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"We got it all on UHF!"
UHF — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff is the sixth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1989. It features songs and some audio snippets from Al's Cult Classic film UHF. And other stuff.

It was Al's last album to be produced by Rick Derringer. All of his albums since have been self-produced.


Side One
  1. "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies"note 
  2. "Gandhi II"
  3. "Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars"
  4. "Isle Thing"note 
  5. "The Hot Rocks Polka"
  6. "UHF"

Side Two

  1. "Let Me Be Your Hog"
  2. "She Drives Like Crazy"note 
  3. "Generic Blues"
  4. "Spatula City"
  5. "Fun Zone"
  6. "Spam"note 
  7. "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota"


We trope it all on UHF.

  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Yes, the Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota is a real local attraction. Al himself makes it a point to visit it whenever he's on tour.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: The Family from “The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota” have some strange culinary preferences, happily chowing down on potato skins, pickled wieners, rhubarb pie, pickled wieners, chocolate soda, and more pickled wieners throughout their 3-day journey.
  • Brick Joke: Bernie the hitchhiker in "Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota".
  • Camera Abuse:
    • Fist-pumps the screen and cracks it in his parody of Billy Idol in the video for "UHF".
    • In the music video for "Beverly Hillbillies", Al tries to follow the camera when it does a rapid-fire sequence of continuously changing angles, until he gets so fed up that he grabs the camera to stop it from moving.
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  • Car Song: "She Drives Like Crazy".
  • Does Not Like Spam: Averted when he sings about the Trope Namer in "Spam"; he pokes fun at it for being Mystery Meat, but seems to be genuinely pleased with its versatility.
  • Drives Like Crazy: The subject of "She Drives Like Crazy".
  • Epic Rocking: The six-minute long mini-Rock Opera "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota."
  • Face on the Cover: "Weird Al", as taken from the poster for UHF.
  • Filk Song: "Isle Thing", a parody of Tone-Lōc's "Wild Thing", is a lesser example of this for Gilligan's Island.
  • Food Songs Are Funny: "Spam".
  • Girls With Mustaches: Seen on the women parodying those found in Robert Palmer videos in the video for "UHF".
  • Instrumentals: "Fun Zone".
  • In the Style of...:
  • Longest Song Goes Last: The album ends with "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota" (6:50)
  • Medley: "The Hot Rocks Polka," consisting entirely of songs by The Rolling Stones featured on their Greatest Hits album Hot Rocks 1964–1971. It's the only polka medley he's done to feature songs from a single music act.
    • "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
    • "Brown Sugar"
    • "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
    • "Honky Tonk Women"
    • "Under My Thumb"
    • "Ruby Tuesday"
    • "Miss You"
    • "Sympathy for the Devil"
    • "Get Off of My Cloud"
    • "Shattered"
    • "Let's Spend the Night Together"
    • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
    • and "Ear Booker Polka" by Al Yankovic
  • Miniscule Rocking: "Let Me Be Your Hog", coming in at 16 seconds. Reportedly, Al only wrote it because he couldn't license "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas for the scene in UHF where Uncle Harvey is in his pool.
  • Notice This: In Al's mini-parody of George Michael's "Faith" video, Al's video for the Title Track features him in the same outfit with the words "Look at my butt" where the original had the word "Revenge."
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Averted with "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota". There are, in fact, bigger balls of twine in other states.
  • Parody Assistance
    • A segment of the "UHF" video parodies the video for Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love", with Al in the middle of a group of women (with Al's trademark glasses and mustache) miming playing to the song. The women? The same ones from Palmer's video. Yes, really.
    • Mark Knopfler only agreed to Al's parody of "Money For Nothing" if he was allowed to play guitar on it.
  • Parody Commercial: "Gandhi II" and "Spatula City", taken straight from the film, are this.
  • Record Producer: The last of Al's albums to be produced by Rick Derringer.
  • Severely Specialized Store: "Spatula City".
  • Shout-Out: To The Outer Limits (1963) in "UHF".
    Don't you know that we control the horizontal? We control the vertical, too.
  • Something Blues: "Generic Blues".
  • Special Guest: Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits plays the guitar on "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies".
  • Title Track: "UHF"

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