History YMMV / UHF

25th Apr '17 8:47:14 PM NWolfman
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* TearJerker: A short but sweet one when George is told that U62 is going to be flat broke mere days after he's started managing it. His look of utter defeat is one of Weird Al's few genuinely good acting moments.
--> '''George''' (defeated): I never should've taken this job.
23rd Mar '17 3:16:06 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Plus, everybody probably loves U62 BECAUSE it's so weird & unusual. It was something fresh that folks had never seen before. Remember, this was ''before'' reality TV and things like Creator/{{TLC}} took off; in 1989, the Big 3 broadcast nets were still mainly the choices for original programming--Creator/{{Fox}} hadn't really taken off yet, and cable was a wasteland of reruns mainly, so having a local station create its' own, homegrown programming that takes up most of its broadcast day would be pretty cool.

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** Plus, everybody probably loves U62 BECAUSE it's so weird & unusual. It was something fresh that folks had never seen before. Remember, this was ''before'' reality TV and things like Creator/{{TLC}} took off; in 1989, the Big 3 broadcast nets were still mainly the choices for original programming--Creator/{{Fox}} hadn't really taken off yet, and cable was a wasteland of reruns mainly, so having a local station create its' its own, homegrown programming that takes up most of its broadcast day would be pretty cool.
23rd Mar '17 3:15:25 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Plus, everybody probably loves U62 BECAUSE it's so weird & unusual. It was something fresh that folks had never seen before. Remember, this was ''before'' reality TV and things like Creator/{{TLC}} took off; in 1989, the Big 3 broadcast nets were still mainly the choices for original programming- Creator/{{Fox}} hadn't really taken off yet, and cable was a wasteland of reruns mainly, so having a local station create its' own, homegrown programming that takes up most of its' broadcast day would be pretty cool.

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** Plus, everybody probably loves U62 BECAUSE it's so weird & unusual. It was something fresh that folks had never seen before. Remember, this was ''before'' reality TV and things like Creator/{{TLC}} took off; in 1989, the Big 3 broadcast nets were still mainly the choices for original programming- Creator/{{Fox}} programming--Creator/{{Fox}} hadn't really taken off yet, and cable was a wasteland of reruns mainly, so having a local station create its' own, homegrown programming that takes up most of its' its broadcast day would be pretty cool.
3rd Jan '17 7:18:41 AM tropower
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* ValuesResonance: [[http://www.gamesradar.com/weird-al-made-the-ultimate-analog-comedy-in-1989-and-its-still-perfect/ This incredibly heartfelt article]] from [=GamesRadar=] describes ''UHF'' as a precursor to all of the things that would eventually make Website/YouTube and web-based content so great: U62 celebrates, even ''encourages,'' the [[BeYourself exact kind of individual quirkiness]] that mainstream media is so opposed to, and can be seen as a safe haven for “otherness” where everyone shares a mutual respect for being themselves. Even the more questionable characters like Kuni and Noodles are treated with the utmost respect and are ''never'' used at the butt of a joke. George's solution to save the station by selling stock to the townspeople even reads as a primitive form of crowdfunding.

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* ValuesResonance: [[http://www.gamesradar.com/weird-al-made-the-ultimate-analog-comedy-in-1989-and-its-still-perfect/ This incredibly heartfelt article]] from [=GamesRadar=] describes ''UHF'' as a precursor to all of the things that would eventually make Website/YouTube and web-based content so great: U62 celebrates, even ''encourages,'' the [[BeYourself exact kind of individual quirkiness]] that mainstream media is so (seemingly) opposed to, and can be seen as a safe haven for “otherness” where everyone shares a mutual respect for being themselves. Even the more questionable characters like Kuni and Noodles are treated with the utmost respect and are ''never'' used at as the butt of a joke. George's solution to save the station by selling stock to the townspeople even reads as a primitive form of crowdfunding.
3rd Jan '17 6:53:56 AM tropower
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** American TV doesn't have a watershed because it's a big country with several time zones, but late-night is still a tad more lenient.

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** While American TV doesn't have has a watershed because (which America calls "safe harbor") it's not really enforced that much since it's a big country with several four time zones, but late-night is still a tad more lenient.
10th Dec '16 7:59:43 AM NWolfman
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: On the DVD, released in 2002, Al praises Michael Richards by saying "You could turn a camera on him and [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny tell him to go nuts for two minutes]]." Four years later, Michael Richards had a camera turned on him during a standup show, then went nuts on two black audience members by screaming every conceivable racist obscenity he could... for two minutes.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: On the DVD, released in 2002, Al praises Michael Richards by saying "You could turn a camera on him and [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny tell him to go nuts for two minutes]]." Four years later, Michael Richards had a (cell phone) camera turned on him during a standup show, then show and went nuts on two black audience members by screaming every conceivable racist obscenity he could... for two minutes.
7th Nov '16 1:02:00 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] hadn't done many comic roles before, but he understood just how silly the movie is supposed to be and is clearly having every bit as much fun with it as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).

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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] hadn't done many comic roles before, but he understood just how silly the movie is supposed to be and is clearly having every bit as much fun with it as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, [[ChewingTheScenery start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).teeth]]).
7th Nov '16 10:39:22 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] knew just how silly the movie is supposed to be and is clearly having just as much fun with it as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).

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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] knew hadn't done many comic roles before, but he understood just how silly the movie is supposed to be and is clearly having just every bit as much fun with it as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).
7th Nov '16 10:36:08 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] is clearly having just as much fun as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).

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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] knew just how silly the movie is supposed to be and is clearly having just as much fun with it as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).
7th Nov '16 10:33:02 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HamAndCheese: Kevin [=McCarthy=] is clearly having just as much fun as everyone else. Weird Al says on the commentary that after nearly every take, [=McCarthy=] would instantly drop character and burst into laughter (and, presumably, start flossing bits of the scenery out of his teeth).
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