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"Weird Al" Yankovic

Background information
Birth name Alfred Matthew Yankovic
Also known as "Weird Al" Yankovic
Born October 23, 1959 (1959-10-23) (age 48)
Origin Lynwood, California,
United States
Genre(s) Parody, polka, pop, rock, hip hop
Occupation(s) Record producer, Satirist, parodist, singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor
Instrument(s) Vocals, accordion, keyboards,
Years active 1979–present
Label(s) Capitol, Placebo, TK, Scotti Brothers, Volcano
Associated acts Dr. Demento
Ak & Zuie
Website www.weirdal.com
Members
Al Yankovic
Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
Steve Jay
Jim West
Rubén Valtierra
Former members
Joe Earley
Rick Derringer
Ross Noble

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (pronounced /ˈjæŋkəvɪk/; born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, musician, actor, satirist, parodist, songwriter, accordionist, and television producer. Yankovic is known in particular for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since receiving his first accordion lesson a day before his seventh birthday, he has sold more than 12 million albums (more than any comedy act in history),[1] recorded more than 150 parody and original songs,[2][3][4] and has performed more than 1,000 live shows.[5] His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album and single were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. 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Stephen Steve Jay (born January 26, (year unknown) in Florida) is a bassist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... James Jim Kimo West (born December 18, (year unknown) in Toronto) is a guitarist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... Rubén Valtierra (born December 26 (year unknown) in San Rafael, California) is a keyboardist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... 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Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird...


In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic has written and starred in his own film and television show, directed music videos for himself and other artists including Ben Folds and Hanson. He has also made guest appearances on television shows such as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, The Simpsons, Behind the Music, Johnny Bravo, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Robot Chicken, and Transformers: Animated in addition to starring in his own Al TV specials. UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... The Weird Al Show was a short-lived television show starring Weird Al Yankovic. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina[1] is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. ... For other uses, see Hanson (disambiguation). ... Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, is an American television series which premiered February 11, 2007 on Adult Swim. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ... Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible. ... Space Ghost Coast to Coast (SGC2C) is an animated spoof talk show. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an Annie- and Emmy-winning[1] American animated television series aired on Cartoon Network. ... Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated comedy television series created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who are the executive producers. ... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

The only child of Nick Yankovic (June 4, 1917April 9, 2004; an American of Serbian descent) and Mary Elizabeth (née Vivalda; February 7, 1923–April 9, 2004, an American of Italian and English descent), Alfred was born in Downey, California, and raised in the town of Lynwood.[6] Nick was born in Kansas City, Kansas, and began living in California after serving during World War II.[7] [8] He believed "the key to success" was "doing for a living whatever makes you happy" and often reminded his son of this philosophy.[7] Nick married Mary Vivalda in 1949. Mary, who had come to California from Kentucky, gave birth to Alfred ten years later.[7] is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthem:  Serbia() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Croatian, Rusyn 1 Albanian 2 Demonym Serbian Government Parliamentary Democracy  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica    -  First state 7th century   -  Serbian Kingdom3 1217   -  Serbian Empire 1345   -  Independence lost... Née redirects here. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... Location of Downey in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government  - Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Mario A. Guerra Rick Trejo (Mayor) Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - Total 12. ... Location of Lynwood in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Maria Teresa Santillan. ... Nickname: Location in Wyandotte, County in the state of Kansas. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


Alfred's first accordion lesson, which sparked his career in music, was on October 22, 1966, a day before his seventh birthday. A door-to-door salesman traveling through Lynwood offered the Yankovic parents a choice of accordion or guitar lessons at a local music school. Yankovic claims the reason his parents chose accordion over guitar was "They figured there should be at least one more accordion-playing Yankovic in the world", referring to Frankie Yankovic, to whom he has no relation.[7] He continued lessons at the school for three years before continuing to learn on his own.[6] Yankovic's early accordion role models include Frankie Yankovic and Myron Floren (the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show). In the 1970s, Yankovic was a big fan of Elton John and claims John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album "was partly how I learned to play rock 'n roll on the accordion."[7] He would repeatedly play the album and try to play along on his accordion. As for his influences in comedic and parody music, Yankovic lists artists including Tom Lehrer, Stan Freberg, Spike Jones, Allan Sherman, Shel Silverstein and Frank Zappa "and all the other wonderfully sick and twisted artists that he was exposed to through the Dr. Demento Radio Show."[9][6] Other sources of inspiration for his comedy come from Mad magazine,[7] Monty Python,[10] and the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker parody movies.[11] is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... Frankie Yankovic (July 15, 1915 - October 14, 1998) was a polka musician of Slovenian origin from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Myron Floren Myron Floren (born November 5, 1919 in Roslyn, South Dakota - died 23 July 2005 in Los Angeles County, California) is best known as being the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1982. ... The Lawrence Welk Show is a musical variety show hosted by former big band leader Lawrence Welk. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is the seventh studio album by British singer/songwriter Elton John, released in 1973. ... Thomas Andrew Tom Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. ... Stanley Victor Freberg (born August 7, 1926 in Los Angeles) is an American author, recording artist, animation voice actor, comedian, puppeteer and advertising creative director. ... Spike Jones For the music video and film director, see Spike Jonze. ... Allan Sherman (sometimes incorrectly Alan and Allen), November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973, was an American musician, parodist, satirist, and television producer. ... Sheldon Alan Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of childrens books. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Dr. Demento is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen (born April 2, 1941),[1] a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons,[2][3] is the collective name of the creators of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker (ZAZ) is a comedy filmmaking trio consisting of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker. ...


Yankovic began kindergarten a year earlier than most children, and he skipped the second grade. "My classmates seemed to think I was some kind of rocket scientist so I was labeled a nerd early on", he recalls.[7] As his unusual schooling left him two years younger than most of his classmates, Yankovic was not interested in sports or social events at school. He claims to have been a "straight A" student throughout high school, which earned him the honor of becoming valedictorian of his senior class.[7] Yankovic was fairly active in his school's extracurricular programs, including the National Forensic League (in which he "usually brought home some kind of trophy"), a play based upon Rebel Without a Cause, the yearbook program (for which he wrote most of the captions), and the Volcano Worshipper's Club, "which did absolutely nothing. We started the club just to get an extra picture of ourselves in the yearbook."[7] For other uses, see Kindergarten (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nerd (disambiguation). ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... The National Forensic League is one of two major U.S. national organizations which direct high school competitive speech events. ... Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 film directed by Nicholas Ray that tells the story of a rebellious teenager who comes to a new town, meets a girl, defies his parents, and faces the local high school bullies. ...


