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Category:The Weird Al Show | All The Tropes Wiki | Fandom. "Weird Al" Yankovic "interviews" Jessica Simpson in this AL-TV clip from 2006. His first non-concert appearance in Weird Al's works was the video for "Headline News", in which he portrayed Crash Test Dummies pianist Ellen Reid. Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends. Averted by "TMZ", which is more of a downer. He was awarded his star on the 27th of August 2018. "to not drool" is a split infinitive; the proper phrasing would be "Try your best not to drool". They think I'm turning into some kind of freak. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Al usually got permission directly from celebrities for his parodies (even though he does not legally have to) but occasionally relied on the studio heads to do that for him. Register Start a Wiki. Taco Belle, Starbux, Toysaurus and Homey Depot among others in the music video for "I'll Sue Ya". The last word gets interrupted at the cutoff. Games Movies TV Video. Robert Goulet plays piano in the video for "You Don't Love Me Anymore". For what it's worth. at the end. "Jerry Springer" mentions a hermaphrodite, a slut, a crack ho, a man finding out that his wife is a shemale, and a stripper with implants who likes to lap dance. In the animated video for "Skipper Dan", the female tour guide who mimes shooting herself in tandem with Dan is the same redhead with whom he'd appeared in "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" during one of Dan's acting flashbacks. From "Albuquerque": "Hey! With rare exception, Al's track list follow the pattern "parody, original song, parody, original..." resulting in a roughly even number of both. Using trope namers lightly or as a badge of honor is Trope Namer Syndrome and leads to confusion, renames, and possible deletion of tropes. Weird Al Effect/Laconic | All The Tropes Wiki | Fandom. ", The video for "You Don't Love Me Anymore"—which is a sad, acoustic ballad—ends with Al (who is not holding an instrument) being suddenly overcome by the dejection expressed in the song, at which point he violently wrests the acoustic guitar from his guitarist's grasp, demolishes it. One of the several demo versions of "Stop Draggin' My Car Around" has Al repeatedly shout "eat me!" And they were somehow able to include the shot from Al's "Jurassic Park" music video where Barney the Dinosaur gets his head graphically bitten off by a T-Rex. It showed a little adventure of Weird Al living in a cave 20 miles below the surface of the earth with his hamster, Harvey, then taught An Aesop. We don't have an article named Characters/TheWeirdAlShow, exactly. The Loop (TV) Do you like this video? David Bowe was in. "Trapped in the Drive-Thru," "Genius in France," and "Jackson Park Express" also qualify. While you don't need all of them to write a gothic horror novel, the more you have the better. As a teenager, he became a fan of Los Angeles-based radio host Dr. Demento, known for playing wacky novelty songs. Don't download this song wikipedia. His self-titled first album. "The Hamilton Polka" begins with a couple of words ("bastard" and "whore") that Yankovic had only touched once each before. "Addicted to Spuds" is a parody of "Addicted to Love" about potatoes. The virus described in "Virus Alert" will have a myriad of negative things happen to you if you get infected, two such things being that it will "make your TV record, There's a brief, easily missable one towards, He was also more than happy to break the rhyming scheme just to take a shot at, "Word Crimes" itself is arguably a big one against, "If That Isn't Love" has Al still attached to his lover even after she forced him to see, The video for "Jurassic Park" has the line "I'm afraid those things'll harm me/Cuz they sure don't act like, "Frank's 2000-Inch TV" is deliberately meant to sound ridiculous— that set would be some 166 feet high, or as tall as Seattle's Pacific Tower building. Please...shut up. He responds that he's been sleeping with Jake, too, and also with her dog Woofie. Has nothing to do with the title character of A Certain Magical Index.. », which means, "Taco Grande", much like the song it parodies, is filled with. Most of Al's albums during the '80s and '90s went platinum; Al shrewdly used Viral Marketing to saturate social media with publicity for his 2014 album Mandatory Fun, and he was rewarded with that album debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 (his first number one album ever). A 20 Volume set of the Encyclopedia Internationals, A case of Turtle wax, And a years supply of Rice-A-Roni, A San Francisco Treat. Even with the occasional dip into raunchy subtext, he still aims to be (in his words) a "more-or-less family-friendly" performer. Al himself has relayed a story of a television appearance he had soon after the surgery and shaving off his moustache (. Drew Carey and Emo Philips show up in "All About the Pentiums". ", "You know, I'd never been on a real airplane before ... And the, I guess you know the Earth is gonna crash into the sun, You slammed my face down on the barbecue grill, I was watching my TV one night when they broke in with a special report, About some devastating earthquake in Peru, There were thirty thousand crushed to death, even more were buried alive. Yankovic! ", What a drag, 'cause I was taping it and everything, And now I'll have to wait for the rerun to see the part of the show I missed, They've got Allen wrenches, gerbil feeders, toilet seats, electric heaters, Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely that the relative position, "That's right, Al. