A 1993 comedy film based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches about the titular Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. As was the case with the previous ''SNL'' skit-inspired film ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', ''Coneheads'' has been said to have made an "accidental" or "unintentional" political statement or social commentary about the nature of the immigrant experience in America, the filmmakers' ostensible intent being merely to entertain. ''Coneheads'' remains the only ''SNL''-related film to date to receive a PG rating.

The film stars Creator/DanAykroyd and Creator/JaneCurtin as Beldar and Prymaat Clorhone (who later Anglicize their Remulakian surname to "Conehead"), parents of Connie (Michelle Burke, taking over the role played by Laraine Newman on SNL). Michael [=McKean=] and Creator/DavidSpade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and ''SNL'' alumni Creator/PhilHartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Creator/JonLovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Creator/ChrisFarley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Creator/AdamSandler.

Other supporting cast members include Creator/JasonAlexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' co-star, Creator/MichaelRichards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Creator/ParkerPosey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Creator/DrewCarey, Dave Thomas, and Creator/TomArnold.

The movie largely takes place in Paramus, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, with scenes also shot in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity and the New Jersey towns of Jersey City and Wrightstown.
!!''Coneheads'' provides examples of:

* TheAce: Beldar sort of qualifies. He impresses all of his bosses with his work skills, easily fixes his neighbor's lawn mower within seconds, wins a golf trophy, [[CunningLinguist learned perfect conversational French to keep up the "We come from France" charade]], and even successfully [[spoiler: narfles the Garthok, something implied to have never been accomplished before.]] But he then needs to take his car to an auto repair shop.[[note]]Most likely, either his car has foreign parts that only repair shops can affordably get their hands on, or he logically decided against investing in the (very expensive) necessary equipment, especially for something that's only going to be needed once a year at most..[[/note]]
* AdaptationExpansion: This movie is based off of a series of skits from the second season of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''.
** 22 years after the film, Ackroyd and Curtin reunited for a 2015 series of Conehead ads for State Farm Insurance.
* AlienAmongUs: Beldar and Pryymat ended up stranded on Earth for many years.
* AlienInvasion: Beldar and Pryymat arrive to Earth with this goal in mind, but the are shot down by a fighter jet due to Beldar forgetting to turn on their cloaking device, causing them to crash while only escaping with their uniforms, leaving them stranded. It's later revealed that the Remulakians have advanced technology, but it's still not clear how two people were expected to take over a world of billions.
* BerserkButton: You do '''''NOT''''' act like a ''flarndip'' around Beldar's daughter.
** Nor do you alter your ''trells'' (teeth), disgrace yourself as a guardsman, or use the bitumious pleasure spools more than four times.
* BigEater: The Coneheads engage in consumption of mass quantities.
** BuzzsawJaw: ...and when they do, they tend to do it very quickly.
* BizarreAlienBiology: Played for hilarity!
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The disgraced guardsman played by Tim Meadows. He's the first to try narfling the Garthok, and it... Doesn't go too well.
** Though, for some reason, the arm thrown back is quite distinctively white.
* BrutalHonesty: Beldar and Prymaat, often.
-->'''Larry:''' Wanna know a little secret? Not all my own hair. Hard to tell, isn't it?\\
'''Beldar:''' Only from very high altitudes.
* CallARabbitASmeerp
-->'''Prymaat:''' ''(doing a newspaper crossword)'' What is a seven-letter word for a tomb in ancient Egypt which is a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply-sloping sides meeting at an apex?\\
'''Beldar:''' A flendar.\\
'''Prymaat:''' Ahh! ''(happily fills in the crossword)''
** With some crossword puzzles *cough*London Times*cough* this makes perfect sense.
* TheCameo: Tons of them, in fact.
* ChekhovsSkill: Beldar's golf skills come in handy [[spoiler: when he's forced to narfle the Garthok back on Remulak.]]
* CigarFuseLighting: Beldar does this when he lights the fuse to a tiny homemade firework...that produces a massive explosion.
* ComicbookAdaptation
* ComicSutra: Remulakian reproduction can come across as this. Better have some [[NoodleImplements Senso Rings]] ready.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The entire film is a metaphor for the immigrant experience, from trying to assimilate, taking shitty jobs to make ends meet, having a second generation kid who is more American than her former country, to re-visiting the homeland, dealing with INS on a constant basis, and so on. [[TheWalrusWasPaul (Well, maybe...)]]
* ExactWords: At the end, Beldar pulls Ronnie aside to "have fifty-five words with him." He does, in fact, say exactly 55 words to him.
