History Trivia / UHF

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.''
14th Mar '17 11:59:44 AM Lawyerdude
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** After Kuni and his pals jump out of the supply closet and ambush the Channel 8 thugs, there was a bit of dialogue between George & Kuni for anybody who wondered how Kuni knew where he was. Philo saw it on the hidden camera he had placed earlier and told Kuni, and we already knew that Kuni was the host of Wheel of Fish.
26th Feb '17 3:11:29 PM NWolfman
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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'' album.
9th Jan '17 6:04:02 PM NWolfman
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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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