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(1993)

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Dan Aykroyd took his daughter (Danielle) to see the film being made, and she was so fascinated by the conehead costumes she asked for one of her own. She was cast as Connie age three, so she could get her own cone.
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Toward the end when Beldar asks Ronnie if he could have fifty-five words with him, he does, in fact, say fifty-five words.
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The shiny card with the Alien Symbols on it that Michael McKean's character finds in the Coneheads' trailer is a diagram showing the escape-routes out of a Conehead Craft in the event of an emergency landing.
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The French representatives of UIP took great exception to the Coneheads disguising their extra-terrestrial origins by passing themselves off as being French, and insisted that all such mentions be removed from the dialogue. This demand was declined.
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Laraine Newman, who portrayed Laarta, was the original Connie Conehead on Saturday Night Live (1975).
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Film debut of Drew Carey.
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Among the cast are at least fifteen alumni of Saturday Night Live (1975), but only one of Fridays (1980) (a short-lived rival of SNL).
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The spaceship that flies back to the homeworld of Remulak uses the same starfield effect as Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
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When Ronnie and Connie are "honing" you can hear a song playing in the background, which is "Soul To Squeeze" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In the music video, a conehead appears and Chris Farley can be seen driving a truck.
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Michelle Burke (Connie) is friends with Parker Posey (Stephanie) and Joey Lauren Adams (Christina). The three of them were also all friends in Dazed and Confused (1993).
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The complicated homemade photography apparatus Beldar uses at the end of the movie is built around a Polaroid Model 95 Land Camera. This was introduced in 1948 and was the first commercially available instant film camera.
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Scenes featuring Colleen Camp, Ellen Cleghorne, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Conan O'Brien were filmed but cut.
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When Jane Curtain is lying in the hotel bed laughing, the book she is reading is a Gideon's-placed Holy Bible.
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When Beldar turns on the communication device in his trailer to talk to the planet Remulak, you can hear a recording of President Richard Nixon saying his infamous quote "I'm not a crook." Dan Akyroyd often spoofed Nixon while on Saturday Night Live.
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This marked the feature film debut of Joey Lauren Adams.
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Laraine Newman played the part of Connie Conehead on Saturday Night Live (1975). In this movie, Connie is played by Michelle Burke. Newman appeared in the film as a Conehead aunt.
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Film debut of Ellen DeGeneres.
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Whip Hubley, who is credited only as "F-16 pilot," is better know to audiences as "Hollywood," one of the F-14 Tomcat pilots from Top Gun (1986).
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The opening scenes and music are loosely styled on the opening scenes and music from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).
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In the German version, the voice of the Highmaster is dubbed in a way to caricature the voice of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
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The fireworks scene at the football stadium was filmed on the football field of Paramus High School.
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When Beldar asks in the motel office, "Where can I obtain a helium grafting device operable at eight fathoms?," it is a reference to Prymat's frequent discouragements that he crashed their spaceship below water in the Jersey sound and is repairing the ship.
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Jan Hooks portrays "Gladys," a human infatuated with Beldar, an alien. Hooks portrayed "Vicki Dubcek," a woman infatuated with Harry Solomon, an alien, in 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996), which also featured Jane Curtin.
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The rare Saturday Night Live (1975)-themed film to feature past members (Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and Laraine Newman), then-current cast members (Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Farley) and even a future cast member (Michael McKean, who joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (1975) less than a year later.)
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The house number of the rancher that the family lived in was "793." The release date for the movie was July, 1993.
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Knarfling the Garthok is a bloodsport, and not very Conely.
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The issue of Cosmopolitan magazine that Jane Curtain is reading in bed is August 1992.
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Michelle Burke, Joey Lauren Adams, and Parker Posey appeared in Dazed and Confused (1993).
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The football game scene was filmed at Paramus High School, New Jersey. In the animated The Coneheads (1983), the couple is ordered to relocate to within twenty miles of the U.N. in New York City. Paramus is indeed well within twenty miles of the U.N.
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The movie's dialogue has the full names of Beldar and Prymaat as, "You will survey Underlord Beldar Corhon and Marlax Zanthstram from Frodoit-fuel Administration," although the script has it as, "Fuel Survey Underlord Beldar Florhone, and Marlax Zehemsto, from Protoid Fuel Administration."
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There are a few subtle decorations in the Coneheads home that are a nod to French culture.
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This movie is based on a skit from Saturday Night Live (1975). Jason Alexander and Michael Richards appeared on Seinfeld (1989) with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a former cast member of SNL.
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The house shown in the montage of Connie growing up is not a two story house until the end when Beldar is picking the newspaper up off of the porch.
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Ellen DeGeneres: Connie's diving coach.
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