Throwback Thursday-Coneheads (1993)

In it’s over 40 years on television, Saturday Night Live has introduced audiences to its fare share of memorable characters and skits.

One of the earliest skits were the Coneheads, aliens with pointy heads who claim to come from France.

In 1993, the Coneheads made it to the big screen. Reprising their small screen roles were Dan Aykroyd as Beldar, Jane Curtin and Prymatt. Instead of Laraine Newman, who played Connie on television, Michelle Burke was cast as the film Connie.  The plot of the film revolves around the Conehead’s plan to conquer Earth. It seems simple, until they have a child and the government is keeping a close watch on this very interesting family.

One of the earliest films that was based on a Saturday Night Live skit, it hold’s true to its television roots. To me at least, there is also a universality of being an immigrant (which is what the Coneheads are) and reacting a child who is being raised in another culture.

Do I recommend it? Yes.

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