>“Okay. Right now, I'd like to show you one of my favorite cartoons. It's a sad, depressing story about a pathetic coyote who spends every waking moment of his life in the futile pursuit of a sadistic roadrunner who MOCKS him and LAUGHS at him as he's repeatedly CRUSHED and MAIMED! Hope you'll ENJOY it!”


You're right, Bob. I'm sorry. What can I say? I-I'm a miserable worthless hunk of slime. Here, I want you to take this crowbar and... just bash my head right in! Go ahead. Really. Please! Just BASH it right in!


C'mon George, you know I couldn't do that. You still owe me $20.


"Oh no! What time is it!?" *arm crashes through wall* "7:30! Oh boy, I gotta go. I'll see ya later, Bob."


You know George, I was wondering like if you were going really fast, you know, like the speed of light like *makes speedy woosh sound* and all of a sudden you started screaming like ahhh ahhhhh Do you think that your brain would blow up?


WOAH Tommy found the marble in the oatmeal. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!?!?!?! WHO WANTS TO DRINK FROM THE FIREHOSE!!!???!!!


What? Don't you guys like Bonanza!? ** that entire sentence was in my keyboards auto-complete. I'm obviously doing something right.


Hey Bobbo, it’s your faaaavorite. A Twinkie Weiner Sandwich!!




What’s in the box! … a line delivered better in UHF than Seven could have hoped to achieve.




“A Twinkie-wiener sandwich!”


I need a drink


I thought you didn’t drink? Yeah, but I’ve been meaning to start.


Blueberry daiquiri, please.


These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!


I *still* reference and use Conan the Librarian. *Don't you KNOW the Dewey Decimal System??!!*


I more so use 'nothing says I love you like a spatula'


Spatula City!!








Where did you get that lovely spatula?


buy ten spatulas and get the eleventh for just one penny!


I like spatulas so much that I bought the company.


Come on kids, let’s go!


Every single time I’m cooking and need a spatula, I declare that we need to go to Spatula City


This movie is so quotable.. We also quote Ghandi II "No more mister passive-resistance!" "I'll have a steak, medium-rare!"


He's BACK! And this time, he's kicking ASS!


The medium rare line is like a tick I have every time I order a steak or hear someone order a steak or think about ordering steak.


I said that once a little too loudly in a library to my friend who was asking where the geology books were. The librarian, without even looking up said "Keep it down Conan"


This is a happy memory. If reincarnation is true, you get to come back as the dog of someone who loves their dogs and can afford the good life.


Today, we’re teaching poodles how to fly


Turtles are Mother Nature's suction cups!


Today, we see if poodles can fly. *bark, bark, bark* THUD. AWW man!


Why did you hire this guy?! I thought you hired him?


Badgers?!? We don't need no stinking badgers?!?!


“Fly, Fifi”


I'm a librarian myself and say this at least once a week.




Said it to my wife at the library only yesterday. After I took her to Spatula City because she lost on Wheel of Fish.


Let's see what's IN THE BOX!!! *NOTHING!!!* You get NOTHING! STUPID!


Thank you for reminding me to watch this clip again, I should probably show the kids the movie.


Can we discuss the greatness of Emo Phillips? Emo Phillips is great. Though maybe he should stay away from table saws


I recently saw Weird Al in concert and Emo Philips did an opening comedy set. I’d never seen him outside of UHF and I was blown away


Listen to his album E=MO^2. Truly bizarre, incredible standup. >I was born in Chicago. When i was two, my parents moved to Downer’s Grove, Illinois… >When i was ten, i found them.


Seconding this, I played it a million times in high school, and it’s hilarious. From the time he was on a morning radio show: “I’m chasing a squirrel around the backyard and brrrrrrp! it runs up a tree. Great, so now the car is totaled”


Or the rest of the bit: > It's a nice town, Downer's Grove. Of course, they had a blackout once. But then the police made him get back in his car and drive away... Somehow he got away with that. My personal favorite is the bit where he's talking about being alone in a bar: > This lady sits down next to me and I decide to take a chance. I say "Hey, hot mama, want to come back to my place?" She said "Why? Do you have cable?" I said "Oh, I think the ropes will be strong enough."