* ExpospeakGag:
** Along with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness and CallARabbitASmeerp, composes almost all the Conehead dialog.
** Interesting in that no one seems to have any trouble interpreting these gags.
--->'''Prymaat:''' We will ignite our new flame pit and char some mammal flesh for you.[[note]]translation: we'll have a barbecue.[[/note]]\\
'''Lisa Farber (neighbor):''' That sounds like fun. I'll make some coleslaw.
** Some of the humor comes from them mixing in not-so-loquacious speech, such as Beldar referring to a "broken down, rusted old shitbox" of a car.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads are capable of eating many things. For one, Beldar ate the soap and toilet paper in their motel room. He even fixes a lawnmower by sucking off all the trapped grease and gunk from the spark plug. That being said, Prymaat coughs up dust instead of swallowing it when she vacuums the house with her mouth (and a vacuum cleaner hose attachment).
* FantasticRacism: The Coneheads call ordinary humans "blunt-skulls".
* FedToTheBeast: One of the punishments on Remulak.
* GoodParents: Seriously. Beldar and Prymaat actually forfeit their newly-obtained privileged status on Remulak and fake their own deaths simply to give Connie the life on Earth she wants. As Beldar tells her, "Your happiness and positive perception of me is vital to my existence. After all, it's not every day that a father can give the world to his young one..."
* HappilyMarried: Beldar and Prymaat are probably one of the best examples you could ask for... and that's in spite of the fact that they regularly engage in BrutalHonesty with each other. Just how much they're like a loving married couple is what lets the audience empathize despite all the humor revolving around how alien they are.
* HollywoodJehovahsWitness: Seedling and Eli impersonate Jehovah's Witnesses to infiltrate the Coneheads' house. They have the unbelievable bad timing to do it on the very day the Coneheads' rescue ship arrives.
** Oddly enough, Seedling [[ShownTheirWork does actually demonstrate some genuine knowledge]] of Jehovah's Witnesses' doctrine, though Beldar is convinced that their apocalyptic beliefs are "too optimistic" concerning how many humans will survive the coming calamity given [[PunyHumans humanity's defensive capabilities]].
-->'''Prymaat''': ''[[RockBeatsLaser Some Earth weapons are not so useless]].''\\
'''Beldar''': (under his breath) ''[[PardonMyKlingon Mebs]], [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain drop it]].''
* ImagineSpot: Beldar fantasizes about winning a golf trophy (and said trophy grows a conical head when he does.)
* InhumanableAlienRights: Subverted. INS Deputy Commissioner Gorman Seedling does not care they are aliens, and treats them like humans. In fact, he treats them exactly like illegal immigrants, although would probably be at a loss how to deport them.
-->'''Eli Turnbull:''' Excuse me sir, but should they be in fact, creatures from another planet, isn't that the Air Force's responsibility?\\
'''Gorman Seedling:''' If they're just visiting, sure... but the minute they try to work here, they're mine.
* IAmOneOfThoseToo: After Prymaat and Beldar give the "we come from France" line to a disguised Seedling, he tries to trap them by speaking in French. Luckily, they apparently prepared for this and continue the conversation in perfect French.
* InspectorJavert: Subverted. Seedling is seemingly ''obsessed'' with detaining and deporting the Coneheads, but he dropped their case early in his career. His career is unable to move forward because he spent a huge amount of resources and never closed the case. Not to mention that he actually [[CassandraTruth told his superiors that he thought they were from another planet]]. Notably, even though he believes they're genuine extraterrestrials, he doesn't want them killed, just to follow immigration law.
* IronicEcho: Beldar is driving Connie and her girlfriends who turn on the radio and sing along wildly to Tainted Love, which Beldar finds loathsome. Later, when Beldar must fight a coneheaded monster, he starts singing that song. It's not like it came in handy like a ChekhovsGun since singing that song would cause the Garthok to better zero in on Beldar's hiding place, but it does set the stage for the aforementioned ChekhovsSkill.
* JabbaTableManners: Subverted, sort of. When Connie scarfs a whole hoagie in about ten seconds, her boyfriend doesn't see it as rude at all, he is rather impressed. (In fact, this is only one of many examples where she and her parents' odd behavior seems to go strangely unnoticed by humans.)
** Well, Ronnie does say his own Mother 'can take a sub like that'.
* {{Joisey}}
* JumpOffABridgeRebuttal: Beldar Conehead's reaction at his daughter's fake tattoo on her cone.
