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The Weird Al Show

After seeing Weird Al do the intro on that Ren & Stimpy DVD I mentioned recently, I was reminded that he also had a TV show for a little while. So I just got a copy of "The Weird Al Show" on DVD and it's absolutely great. I don't know why, but I never saw the show when it originally aired, but I always heard that it was entertaining. Being a huge fan of his highly underrated "UHF" movie, this is the closest thing to a sequel us fans could get.

The whole series

So the premise of the show reminds me of Pee-Wee's Playhouse in a way, as there's a variety of skits intermixed with Al doing wacky things in his crazy looking home 20 miles below the surface of the earth (I *really* want that eyeball chair of his, sorry Pee-Wee, it kicks Chairy's ass). Having never seen the show in the past, I'm kicking myself now for missing it when it originally aired because he had some awesome guest stars appear on it. I mean really, if you knew a show had guests like Emo Phillips, John Tesh, Tony Little, Macho Man Randy Savage, Dick Van Patten, Fred Willard and Fabio... wouldn't you make damned sure that you watched it constantly? Yeah, me too. Oh well, at least I can make up for missing out on it now since the whole series is on this DVD. It's clear to me now that the show was far too short-lived.

The other thing I gotta say is that the Weird Al Show theme song for rules. It's one of those super-wordy Al tunes (much like "The Biggest Ball of Twin in Minnesota") that you'd love to be able to memorize, but probably don't have the time or dedication to do so. Well, it does include a karaoke feature on the first disc so you can attempt at singing along with the tune. Maybe I'll record myself sometime performing it for your amusement. In the meantime you can download the song and practice singing it on your own. Who knows, with enough dedication, you'll be as good as this guy.

On an unrelated note, I put up the photos from the Japanese supermarket as promised so be sure to check that out. And also, I decided that the rainbows you all sent in were too good to just reserve for a mere blog post - so I formed a new site where all drawings of puking rainbows can live in nauseating glorly. Behold! - an I-Mockery art project!

If you haven't already sent in a drawing of a rainbow puking up a rainbow, make sure you do so your artwork can be immortalized on RainbowPuke! I have a bunch o' new pics to put up on the site and I'll try to have them online in the next day or two.



ColdFusion (Guest) on 08/24/2006 5:57 pm

That is the best song ever. I'm sure the reason I didn't see this show is that it was on some lame channel like MTV Or something. ;D


Socks (Guest) on 08/24/2006 7:18 pm

The Weird Al Show was a short-lived television show starring "Weird Al" Yankovic. It aired Saturday mornings on the CBS TV network from September 1997 to September 1998.


Grislygus (Guest) on 08/24/2006 7:59 pm

I used to be able to sing the song perfectly... unfortunately, I don't have free time anymore.


Steve (Guest) on 08/24/2006 9:29 pm

So far, I've listened to the song about 10 times in a row, to see if I could make myself sick of it. So far, I just enjoy it more every time.

I'm as grateful as can be that you posted this song, but that's really not important to the story.


Adam (Guest) on 08/25/2006 7:36 am

I heard the song before on one of his albums and thought it was a joke. Now I must see this show, you should do a giveaway contest for the boxed set. Best. Themesong. Ever.


-RoG- (Guest) on 08/25/2006 1:07 pm

Adam, yeah that song appeared on the "Running With Scissors" album. Not sure what my favorite album of his is though... probably a toss-up between "Off The Deep End" and "Even Worse".


rowdykatie (Guest) on 08/25/2006 9:22 pm

Little late...the eyeball chair was auctioned off at one of the Alcons a few years back...fetched $3000 for charity.


Tronfo (Guest) on 08/26/2006 8:40 pm

I know the words, but I can't talk fast enough to sing it. A friend of mine and I just sang it on the band bus, actually.


Sean G (Guest) on 08/28/2006 2:00 am

I memorized that song when I was around 11. I'm 17 now and I still got it :D

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