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A local public station gets a new owner. The station becomes a hit, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

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Storyline

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 Film_Fan

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TV the way it was meant to be seen. In a movie theater. See more »

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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21 July 1989 (USA)  »

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The Vidiot from UHF  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,157,157 (USA)
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Trivia

Dr. Demento can be spotted briefly in the background when the kid drinks from the firehose. You will see him in the crowd in a yellow shirt. See more »

Goofs

When Joe Earley loses his thumb in the table saw and lifts his arm to examine the wound, briefly his thumb can be seen bent underneath his hand. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Spadowski: I'm thinkin' of something orange. Something orange. Give up? It's an orange.
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Stanley Spadowski: Ok, now I'm thinkin' of something blue. Something bluuuuuue.
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Soundtracks

THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT
Written by Paul Henning
Published by Carolintone Music Co., Inc.
Additional Lyrics by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Lead Guitar - Mark Knopfler
Keyboards - Guy Fletcher
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User Reviews

 
Programming for all to enjoy, and it ain't even sweeps
2 July 2002 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Weird Al Yankovic's only excursion into film making proved to be a solid effort on his part. With an off-beat story such as this, the frizzy haired patron of pop polka proves his acting is adequate enough to carry a film such as this. While I feel there could have been more Weird Al songs, the comedy wasn't lacking. Michael Richards had his best role ever as Stanley Spadowski the janitor. All of the children's show sequences were hilarious. While this film isn't for all, it was certainly a movie which I can enjoy on many occasions. 6.8/10


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