YMMV / Coneheads

  • Awesome Music: Morten Harket's cover of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," heard in the final scene and closing credits.
  • Cult Classic: While it doesn't have the same reputation as The Blues Brothers or Wayne's World, Coneheads has a very dedicated fanbase who enjoy its quirky humor, onslaught of cameos and '90s nostalgia.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one scene that usually appears in broadcast versions for padding, Beldar is finishing repairing his neighbor's lawn mower, and when the neighbor is leaving with the mower, he sings "Like a good neighbor, Beldar is there...". Twenty-two years later and the characters were reprised in ads for State Farm, the very insurance company whose jingle they were spoofing.
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  • Not So Crazy Anymore: Seedling's suggestion to build an electrical fence along the Mexican border to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country was utterly ludicrous at the time the movie was made (as shown by his superiors' reactions). Enter the '00s, when that exact same plan (minus the exploding collars) was seriously proposed several times, and in the '10s, one of Donald Trump's greatest campaign promises was building a wall along the Mexican border.note 
  • Vindicated by Cable: Didn't do much in theaters, but became a pleasant little gem among channel surfers in the coming decades and is now considered one of the "better" SNL-based movies.