Coneheads - Disguised as a
middle-class New York family living at 213 Pineway Avenue in
suburban Parkwood Heights, the Coneheads were in reality
pointy-headed outer space aliens from the planet Remulak.
The Coneheads consisted of two parental units, Beldar (Dan Aykroyd)
and Prymaat (Jane Curtin) and a teenage unit named Connie, a.k.a.
"Conjaab" (Laraine Newman).
Originally, Beldar & Prymaat were
dispatched to the planet Earth by Remulak's High Master to seize
all major centers of radio and television communications and
inform the earthlings of their intent to take over the planet.
Beldar was to read a speech which began: "People of Earth, I am
the Timekeeper from the planet Remulak, your weapons are
Unfortunately, Beldar lost the rest of the speech with
all the instructions including dates, places, and orders to the
United Nations. He also accidentally crash-landed their
anti-gravity powered space ship into Lake Michigan.
Earth, because their planet had just cut back on funding to their
space program, they adopted the guise of Fred & Joyce Conehead.
Beldar supported his family be taking a job as an insurance
salesman and later as a driving instructor.
Their daughter Connie,
who knew her parents were a bit different, never suspected that
they were from outer space. She had a hard time in school with
inquisitive kids, however. "They want to know where I come from,
Daddy? Where do we come from?" She was instructed "France! Just
keep telling them you come from France!" Her parents finally
informed her of the family's Remulakan ancestry when she was a
teenager. Conehead Beldar's real name is Beldar
Clorhone. His parental units were Dreldkon and Jronda.
The Coneheads , who referred to humans as "Blunt Skulls", adopted
earthly customs but went over board in their enthusiasm. Their favorite meal consisted of six packs of beer,
potato chips and shredded raw animal flesh, of which they consumed
Sexual foreplay for Remulakan's was
accomplished with the help of large plastic rings covered with
fur. They would toss the rings onto each other's Coneheads. Each
sighed with pleasure when a ring hit its mark.
As to their home
world, the planet Remulak is a binary system in a galaxy within
the Cone Nebula some twenty-six light years from the Earth. The
planet is arid and covered with volcanic plains. It has seven
moons and two suns that revolve around a black hole in the Cone
Nebula. In their normal
environment, the Coneheads breathe in carbon dioxide and exhale
Vertexo is the capital city of Remulak. The planet is ruled by politicians called Vulglerion, a
sect of super-intelligent priests with mushroom shaped cones who
possess the abilities of telepathy and telekinesis.
major employer is Butuminous Protoid, a global conglomerate,
controlled by The Cone Council of Ten and two Ephors (Assistants
to the High Master).
Family returned to their home planet on 3/23/77 in an episode
entitled "Return to Remulak." They used the New York Chrysler
Building as their return spacecraft, not forgetting to bring back
samples of Earth's culture (six packs of beer).
TRIVIA NOTE: The inspiration for the Coneheads came from a
proposal by comedian Dan Aykroyd about pin-headed lawyers. This
idea was shot down by the producers, fearing it might be
offensive. A later trip to the Easter Islands in the South Pacific
and the haunting images of stone head monoliths inspired Aykroyd
to pen the series drawings that evolved into the Coneheads.
first of eleven Conehead sketches debuted on January 15, 1977.
Buck Henry & Dan Aykroyd earlier starred in a 10/19/76 sketch
called "Dates from Outer Space" in which cone-headed aliens
dressed in tight-fitting silver wetsuits landed on Earth and
picked up some teenage girls. Buck Henry's name in the sketch was
In the movie
adaptation Coneheads (1993), Dan Aykroyd reprised the role
of Beldar Singh Conehead who lives at 107 N.
Oak Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304. Ten years earlier in 1983, the Conehead characters appeared in the Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
animated 30-minute TV special that featured the voices of the
original SNL cast.
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