Yes!! All from the same album so good. Also now that song is in my head. Also >every year i would look forward to the first snow. And when those magical snowflakes fell i would run to the front door shouting“mommy, mommy it’s snowing! You have to let me in now


"Just call me mister *butter fingers*" is definitely something I say on a regular basis


Every Fathers day I always think about the scene where the son gives RJ Fletcher the rolex. Son: "Happy Fathers Day Dad!" -with a cocky smirk RJ: "I asked for a Rolex!" Love it when the co-worker comes in and RJ says take that ridiculous thing off and he rips his stache off instead of the cowboy hat with the racoon tail lol


* opens closet * **SUPPLIES!!!**


Soo stupid!


On Mother's day my family was playing the Stardew Valley board game and my Oma got to pull a random fish from the bag. She pulled a Red Snapper and my dad and I immediately did the entire red snapper scene from UHF crescendoing in a simultaneous "Stupid! You're so stupid!" at my Oma. Probably one of my new favorite family memories.


Hands down one of the best gags ever.




Another great one! Another one of my favorites is super easy to miss. I forget when is happens but it's a blind guy sitting on a park bench next to a homeless dude (the one who saves the day at the end). The blind dude is trying to solve a Rubik's cube. He makes one turn, holds it up. "Is this is?" Homeless guy, "Nope." and repeat. Never not funny.




Thanks mister!


I can still hear they way he says "got any change, mister?"


I haven't seen the movie but I might watch it now. That sounds like my kind of humor.


It's very dumb but loveable lol


Bars wide enough for just about anyone to walk through too.


Bars wide enough for just about anyone to walk through, and secured by a flip latch like you'd find on a backyard picket fence. So if you're too big to fit through, no worries! You can just reach through and unlatch the door.


Badgers? Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!


Today we are teaching poodles how to fly.


Did you know the turtle is natures suction cup?!


See? ^It ^sticks!


Where'd you find this guy? I thought you hired him...


::tosses poodle out window, splats:: "Awwww, man!"


That's okay, sometimes it takes them a few tries.


Sad story, the actor who played Raul here, Trinidad Silva, died during production after getting hit by a drunk driver. The film is dedicated to him in the credits. There was supposed to be an additional scene at the end with him being chased by poodles but they were unable to finish filming it. Al frequently tells a story that as a consequence of this, around the time of the films release he had a big money offer to appear in a beer commercial that he turned down as a result.


Weird Al doesn't strike me as a guy who would have done ads for alcohol


I can see the attraction, he was pretty fucked over with his record deal(s). He deserves rewards for all he does and alcohol advertising has nothing if not heaps of money. If it were possible to think better of him because he didn't, I would. But also I don't think I would think less of him if he had.


He stated on the "you made it weird" podcast that he was offered several million dollars to become a beer spokesperson. He turned it down because he felt that his primary audience was children, and he couldn't in good conscience promote alcohol. Amazing level of integrity.


His label has pushed him to start swearing in his songs many times, but he often refused citing it just doesn't work with his style of humor


I’m glad they didn’t. One of his greatest gags of all time in my opinion is in the Polka on the Bad Hair Day album when he covers Closer by NIN: I wanna *BOINK* you like an animal! I wanna feel you from the inside! I wanna *GONG* you like an animal! My whole existence is flawed!


Weird Al has also never drank alcohol from what I have heard over the years. I doubt that's changed. Edit: It may have been the case, but no longer valid.


So many don't know that's a take on a classic sequence from Treasure of the Sierra Madre. https://youtu.be/5hTtXfThAss


This whole time I thought it was just a reference to the scene in Blazing Saddles! I guess one of the joys of Mel Brooks movies is that the references become more numerous as I grow older/more educated.


TVTropes calls it "Parody Displacement", when people know the parody better than the thing it is spoofing. Weird Al's references are deep enough that I've always trusted that he and Mel were \*both\* spoofing Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but I know I for one saw the source movie years after I saw Blazing Saddles.


My father and I are two of the 3-dozen people who actually saw this in a theater


I am one


It's too bad he didn't make any more movies after this. UHF is criminally underrated by anyone who isn't a Weird AL fan


It was kind of a doomed project. It was testing super well in audience testing, but they ended up releasing it the same weekend as Batman, which didn't help its visibility. The guy who played Raul died during production. I had the DVD with special features and audio commentary, and it really sounds like that project temporarily shattered Weird Al's entire soul.


Not just Batman... that was one of the biggest box-office weekends of all time! A quick list of some of the films they were competing against on their opening weekend: Batman, Lethal Weapon 2, When Harry Met Sally, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, License to Kill, Dead Poets Society, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Ghostbusters II, Weekend at Bernie's, and The Karate Kid part III If all those movies came out in the same _year_ now it'd be considered a golden renaissance for Hollywood, but UHF had to compete with all of them in its opening _weekend_.


