Several set-pieces and moments occasionally hit the bulls-eye and are very funny, but for the most part UHF feels more like a collection of gags and jabs at pop culture and are sandwiched together with a paper-thin plot. "This is a pretty good water... tastes like poop."
Occupying Revenge of the Nerds' headspace, & clearing further space for Office Space, this socialist fantasy takes Yankovic's music career's effortful humour & mixes in the lust for revenge peculiar to angry nerds. Seinfeld guy is a weak choice for charismatic mascot, but Yankovic's rough charm almost saves UHF from its own eagerness to please. He's a shave & haircut away from looking like a poor woman's Gosling.