The Weird Al Show

Bad Influence

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/13/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Al meets a guy named Spike who has an "exclusive" club. Spike tells Al he might be able to be a member, and he asks to come to his cave to make sure he is cool enough. Spike tricks Al into doing a lot of stupid things, such as tearing off a pant leg, dipping his arms in hot melted chocolate, and shaving off one of his eyebrows. Later on, a guy named Seymour comes over who is in the club. Seymour sees how stupid Al looks, and doesn't get into the club. Spike has tricked Al into acting like a jerk in front of everybody. But in the end, Al figures out why he must think for himself.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Billy West

    Show Announcer

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Al, Fred Huggins

  • Brian Haley

    The Hooded Avenger

  • Stan Freberg

    Papa Boolie

  • Gary Leroi Gray


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Where was cable television when we needed it? The Weird Al Show was a short lived, zany program which kids and adults could both enjoy. However broadcasting during a time of "save our kids" mentality, it was doomed to fail.

    By wnypitaboy, Oct 23, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • 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?"

    Notes (3)

    • 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!"

    Allusions (3)

    • 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.

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