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A lot of TV stations have forgotten what qualitymeans. But not Channel 62. They NEVER knew what it meant.
In the cult classic UHF, Weird Al Yankovic is George Newman, a daydreamer who becomes the manager of a small TV station that's losing money as quickly as its losing viewers. Before long hes programming shows like Stanley Spadowskis Clubhouse, Wheel Of Fish and Rauls Wild Kingdom. But can Channel 62s new popularity save it from sinister forces? To find out... dont touch that dial!
Starring Weird Al Yankovic, Michael Richards (Seinfeld), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), Fran Drescher (The Nanny), Gedde Watanabe (Sixteen Candles), Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live) and more!
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It has Weird Al and Michael Richards from the 80s - that should set the stage enough to know it's going to be goofy. So as long as you aren't expecting Shakespeare, you might like this. There are parodies of movies like Rambo and comedy bits throughout the movie. Michael Richards is pretty funny as Stanley Spadowski the Janitor. I enjoyed this movie. I hope you will too.
In all honesty, this movie was way before it's time. These days I see all sorts of movies taking much the same approach years later such as, "Not Another Teen Movie", "Epic Movie", or "Scary Movie". This was made in the late eighties, and I somehow doubt the world was quite ready for it when it came out. If you don't like Weird Al, and you don't like the above mentioned movies, this movie is not likely to be your cup of tea. If you do like Weird Al, then this is an essential part of his history.
Don't forget your Twinkie Wiener Sandwich.
So for the record, I have a trinity of favorite comedies, and UHF is one of them, alongside Monty Python's Holy Grail and The Princess Bride.