They also consume foods that are inedible to humans, including cleaning fluid, pencil shavings and insulation.
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.
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.
Dan Aykroyd said he developed the idea for the Coneheads based 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! Dan Aykroyd also mentioned in an interview that he drew inspiration from the film This Island Earth where the very tall foreheads of the aliens go largely unnoticed by humans.
The agent assures them they saved money on their policy, but then notices they are in space and not in France, where the Coneheads are supposedly from, so the Coneheads sing the jingle again, but add "in France!
" and they all end up sitting at a table outside a French bistro, with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
When highly upset, some Coneheads emit the term, "Meps!
" 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.
Together with Team USA, they gained world fame for beating the USSR and winning the gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
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's talking to his mistress despite his protests that he is talking to State Farm.
They eat large amounts of food during meals, announcing "Consume mass quantities!
" They drink entire six packs of beer at once, and smoke whole packs of cigarettes at a time.
Marvel Comics produced a comic book limited series, with all original stories set after the events of the film. and Friends, Beldar and Connie made a cameo appearance with host Robin Williams.