Haha holy shit I never knew it was that bad.


Weird Al talks about it during the DVD commentary. It's probably one of the best commentary tracks I have ever seen produced. Most of his co-stars show up to talk about their roles. The deleted scenes are also pretty good including one UHF promo that hasn't aged well at all and it cuts to Weird Al in 2002 when he filmed the commentary talking about how some things are timeless and age well, cuts to the promo and back to weird al quickly moving on.


Al had the last laugh, though. He got to sing “Orion is bankrupt” over the Orion Studios sequence.


I can still hear that one... Orion, Orion... Is bankrupt, now...


It’s a fun commentary. At one point they start calling actors on the phone, during the commentary, to catch up. It ends with Al reading bad reviews of the movie during the credits.


That sounds like a Rifftrax more than a commentary. I gotta check this out.


It’s actually very informative too


> That sounds like a Rifftrax more than a commentary In case you didn't already know, Weird Al guest riffs on Jurassic Park.


Gandhi II?


Its this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6PHR62K-IU&t=208s


Jesus imagine having no idea that 8 classics would be ~~released~~ in theaters the same weekend as your quirky eccentric movie you had to film in Oklahoma to keep it cheap. They were doomed. Edit: changed from “released” to “in theaters” in response to…a large amount of similar replies. The irony is the fact that many of them were already out and had good word of mouth by then arguably made it *worse* for UHF, not better.


>I had the DVD with special features and audio commentary, and it really sounds like that project temporarily shattered Weird Al's entire soul. My favorite part was during the ending credits when he read a bunch of terrible reviews the movie got. It was funny but it also did seem like it hurt his feelings.


The whole energy of the DVD is a mix of gratitude that people are finally embracing the genius of the movie, disbelief that it became a cult classic and a feeling that making that movie is the worst thing that ever happened to him.


I hope in hindsight that Al sees it as the cherished cult classic that it truly is.


He's back at producing a movie, so the trauma only took about 30 years to process!


At a recent show he said his new movie is starring Daniel Radcliffe "who was born 2 days after my last movie came out"


UHF is in the top 5 movies of all time for me, but I get it. Making movies is a huge pain in the ass and UHF didn't get the love it deserved for years and only then due to many cable repeats.


I feel his time was well spent in music instead.


Are you aware of the Weird Al "biopic" that's releasing soon? It's the closest we'll get


Yes I am. So excited!


There’s a movie he did that predates this called “The Compleat Al” that you should check out


The first time I saw this I felt like I was going to die from laughing so hard. Best comedy movie ever.


Conan the Librarian made my friend laugh so much that I became worried about his breathing. :D The DVD commentary is a blast; Al gets up and eats something, calls the guys who were on the movie etc etc.


He;s back. And this time, he's mad. #[GHANDI II](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ega5Rcct2s)


You pick the box, you get nothing! You soooo stupid!


Absolutely nothing!


You soooooo stupid!!!!


Oohhh, red snappa!


Very tasty!


I will forever hear this in my head whenever I read “red snapper” on a menu.




Sure, it’s not directly relevant since there are few random UHF channels anymore nor even public access TV, but there’s still all that dreck on YouTube. If Weird Al wanted to make UHF now, he would probably make it about a YouTube channel or streaming service.


We have to get a million subscribers or the evil rich guy will shut down the avocado toast cafe!


He can just start a reaction channel and put First Time Hearing in every video title like that’s not already the point of a reaction channel.


A new start-up streaming service would be a perfect premise for this.


I put on UHF about two weeks ago. I figured my girls, 9 and 14, would have no interest in it. They absolutely loved it. It makes me happy knowing they got a kick out of it the same way I did (still do!). My wife on the other hand, not a fan. She's an air conditioner.


You get to drink from THE FIRE HOSE! You idiot! I wanted a ROLEX! Lesbian Nazi hookers abducted by UFOs and forced into weight loss programs... all next week on Town Talk.


I wish I had more opportunities to drop "WHO WANTS TO DRINK FROM THE FIRE HOSE?" in casual conversation, because it's my favorite line from that movie.


When I did Twitch streaming with my husband, our subscription alert was a clip of the firehose scene. A shocking amount of folks would come in to check out our stream, the choose to stay and become regulars *because of that clip*. Just knowing about the movie bonds people instantly, it’s wacky.


