Coneheads

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The Coneheads was a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live (SNL) about a family of aliens with bald conical heads.wikipedia
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Dan Aykroyd

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It originated in the 1977 premiere on January 15th (episode 35: season 2 episode 11) and starred Dan Aykroyd as father Beldar, Jane Curtin as mother Prymaat, and Laraine Newman as daughter Connie.
He was also known for his recurring roles, such as Beldar, father of the Coneheads family; with Steve Martin, Yortuk Festrunk, one of the "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" Czech brothers; sleazy late-night cable TV host E. Buzz Miller and his cousin, corrupt maker of children's toys and costumes Irwin Mainway (who extolled the virtues and defended the safety of the "Bag-o-Glass" toy, perhaps the retail leader of the "Bag-o" series of toys); Fred Garvin – male prostitute; and high-bred but low-brow critic Leonard Pinth-Garnell.

Laraine Newman

It originated in the 1977 premiere on January 15th (episode 35: season 2 episode 11) and starred Dan Aykroyd as father Beldar, Jane Curtin as mother Prymaat, and Laraine Newman as daughter Connie.
She is best known for her roles as Connie Conehead and [[Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 1975–1976#Sherry|Sherry]].

Jane Curtin

It originated in the 1977 premiere on January 15th (episode 35: season 2 episode 11) and starred Dan Aykroyd as father Beldar, Jane Curtin as mother Prymaat, and Laraine Newman as daughter Connie.
Curtin is also well known for her role in the Conehead sketches as Prymaat (wife/mother of the Conehead family), and as Enid Loopner (in sketches with Gilda Radner and Bill Murray).

Coneheads (film)

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It was later made into a movie. The concept was turned into a Rankin/Bass animated special, The Coneheads, in 1983, and a live-action film, Coneheads, in 1993, with Aykroyd and Curtin reprising their roles in both.
While there are some differences, Coneheads mostly follows the same plot as in the animated special that was created ten years earlier.

State Farm

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As of late May 2015, State Farm Insurance created a Coneheads version of its commercial "State of Unrest," in which Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin reprise their Coneheads roles and put a Coneheads spin on the original commercial that features a husband calling the State Farm 24-hour policy line, while his wife is sure he is talking to his mistress despite his protests that he is talking to State Farm.
Still believing he's a female, the wife says, "She sounds hideous", where the husband replies, "Well she's a guy, so…" In May 2015, a variation of State of Unrest premiered, starring The Coneheads from Saturday Night Live, with Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin reprising their respective roles as Beldar and Prymaat.

List of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches

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Pangea Corporation

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The feature film was licensed to Playmates Toys and a line of action figures was created, designed by the development team from Pangea Corporation.
Pangea has developed a plethora of entertainment and toy properties, including Speed Racer, Zorro, Biker Mice from Mars, Gormiti, The Mask, Mirmo, The Coneheads, Toonsylvania, The Mummy, Zorro: Generation Z, Freedom Ops Net, Dragon Ball Z, Tom and Jerry, and a host of others.

Rankin/Bass Productions

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The concept was turned into a Rankin/Bass animated special, The Coneheads, in 1983, and a live-action film, Coneheads, in 1993, with Aykroyd and Curtin reprising their roles in both.

Sketch comedy

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The Coneheads was a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live (SNL) about a family of aliens with bald conical heads.

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The Coneheads was a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live (SNL) about a family of aliens with bald conical heads.

Saturday Night Live (season 2)

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It originated in the 1977 premiere on January 15th (episode 35: season 2 episode 11) and starred Dan Aykroyd as father Beldar, Jane Curtin as mother Prymaat, and Laraine Newman as daughter Connie.

Extraterrestrial life

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The Coneheads are an alien family, natives of the planet Remulak, who find themselves stranded on Earth.

Cone

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The Coneheads' most distinguishing feature is that, as their name implies, the tops of their heads are shaped like large cones.

Surname

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It is unclear if "Conehead" is the name of their race or just their surname, but in their interactions with humans, it is used in the latter sense.

France

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When questioned by Earth neighbors as to their strange behavior, they invariably reply that they are from France, Remulak being the purported name of their home village.

Six pack rings

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They drink entire six packs of beer at once, and smoke whole packs of cigarettes at a time.

Beer

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They drink entire six packs of beer at once, and smoke whole packs of cigarettes at a time.

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They drink entire six packs of beer at once, and smoke whole packs of cigarettes at a time.

Halloween

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On Halloween in 1977 (specifically, the October 29, 1977, SNL episode), a neighbor complains about the Coneheads' choice of trick-or-treat handouts: six-packs and fried eggs.

Theremin

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Coneheads rub their cones together as a sign of affection ("honing their cones") at which point a bizarre, theremin-like noise is emitted, presumably from the cones themselves.

Taboo

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They also play a game involving tossing "senso-rings" over each other's cones, which is somehow sexual in nature, and is considered taboo for the underaged Connie to play.

Moai

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Dan Aykroyd said he was inspired to create the Coneheads by marijuana consumption and based the characters' appearance on the Moai, the mysterious and ancient stone statues of Easter Island, which have similarly conical heads, and the people of the land of Points from Harry Nilsson's fable The Point!.

Easter Island

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Dan Aykroyd said he was inspired to create the Coneheads by marijuana consumption and based the characters' appearance on the Moai, the mysterious and ancient stone statues of Easter Island, which have similarly conical heads, and the people of the land of Points from Harry Nilsson's fable The Point!.

Harry Nilsson

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Dan Aykroyd said he was inspired to create the Coneheads by marijuana consumption and based the characters' appearance on the Moai, the mysterious and ancient stone statues of Easter Island, which have similarly conical heads, and the people of the land of Points from Harry Nilsson's fable The Point!.

The Point!

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Dan Aykroyd said he was inspired to create the Coneheads by marijuana consumption and based the characters' appearance on the Moai, the mysterious and ancient stone statues of Easter Island, which have similarly conical heads, and the people of the land of Points from Harry Nilsson's fable The Point!.