The Weird Al Show

Season 1 Episode 4

Back to School

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 04, 1997 on CBS
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Back to School

This episode starts when Bobby comes in to ask Al a question. Bobby begins asking questions that Al doesn't know the answers to. The Hooded Avenger comes in and knows the answers to all of Bobby's questions. Al wants to be like the Hooded Avenger and know everything, so he orders books from "The Know-It-All Correspondance School." Al thinks he can learn everything in one day, but he can't. The Hooded Avenger and Bobby come back, and offer Al some pizza. Harvey eats some of the pizza and begins choking. Al knows exactly what to do because he's been reading a book on how to take care of hamsters over and over. Now, Al finally realizes that learning new things takes time, study, and hard work.


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  • What Al finds out is that you can't learn too many subjects at once. It takes hard work and study. I personally study one college subject at a time.

    This is my personal favorite episode of the Weird Al Show. Bobby asks so many questions that even Al doesn't have the answers to. Hooded Avenger has the answers, however. All Al knows about so well is how to take care of hamsters.

    One amazing thing about this episode is seeing Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy!, advertising for the Know-It-All Corespondence School from which Al orders books so he can try to learn everything very quickly. I am just like Al when it comes to this episode. I can only do one subject at a time.

    In the part where Harvey the Wonder Hamster starts choking from eating too much pizza, Al's study and knowledge of caring for hamsters pays off.moreless
Billy West

Billy West

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Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic

Al, News Reporter

Brian Haley

Brian Haley

The Hooded Avenger

Paula Jai Parker

Paula Jai Parker

Val Brentwood Gal Spy

Gary Leroi Gray

Gary Leroi Gray


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Beau Weaver

Channel Hopping Announcer

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Al: Bobby, A Ph.D. is a kind of degree you earn in college for mastering a subject.
      Bobby: Duh, I'm not a moron.

    • Al: From now on, I want to know everything. I want to be a fountain of wisdom on every subject possible. Oh, how I thurst for knowledge!...or, maybe some limburger soda. Yeah, that's sounds good.

    • Al: I've made up my goal to learn everything there is to learn in the entire world.
      Val Brentwood: You really can't expect to learn everything overnight. I mean, it took me years of work to become a master spy.

    • Kuni: (To Al) It takes time to master any skill. You did not learn because you did not study. YOU'RE SO STUPID!

    • (On Al's TV)
      Channel Hopping Announcer: Can't sleep? Congested? Runny nose? Sore throat? Nagging cough? Fever and sinus infection? Dizzy? Nauseous? Disoriented? Constipated? Memory loss? A little crazy? Can't shake your evil self? Haunted house? Knight in shining armor? CIA agent? Upside down person? Golden retriever? Huge beach ball? Miss America? Flying monkeys?
      (TV turns off.)

  • NOTES (3)


    • Song Parody: "Lasagna"

      The music video of the song seen on Al's TV is a parody of "La Bamba" sung by Richie Valins and Los Lobos.

    • Kuni: YOU'RE SO STUPID!

      In Weird Al's feature film, UHF (1989), Kuni has the role of saying his most recognized and infamous line.

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