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org. The Weird Al Show had to incorporate pro-social Aesops into each show, which the creators found frustrating to say the least — and that was only part of the meddling they faced. doesn't reveal the true nature of the title and viewpoint character until halfway through the first verse. However, this particular childhood involved torturing rats with hacksaws, burning down a corner store and brutally beating the shop owner, and taking a girl from highschool to a dance, and shaving her bald and abandoning her in the desert. Weird al: the book: nathan rabin, al yankovic: 9781419704352. Yankovic himself finally gets one in with the comparatively mild "You cheap bastard!" So yeah, basically, the answer to this one is we don’t know if The Handler is Jewish — aside from speaking some Yiddish, in addition to other languages (we see her speaking Swedish and Mandarin), there are no indications that she is. ", I gotta tell ya, life without a head kinda makes me irritated. Considering Al is known for his generally happy personality and goofy smile, watching him turn into a creepy conspiracy theorist is the wrong kind of weird. during the outro of "Don't Download This Song". "Since You've Been Gone" is a bunch of Weird Als singing a cappella (except for the bass line, which is Steve Jay). There's enough of them to compile an album in the early 90s. The Weird Al Show was a half-hour, Saturday morning live action show hosted by "Weird Al" Yankovic.It showed a little adventure of Weird Al living in a cave 20 miles below the surface of the earth with his hamster, Harvey, then taught An Aesop.It was only on for 13 episodes in 1997 before CBS took it off. Hand farts courtesy of "Musical Mike" Kieffer are common, and he can be seen performing in the videos for "I Love Rocky Road" and "Headline News". Songs where the guy's a TV addict who's watching shows he hates ('Can't Watch This', 'Couch Potato'). As a literal example, Mando Guerrero had Weird Al's "Taco Grande" as his entrance music in Herb Abrams' UWF, instead of the song Al was parodying, Gerardo's "Rico Suave". The very last line has him lamenting that they forgot the onions. And while Al acknowledges that he should have played fair, Ralphie takes out his loss on his sidekick by forcing him to watch a bad movie. Actually the last straw was "....And I lied, yes, that dress makes you look fat". Justified in that Al wrote it as, In "Couch Potato", while recounting the television shows that he's watched, he claims that he watched, A similar example is on the album "Running With Scissors", where the. Trashy talk shows ('Talk Soup', 'Jerry Springer'). You might notice a couple of hits missing this summer from "Weird Al" Yankovic's Strings Attached Tour -- his first trek playing with a full orchestra. 01 Intro 02 Tacky 03 Lame Claim to Fame 04 Now That's What I Call Polka! "A&E: What's the deal with Lindsay Lohan? The best way to tell if Al performed a given song is to look for music videos of them on YouTube. Or Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" mixed with Kenny Loggins' "Footloose". ALL OF IT. If you want to … Recurseriffic! He never acts meshugga and he's hardly a schlemiel; but if you wanna haggle, oy, he'll make you such a deal! Wikis. I don't even like liver! In "Your Horoscope for Today" the prediction for Sagittarius begins like this: "You Don't Love Me Anymore" is a humorous breakup song but it has this pair of lines, equivalent to a punch in the gut: "Why Does This Always Happen To Me?" The name of one of his albums: Weird Al Yankovic Even Worse. "Weird Al" Yankovic "interviews" Jessica Simpson in this AL-TV clip from 2006. The 1980s Anime series Jushin Liger is likely known in the West because the Japanese wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger based his gimmick on it, even using the show's theme song as his entrance music. Most of Weird Al's songs have at least one Funny Moment. The "Smells Like Nirvana" video actually had some of the actors from the original "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video including the janitor. "I Love Rocky Road" is a parody of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" about the ice cream flavour. Cue "Harvey the Wonder Hamster". Also, a hatred of Prince, especially in his fake interviews. TV-Themed List Songs ('The Brady Bunch' starts this way, 'Can't Watch This', 'Couch Potato', 'Syndicated Inc.', etc.). It was only on for 13 episodes in 1997 before CBS took it off. "Since You've Been Gone" seems to be an a capella describing (with typical "Weird Al" wackiness and exaggeration) how a man has suffered since a breakup, until the last line: "Good Old Days" is a wistful song about the singer's youth and how life was simpler then before it takes a dark turn: "Why Does This Always Happen To Me?" A list of tropes found within the Gothic Horror genre. TV Tropes is a wiki that collects and documents descriptions and examples of plot conventions and devices, more commonly known as tropes, within many creative works. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Music/WeirdAlYankovic. "Sports Song" can basically be summed up by saying we're great, you suck, you really suck, and in case you missed it, Al also has a habit of leaking one or more songs from his upcoming albums early, usually by posting it to, In "I Remember Larry" he apparently responds to Larry's constant pranks by murdering him. In 1989, Weird Al starred in the film UHF, and he had a short-lived CBS "kids' show" in the 1990s, The Weird Al Show. (To put it in perspective - Kurt Cobain himself cracked up at the video. Al tries to ignore it, and doesn't start fighting back until Ralph insults Harvey. In 2017, he released a cover of "Beat on the Brat" by, 2018 saw the release of "The Hamilton Polka", a medley of songs from. 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