Dr. Demento, "My Bologna", and early fame

In 1976, Yankovic, then a high school senior, sent a homemade tape to Dr. Demento, the host of a comedy radio program.[7] The tape's first song was "Belvedere Cruisin", about his family's Plymouth Belvedere; another song included on the tape (which never received airtime) was "Dr. D Superstar", a parody of the title song from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.[12] Demento said "'Belvedere Cruising' might not have been the very best song I ever heard, but it had some clever lines [...] I put the tape on the air immediately."[7] Yankovic also played at local coffeehouses saying, The Compact Cassette, often referred to as audio cassette, cassette tape, cassette, or simply tape, is a magnetic tape sound recording format. ... Dr. Demento is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen (born April 2, 1941),[1] a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... The Plymouth Belvedere was an American automobile produced from 1951 through 1970. ... This article is about the rock opera. ...

It was sort of like amateur music night, and a lot of people were like wannabe Dan Fogelbergs. They'd get up on stage with their acoustic guitar and do these lovely ballads. And I would get up with my accordion and play the theme from '2001.' And people were kind of shocked that I would be disrupting their mellow Thursday night folk fest.[13]

During Yankovic's sophomore year as an architecture student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he became a disc jockey at the university's radio station, KCPR. Yankovic said he had been nicknamed "Weird Al" by fellow students and "took it on professionally" as his persona for the station.[7] In 1978, he released his first recording (as Alfred Yankovic), "Take Me Down", on the LP, Slo Grown, as a benefit for the Economic Opportunity Commission of San Luis Obispo County. The song mocked famous nearby landmarks such as the fountain toilets at Madonna Inn. The cover of the album The Essential Dan Fogelberg Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (b. ... This article is about building architecture. ... This article is about the university in San Luis Obispo, California. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... KCPR is a non-profit freeform college radio station at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, California. ... San Luis Obispo County is a county located on the central Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. ... The exterior of the Madonna Inn. ...


In mid-1979, shortly before his senior year, "My Sharona" by The Knack was on the charts and Yankovic took his accordion into the restroom across the hall from the radio station (to take advantage of the echo chamber acoustics) and recorded a parody entitled "My Bologna". He sent it to Dr. Demento, who played it to good response from listeners. Yankovic met The Knack after a show at his college, and introduced himself as the author of "My Bologna". The Knack's lead singer, Doug Fieger, said he liked the song and suggested that Capitol Records vice president Rupert Perry release the song as a single.[7] "My Bologna" was released as a single with "School Cafeteria" as its B-side, and the label gave Yankovic a six-month recording contract.[14] Yankovic, who was "only getting average grades" in his architecture degree, began to realize that he might make a career of comedic music.[7] My Sharona is a 1979 song which was the debut single by and international hit for The Knack. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about the technological device. ... My Bologna is a famous parody of My Sharona by The Knack. ... Dr. Demento is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen (born April 2, 1941),[1] a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... Douglas Doug Fieger (born August 20, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label owned by EMI and located in Hollywood, California. ...


On September 14, 1980, Yankovic was a guest on the Dr. Demento Show, where he was to record a new parody live. The song was called "Another One Rides the Bus", a parody of Queen's hit, "Another One Bites the Dust". While practicing the song outside the sound booth, he met Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, who told him he was a drummer and agreed to bang on Yankovic's accordion case to help Yankovic keep a steady beat during the song. They rehearsed the song just a few times before the show began.[7] "Another One Rides the Bus" became so popular that Yankovic's first television appearance was a performance of the song on the The Tomorrow Show (April 21, 1981) with Tom Snyder. On the show, Yankovic played his accordion, and again, Schwartz banged on the accordion case and provided comical sound effects. is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Another One Rides the Bus is a parody of Queens Another One Bites the Dust by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bass guitarist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Another One Bites the Dust is a 1980 funk/rock song from the English rock band Queen, written by bassist John Deacon and was a worldwide crossover hit (hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, hitting #2 on the R&B charts, and the Disco Top 100). ... Jon Bermuda Schwartz (born August 18, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is a drummer best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... Tomorrow (also known as The Tomorrow Show and, after 1980, Tomorrow Coast to Coast) was an American late-night television talk show hosted by Tom Snyder. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The band and fame

1981 brought Yankovic on tour for the first time as part of Dr. Demento's stage show. His stage act in a Phoenix, Arizona, nightclub caught the eye of manager Jay Levey, who was "blown away".[7] Levey asked Yankovic if he had considered creating a full band and doing his music as a career. Yankovic admitted that he had, so Levey held auditions. Steve Jay became Yankovic's bass player, and Jay's friend Jim West played guitar. Schwartz continued on drums. Yankovic's first show with his new band was on March 31, 1982.[5] Several days later, Yankovic and his band were the opening act for Missing Persons. The unimpressed audience threw items at the group, and they were booed off the stage.[14] Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... A musical ensemble is a group of two or more musicians who perform instrumental or vocal music. ... Stephen Steve Jay (born January 26, (year unknown) in Florida) is a bassist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... James Jim Kimo West (born December 18, (year unknown) in Toronto) is a guitarist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... Bottling is when a concert audience throws things at the performers onstage. ...


Yankovic recorded "I Love Rocky Road" (a parody of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" as recorded by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts) in 1982. Due to the influence of his new producer, Rick Derringer, it managed to become a hit on Top 40 radio, leading to Yankovic's signing with Scotti Brothers Records. In 1983, Yankovic's first self-titled album was released on Scotti Bros. He released his second album "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D in 1984. The first single "Eat It", a parody of the Michael Jackson song "Beat It", became quite popular, thanks in part to the music video, a shot-for-shot parody of Jackson's "Beat It" music video, and to Yankovic's self-styled "uncanny resemblance" to Jackson. Peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, "Eat It" remained Yankovic's highest-charting single until "White & Nerdy" placed at number 9 in October 2006. I Love Rocky Road is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... I Love Rock n Roll is a rock and roll song, written in 1975 by Alan Merrill and Jake Hooker of The Arrows, who recorded the first released version. ... Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania) is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ... Scotti Brothers Records was a California-based record label founded by Tony and Ben Scotti. ... Singles from Weird Al Yankovic Released: May 3, 1983 Released: July 1983 Weird Al Yankovic is the eponymous debut album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1983. ... Singles from In 3-D Released: February 28, 1984 Released: April 1984 Released: June 4, 1984 Weird Al Yankovic In 3-D, sometimes referred to simply as In 3-D, is the second album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1984. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Beat it redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird...


In 1985, Yankovic co-wrote and starred in a mockumentary of his own life entitled The Compleat Al, which intertwined the facts of his life up to that point with fiction. The movie also featured some clips from Yankovic's trip to Japan and some clips from the Al TV specials. The Compleat Al was co-directed by Jay Levey, who would direct UHF four years later. Also released around the same time as The Compleat Al was The Authorized Al, a biographical book based on the film. The book, resembling a scrapbook, included real and fictional humorous photographs and documents. Mockumentary (also known as a pseudo-documentary)[1], a portmanteau of mock and documentary, is a film and TV genre, or a single work of the genre. ... The Compleat Al is a mockumentary about the life of Weird Al Yankovic, from his birth to 1985. ... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ...


