The Coneheads Animated Special (1983)

The Coneheads - Rankin and Bass

First of all I want to give a big thanks to fellow Retroist writer Daniel XIII for taking a moment to cease consuming mass quantities to give me the heads up on this Rankin and Bass 1983 animated special. Until the Ouija Board Kid pointed it out to me I can honestly say I never knew this special even existed!

The Special features all three original Saturday Night Live actors voicing the characters they made popular back in 1977, with Dan Aykroyd playing Beldar, Jane Curtain as Prymaat, and Laraine Newman as Connie. The Coneheads animated special was in fact a pilot episode that was passed on, seems like it was intended for a prime time audience judging by the humor.

So was I just locked in a closet when this special aired? Does anyone else remember watching it back in the day?


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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