The Weird Al Show

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Al Gets Robbed

    Aired 12/6/97

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    The Obligatory Holiday Episode

    Aired 11/29/97

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Competition

    Aired 11/22/97

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster

    Aired 11/15/97

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Al Plays Hooky

    Aired 11/8/97

  • Cast & Crew
  • Billy West

    Show Announcer

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Al, Various Others

  • Eddie Deezen

    The Guy Boarded Up in the Wall

  • Paula Jai Parker

    Val Brentwood Gal Spy

  • Stan Freberg

    J.B. Toppersmith, Papa Boolie

  • show Description
  • The Weird Al Show was a show that used to air Saturdays on CBS. The show included "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Hooded Avenger (Brian Haley), Madame Judy (Judy Tenuta), J.B. Toppersmith (Stan Freberg), and Al's pet, Harvey the Wonder Hamster. By FCC requirement, the show was educational, but it did have a lot of Al's very weird humor, and some guest stars and musical acts. Unfortunately, in January 1998, CBS cancelled all shows in the Saturday Morning lineup. The show was released on DVD on August 15, 2006. Theme Song Lyrics Oh, this is a story 'bout a guy named Al, And he lived in a sewer with his hamster pal, But the sanitation workers really didn't approve, So he packed up his accordion and had to move To a city in Ohio where he lived in a tree, And he worked in a nasal decongestant factory, And he played on the company bowling team, And every single night he had a strange, recurring dream Where he was wearing lederhosen in a vat of sour cream, But that's really not important to the story.Well, the very next year he met a dental hygienist With a spatula tattooed on her arm (on her arm), But he didn't keep in touch, then he lost her number, Then he got himself a job on a tater tot farm, And he spent his life savings on a split-level cave 20 miles below the surface of the Earth (of the Earth), And he really makes a mighty fine jelly bean and pickle sandwich For what it's worth.Then one day Al was in the forest, trying to get a tan When he heard the tortured screaming of a funny little man. He was caught in a bear trap and Al set him free, And the guy that he rescued was grateful as can be, And it turns out he's a big-shot producer on TV, So he gave Al a contract, and what do you know? Now he's got his very own Weird Al Show!moreless

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  • Quotes (32)

    • Show Announcer: Since when is it cool to blow off one of your friends? I think that Spike is a BAD INFLUENCE!

    • Al: (Looking in his Mailbag) Oh. Well, this is interesting. This must be some kind of semiprecious stone. Maybe even a moon rock! Let's see. (opens the letter) "Dear Al, I found this in my nose--" GAHH!

    • Al: Why don't I show you this short educational film, and then maybe you'll think twice before you decide to hurt yourself again.

    • Bobby: Hey, Al, what happened to you? Al: Oh, yeah! I look way moby, don't I? Bobby: I don't know. Does moby mean "like a dork?"

    • Show Announcer: Will Al keep his promise to his friends, or will he continue to LIE TO THEM?! AND WHY DO I KEEP SHOUTING?!

    • Al: Hey! don't you miners have any manners? Miner: I don't know. Maybe you can lone us some!

    • Bobby: Hey, Al, I've got a question. Where does dirt come from? Al: I don't know, Bobby. But I can tell you where it goes. Onto them. (He points to the miners.)

    • Channel Hopping Announcer: Today, on Phil Frye the Science Guy, Phil teaches us all about grass. Phil Frye: Grass is green!

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    Notes (32)

    • A video clip of the Pizza Quick commercial is shown in this episode.

    • CBS wanted Al to introduce Barenaked Ladies as BNL instead of their "offensive" full name. But, Al introduced them as Barenaked Ladies anyway.

    • Al's magical number, 27 pops up in this episode. During the safety video, a poster on the school wall says "27 days without a paper cut!"

    • End Credits: a clip of Weird Al Yankovic's "Gump" music video.

    • The little blond boy in this episode was actually the director's son.

    • Weird Al was pushing for this to be the series premiere, according to the commentary on the DVD box set of this show.

    • This is Weird Al's favorite episode.

    • Al's magical number 27 appears again in Al's infomercial. The number to call is 555-5127.

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    Trivia (17)

    • This marks the first appearances of Val Brentwood Gal Spy and Cousin Corky.

    • While Weird Al Yankovic is doing his infomercial, the little blond boy can be seen mouthing the same words that Weird Al Yankovic is saying, which the boy wasn't supposed to do.

    • First appearance of Fatman and the animated version of Harvey the Wonder Hamster. The Fatman segment in this episode is "Ice Scream, You Scream " which has Fatman and Harvey doing battle against Weird Al's Evil Uncle Frank and the Procrastinator.

    • This episode includes the Prodigy-style parody of "Firestarter" on Al's TV.

    • The Fatman cartoon seen in this episode is called "Long Arm of the Slaw".

    • This is the only episode where Al is seen in his pajamas.

    • The Fatman cartoon in this episode is called "Legume of Doom".

    • Blind Lemon Yankovic, who Al briefly mentions, appeared in the Weird Al Disney special, There's No Going Home. Blind Lemon was played by real jazz singer, Bill Henderson.

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    Allusions (14)

    • Bungalo of Style This program on Al's TV is a parody of the old MTV show hosted by Cindy Crawford, House of Style.

    • Al: I am way moby! The term "moby" is a reference to Weird Al Yankovic's record label, "Way Moby".

    • Al: The other day I was out playing 43-Man Squamish with some of my friends... 43-Man Squamish is one of the most famous articles in Mad Magazine, in which squamish is an overly complicated sport designed for amateurs. Since its publications, many attempts at creating Squamish-style games have actually been attempted.

    • Ron Popeil: That boy was our only hope. Tony Little: No, there is another. This line is a reference to the Star Wars Episode V movie, The Empire Strikes Back.

    • The French Prince of Bel-Air This show on Al's TV is a parody of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

    • Phil Frye: The Science Guy: This program on Al's TV is a parody of Bill Nye: The Science Guy.

    • The music video on Al's TV, "Lasagna", is a parody of "La Bamba" sung by Richie Valins and Los Lobos.

    • Kuni: YOU'RE SO STUPID! In Al's feature film, UHF (1989), Kuni has the role of saying his most recognized and infamous line.

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  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • He should have, or should if they brough it back, treat it like his music.

    By kevinb4444, Feb 12, 2007

  • Who cares if this is a children's show, Weird Al is awesome!

    By zenigame, Jan 19, 2007

  • Please tell me this show is intended for children...

    By axiomat, Dec 29, 2006

  • I thought that I can only get on tilt when playing poker. This movie has the same effect...oddly.

    By caliban657, Jun 21, 2006

  • i love this show

    By jdm8242, Jul 17, 2005

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