Yankovic and his band toured as the opening act for The Monkees in mid-1987 for their second reunion tour of North America. Yankovic claims to have enjoyed touring with The Monkees, despite the fact "the promoter gypped us out of a bunch of money."[15] The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... North American redirects here. ...


Yankovic also appeared on the Wendy Carlos recording of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" as the narrator in 1988. The album also included a sequel of Camille Saint-Saëns's composition The Carnival of the Animals entitled the "Carnival of the Animals Part II", with Yankovic providing humorous poems for each of the featured creatures in the style of Ogden Nash, who had written humorous poems for the original. Rubén Valtierra joined the band on keyboards in 1991, allowing Yankovic to concentrate more on singing and increasing his use of the stage space during concerts. Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, November 14, 1939) is an American composer and electronic musician. ... Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian: , Sergej Sergejevič Prokofijev; April 27 (April 151 O.S.), 1891–March 5, 1953) was a Russian and Soviet composer who mastered numerous musical genres and came to be admired as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. ... 1947 coloring book cover. ... Charles Camille Saint-Saëns () (9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor, and pianist, known especially for his large-scale orchestral works The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson et Dalila, and Symphony No. ... Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of the Animals) is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns. ... Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet best known for writing pithy and funny light verse. ... Rubén Valtierra (born December 26 (year unknown) in San Rafael, California) is a keyboardist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ...


A factual biographical booklet of Yankovic's life, written by Dr. Demento, was released with the 1994 box set compilation Permanent Record: Al in the Box.[7] The Dr. Demento Society, which issues yearly Christmas re-releases of material from Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes, often includes unreleased tracks from Yankovic's vaults, such as "Pacman", "It's Still Billy Joel To Me" or the live version of "School Cafeteria". Dr. Demento is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen (born April 2, 1941),[1] a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


New look, personal life, and career to present

Yankovic's "classic" look before eye surgery, with glasses, mustache and afro
Yankovic's "classic" look before eye surgery, with glasses, mustache and afro

On January 24, 1998, Yankovic had LASIK eye surgery to correct his extreme myopia[16]. In the same period, he shaved off his moustache and grew out his hair, thus radically changing his trademark look. (He had previously shaved his mustache in 1983 for the video of Ricky in order to resemble Desi Arnaz more closely, and in 1996 for his "Amish Paradise" video.) Yankovic reasoned, "If Madonna's allowed to reinvent herself every 15 minutes, I figure I should be good for a change at least once every twenty years."[17] He parodied the reaction to this "new look" in a commercial for his nonexistent MTV Unplugged special. The commercial featured Yankovic in the short-haired wig from the music video for The Saga Begins, claiming his new look was an attempt to "get back to the core of what I'm all about", that being "the music."[18] Image File history File linksMetadata Weirdalclassic. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Weirdalclassic. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... LASIK is the acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis, a type of refractive laser eye surgery performed by ophthalmologists for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. ... For other uses, see Myopia (disambiguation). ... Joseph Stalin, one of the most famous historical figures with a moustache For the Swedish heavy metal band, see Mustasch. ... Weird Al Yankovic track listing Ricky Gotta Boogie I Love Rocky Road Buckingham Blues Happy Birthday Stop Draggin My Car Around My Bologna The Checks In The Mail Another One Rides the Bus Ill Be Mellow When Im Dead Such a Groovy Guy Mr. ... Desi Arnaz (born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III) (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986) was a Cuban American musician, actor and television producer. ... Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... The Saga Begins is a parody by Weird Al Yankovic, released from the 1999 album Running With Scissors. ...


Yankovic married Suzanne Krajewski on February 10, 2001. Their daughter, Nina, was born February 11, 2003. They also have a pet cockatiel named Bo Veaner. [6]They used to have a pet poodle, Bela (pictured atop Yankovic's head on the cover of his album, Poodle Hat). Despite songs such as "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi", his frequent use of "Oy vey" and other Yiddish phrases, Yankovic is not of Jewish ancestry, and identifies himself as a Christian.[19] is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name (Kerr, 1792) Cockatiel range (in red; all-year resident) Synonyms Psittacus hollandicus Kerr, 1792 Leptolophus hollandicus The Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as the Quarrion and the Weero, is a diminutive Cockatoo endemic to Australia and prized as a household pet. ... For the political insult see poodle (insult). ... Singles from Poodle Hat Released: May, 2003 Released: January 13, 2006 Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Pretty Fly For A Rabbi is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Look up oy vey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Yiddish ( yidish or idish, literally: Jewish) is a non-territorial Germanic language, spoken throughout the world and written with the Hebrew alphabet. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ...


Yankovic changed his diet to become a vegan in 1992, after a fan of his gave him the book Diet for a New America and he felt "it made [...] a very compelling argument for a strict vegetarian diet."[20] When asked how he can "rationalize" performing at events such as the Great American Rib Cook-Off when he is a vegetarian, he replied "The same way I can rationalize playing at a college even though I’m not a student anymore."[21] Vegan redirects here. ... John Robbins is an American author known for his books on food and health. ...


On April 9, 2004, Yankovic's parents, Nick, 86, and Mary, 81, were found dead in their Fallbrook, California, home, apparently the victims of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning from their fireplace that had been recently lit. The flue was closed, which trapped the carbon monoxide gas inside the house, suffocating them. An hour after his wife notified him of his parents' death, Yankovic went on with his concert in Appleton, Wisconsin,[22] saying that "since my music had helped many of my fans through tough times, maybe it would work for me as well" and that it would "at least ... give me a break from sobbing all the time."[23] Fallbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern San Diego County, California. ... Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs after the inhalation of carbon monoxide gas. ... A flue is a duct, pipe, or chimney for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, furnace, water heater, boiler, or generator to the outdoors. ... Appleton is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, on the Fox River, 100 miles (161 km) north of Milwaukee. ...


Yankovic's career in novelty and comedy music has outlasted many of his "mainstream" parody targets, such as Toni Basil, MC Hammer, Men Without Hats, and Crash Test Dummies.[24][25] While most novelty artists are one-hit wonders, Yankovic's continued success (including the top 10 single "White & Nerdy" and album Straight Outta Lynwood in 2006) has enabled him to escape the stigma often associated with novelty music.[26] Toni Basil (born Antonia Christina Basilotta on September 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a musician, video artist, actress, and choreographer. ... MC Hammer (born Stanley Kirk Burrell on March 30, 1962) is an American MC who was popular during the late 1980s and early 1990s, known for his dramatic rise to and fall from fame and fortune, his trademark Hammer pants, and for leaving a lasting influence on hip hop culture... Men Without Hats are a Canadian pop group from Montreal, Quebec who were popular in the early 1980s. ... This article is about a music group. ... A novelty song is a silly or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect. ... For other uses, see One hit wonder (disambiguation). ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood Released: August 21, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: September 26, 2006 Released: March 19, 2007 Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ...


