History Trivia / UHF

24th Apr '16 4:18:04 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** The cast includes Michael Richards and Fran Drescher before either was well known, though, prior to this movie, Michael Richards was a cast member on the ABC sketch show ''Fridays'', one of many sketch shows made as competition for NBC's ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (and, according to many fans and TV historians, the only one that would have been a perfect replacement for ''SNL'' had ABC not [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed with its timeslot]] and ''SNL'' not have recovered from having Jean Doumanian as a showrunner).
** David Proval from ''Series/TheSopranos'' is one of the kidnappers of Stanley.
** And the guy from ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' now owns a network affiliate.
** Fletcher's son Richard is Jambi and Pterri from ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'' and ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
** And Kuni once [[Film/SixteenCandles crashed your auto-mobile]] and played Hiroshi on ''Series/SesameStreet''!
** Teri is Victoria Jackson from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s second GoldenAge (from 1986 to around the early 1990s) which included PhilHartman and Dana Carvey; much later, she was the comic relief in, of all series, ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
** Plus, Joe Early runs shop at the local high school but isn't all that [[Creator/EmoPhillips emotional]]. (cue rim-shot)
** [[VideoGame/DeusEx Bob Page]] is an animal deliveryman.
** [[Series/GeneralHospital Luke Spencer]] is now a kooky chief engineer.
16th Mar '16 3:31:13 PM EBsessed
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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''. Yankovic and Levey then offered the role to Crispin Glover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Ernie. 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''. Yankovic and Levey then offered the role to Crispin Glover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Ernie. Eddie. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Ernie Eddie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.
16th Mar '16 3:21:03 PM EBsessed
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** In a cut scene, when George & Bob first arrive, U-62 has a news anchor named Fred Parker who clearly has anger issues and has had it with his job. During his newscast, he reporting about the City Hall/budget cuts situation (later shown in the movie with Pamela & Noodles) when the camera guy, who's been noisily eating potato chips, let's out a huge belch. Cue nutty newsguy violently turning over his desk, "I HAVE HAD IT!!!". Pamela finally gets her much-wanted news position...which, of course, ''really is her forté.''

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** In a cut scene, when George & Bob first arrive, U-62 has a news anchor named Fred Parker who clearly has anger issues and has had it with his job. During his newscast, he he's reporting about the City Hall/budget cuts situation (later shown in the movie with Pamela & Noodles) when the camera guy, who's been noisily eating potato chips, let's out a huge belch. Cue nutty newsguy violently turning over his desk, "I HAVE HAD IT!!!". Pamela finally gets her much-wanted news position...which, of course, ''really is her forté.''
20th Feb '16 10:40:54 AM BuddyBoy600alt
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** And Kuni once [[Film/SixteenCandles crashed your auto-mobile]]!

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** And Kuni once [[Film/SixteenCandles crashed your auto-mobile]]!auto-mobile]] and played Hiroshi on ''Series/SesameStreet''!
31st Jan '16 3:37:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* PlayingAgainstType: Even Al was impressed with ''Series/GeneralHospital'' star Anthony Geary and his memorable performance as the enigmatic Philo.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Even Al was impressed with how well Anthony Geary subverted his ''Series/GeneralHospital'' star Anthony Geary and his memorable performance image as the enigmatic Philo.
31st Jan '16 3:35:59 PM Ezclee4050
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* PlayingAgainstType: Even Al was impressed with ''Series/GeneralHospital'' star Anthony Geary and his memorable performance as the enigmatic Philo.
29th Jan '16 5:47:16 PM GrammarNavi
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** SylvesterStallone was going to cameo as the helicopter ride ticketer during the ''Rambo'' parody scene, but had to cancel due to schedule issues.

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** SylvesterStallone Creator/SylvesterStallone was going to cameo as the helicopter ride ticketer during the ''Rambo'' parody scene, but had to cancel due to schedule issues.
27th Nov '15 12:04:31 AM nombretomado
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** The cast includes Michael Richards and Fran Drescher before either was well known, though, prior to this movie, Michael Richards was a cast member on the ABC sketch show ''Fridays'', one of many sketch shows made as competition for NBC's ''SaturdayNightLive'' (and, according to many fans and TV historians, the only one that would have been a perfect replacement for ''SNL'' had ABC not [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed with its timeslot]] and ''SNL'' not have recovered from having Jean Doumanian as a showrunner).

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** The cast includes Michael Richards and Fran Drescher before either was well known, though, prior to this movie, Michael Richards was a cast member on the ABC sketch show ''Fridays'', one of many sketch shows made as competition for NBC's ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (and, according to many fans and TV historians, the only one that would have been a perfect replacement for ''SNL'' had ABC not [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed with its timeslot]] and ''SNL'' not have recovered from having Jean Doumanian as a showrunner).



** Teri is Victoria Jackson from ''SaturdayNightLive'''s second GoldenAge (from 1986 to around the early 1990s) which included PhilHartman and Dana Carvey; much later, she was the comic relief in, of all series, ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.

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** Teri is Victoria Jackson from ''SaturdayNightLive'''s ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s second GoldenAge (from 1986 to around the early 1990s) which included PhilHartman and Dana Carvey; much later, she was the comic relief in, of all series, ''Series/KamenRiderDragonKnight''.
26th Nov '15 9:14:04 AM runfromcheney
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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 standards 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 Clinton administration]] made to FDA standards guidelines following the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Jack_in_the_Box_E._coli_outbreak 1993 Jack in the Box E.coli outbreak]].
26th Nov '15 9:12:28 AM runfromcheney
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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 meet 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 meet 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 standards 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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