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(Battle Creek Enquirer)   The Battle Creek Bombers "invent" the Twinkie Dog and officially make its national television debut, only one small issue.. this was invented in 1989 by "Weird Al" Yankovic   (battlecreekenquirer.com) divider line 119
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2013-03-09 07:56:59 PM

albert71292: wildcardjack: Ummm.... Where are they getting a supply of Twinkies?

Maybe they are using Little Debbie Cloud Cakes instead. Pretty much the same thing.


I have found that the Cloud Cakes are actually better than Twinkies.
 
2013-03-09 07:57:47 PM

yadumey: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:Bathia_Mapes: *UHF is better than Roadhouse

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA.

Let's not go saying things about Road House that we can't take back.

I'll say it. UHF was better than Road House.


UHF is the second best film of all time.

The best is The Unknown (1929).
 
2013-03-09 07:58:34 PM

enderthexenocide: true story:  uhf was the very first movie i ever bought on dvd, because i was so excited to watch it with the commentary by weird al.  i love that movie.


So was Al messing with us, or does he remember every single trivial little detail he shares with us in that commentary?
 
2013-03-09 07:59:00 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, WHOA.

Let's not go saying things about Road House that we can't take back.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-09 07:59:15 PM

dopekitty74: Mrbogey: I watched UHF with my wife earlier this year since she'd never seen it.

She wondered how come it wasn't a classic. I explained to her how 1989 was a stellar year for movies and it got crowded out.

Truly a movie that was overlooked by far too many.

"Take that ridiculous thing off!"

I dragged my family to it when we were on vacation, my little sister was traumatized when the guy got his finger sawed off. (was that emo phillips?)


Yes, that was Emo Phillips. "Just call me Mr. Butterfingers. Is my face red."
 
2013-03-09 08:03:38 PM

Mrbogey: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: skylabdown: Roadhouse and UHF came out only a few weeks apart. 1989 was a year of movie gold.

Mrbogey: I explained to her how 1989 was a stellar year for movies and it got crowded out.

Damn straight.

(And let's not forget Turner and Hooch!!!)

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?page=2&view=releasedate&view2 =d omestic&yr=1989&sort=open&p=.htm

The year was pretty solid for films. The Abyss and Parenthood came right after along with Friday the 13th 8 and Nightmare on Elm Street 5. Before that it was When Harry Met Sally, License to Kill, Weekend at Bernies, Batman, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Ghostbusters 2.

Movies released earlier that year that continued through the Summer included Roadhouse, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dead Poets Society, and Star Trek 5.

There just wasn't any room at the show for cult films.


now now, you cant MAKE a cult movie, a cult movie just.. becomes..

Road house is a horrible movie.. but it's cultish because it was shown over and over and over and over on basic cable and became the darling of Rednecks everywhere. And I really think it's only caught traction in the last few years because of the god awfulness repetive showing, and redneck street cred that people claim to like it.. Ironically.

UHF was not designed to be a cult movie, you just can't do that anyways, the whole thing is just a barely budget summer lark. just another forgetable summer film before the really prolific days or a million cable channels and made for VHS/DVD release movies.

It made it big because it has an excellent cast of Hollywood weirdo's of the time frame. doing what they wanted to do, all under the Weird Al brand of manic weirdness 
with out that cast, or that headliner, there is nothing special about the movie. but with? gold.
 
2013-03-09 08:05:09 PM

Kyosuke: enderthexenocide: true story:  uhf was the very first movie i ever bought on dvd, because i was so excited to watch it with the commentary by weird al.  i love that movie.

So was Al messing with us, or does he remember every single trivial little detail he shares with us in that commentary?


He probably had it all written down in front of him, but played it so naturally, I'd like to think his memory is just that good.
 
2013-03-09 08:06:29 PM
files.g4tv.com
 
2013-03-09 08:11:29 PM

Not_The_Target_Market: [www.bunnweb.org image 245x360]

...took me years to get that reference. Al was a genius.


Philo Farnsworth?
 
2013-03-09 08:11:48 PM
Yes, Al's DVD commentary is probably better than any other in my short recollection. Either Al uses copious notes or he's got a great memory.

The guest appearances are pretty hilarious too. They must have been pre-recorded... or were they?
 
2013-03-09 08:14:11 PM

wildcardjack: Ummm.... Where are they getting a supply of Twinkies?


Twinkies were bought by Flowers Baking Co. They should be back in most stores in the next few months.
 
2013-03-09 08:16:00 PM

Tom_Slick: 24.media.tumblr.com


You see this guy?

*tears up*

This guy GETS it.


RastaKins: Yes, Al's DVD commentary is probably better than any other in my short recollection. Either Al uses copious notes or he's got a great memory.