-->'''Connie:''' It's just a decal, everyone's wearing them.\\
'''Beldar:''' If everyone jumped into a bitumnious cauldron, would you jump in too?\\
'''Connie:''' I am not a little cone anymore, dad!
* JurisdictionFriction:
** When INS operatives Seedling and Eli are discussing the possibility that the Coneheads might be aliens, Eli asks if their case should be handled by the Air Force. Seedling gives a somewhat probable counterargument for INS jurisdiction.
--> '''Seedling:''' If they're just visiting, sure. But the minute they try to work here, they're mine.
** FairForItsDay, of course, but these days, Homeland Security would trump that argument.
* {{Microts}}: The Remulak unit of time known as the ''zerl''. Seven of them constitute about sixteen Earth years.
* MissingTrailerScene: The trailer revealed that Beldar first claimed to "come from France" when a man he drove in his taxi[[note]]played by Drew Carey[[/note]] asked where he came from, and Beldar noticed a bus with an advertisement for France on its side.
* MoralityPet: At the film's climax, Beldar already has misgivings about conquering Earth, as was his original mission, but seeing a depressed Connie convinces him to scare off the war fleet from Earth so they can remain on Earth as a normal family.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Beldar demonstrated how many teeth Coneheads have when he went to the dentist to get them capped... all four rows of them. And he can open his mouth reeeeeeally wide.
* MotorMouth: The entire Conehead family, though Beldar is the worst offender. Even Connie can fall into this, though she speaks in a more American dialect.
* MyBrainIsBig: The aliens have huge heads shaped like cones. That is why they are so intelligent.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Beldar and other Remulakians often exhibit behavior like this, being aliens. Once Beldar has been informed that Earthlings dislike having their personal space invaded, he often seems to use this to his advantage.
* {{Omniglot}}: Seedling speaks French, surprising even Eli. He uses it in an attempt to poke a hole in the Coneheads' story, except they have already covered that eventuality.
* OverprotectiveDad: Although he does warm up to Connie's boyfriend by the end of the movie, Beldar can be quite the Overprotective Dad in his own peculiar way (and backed up by SuperStrength):
-->''(Beldar tears open the roof to Ronnie's car)''\\
'''Ronnie:''' H-hi, Mr. Conehead.\\
'''Beldar:''' I find you unacceptable!\\
'''Ronnie:''' Yes, sir.\\
'''Beldar:''' If I did not fear incarceration from human authority figures, I would terminate your life functions by applying sufficient pressure to your blunt skull so as to force its collapse![[note]]Transation: I'll crush your head.[[/note]]\\
'''Ronnie:''' Th-thank you.
* PayingInCoins: Prymaat zaps a vending machine and they use the quarters to pay for a motel room.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The Coneheads in the original skit were almost a ShallowParody of [[Franchise/StarTrek Vulcans]] mixed with [[Series/MorkAndMindy Mork]]. The movie has them emote a lot more (so that they're more relatable and watchable), has Connie act like an American girl (rather than exactly like her parents), and has the Coneheads at least ''try'' to blend in aside from claiming to be from France.
* PrecisionFStrike: Towards the end, when Beldar takes Ronnie aside to "have fifty-five words with him."[[note]]As mentioned above, he does, in fact, say exactly 55 words.[[/note]]
-->'''Beldar''': ''"Take my car, its re-enforced alloy superstructure is far superior to that of your broken down, rusted out shit box."''
* ProductPlacement: Connie's consumption of mass quantities involves her downing an entire Subway footlong in three bites. Subway even promoted the movie with their "Mass Quantities Meal Deal".
* ProfessionalButtKisser: Seedling's assistant Turnbull (David Spade). He even manages to become a confidant to the Remulakian leader after he and his boss are captured and enslaved.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Beldar gives one to Connie's future boyfriend Ronnie at the auto shop when he's told his car isn't ready. And it is ''awesome''.
-->'''Beldar''': Unacceptable. Not only have you delayed my departure from here, but the entire sequence of events which was to follow. ''What reason could you have for such deception?!''
* ReadyForLovemaking: Prymaat, after consuming mass quantities of women's magazines looking for advice on how to keep Beldar interested in her.
* SarcasticConfession: Beldar not only tells his first boss that he's an illegal alien, but admits that he's a space alien. The guy doesn't believe him. (Well, whether Beldar was actually trying to be sarcastic or had not yet learned that it was best to lie about that is unclear.)
