George Newman (Yankovic) is a normal man. Problem is, he's also a daydreamer, who can't keep hold of a steady job. His uncle decides George will be the perfect man to manage Channel 62, a station which is losing money and viewers fast. George's imagination is put to good use and he starts thinking up bizarre shows such as "Wheels of Fish" and "Raul's Wild Kingdom". The ratings start to soar again, but not everyone is happy. Written by
(a.k.a. Dr. Demento) is the man eating whipped cream during the Channel 62 promo. "The Dr. Demento Show" is a long-running (almost 40 years) syndicated radio show focusing exclusively on novelty and comedy records, and his playing many of 'Weird Al' Yankovic's parody songs was what launched Al's career. See more »
Stanley's hands change position on the mop when he is fired from Channel 8. Also, blue tape indicates where he is to hold it. See more »
This is probably, by far, the only movie I've seen that really makes me laugh more and more every time I see it. It's one of the only comedies that has good, clean humor. The whole movie is just a joke itself, a mix of original jokes, and many parodies. Michael Richards is perfect as Stanley, the Janitor. Weird Al is his usual comedic genius, who is also perfect for his role as the manager of 'U62'. For anybody who's in for a night full of laughs, UHF is definitely for you. A comedy masterpiece, 10/10!
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