It was a great commentary, aye!

The ones for the Evil Dead movies are great as well (mostly because Sam Raimi is still torturing the hell out of Bruce Campbell), and the one for the Coen Brothers' Blood Simple is gut-bustingly funny, thanks to the fake film scholar who's tossing out blatantly untrue facts about the making of the film.


Cerebral Knievel: Road house is a horrible movie.. but it's cultish because it was shown over and over and over and over on basic cable and became the darling of Rednecks everywhere. And I really think it's only caught traction in the last few years because of the god awfulness repetive showing, and redneck street cred that people claim to like it.. Ironically.


...

...

...

...

... I want you to think about what you just said and how sad you just made me.
 
2013-03-09 08:20:55 PM

Mrbogey: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: skylabdown: Roadhouse and UHF came out only a few weeks apart. 1989 was a year of movie gold.

Mrbogey: I explained to her how 1989 was a stellar year for movies and it got crowded out.

Damn straight.

(And let's not forget Turner and Hooch!!!)

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?page=2&view=releasedate&view2 =d omestic&yr=1989&sort=open&p=.htm

The year was pretty solid for films. The Abyss and Parenthood came right after along with Friday the 13th 8 and Nightmare on Elm Street 5. Before that it was When Harry Met Sally, License to Kill, Weekend at Bernies, Batman, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Ghostbusters 2.

Movies released earlier that year that continued through the Summer included Roadhouse, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dead Poets Society, and Star Trek 5.

There just wasn't any room at the show for cult films.

Don't forget the Burbs, a very underrated Tom Hanks movie.
 
2013-03-09 08:23:15 PM

bmr68: Twinkies were bought by Flowers Baking Co.


Actually Flowers bought everything but the Snack Cakes, the bankruptcy court has not auctioned that asset yet as it is the most valuable.

/Brother is a Flowers bakery manager trainer he will have to go to some of the 20 hostess bakeries to train management.
 
2013-03-09 08:24:13 PM

tjsands1118: Don't forget the Burbs, a very underrated Tom Hanks movie.


Yea but it was early in the year and went to Showtime pretty fast. I remember watching the hell out of it during Showtime's free preview week sometime in late 1989 early 1990. It had to be out of theatres by the time UHF hit.
 
2013-03-09 08:26:15 PM

A Terrible Human: Ketchup on a hotdog? Bleh


Can't be worse than mustard on a Twinkie.
 
2013-03-09 08:26:47 PM

albert71292: wildcardjack: Ummm.... Where are they getting a supply of Twinkies?

Maybe they are using Little Debbie Cloud Cakes instead. Pretty much the same thing.


That's like saying that Cheez-Its are pretty much the same as Cheese Nips.

cdn.buzznet.com
 
2013-03-09 08:28:31 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener:
... I want you to think about what you just said and how sad you just made me.

what the hell? are you my ex wife?


jeez...


got a rise out of TMLO, so jazzed!
 
2013-03-09 08:29:17 PM
A hot dog in a twinkie... I've dropped better ideas in a toilet.
 
2013-03-09 08:30:45 PM

tjsands1118: Mrbogey: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: skylabdown: Roadhouse and UHF came out only a few weeks apart. 1989 was a year of movie gold.

Mrbogey: I explained to her how 1989 was a stellar year for movies and it got crowded out.

Damn straight.

(And let's not forget Turner and Hooch!!!)

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?page=2&view=releasedate&view2 =d omestic&yr=1989&sort=open&p=.htm

The year was pretty solid for films. The Abyss and Parenthood came right after along with Friday the 13th 8 and Nightmare on Elm Street 5. Before that it was When Harry Met Sally, License to Kill, Weekend at Bernies, Batman, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Ghostbusters 2.

Movies released earlier that year that continued through the Summer included Roadhouse, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Dead Poets Society, and Star Trek 5.

There just wasn't any room at the show for cult films.
Don't forget the Burbs, a very underrated Tom Hanks movie.


I loved the Burbs! DAMMIT NETFLIX I BET YOU WON'T HAVE IT STREAMING!!!!
 
2013-03-09 08:33:56 PM

tjsands1118: Don't forget the Burbs, a very underrated Tom Hanks movie.


Wait, that came out the same year as Turner and Hooch?

Tom Hanks *IS* a renaissance man!


Cerebral Knievel: what the hell? are you my ex wife?

jeez...

got a rise out of TMLO, so jazzed!


*snert*

I believe that counts as a Fark.com merit badge. :P


Via Infinito: I loved the Burbs! DAMMIT NETFLIX I BET YOU WON'T HAVE IT STREAMING!!!!


