Comedy Couture: UHF
In 1989 somebody thought it would be a good idea to fund a Weird Al movie, and I am eternally thankful for that misguided person. UHF is very Weird Al, centering around a loose and absurd plot that serves mainly as a vehicle for skits, spoofs of popular '80s movies like Rambo and Indiana Jones, and of course a signature Yankovic music video. The film also features a young Kramer, Fran Drescher and David Bowe, who is not David Bowie, as the ragtag staff of a fledgling TV station who help Weird Al battle the evil local NBC affiliate.
Sadly the movie didn't break any records at the box office, but it has endured for almost 25 years as a cult classic to a certain kind of nerd like myself, but more importantly, the pattern-heavy '80s gear in UHF is still relevant. Drescher's checkerboard dress could be from Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2013 and Yankovic's Hawaiian shirt fetish is surprisingly current. Dig this one out of the crates if you've never seen it for laugh and summertime style inspiration. If you have seen it, check the commentary track for some gems on insight from Yankovic himself. —Angelo
Did this dress inspire the LV two-piece worn here?
"Red Snapper! Verrrry tasty."
Get the look:
Iron And Resin Paradise Road Shirt
Tripp NYC Leopard Blazer
Stussy Sherlock Starter Hat
Koto Cote Button-Down Shirt
Hawkings McGill Colorblock Pinpoint Oxford Shirt