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UHF is the film debut of comedy rock satirist Weird Al Yankovic, who also co-wrote the screenplay. George Newman (Yankovic) and his friend Bob (David Bowe from The Cable Guy) are fired from their jobs at Burger World. So George decides to take over Channel 62, a failing local TV station that his uncle Harvey (Stanley Brock) won in a poker game. George turns it around into an overnight success after letting the janitor, Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richards from Seinfeld), host a kid's show. George then fills the broadcast day with bizarre programming, bringing the ratings up and saving the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Weird Al's film hasn't aged a bit..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Forgettable Weird Al starrer...enUHF, please!"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"If the idea of a Weird Al movie is anathema to you, just don't bother reading anything I write, ever."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"UHF is about as good as it gets when it comes to silly comedies."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Literally everything but the kitchen sink, and while it doesn't always hit the sweetest notes of inspiration, it maintains a lovable spiritedness and offers the odd gut-buster. And dumb guy humor. UHF has some of the best dumb guy humor around."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
""Today, we're teaching poodles how to fly!" Michael Richards is hilarious."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"Weird Al again proves himself the king of skit, spoof and everything in between"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"If the plot structure of UHF leaves something to be desired, that's okay because we're offered a mostly hilarious series of Saturday Night Live-style television parodies."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"I liked it even after all those years"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Watchably amusing, nothing more."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Scattershot satire"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Still packs the laughs!"
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
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