History Trivia / UHF

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.
7th Oct '16 8:40:21 AM DocProfessor
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* Main/NamesTheSame: The main duo, George and Bob, share their names with the stars of the Megaman sprite comic Webcomic/BobAndGeorge
24th Aug '16 6:49:57 AM themisterfree
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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 Eddie 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]]. 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 Eddie Ernie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.



** [[Series/TooCloseForComfort Jim J. Bullock]] was originally cast as RJ's son Richard, but he dropped out (possibly due to his status as a regular on ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares The New Hollywood Squares]]'', also an Orion production), so they had John Paragon take over (he'd auditioned for other roles, including RJ).

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** [[Series/TooCloseForComfort Jim J. Bullock]] was originally cast as RJ's son Richard, but he dropped out (possibly due to his status as a regular on ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares The New Hollywood Squares]]'', also an Orion production), so they had [[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse John Paragon Paragon]] take over (he'd auditioned for other roles, including RJ).
24th Aug '16 6:47:58 AM themisterfree
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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 Eddie. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Eddie 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]]. Yankovic and Levey then offered the role to Crispin Glover. Glover, however, only wanted to play Crazy Eddie.Ernie, the car salesman who clubs seals. Neither Yankovic nor Levey felt that Crazy Eddie was right for Glover, so they passed on him.


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** [[Series/TooCloseForComfort Jim J. Bullock]] was originally cast as RJ's son Richard, but he dropped out (possibly due to his status as a regular on ''[[Series/TheHollywoodSquares The New Hollywood Squares]]'', also an Orion production), so they had John Paragon take over (he'd auditioned for other roles, including RJ).


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** Creator/EllenDeGeneres and Creator/JenniferTilly both auditioned for the role of Teri.
** Other actors who didn't get in included [[Series/LostInSpace Bill Mumy]], [[Series/TheAddamsFamily John Astin]] and [[Film/PoliceAcademy G.W. Bailey]].
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