The Weird Al Show

Promises, Promises

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 9/20/97
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  • Episode Description
  • All of Al's friends are talking about how great John Tesh is, and how they have seen him before. So, Al begins to lie and tells everyone that he knows John Tesh personally. His friends believe him, and ask Al to invite him over. Al tries to book him over, but that costs $82,000. So, Al does an infomercial, selling all kinds of junk. Through the infomercial, he gets $82,000. Later on, Al starts getting mail from his customers saying how his products don't even work, and they want their money back. So, Al is right back where he started.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Danielle Weeks

    Cousin Corky

  • Billy West

    Show Announcer

  • Weird Al Yankovic

    Al, Fred Huggins

  • Brian Haley

    The Hooded Avenger

  • Paula Jai Parker

    Val Brentwood Gal Spy

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Weird Al wants to get John Tesh on the air with him! Can he do it?! Maybe sort of! :lol:

    By 4EverGreen, Jan 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

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

    Notes (5)

    • 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.

    Trivia (4)

    • 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.

    Allusions (2)

    • 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.

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