Shawn's Top 30 Films - #29: UHF

You ever watch a VHS tape so much that you eventually ruin it? Because I sure have! Back when I first discovered Weird Al’s UHF I would rent it damn near every week until we finally found a copy at a local flea market. I watched that shit daily (I was like 8 or 9, gimme a break), then weekly, then probably annually. I’ve probably seen this movie start to finish more than any other and it is still great. The only reason it’s this low on the list is that adult me doesn’t love it quite as much as child me, as now I can see not all the jokes work. But the ones that do, oh man.

Seriously there are so many memorable bits in this movie. Conan the Librarian, Wheel of Fish, Raoul’s Wild Kingdom, the fire hose, and the list literally just keeps right on going. It’s the shining example of silly humour done well. It won’t be for everyone, but for those of us in the know, it’s wondrous.