Yankovic's work

Music

While Yankovic's song parodies (such as "Eat It") have resulted in success on the Billboard charts (see List of singles by "Weird Al" Yankovic), he has actually recorded an equally large number of original humorous songs ("You Don't Love Me Anymore" and "One More Minute").[6] His work depends largely on the satirizing of popular culture, including television (see The TV Album), movies ("The Saga Begins"), food (see The Food Album), popular music (the polkas), and sometimes issues in contemporary news ("Headline News"). Yankovic claims he has no intention of writing "serious" music. In his reasoning, "There's enough people that do unfunny music. I'll leave the serious stuff to Paris Hilton and Kevin Federline."[27] Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic is a multi-Grammy award winning American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... Weird Al Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American musician best known for his parodies of contemporary radio hits. ... Off the Deep End track listing Smells Like Nirvana Trigger Happy I Cant Watch This Polka Your Eyes Out I Was Only Kidding The White Stuff When I Was Your Age Taco Grande Airline Amy The Plumbing Song You Dont Love Me Anymore Bite Me (Hidden Track) You... One More Minute is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ... The Food Album is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features songs about television and TV shows. ... The Saga Begins is a parody by Weird Al Yankovic, released from the 1999 album Running With Scissors. ... The Food Album is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features songs about food. ... Headline News is a parody song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981) is an American celebrity and socialite. ... Kevin Earl Federline (born March 21, 1978), is an American back-up dancer, model, actor, and rapper. ...


Although many of Yankovic's songs are parodies of contemporary radio hits, it is rare that the song's primary topic lampoons the original artist as a person, or the song itself. Most Yankovic songs consist of the original song's music, with a separate, unrelated set of amusing lyrics. Exceptions include "Smells Like Nirvana", which references unintelligible lyrics in "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Achy Breaky Song", which refers to the song "Achy Breaky Heart", "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long", which refers to the repetitious lyrics in "Got My Mind Set on You", the unreleased "It's Still Billy Joel to Me", and "Confessions Part III", which references "Confessions" and "Confessions Part II" in the first few lines. Smells Like Nirvana is a parody of Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit written and performed by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... Achy Breaky Song is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Achy Breaky Heart is a hit country music song from 1992 by Billy Ray Cyrus, first available on his CD Some Gave All. ... Got My Mind Set on You is a song written by Rudy Clark and originally recorded by the late James Ray in 1962. ... Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Confessions is the fourth studio album by American R&B-pop singer Usher, released on March 23, 2004 via Arista Records. ... Confessions is the fourth studio album by American R&B-pop singer Usher, released on March 23, 2004 via Arista Records. ...


Yankovic's humor normally lies more in creating unexpected incongruity between an artist's image and the topic of the song, contrasting the style of the song with its content (such as the rap songs "Amish Paradise" and "White & Nerdy"), or in pointing out trends or works which have become pop culture clichés (such as "eBay" and "Don't Download This Song"). Rap redirects here. ... Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... eBay is a song by Weird Al Yankovic on his album Poodle Hat. ... Dont Download This Song is the first single from Weird Al Yankovics 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ...


Yankovic is the sole writer for all his songs, and for "legal and personal reasons" does not accept parody submissions or ideas from fans.[6] There exists, however, one exception to this rule in the case of "Like a Surgeon." Madonna was reportedly talking with a friend and happened to wonder aloud when Yankovic was going to turn her "Like a Virgin" into "Like a Surgeon." Madonna's friend was a mutual friend of Yankovic's manager, Jay Levey, and eventually Yankovic himself heard the story from Levey.[7] Like a Surgeon is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Audio sample Info Like a Virgin (help· info) Like a Virgin is the first single by pop singer Madonna from her second studio album, Like a Virgin. ...


Unlike other parody artists such as Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman, Yankovic strives to keep the backing music in his parodies the same as the original. While Lehrer reproduced the songs on piano and Sherman reproduced them orchestrally, Yankovic and his band essentially play the original song with new lyrics. Instead of using instrumental versions of the original songs, Yankovic and his band transcribe the original song by ear and re-record the song for Yankovic's parody version.[28] Thomas Andrew Tom Lehrer (born April 9, 1928) is an American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. ... Allan Sherman (sometimes incorrectly Alan and Allen), November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973, was an American musician, parodist, satirist, and television producer. ...


In addition to his parodies, Yankovic also includes a medley of various songs on most albums, each one reinterpreted as a polka, with the choruses or memorable lines of various songs juxtaposed for humorous effect. Yankovic has been known to say that converting these songs to polka was "…the way God intended." Because the polkas have become a staple of Yankovic's albums, he has said he tries to include one on each album because "fans would be rioting in the streets, I think, if I didn't do a polka medley."[29] Street musicians in Prague playing a polka Polka is a fast, lively Central European dance, and also a genre of dance music. ...


Some of Yankovic's original songs are pastiches or "style parodies", for which he chooses a band's entire body of work to honor/parody, rather than any single hit by that band. Such bands include Devo with "Dare to Be Stupid", Talking Heads with "Dog Eat Dog", Frank Zappa with "Genius in France", Rage Against the Machine with "I'll Sue Ya", Nine Inch Nails with "Germs", or most recently, charity records with "Don't Download This Song".[30] Others are style parodies in the style of a genre of music, rather than a specific band (for example, country music with "Good Enough For Now"). The word pastiche describes a literary or other artistic genre. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... Dare to Be Stupid track listing Like a Surgeon Dare to Be Stupid I Want a New Duck One More Minute Yoda George of the Jungle Slime Creatures From Outer Space Girls Just Want To Have Lunch This is the Life Cable TV Hooked on Polkas Dare to Be Stupid... The Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Rage Against the Machine, is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991. ... NIN redirects here. ... A charity record (also known as a charity single) is a release of a song for a specific charitable cause. ... Dont Download This Song is the first single from Weird Al Yankovics 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


Yankovic has contributed original songs to several films ("This Is the Life" from Johnny Dangerously; "Polkamon" from the movie Pokémon: The Movie 2000, and a parody of the James Bond title sequence in Spy Hard), in addition to his own film, UHF. Other songs of his have appeared in films or television series as well, such as "Dare to Be Stupid" in The Transformers: The Movie. This article is about motion pictures. ... Dare to Be Stupid track listing Like a Surgeon Dare to Be Stupid I Want a New Duck One More Minute Yoda George of the Jungle Slime Creatures From Outer Space Girls Just Want To Have Lunch This is the Life Cable TV Hooked on Polkas This Is The Life... The film Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 comedy spoof of 1930s crime/gangster movies directed by Amy Heckerling. ... Polkamon is the title of a song by American parodist Weird Al Yankovic released on the soundtrack of Pokémon The Movie 2000. ... This article is about the spy series. ... Spy Hard is a 1996 movie starring Leslie Nielsen, parodying James Bond films and other action films. ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... Dare to Be Stupid track listing Like a Surgeon Dare to Be Stupid I Want a New Duck One More Minute Yoda George of the Jungle Slime Creatures From Outer Space Girls Just Want To Have Lunch This is the Life Cable TV Hooked on Polkas Dare to Be Stupid...


