A new collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos, including "The Saga Begins" and "All About The Pentiums" from the "Running With Scissors" album and "Bob" from the "Poodle Hat" album.
This is a collection of "Weird Al" Yankovic's music videos from 1983 to 1996. It also includes the title sequence he did for the movie "Spy Hard", without, for some odd legal reason, the actual titles.
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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
The first (rough) cut of the film was about 2.5 hours long, trimmed down to 90 minutes for the theatrical release. Yankovic has resisted the requests of fans to release a "Director's Cut" of UHF, telling them that the hour of deleted material contained countless gags that just didn't really work for the film's pacing. "There's a REASON those things got cut," he has said on his website www.weirdal.com. See more »
When we see the apartment from outside, a car drives in front of the camera, and the camera, the cameraman, and offstage actors are reflected in the side of the car. See more »
[Recognizing R.J. Fletcher]
Hey, I know you! You're the guy that gave me that double-die Denver mint penny! Oh, thanks a lot, Mister! That thing was worth a fortune! When I cashed it in, I had enough money to buy a whole bunch of shares, and, I got me a real NEAT watch! It's a Rolex! See?
[shows it to Fletcher, who breaks down crying on the bum's shoulder]
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This is an absolute must-see for all Weird Al fans, and anyone!
"UHF" is, to me, one of the greatest comedies ever. So many great scenes, so many awesome quotes, and best of all, a chance for Weird Al Yankovic to show off his talents, both as an actor and as a singer. Also, it's so much fun to see if you can pinpoint all the references to famous movies that Al puts into this film, such as the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" parody at the beginning, and many others.
The film is the story of George Newman, a young man who has trouble holding a job (and frequently gets his best friend Bob in trouble too) due to his overactive imagination. When he is given ownership of a local TV station, UHF, his imagination can finally be put to good use, in inventing the most bizarre show lineup you can imagine. When a network owner gets jealous of UHF's success, George and his friends and fans must unite to stop him and keep UHF on the air. Michael Richards is also quite excellent as the optimistic, not-too-bright Stanley.
Though it can be somewhat difficult to find, it's definitely worth the time and effort to buy "UHF" on DVD, so you can enjoy Weird Al's movie again and again and again...
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