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'''''Coneheads''''' is the title of a 1993 film based on the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketches about the 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 film in history 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). [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap Michael McKean]] and David Spade play INS officials; also appearing are Sinbad and SNL alumni Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Jon Lovitz, Peter Aykroyd, Tom Davis, Garrett Morris, Chris Farley, Laraine Newman, Kevin Nealon, Julia Sweeney, and Creator/AdamSandler.

Other supporting cast members include Jason Alexander and Lisa Jane Persky. Alexander's Seinfeld co-star, Michael Richards, makes a cameo appearance, as do Eddie Griffin, Joey Lauren Adams, Parker Posey, Creator/EllenDeGeneres, Drew Carey, Dave T. Homas, and Tom Arnold.

The movie largely took place in Paramus, New Jersey, with scenes also shot in New York City and the New Jersey towns of Jersey City, and Wrightstown.
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!!''Coneheads'' provides examples of:

* TheAce: Beldar sort of qualifies. He impresses all of his bosses with his work skills, easily fixes his neighbors lawn mower within seconds, wins a golf trophy, and even successfully [[spoiler: narfles the Garthok, something implied to have never been accomplished before.]] It's a wonder he needed to take his car to an auto repair shop.
* AdaptationExpansion: This movie is based off of a series of skits on ''SaturdayNightLive''.
* 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 Beldar screws it up and ends up stranded. Of course, it's not clear how two Remulakians are expected to take over a world of billions.
* AllStarCast
* BigEater: The Coneheads engage in consumption of mass quantities.
** BuzzsawJaw: ...and when they do, they tend to do it very quickly.
* BizarreAlienBiology: ''Wow''.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The disgraced guardsman played by Tim Meadows. He's the first to try narfling the Garthok, and it... Doesn't go too well.
* 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.
* 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.
--->'''Prymatt:''' We will ignite our new flame pit and char some mammal flesh for you.[[note]]translation: we'll have a barbecue.[[/note]]
--->'''Neighbor:''' Sounds good. I'll make some coleslaw.
* ExtremeOmnivore: Coneheads are capable of eating many things. For one, Beldar ate the soap and toilet paper in their motel room.
* GoodParents: Seriously. Beldar and Prymat 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, "After all, it's not every day that a father can give the world to his young one..."
* HappilyMarried: Beldar and Prymat 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.
* 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!
* InspectorJavert: A certain immigration officer who is ''obsessed'' with detaining and deporting the Coneheads.
* 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, though 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!
* {{Microts}}: The Remulak unite of time known as the ''zerl''. Seven of them constitute about sixteen Earth years.
* 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.
* 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.
* MyBrainIsBig: The aliens have huge heads shaped like cones. That is why they are so intelligent.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Beldar and other Remulaks often exhibits 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!\\
'''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 [[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.
* 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 leader of the Coneheads' people 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... excuse me, ''tralns'' in any way. Beldar forgets this.
* 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 illegal immigration in America must be controlled.
* 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, albeit 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.
* [[spoiler:TrialByCombat: 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.
* 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 he sticks to his principles, and then it's just, "As long as you're not stealing a job from an American, I'm fine with you being here."
* WildcardExcuse: The reason that they are so weird is that they are from France.
* YesMan: Eli Turnbull agrees with everything Seedling tells him. [[spoiler: And after becoming a slave on Remulak, treats the High Commander the same way.]]
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