Yankovic's recurring jokes include the number 27 (as seen on the covers for Running With Scissors, Poodle Hat, and Straight Outta Lynwood) and the names Bob (the Al TV interviews often mention the name),[31] Frank (e.g. "Frank's 2000" TV"), and the surname "Finkelstein" (e.g. the music video for "I Lost on Jeopardy"). Also, a hamster called Harvey the Wonder Hamster is a recurring character in The Weird Al Show and the Al TV specials, as well as the subject of an original song on Alapalooza. Yankovic has also put two backmasking messages into his songs. The first, in "Nature Trail to Hell", said "Satan Eats Cheez Whiz"; the second, in "I Remember Larry", said "Wow, you must have an awful lot of free time on your hands."[32] 27 (twenty-seven) is the natural number following 26 and preceding 28. ... Singles from Running with Scissors Released: June 24, 1999 Released: August 4, 1999 Running with Scissors is the tenth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released on June 29, 1999. ... Singles from Poodle Hat Released: May, 2003 Released: January 13, 2006 Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood Released: August 21, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: September 26, 2006 Released: March 19, 2007 Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... Genera Mesocricetus Phodopus Cricetus Cricetulus Allocricetulus Cansumys Tscherskia Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. ... The song Harvey the Wonder Hamster originally appeared on Weird Al Yankovics ALTV and Al-Music specials on MTV and MuchMusic. ... The Weird Al Show was a short-lived television show starring Weird Al Yankovic. ... Singles from Alapalooza Released: October 1993 Released: November 12, 1993 Released: November 1993 Alternate cover Alternate cover that looked more similar to the Jurassic Park soundtrack Alapalooza is the eighth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1993. ... Backmasking (also known incorrectly as backward masking)[1] is a recording technique in which a sound or message is recorded backwards onto a track that is meant to be played forwards. ... Country of origin United States Region, town Source of milk Cow Pasteurised Yes Texture thick, viscous liquid Aging time n/a Certification Cheez Whiz is a thick processed cheese sauce or spread introduced by Kraft Foods in 1952. ...


His latest three album releases feature the longest songs Yankovic has ever released. The "Albuquerque" track from Running with Scissors is 11 minutes and 23 seconds; "Genius in France" from Poodle Hat runs for 8 minutes and 56 seconds; "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" from Straight Outta Lynwood is 10 minutes and 53 seconds long. Before 2007, (apart from a one-off performance of "Albuquerque" in Albuquerque, New Mexico),[33] these "epic" songs were not performed live in their entirety due to their length and complexity. (See Live performances for details) Albuquerque is the last song of Weird Al Yankovics Running With Scissors album. ... Albuquerque redirects here. ...


Music videos

While Yankovic's music generally does not parody the song or the artist of the original song, Yankovic's music videos will sometimes incorporate parodies of many elements of the original song's music video, or otherwise spoof the general style of the music. Most notably, the video for "Smells Like Nirvana" uses an extremely similar set to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", including using several of the same actors. This video contended with "Smells like Teen Spirit" at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video. Other videos that are parodies of their original song videos include "Eat It", "Fat", "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*", "Bedrock Anthem", "Headline News", and "White & Nerdy". The video for "Dare to Be Stupid" is, as stated by Yankovic, a style parody in general of Devo videos.[34] "It's All about the Pentiums" is a parody of "It's All about the Benjamins" by Puff Daddy. Recent videos have included notable celebrities in addition to Yankovic and his band; for example, Dick Van Patten is featured in both "Smells Like Nirvana" and "Bedrock Anthem", Drew Carey, Emo Philips, and Phil LaMarr appear in "It's All About the Pentiums", and Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Donny Osmond and Seth Green appear in "White & Nerdy". Smells Like Nirvana is a parody of Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit written and performed by Weird Al Yankovic. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... Fat is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies* is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Alapalooza track listing Jurassic Park Young, Dumb & Ugly Bedrock Anthem Franks 2000 TV Achy Breaky Song Traffic Jam Talk Soup Livin In The Fridge She Never Told Me She Was A Mime Harvey The Wonder Hamster Waffle King Bohemian Polka Bedrock Anthem is a song by Weird Al Yankovic... This article is about the cable television network. ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... Dare to Be Stupid is the third album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1985. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... Its All About The Pentiums is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Single cover Its All About The Benjamins is best known as the fourth single released from the Puff Daddy album No Way Out. ... Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]), known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, P. Diddy, and Puffy is an American rapper, record producer, actor, clothing designer and entrepreneur. ... Dick Van Patten (born December 9, 1928 in New York City, New York) is an American actor. ... Alapalooza track listing Jurassic Park Young, Dumb & Ugly Bedrock Anthem Franks 2000 TV Achy Breaky Song Traffic Jam Talk Soup Livin In The Fridge She Never Told Me She Was A Mime Harvey The Wonder Hamster Waffle King Bohemian Polka Bedrock Anthem is a song by Weird Al Yankovic... Drew Allison Carey (born May 23, 1958) is an American comedian, actor, and game show host. ... Emo Philips is an American entertainer and comedian. ... Phillip Phil LaMarr (born January 24, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and prolific voice actor as well as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. ... Keegan-Michael Key (b. ... Jordan Peele (born February 21, 1979) is a comic actor. ... Donald Clark Donny Osmond (born December 9, 1957) is an American entertainer. ... Seth Benjamin Gesshel-Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, voice actor, and television producer. ...


Reactions from original artists

Under the "fair use" provision of U.S. copyright law, affirmed by the United States Supreme Court, one does not need permission to record a parody.[35] However, as a personal rule, and as a means of maintaining good relationships within the music community, Yankovic has always requested permission from the original artist before recording his parodies.[6] Most artists have had positive reactions to Yankovic's parodies. Several have considered it to be something of a badge of honor to have Yankovic ask permission to parody their song or style, since they felt that Yankovic would not choose to do so unless they were a success or had made an impact on the music scene at the time. However, there are a few notable exceptions where people have not allowed parodies or have otherwise withdrawn permission. For fair use in trademark law, see Fair use (US trademark law). ... Not to be confused with copywriting. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... A parody (pronounced ), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or satiric imitation. ...


