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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 03:34 AM        The Weird Al Show - The Obligatory Holiday Episode!
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Old Dec 18th, 2012, 04:42 PM       
That's definitely a tiger popping out from behind "Uncle" Jonathan's cloak.
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 04:55 AM       
I really liked the Wierd Al Show, but even as a kid, it really felt like a poor man's Pee Wee's Playhouse. I mean it was the same format, the same style of art design and wacky characters ect... The only difference was the jokes weren't very subtle, the "lessons" seemed geared towards pre-schoolers, not children, and it lacked the award winning puppetry and claymation animation of the playhouse.

This episode was a prime example... PWPH did a Christmas episode, so TWAS did one as well, but they changed it just enough... and ... well it wasn't quite as good. Seriously a moral about listening to others sounds like it came straight out of Barney and Friends.

Don't misunderstand, the show is fun to watch, just not nearly as fun as Pee Wee. While PWPH had sort of a ageless quality to it, in that the lessons and antics of Pee Wee are charming as you get older, TWAS seems to feel like an adult comedian trying very hard to relate to kids and falling just short of his goal.

Wierd Al is frikkin hilarous though.... you should all go buy his albums.... NOW!
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 06:44 AM       
I can't believe I've never seen this show before. I may just have to check out the dvds now.
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Old Dec 20th, 2012, 09:24 AM       
Chaos in Al's room in the first 4 shots reminded me of this unforgettable video: Pon Pon Pon.
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Old Jan 10th, 2013, 11:22 PM       
Howard is dead on about the sappy lessons being... well, just awful. Al knew it, too. By listening to the audio commentary, you'll hear how the lessons were shoehorned in by the network (CBS). What made working with the "teaching moments" bearable was having Billy West shout out the moral card, turning condescension into satire. Flying completely over the heads of the idiot network execs, of course.
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