It's soooooooooooooooo damn good.

"Here ya go, sonny.  Little somethin' for the ol' sweet tooth!"
 
2013-03-09 08:35:26 PM
They are probably using Canadian Twinkies. The rights are owned by Saputo up here so there was no interruption in production. I wouldn't be supplies if some are being imported to border states. I have to go watch UHF again now.
 
2013-03-09 08:37:57 PM

Optimal_Illusion: Kyosuke: enderthexenocide: true story:  uhf was the very first movie i ever bought on dvd, because i was so excited to watch it with the commentary by weird al.  i love that movie.

So was Al messing with us, or does he remember every single trivial little detail he shares with us in that commentary?

He probably had it all written down in front of him, but played it so naturally, I'd like to think his memory is just that good.


He only made the one movie so I wouldn't be surprised if he really does remember everything that clearly. It's not like he's looking back over 30 films in twenty five years as will happen with much busier film-types.
 
2013-03-09 08:40:45 PM
When is Criterion going to add this film to the collection?
 
2013-03-09 08:42:36 PM

Tom_Slick: bmr68: Twinkies were bought by Flowers Baking Co.

Actually Flowers bought everything but the Snack Cakes, the bankruptcy court has not auctioned that asset yet as it is the most valuable.

/Brother is a Flowers bakery manager trainer he will have to go to some of the 20 hostess bakeries to train management.


 I thought Flowers won everything. Bimbo won Hostess and Beefsteak bread in the liquidation auction.
 
2013-03-09 08:48:54 PM

bmr68: I thought Flowers won everything. Bimbo won Hostess and Beefsteak bread in the liquidation auction.


No, Flowers paid $360 million for everything but the snack cakes and Beefsteak brands, snack cakes go to auction next week and are expected  bring over $400 million.  The final bids are due in on Monday for those with the winner being announced on Wednesday.
 
2013-03-09 08:50:22 PM

natmar_76: A hot dog in a twinkie... I've dropped better ideas in a toilet.


I'm reading this thread on the john so I'm really getting a kick...
 
2013-03-09 08:51:24 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It's soooooooooooooooo damn good.

"Here ya go, sonny.  Little somethin' for the ol' sweet tooth!"


I was right. Netflix doesn't have it streaming. Not on iTunes either. So much for my instant gratification.
 
2013-03-09 08:54:41 PM

Via Infinito: I was right. Netflix doesn't have it streaming. Not on iTunes either. So much for my instant gratification.


Somebody had it on streaming or VOD earlier this year because I remember watching it.
 
2013-03-09 08:57:35 PM

Mrbogey: I watched UHF with my wife earlier this year since she'd never seen it.

She wondered how come it wasn't a classic. I explained to her how 1989 was a stellar year for movies and it got crowded out.

Truly a movie that was overlooked by far too many.

"Take that ridiculous thing off!"


What are you talking about? UHF is a classic.
 
2013-03-09 08:58:36 PM

vodka: Hector Remarkable: This bodes well for my Sno Ball hamburgers.

Ugh, Sno Ball's.  Coconut is disgusting.  It's not the flavour, it's the texture.


Last one I had (also the first one I had), I swear one bite and the image of nuzzling a fat black man's balls popped into my head. I threw it away and had a beer instead.

/They were chocolate. Allegedly. It wasn't a racist thing.
 
2013-03-09 08:59:07 PM
I was just thinking of making a batch of twinkie weiner sandwiches for a bachelor party I have to go to in June.  My only concern is locating the twinkies.
 
2013-03-09 09:00:47 PM

bssrf4: I was just thinking of making a batch of twinkie weiner sandwiches for a bachelor party I have to go to in June.  My only concern is locating the twinkies.


Isn't that the sort of thing usually made for bachelorette parties?
 
2013-03-09 09:01:12 PM

bssrf4: My only concern is locating the twinkies.


See my earlier post, Somebody will pay $400 million next week for the privilege of making Twinkies, they will be on shelves very quickly, June shouldn't be a problem.
 
2013-03-09 09:04:40 PM

Via Infinito: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: It's soooooooooooooooo damn good.

"Here ya go, sonny.  Little somethin' for the ol' sweet tooth!"

I was right. Netflix doesn't have it streaming. Not on iTunes either. So much for my instant gratification.


It's on Netflix in Canada. If you can find a Canadian proxy, you can stream it. Socialist Canukistan, we have Twinkies and UHF!
 
2013-03-09 09:07:12 PM
Apple to apply for a patent in 5,4,3.............
 
2013-03-09 09:09:53 PM

Optimal_Illusion: Kyosuke: enderthexenocide: true story:  uhf was the very first movie i ever bought on dvd, because i was so excited to watch it with the commentary by weird al.  i love that movie.