Positive

Dave Grohl of Nirvana said that the band felt they had "made it" after Yankovic recorded "Smells Like Nirvana", a parody of the grunge band's smash hit, "Smells Like Teen Spirit".[6] On his Behind the Music special, Yankovic stated that when he called Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain to ask if he could parody the song, Cobain gave him permission, then paused and asked, "Um ... it's not gonna be about food, is it?" Yankovic responded with "No, it'll be about how no one can understand your lyrics".[14] According to members of Nirvana interviewed for Behind the Music, when they saw the video of the song, they laughed hysterically. Additionally, Cobain described Yankovic as "a musical genius."[36] David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969 in Warren, Ohio) is an American rock musician and songwriter. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... Smells Like Nirvana is a parody of Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit written and performed by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ...

Yankovic performing The Saga Begins in Auckland, New Zealand on March 10, 2007.
Yankovic performing The Saga Begins in Auckland, New Zealand on March 10, 2007.

Michael Jackson is also a big fan of Yankovic. Jackson has twice allowed him to parody his songs ("Beat It" and "Bad" became "Eat It" and "Fat", respectively). When he granted Yankovic permission to do "Fat", Jackson allowed him to use the same set built for his own "Bad" video from the Moonwalker video.[37] Though Jackson was a good sport about "Eat It" and "Fat", he requested that Yankovic not record a parody of "Black or White", because he felt the message was too important. However, Yankovic has performed a concert-only parody "Snack All Night" in some of his live shows.[33] Yankovic also has a cameo appearance, along with many other celebrities, in Jackson's music video for "Liberian Girl". Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (435 × 663 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (435 × 663 pixel, file size: 65 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Saga Begins is a parody by Weird Al Yankovic, released from the 1999 album Running With Scissors. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Beat it redirects here. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Beat It (2006) Bad (2006) The Way You Make Me Feel (2006) Bad track listing HIStory track listing Bad was a 1987 hit recording by American singer Michael Jackson. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... Fat is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... For other uses, see moonwalk. ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Leave Me Alone (2006) Black or White (2006) Remember the Time (2006) Dangerous track listing HIStory track listing Alternate cover Black or White (The Clivillés & Cole (C&C) Remixes) cover. ... Liberian Girl was the ninth and final single to be released from Michael Jacksons 1987 album Bad. ...


Mark Knopfler approved Yankovic's parody of the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" for use in the film UHF on the provision that Knopfler himself be allowed to play lead guitar on the parody which was later titled "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*".[38] Yankovic commented on the legal complications of the parody in the DVD audio commentary for UHF, explaining "We had to name that song 'Money for Nothing 'slash' Beverly Hillbillies 'asterisk' because the lawyers told us that had to be the name. Those wacky lawyers! What ya gonna do?"[39] The Permanent Record: Al in the Box booklet referred to the song's "compound fracture of a title."[7] When a fan asked about the song's title, Yankovic shared his feelings on the title, replying "That incredibly stupid name is what the lawyers insisted that the parody be listed as. I'm not sure why, and I've obviously never been very happy about it."[40] Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... This article is about the band. ... For other uses, see Money for Nothing (disambiguation). ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies* is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ...


The Presidents of the United States of America were so pleased with "Gump", Yankovic's parody of their song "Lump", that they ended the song with Yankovic's last line instead of their own ("And that's all I have to say about that") on the live recording of "Lump" featured on the compilation album Pure Frosting.[41] In 2008, Yankovic directed the music video for their song "Mixed Up S.O.B."[42] The Presidents of the United States of America are a Seattle grunge pop band best known for their quirky, often nonsensical songs that defied the typical sound of most bands from the Pacific Northwest at the time. ... Pure Frosting is the third album released by Presidents of the United States of America. ...


The song "The Saga Begins" (a parody of Don McLean's "American Pie") accurately states the entire plot of The Phantom Menace, despite being written before the film's release. Yankovic got the plot details from rumor websites. He was slightly unsure about Anakin proposing to Amidala, so he attended a US$500 screening to confirm, and ended up making only very minor alterations to the lyrics. McLean was pleased with the parody, and even told Yankovic that the parody's lyrics sometimes enter his mind during live performances.[43] Yankovic's parody not only replicates the music from the original Don McLean song, but it also replicates the multi-layered rhyming structure in the verses and chorus. Additionally, George Lucas loved the song and a Lucasfilm representative told Yankovic, "You should have seen the smile on his face."[44] The Saga Begins is a parody by Weird Al Yankovic, released from the 1999 album Running With Scissors. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ... For other uses, see American Pie (disambiguation). ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 film by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Jake Lloyd. ... Look up rumour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For information on this characters appearance in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, see Anakin Skywalker. ... Padmé Amidala is a fictional character in George Lucas science fiction saga Star Wars. ... USD redirects here. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Lucasfilm Ltd. ...


Chamillionaire was also very pleased, even putting Yankovic's parody "White & Nerdy" on his official MySpace page before it was on Yankovic's own page. Chamillionaire stated in an interview, "He's actually rapping pretty good on it, it's crazy [...] I didn't know he could rap like that. It's really an honor when he does that. [...] Weird Al is not gonna do a parody of your song if you're not doing it big."[45] In September of 2007, Chamillionaire credited "White & Nerdy" for his recent Grammy win, stating "That parody was the reason I won the Grammy, because it made the record so big it was undeniable. It was so big overseas that people were telling me they had heard my version of Weird Al's song."[46] Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979)better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (pronounced Ka-MIL-yin-air, IPA: , a portmanteau of chameleon and millionaire) is an American rapper (and often singer) and the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Rap redirects here. ...


Negative

One of Yankovic's most controversial parodies was 1996's "Amish Paradise", based on "Gangsta's Paradise" by hip-hop artist Coolio, which, in turn, was based on "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder. Reportedly, Coolio's label gave Yankovic the impression that Coolio had granted permission to record the parody, but Coolio maintains that he never did. While Coolio claimed he was upset, legal action never materialized, and Coolio accepted royalty payments for the song. After this controversy, Yankovic has always made sure to speak directly with the artist of every song he parodied. At the XM Satellite Radio booth at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show Yankovic and Coolio made peace. On his website, Yankovic wrote of this event, "I don’t remember what we said to each other exactly, but it was all very friendly. I doubt I’ll be invited to Coolio’s next birthday party, but at least I can stop wearing that bulletproof vest to the mall."[47] Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... Gangstas Paradise is a rap song by Coolio from the new Paramount Pictures movie Hey Arnold!: The Movie (2002) (starring Arnold Doug Funnie). ... This article is about the hip hop artist. ... Songs in the Key of Life is a landmark album by Stevie Wonder, released on September 28, 1976 (see 1976 in music), and is widely known and confirmed as Wonders magnum opus. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “XM” redirects here. ... The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. ...


