Random Trivia For This Title:
- 'Weird Al' Yankovic'Weird Al' Yankovic offered Crispin GloverCrispin Glover the role of Philo.
- After loads of positive feedback from test screenings, Orion Pictures concluded UHF was their sure-fire summer blockbuster. Unfortunately, the film was released during the summer of 1989...against huge films like Lethal Weapon 2, Batman and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. UHF was subsequently crushed at the box office.
- Michael RichardsMichael Richards improvised two scenes: where he tells the kids about his dream of being a bird; and the Corn Flakes commercial where he finds a toy man.
- Philo is named after [?] Philo T. Farnsworth, one of several inventors of television.
- Barry 'Dr. Demento' HansenBarry 'Dr. Demento' Hansen is the man eating whipped cream during the Channel 62 promo.
- The film is dedicated to Trinidad SilvaTrinidad Silva, who was killed by a drunk driver midway through production. Had he survived, the film would've explored/developed the character of 'Raul' a little better. Such as the fact that he was a postal worker/carrier, and would've shown a very funny scene involving the revenge of the flying-poodle 'Fifi,' who was un-mercifully thrown out of a 2-story-high window.
- Although the character of "Stanley Spadowski" was written with Michael RichardsMichael Richards in mind, Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd was also considered.
- The role of Philo was originally written for Joel HodgsonJoel Hodgson, a friend of 'Weird Al' Yankovic'Weird Al' Yankovic's, and one of the minds behind Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- In one scene, George and Bob discuss TV lineups. One of the shows mentioned is [Volcano Worshippers Hour]. In high school, 'Weird Al' Yankovic'Weird Al' Yankovic started a "Volcano Worshippers" club just to get in the yearbook.