* ScreamingBirth: Connie's birth is accompanied by oceans of fluid, truly epic mugging from her mother Prymaat, and glass-shattering howls. Considering that her biological readings at that point are apparently enough to cause Earth medical machines to howl like a red alert and fling sparks, the screaming's likely justified. Also literally crushing her husband's hand as she shouts "I hate you, Beldar! I hate yoooou!" And then Beldar, when asked by the obstetrician if he would like to cut the umbilical cord (and being offered a pair of scissors to do so), leans in and bites clean through it the old-fashioned way. Cue the obstetrician's humorous fainting.
* SeriousBusiness: It's, apparently, high treason for a Remulakian to alter his teeth... er, ''trells'' in any way. Beldar did not know this, but the emperor was apparently dissatisfied by Beldar's poor showing in conquering Earth and looking for any reason to punish him.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Another side-effect of being from Remulak, summed up in the ending:
-->'''Prymaat:''' Say "lactate extract of hoofed mammal!"\\
'''Connie and Ronnie:''' Cheese!
* SkewedPriorities: Seedling isn't concerned that he has been abducted and enslaved by aliens, and continues to rant about how illegal immigration in America must be controlled.
* SmugSmiler: Prymaat is pure this after Beldar narfles the garthok. She is damn proud of her man.
* StayWithTheAliens
** Inverted. [[spoiler: Beldar chooses to stay on Earth, rather than trying to conquer it]]. Making it an interstellar inversion of GoingNative.
** Seedling's assistant does in fact stay with the aliens, while its not of his own free will, he does seem to be adapting very well to being the planetary ruler's new gofer and sycophant by the end, however.
* SuperStrength: Beldar can lift up a car from its back wheels and tear the roof off with his bare hands.
* ThemeTuneRap: The only way to describe "Conehead Love", featured in the credits and on the soundtrack, which has Beldar and Prymatt essentially reading off the song lyrics in their usual monotonous alien delivery (and Nan Schaeffer singing the chorus). Incidentally, this was the second ThemeTuneRap written for a Dan Aykroyd movie that featured him and a co-star on vocals[[note]]the first being "City of Crime" from ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'', performed with none other than Creator/TomHanks[[/note]].
* TimeCompressionMontage: The movie shows Connie's childhood through excerpts of home movies set to Music/PaulSimon's "Kodachrome".
* TrialByCombat: [[spoiler:Beldar is put through a variation of this on a charge of treason when he returns to Remulak, where he has to "narfle the Garthok" (which means, fight a huge monster in an arena). His fondness for golf that he picked up on Earth helps him succeed.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "He will surely cut off my plargh and hand it to me." (Which particular sensitive part of the anatomy the plargh is never is specified.)
** Also, "honing" as in "You don't have to hone your cone alone" from the "Conehead Love" song in the credits. Conehead sexuality is... kind of strange.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The Coneheads' BizarreAlienBiology is remarked upon, but no one ever treats it like more than an oddity, rather than obvious signs that they are not human. One human thinks of them as weird, but he's played as an uncouth redneck by Tom Arnold, so it could be people ''do'' think they're strange but treat it like someone avoiding pointing out another person's deformity.
* UpToEleven: Everything the Coneheads do is exaggerated from human forms. ''Everything'', from eating to giving birth.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seedling doesn't actually seem to be racist (unlike his assistant), and is apparently sincere in his beliefs about why immigration must be controlled. He just takes it too far. Even at the end, with his life literally on the line, he will only agree to give Beldar legal status if it can be done in accordance with established immigration law.
** ShownTheirWork: Specifically, he can fast-track a green card if Beldar can demonstrate a job skill not available in the US. Beldaar immediately agrees (saying it wouldn't be hard to do - and would you doubt him?)
** Although, he better qualifies for a green card for refugee status. He got sentenced to death by his own government for cultural practices (altering his own teeth), was then forced in military service, and fled to the US to escape. He is a textbook refugee. However, perhaps Seedling doesn't want INS print that they had three refugees from 'Remulak' in official US refugee stats.
* WildcardExcuse: The reason that they are so weird is that they are from France.
* WrenchWench: Connie, but only because every one of her race is good at mechanics.
-->'''Connie:''' ''(almost offhand)'' How can it take so long to do a simple alignment on an American sedan with standard rack-and-pinion steering and [=MacPherson=] struts when your garage is equipped with the proper Borg-Warner digital hydraulic radiometer?\\
'''Ronnie:''' ''(smitten)'' Maybe because I was out back finishing a beer.
* YesMan: Eli Turnbull agrees with everything Seedling tells him. [[spoiler: And after becoming a slave on Remulak, treats the High Commander the same way.]] However, he also makes sure that he's the only one to report to his superior, making him look more like a HypercompetentSidekick than a toadie.