In 2003, Yankovic was denied permission to make a video for "Couch Potato", his parody of Eminem's "Lose Yourself": Couch Potato is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Lose Yourself is a hip hop song written and produced by Eminem. ...

Last year, Eminem forced me to halt production on the video for my 'Lose Yourself' parody because he somehow thought that it would be harmful to his image or career.[48]

For the Poodle Hat Al TV special, Yankovic raised the question of artistic expression in a false interview with Eminem. As Yankovic has always done for his Al TV specials, he edited the footage of a previous Eminem interview and inserted himself asking questions for comic effect.[49] Singles from Poodle Hat Released: May, 2003 Released: January 13, 2006 Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ...


Refused parodies

On numerous occasions, Prince has refused Yankovic permission to record parodies of his songs. Yankovic has stated in interviews that he has "approached him every few years [to] see if he's lightened up."[50] For other uses, see Prince (disambiguation). ...


Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is a self-proclaimed Yankovic fan, but when Yankovic wished to create a polka medley of Led Zeppelin songs, Page refused.[51] Yankovic was, however, allowed the very rare opportunity to re-record a sample of "Black Dog" for a segment of "Trapped in the Drive-Thru".[52] For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... Black Dog is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, which was released as the lead-off track of their untitled fourth album in 1971. ... Trapped in the Drive-Thru is a song from Weird Al Yankovics twelfth studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ...


Paul McCartney, also a Yankovic fan, refused Yankovic permission to record a parody of Wings' "Live and Let Die", entitled "Chicken Pot Pie", because McCartney is a vegetarian and did not wish to condone the eating of meat.[53] Yankovic, who is a vegetarian as well, has stated that he respects McCartney's decision to refuse the parody, and is hesitant to "put Paul on the list" of artists who have refused permission for a parody.[2] However, like "Snack All Night", "Chicken Pot Pie" has been performed numerous times in concert.[33] His concerts often feature parodies for which the artist did not give permission or could not be released for various reasons. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Wings was a rock music supergroup formed in August 1971, after the breakup of The Beatles, by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. ... link title Live and Let Die, from the James Bond film and soundtrack Live and Let Die, is one of Sir Paul McCartneys most successful singles. ...

Weird Al expresses his opinion about Atlantic Records on Wikipedia, as shown in the music video of "White & Nerdy".

In 2006, Yankovic gained James Blunt's permission to record a parody of "You're Beautiful". However, after Yankovic had recorded "You're Pitiful", Blunt's label, Atlantic Records, rescinded this permission. The parody was pulled from Yankovic's Straight Outta Lynwood due to his label's unwillingness to "go to war" with Atlantic. Yankovic released the song as a free download on his MySpace profile, as well as his official website, and playing it in concert, since it was not Blunt himself objecting to the parody.[54] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... For the American Civil War general, see James G. Blunt. ... Youre Beautiful is a pop song co-written by British singer James Blunt, Sasha Skarbek and Amanda Ghost[1] for Blunts debut album Back to Bedlam (2004). ... Youre Pitiful is Weird Al Yankovics parody of Youre Beautiful by James Blunt, and was released exclusively online in June 2006. ... Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood Released: August 21, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: September 26, 2006 Released: March 19, 2007 Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Live performances

Weird Al wearing his "Atlantic Records Sucks" shirt during a performance of "You're Pitiful", on August 8, 2007, at the Ohio State Fair.
Weird Al wearing his "Atlantic Records Sucks" shirt during a performance of "You're Pitiful", on August 8, 2007, at the Ohio State Fair.

Yankovic often describes his live concert performances as "a rock and comedy multimedia extravaganza"[55] with an audience that "ranges from toddlers to geriatrics."[27] Apart from Yankovic and his band performing his classic and contemporary hits, staples of Yankovic's live performances include a medley of parodies, many costume changes between songs, and a video screen on which various clips are played during the costume changes.[55] A concert from Yankovic's 1999 tour for the Running with Scissors album (Touring With Scissors) was released on VHS in 1999 and on DVD in 2000.[3] Titled "Weird Al" Yankovic Live!, the concert was recorded at the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California, on October 2, 1999.[56] For legal reasons, video clips (apart from those for Yankovic's own music videos) could not be shown for the home release, and unreleased parodies were removed from the parody medley for the performance.[57] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 1. ... Youre Pitiful is Weird Al Yankovics parody of Youre Beautiful by James Blunt, and was released exclusively online in June 2006. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Food stands along the midway The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. ... Singles from Running with Scissors Released: June 24, 1999 Released: August 4, 1999 Running with Scissors is the tenth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released on June 29, 1999. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Weird Al Yankovic Live! is a live video recording of Weird Al Yankovics concert at the Marin Center, in San Rafael, California, on October 2, 1999. ... Marin County Civic Center, the only public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is located in San Rafael, California. ... San Rafael (IPA: ; originally IPA: ), is the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


2003 saw Yankovic on tour overseas for the first time. Before 2003, Yankovic and his band had toured only the United States and parts of Canada.[5] Following the success of Poodle Hat in Australia, Yankovic performed eleven shows in Australia's major capital cities and regional areas in October of that year.[58] Singles from Poodle Hat Released: May, 2003 Released: January 13, 2006 Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ...

Yankovic performing during the parody medley at Melbourne, Australia on March 23, 2007.
Yankovic performing during the parody medley at Melbourne, Australia on March 23, 2007.

On September 8, 2007, Yankovic performed his 1,000th live show at Idaho Falls, Idaho.[5] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Bonneville Founded 1864 Incorporated 1891 Government  - Mayor Jared Fuhriman Area  - City  17. ...


UHF

Main article: UHF (film)

In 1989, Yankovic starred in a full-length feature film, co-written by himself and manager Jay Levey, and filmed in Tulsa, Oklahoma called UHF. A satire of the television and film industries, also starring Michael Richards, Fran Drescher, and Victoria Jackson, it brought floundering studio Orion their highest test scores since the movie RoboCop.[59] However, it was unsuccessful in theaters, likely due to a release in mid-1989, going up against Ghostbusters II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, and others. UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... Tulsa redirects here. ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... For other persons named Michael Richards, see Michael Richards (disambiguation). ... Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American film and television actress. ... Jan Hooks, Dolly Parton, and Jackson in a 1989 SNL sketch. ... Orion Pictures Corporation was an American movie production company, formed in 1978 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. ... A test screening is a preview screening of a movie conducted before its general release, in order to gauge audience reaction. ... RoboCop is a 1987 science-fiction, action movie and satire of business-driven capitalism, directed by Paul Verhoeven. ... Ghostbusters II is the 1989 sequel to Ghostbusters (1984) produced and directed by Ivan Reitman. ... This article is about the film. ... For the album based on the film, see Batman (album). ...


