "medium with a pink center unless otherwise specified". While commonly mistaken by today's viewers as a joke, that actually was the standard in which hamburgers were cooked in 1989. The current standard of all meat being cooked well done unless otherwise specified and menus warning against eating undercooked meats are results of changes the [[BillClinton [[UsefulNotes/BillClinton Clinton administration]] made to FDA guidelines following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Jack_in_the_Box_E._coli_outbreak 1993 Jack in the Box E.coli outbreak]].
17th Aug '17 12:48:28 PM Berrenta
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* DVDCommentary: One of the best ever. Largely consists of ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' style riffing (and cameos from Creator/EmoPhillips, Michael Richards and Victoria Jackson (via phone for the latter). Al demostrates his very impressive memory by rattling off the exact dates and locations of several scenes.
16th Jul '17 10:10:31 PM JohnnyLurg
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* FanNickname: Know in some circles as simply "The Weird Al Movie," as it was Al's only major role in a motion picture and the movie's biggest (if not only) draw is that it was his vanity project.

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* FanNickname: Know in some circles as simply "The Weird Al Movie," as it was Al's only major role in a motion picture and the movie's biggest (if not only) draw is that it was his vanity project.picture.
23rd May '17 11:08:36 AM CosmicFerret
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** Yankovic and Jay Levey originally offered the role of Philo to Crispin Glover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Ernie, the car salesman who clubs seals. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Ernie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.

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** Yankovic and Jay Levey originally offered the role of Philo to Crispin Glover.Creator/CrispinGlover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Ernie, the car salesman who clubs seals. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Ernie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.
1st May '17 12:13:46 AM Green_lantern40
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of Philo was originally written for Al's friend Joel Hodgson, but he was busy working on [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 his own UHF-based program]]. Yankovic and Levey then offered the role to Crispin Glover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Ernie, the car salesman who clubs seals. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Ernie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The role of Philo was originally written for Al's friend Joel Hodgson, but he was busy working on [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 his own UHF-based program]]. WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Yankovic and Jay Levey then originally offered the role of Philo to Crispin Glover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Ernie, the car salesman who clubs seals. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Ernie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.



** The ''[[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Beverly Hillbillies]]''-themed parody was going to be a spoof of "Let's Go Crazy" by Music/{{Prince}}. Sadly, the Purple One was never a fan of Al's and denied him permission. Al eventually did a sound-alike of the Prince song, "Traffic Jam," for his ''Alapaloza'' album.

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** The ''[[Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies Beverly Hillbillies]]''-themed parody was going to be a spoof of "Let's Go Crazy" by Music/{{Prince}}. Sadly, the Purple One was never a fan of Al's and denied him permission. Al eventually did a sound-alike of the Prince song, "Traffic Jam," for his ''Alapaloza'' ''Alapalooza'' album.
25th Apr '17 8:57:21 PM NWolfman
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* ActorInspiredElement: The false teeth Michael Richards wore for Stanley's overbite were custom-made for him by his dentist friend.

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* ActorInspiredElement: The false teeth Michael Richards wore for Stanley's overbite was his idea, and were custom-made for him by his dentist friend.
25th Apr '17 8:57:07 PM NWolfman
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* ActorInspiredElement: The false teeth Michael Richards wore for Stanley's overbite were custom-made for him by his dentist friend.
25th Apr '17 8:52:43 PM NWolfman
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* ThrowItIn: The scene of Bob catching grapes in his mouth came about when David Bowe and Al were hanging out at the Kraft Services table and Bowe was showing off his talent.
12th Apr '17 6:21:32 PM NWolfman
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* CreatorKiller: Often used as a scapegoat for Orion's demise. After years of box-office flops, Orion heralded it as its savior. It didn't work, and within two years, the studio went bankrupt. The executives brought it on themselves by pitting it against ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''Film/LicenceToKill'', ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', ''Film/LethalWeapon2'', ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', and, oh yeah, Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', and they probably wished to save face for this scheduling blunder as much as possible.

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* CreatorKiller: Often used as a scapegoat for Orion's Creator/OrionPictures's demise. After years of box-office flops, Orion heralded it as its savior. It didn't work, and within two years, the studio went bankrupt. The executives brought it on themselves by pitting it against ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', ''Film/LicenceToKill'', ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'', ''Film/GhostbustersII'', ''Film/LethalWeapon2'', ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'', and, oh yeah, Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'', and they probably wished to save face for this scheduling blunder as much as possible. The Orion title would eventually be quietly revived through MGM in TheNewTens with ''Paternity Court'' and ''Fort Tilden.''
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