I’m sure you meant to say, it’s *weird*.


"AND TAKE THAT RIDICULOUS THING OFF!" *Peels off moustache, leaving on the extravagant cowboy hat*


Love that part. Upvote!


He blows the lid off Satanism. "Look, all I'm saying is that-" "Oh shut up you pinhead. You make me SICK!"


The best part of that gag is Satan dressed up in the red devil costume casually sitting there in a local talk show.


Timmy found the marble in the oatmeal!


So good it makes you wish he made more movies tbh


If it hadn’t flopped I’m sure he would have


I still quote this movie all the time “Red snapper!!!! Very tasty!” “I’m thinking of something orange”


"Something bluuuuu-uuuue"


Give up?!? #IT'S AN ORANGE!!!


“Lesbian Nazi Hookers, abducted by aliens and forced into weight loss programs!”


Celebrity Mud Wrestling with this weeks guest star, Mikael Gorbachev!


Just cal me Mr. Butterfingers. I think it’s on the floor somewhere.


"Oh boy is my face red!" That line hit me like a brick 10 years after I saw the movie.


My 12 year old walked in on this part as I was watching it trying to get my 2 year old to sleep for the night. 10 minutes later she was bouncing on the edge of her seat and saying 'This is my favorite movie now' Then a few nights later she made her 10 year old sister watch it with her. I had to explain so so many of the references, but they just loved it for what it was.


I quote that whenever I drop anything. No one ever gets the reference.


I read that Emo Philips is touring with Weird Al this summer!


This is a pretty good mop. It’s not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop.




Only a mop? Only a mop?! You don’t understand! That mop was given to me for my birthday when I was 8 years old! We’ve never been apart!


Life is like a mop. Sometimes life gets full of dirt and crud and hairballs and things and you gotta clean it out. You gotta stick it in here and rinse it off and start all over again. And sometimes life sticks to the floor so much that a mop, a mop, it's not good enough. You gotta get down there with like a toothbrush, you know, and you gotta really scrub 'cause you gotta get it off. But if that doesn't work, you can't give up. You gotta stand right up. You gotta run to a window and say, "These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it any more!"


I saw UHF in the theater when it first released. I was 12. When Seinfeld came to prominence shortly after I was amazed to learn that Michael Richards wasn't a special needs person.


If I'm being honest, I'm still not certain.


My friend, George, he gave me this mop


>Who knew that Weird Al's timeless sense of humor translated into a 1989 feature film called UHF? Uh... lots of people.


Probably one of the more famous bits of trivia about the film is that it tested EXTREMELY well with audiences so Orion threw a ton of money into marketing it before it was buried by one of the biggest blockbuster summers in history.


They stupidly moved the release date from winter to summer. If it had come out later in the year, it may not have flopped.


At least you can take that faith in UHF being a summer blockbuster as a compliment.


Weird Al talks about this during the DVD commentary. Mentions that the studio was psyched about how test audiences responded. Mentioned that Orion saw this is as the possible movie that brings them out of a troubled financial situation which during the 80's a lot of studios were just one flop away from bankruptcy. He mentions being greeted at the studio with strawberries and I believe his own parking spot and how everyone was really nice to him and basically treated him as royalty. Then after opening weekend he comes into the studio and his parking space is gone, no strawberries and everyone kind of gave him the cold shoulder.


for those curious, the 1989 Summer releases included: Batman, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Lethal Weapon 2, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Ghost Busters II, Dead Poets Society, When Harry Met Sally, Pet Sematary, Weekend at Bernies, Peter Pan (as a re-release), Road House, Do the Right Thing. Some others, but idk if they're as popular


Don't forget Who Framed Roger Rabbit.


Oh man, I didn’t see that on the list but I love that movie. This would have been a tough summer as a kid with a limited budget lol


I feel old saying this, but I went to every single one of those at the theater. You paid for one and snuck into the next 1-2 while trying not to get caught. Also there used to be half-price matinees if you went to the “cheap” mall theater during the middle of the day when the movie had already been out for a month *Edit: I was five, and my older babysitters would get like $10 and somehow figure out how to stretch it to include 3 movies, popcorn and sodas*


In case anyone is wondering Peter Pan was the re-release of the original Disney movie in theaters which was very very rare. Then Little Mermaid came out (but that was in November).


[Here's the week UHF came out](https://i.imgur.com/RiaNit2.jpg), from box office mojo. Ouch.


