The Weird Al Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Bad Influence

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Sep 13, 1997 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Hooded Avenger: Some people never learn how to think for themselves. They just do whatever people tell them is cool, no matter how ridiculous that may be.

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

    • Al: (looking in his Mailbag) Oh. Well, this is interesting. 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: (to Bobby) 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 really moby, don't I?
      Bobby: I don't know. Does moby mean "like a dork?"

  • Notes

    • 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

    • 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-games have actually been attempted.