So was Al messing with us, or does he remember every single trivial little detail he shares with us in that commentary?

He probably had it all written down in front of him, but played it so naturally, I'd like to think his memory is just that good.


my favorite part is when he randomly asks jay levey (the director and al's longtime manager) if he has anything to add, and there is a long pause before jay replies "not really, i think you've pretty much covered everything".  i like to imagine that jay levey actually sat there in silence the entire time, i think he only speaks about three times during the whole commentary.
 
2013-03-09 09:35:37 PM
Wait a minute, weird Al's parents are dead? When did that happen?
 
2013-03-09 09:42:46 PM
I went to see UHF as a first-run at a drive-in. With my then girlfriend. Who did not want to watch the movie, if you know what I'm sayin. Sadly, I've still only seen about 30 seconds of that film.

/But it was worth it.
//So, so worth it.
///I miss that girl.
////Don't tell my wife.
 
2013-03-09 09:52:26 PM

Kyosuke: dopekitty74: I dragged my family to it when we were on vacation, my little sister was traumatized when the guy got his finger sawed off. (was that emo phillips?)

Yes it was: How to operate a table saw.


I saw him on a standup show a few yrs ago, he looks so different now, still the same comedy style though. That is one weird dude.
 
2013-03-09 09:56:01 PM

Dj Orange Threat: There are still shelves of twinkies in grocery stores here in canada.


That's because up here the company Saputo owns the rights to the Twinkie.
 
2013-03-09 09:56:16 PM
Ah, a Weird Al thread.  What a wonderful ending to a great day.  Smiling from ear to ear and definitely going to watch UHF tomorrow.

"It's a sad, pathetic tale of a pitiful coyote who spends every waking moment in the useless pursuit of sadistic roadrunner who constantly mocks him and laughs at him, while he's repeatedly crushed and maimed!  Hope you enjoy it!"
 
2013-03-09 09:58:22 PM

dypchit: Wait a minute, weird Al's parents are dead? When did that happen?


2004 - it was rather tragic too; the flue to their fireplace was closed and they died of carbon monoxide poisoning. He was on tour at the time (or at least had a show that night, which he went on to do, but cancelled the meet and greet after).
 
2013-03-09 09:59:24 PM

albert71292: wildcardjack: Ummm.... Where are they getting a supply of Twinkies?

Maybe they are using Little Debbie Cloud Cakes instead. Pretty much the same thing.


They're Twonkies.
 
2013-03-09 10:00:23 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: UHF thread?

UHF thread.

Subby... you get to drink from... THE FIRE HOSE!!!


Sex with furniture; what do you think?
 
2013-03-09 10:02:59 PM

RastaKins: Yes, Al's DVD commentary is probably better than any other in my short recollection. Either Al uses copious notes or he's got a great memory.

The guest appearances are pretty hilarious too. They must have been pre-recorded... or were they?


I know this discussion is now dead, but damn would I love to get my hands on that DVD!
 
2013-03-09 10:07:31 PM

dypchit: Wait a minute, weird Al's parents are dead? When did that happen?


I had to look up the date, but it was April 2004.  It was one of the stories that got me worried about CO poisoning.  A real common problem when you have to close your house up for months during the winter.  My son recently discovered a hidden extra on a CD I had for a while that could only be accessed by computer.  It had Al's parents on it, and I could only think of them being gone now.

On a twinkie note: the brand name slips my mind, but I have seen the snack cake back on the shelf by a bakery from Canada.  They also copy Little Debbie's cakes.  Pricier than the original twinkies, but people are buying them up.  Kind like the new coke/classic coke affect, take something away and people will demand it more when it returns.
 
2013-03-09 10:08:58 PM

max_pooper: natmar_76: A hot dog in a twinkie... I've dropped better ideas in a toilet.

I'm reading this thread on the john so I'm really getting a kick...


*snert
/your user name + that statement= comedy gold
 
2013-03-09 10:09:56 PM

silverjets: Dj Orange Threat: There are still shelves of twinkies in grocery stores here in canada.

That's because up here the company Saputo owns the rights to the Twinkie.


Good to know thanks!
 
2013-03-09 10:14:03 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: dypchit: Wait a minute, weird Al's parents are dead? When did that happen?

2004 - it was rather tragic too; the flue to their fireplace was closed and they died of carbon monoxide poisoning. He was on tour at the time (or at least had a show that night, which he went on to do, but cancelled the meet and greet after).


Yeah, that was the show I went to, actually. Didn't know what happened until a few days after, just thought 'Wow, his talking voice is deeper than his singing voice.' Still not sure if it was deeper cause of what happened or what.
 
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