I mean honestly though, look at what came out that year: 1. Batman - Jun 23 2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - May 24 3. Lethal Weapon 2 - Jul 7 4. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids - Jun 23 I love me some UHF, but that's some pretty stiff box office competition.


Spatula City all day everyday.


“I love Spatulas so much, I bought the company!”


My mom is the lady that says, "Honey, where's the spatula?". This was shot in Tulsa OK.


It must've been rough growing up in such a shadow


I will never reach such heights


As a fellow Okie, this is the kind of local reference I was looking for in this thread.


Fucking epic. My Dad and I used to watch that movie every week for *years.*


My GF gave me a spatula as a gift one year and it killed me that she had never seen UHF. I guess she was just giving it to say "I love you" rather than making a reference to the movie.


Nothing says “I love you” more then a spatula


I went to al pre-release screening of this as a child (Thanks Mom!). Two things: 1. They handed out spatulas to everyone before the movie started. 2. During the beginning of the movie, the film melted in the projector, which, at first, everyone thought was part of the presentation, because that's just the kind of thing that UHF/Weird Al would do. Nah, the projector ate a minute or two of the film, and we had to wait an hour while they taped it back together and re-spooled the platter. To this day, every time I watch UHF, a part of my memory expects the film to melt when the boulder is chasing Weird Al. I fucking love UHF.


What time is it?! *hand with wristwatch punches through wall* Seven-thirty!?




This movie will never be not funny


It’s obviously loaded with 80s references but there’s definitely humor to it beyond that. Excellent cast too.


I still crack up at the blind guy with the Rubik’s cube. “Is this it?” “Nope.” “Is this it?” “Nope.” 😂 That is comedy gold.


I saw this with my friends in the neighborhood when I was 11. Our poor parents. We quoted it for the rest of our childhood probably. And, then, one day, one of us made our last UHF reference. We picked up our baseball cards and all went our separate ways.


"You get to drink... from the FIRE HOSE!" "Spatula City! We sell spatulas... and that's all!" So many good gags and throwaway lines.


-“I’m gonna club this baby seal to make a better deal!” -“…and take that ridiculous thing off!” Dude with stupid cowboy hat tears off his fake mustache in shame -The 5 second cameo of the Kipper Kids was mind boggling Too many hilarious moments to list, great film Love this movie


I have a UHF movie poster signed by Al. Got it at one of his concerts, he said he was cleaning out his garage and had a bunch of stuff left over the poster was one of those things. Now it's hanging on my wall.


[Uh oh, Bobbo’s been eating, yappy’s dog treats.your dog will love that real liver and tuna taste, with just a hint of cheese.](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt73k1IYKj0)


“This is my new mop. George, my friend, he gave me this mop. This is a pretty good mop. It's not as good as my first mop. I miss my first mop, but this is still a good mop. Sometimes, you just hafta take what life gives ya, 'cause life is like a mop and sometimes life gets full of dirt and crud and bugs and hairballs and stuff... you, you, you gotta clean it out. You, you, you gotta put it in here and rinse it off and start all over again and, and sometimes, sometimes life sticks to the floor so bad you know a mop, a mop, it's not good enough, it's not good enough. You, you gotta get down there, like, with a toothbrush, you know, and you gotta, you gotta really scrub 'cause you gotta get it off. You gotta really try to get it off. But if that doesn't work, that doesn't work, you can't give up. You gotta, you gotta stand right up. You, you gotta run to a window and say, "Hey! These floors are dirty as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"




Stupid! You're so STUPID!


Gandhi TWO


He is one man wrecking crew.


But he also knows how to party!


"Gimmie a steak, medium rare."


I saw this in the theater. Last movie I saw with my dad just the two of us before moving out. Gandhi 2 - I want my steak medium rare


“What do you think RJ Fletcher Sr would be saying if he were alive today?”


help help, let me out of this box!


That bit has stuck with me forever as probably the hardest I’ve laughed at a movie.


Look up, look down, now look at mr. Frying pan. Then that sad-ass "honk" after


Still too scared to try a Twinkie Weiner sandwich


Can you BELIEVE this? Uhhh Would you LOOK AT THAT? Just call me…Mr Butterfingers…




As a Kid I used to repeat a line from the movie I didn’t fully understand that would crack my dad up so of course I would say it constantly. “Lesbian Nazi hookers, abducted by UFOs and forced into weight loss programs all this week, on Town Talk.”


Hey, wait a minute! You guys aren't from the pizza place!


This is good watermelon. Tastes like poop