The film has since become a cult classic, with out-of-print copies of the VHS version selling for up to $100 on eBay until the release of the DVD in 2002. Yankovic occasionally shows clips from the film at his concerts (to which MGM, the film's current owner, initially objected in the form of a cease and desist letter).[60] To apparently make it more accessible to overseas audiences where UHF TV stations were less prominent, the film was titled The Vidiot From UHF in Australia and parts of Europe.[61] A cult film is a film that has acquired a highly devoted but relatively small group of fans. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... Cease-and-desist is a legal term meaning essentially stop: It is used in demands for a person or organization to stop doing something (to cease and desist from doing it). ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


UHF shows the creation of Yankovic's signature food—the Twinkie Wiener Sandwich. The snack consists of an overturned Twinkie split open as a makeshift bun, a hot dog, and Easy Cheese. Yankovic has stated that he has switched to using tofu hot dogs since becoming a vegetarian, but still enjoys the occasional Twinkie Wiener Sandwich.[62] This article is about the cake. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... A can of Easy Cheese and an example cracker spread Easy Cheese is the trademark for a processed cheese product distributed by Kraft Foods, also referred to as aerosol cheese or spray cheese. ... For other uses, see Tofu (disambiguation). ... Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes all animal flesh, including poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, and slaughter by-products[1] [2]. The reasons for choosing vegetarianism may be related to morality, religion, culture, ethics, aesthetics, environment, society, economy, politics, taste, or health. ...


Notable television appearances

Yankovic had a TV series called The Weird Al Show, which aired from September 1997 to December 1997 on CBS. Though the show appeared to be geared at children, the humor was really more for his adult fans (as such, it is often compared to Pee-wee's Playhouse). The entire series was released on DVD by Shout! Factory on August 15, 2006. The Weird Al Show was a short-lived television show starring Weird Al Yankovic. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Pee-wees Playhouse is a childrens television program starring Pee-Wee Herman. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Shout! Factory is an entertainment company founded in 2003 and which was started by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records), Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive) and Garson Foos (former Rhino executive). ... This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Yankovic has hosted Al TV on MTV and Al Music on MuchMusic many times, generally coinciding with the release of each new album. For Poodle Hat, Al TV appeared on VH1 for the first time. A recurring segment of Al TV involves Yankovic manipulating interviews for comic effect. He inserts himself into a previously conducted interview with a musician, and then manipulates his questions, resulting in bizarre and comic responses from the celebrity. AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... MuchMusic (often referred to only as Much) is a Canadian English language cable television specialty channel owned by CTV Limited; a division of CTVglobemedia dedicated to music, music-related programs and youth culture. ... Singles from Poodle Hat Released: May, 2003 Released: January 13, 2006 Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ...


VH1 produced a Behind the Music episode on Yankovic; however, he was so clean-cut that the producers could not find any of the typical angst-laced problems that make many rock stars' stories compelling (as Yankovic noted in the episode), so they stretched many smaller disappointments and skirmishes during his career into major downfalls to fit the program's classic formula. His two commercial failures (his film UHF and his 1986 album Polka Party!) were presented as having a larger impact on the direction of his career than they really had. Also, Coolio's later disapproval of "Amish Paradise" was played up as a large feud. Much was also made over his apparent lack of a love life, though he got married shortly after the program aired.[14] VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... For the album by The Soundtrack of Our Lives, see Behind the Music (album). ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... Singles from Polka Party! Released: October 21, 1986 Released: November 1986 Polka Party! is the fourth album by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1986. ... This article is about the hip hop artist. ... Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ...


Yankovic has done voice-overs for a number of animated series. He appeared in a 2003 episode of The Simpsons, singing "The Ballad of Homer & Marge" (a parody of John Mellencamp's "Jack and Diane") with his band. The episode, "Three Gays of the Condo", in which Marge hires Yankovic to sing the aforementioned song to Homer in an attempt to reconcile their marriage, later won an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)". Yankovic also had a cameo in a 2008 episode, entitled "That 90's Show", during which he records a parody of Homer's grunge hit "Shave Me" entitled "Brain Freeze" (Homer's song, "Shave Me", was itself a parody of Nirvana's "Rape Me"). Yankovic is the voice for Squid Hat on the Cartoon Network show, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He is also the announcer of the cartoon's eponymous video game adaptation. Yankovic had a guest appearance voicing Wreck-Gar, a waste collection vehicle Transformer in the Transformers: Animated cartoon series;[63] previously, Yankovic's "Dare to Be Stupid" song was featured in the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie, during the sequence in which the Wreck-Gar character was first introduced; as such, the song is referenced in the episode. Simpsons redirects here. ... John Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp, (born October 7, 1951) is a Grammy-winning American rock singer-songwriter and occasional actor. ... Jack and Diane is a 1982 hit song written and performed by American singer-songwriter, John Cougar. ... Three Gays of the Condo is an Emmy Award-winning episode[1] from the fourteenth season of The Simpsons that aired April 13, 2003. ... Marjorie Marge Simpson (née Bouvier) is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons and is voiced by Julie Kavner. ... Homer Simpson is also a character in the book and film The Day of the Locust. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the Buddhist concept. ... In Utero track listing Rape Me is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. ... This is a list of characters from the American animated television series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy // Voiced by: Greg Eagles Grim is the Grim Reaper, a scythe-wielding skeleton in a black hooded robe. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an Annie- and Emmy-winning[1] American animated television series aired on Cartoon Network. ... The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is a fighting game based on the television series of the same name. ... Wreck-Gar is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers universes. ... Scania front loader WCV A waste collection vehicle (WCV), or colloquially called a Garbage Truck or Dustbin lorry is a truck specially designed to pick up smaller quantities of waste and haul it to landfills and other recycling or treatment facilities. ...


An exhaustive list of television shows on which Yankovic has appeared is available on his official website.[64]


Directing career

"Weird Al" Yankovic has directed many of his own music videos; he has directed all of his music videos from 1993’s "Bedrock Anthem" to his latest, 2006’s "White & Nerdy". He also directed the end sequence of 1986’s "Christmas at Ground Zero" (an original piece juxtaposing Christmas with nuclear warfare) from his Polka Party! album and the title sequence to Spy Hard, for which he sang the title song.[65] A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Alapalooza track listing Jurassic Park Young, Dumb & Ugly Bedrock Anthem Franks 2000 TV Achy Breaky Song Traffic Jam Talk Soup Livin In The Fridge She Never Told Me She Was A Mime Harvey The Wonder Hamster Waffle King Bohemian Polka Bedrock Anthem is a song by Weird Al Yankovic... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... Polka Party! track listing Living with a Hernia Dog Eat Dog Addicted to Spuds One of Those Days Polka Party! Heres Johnny Dont Wear Those Shoes Toothless People Good Enough For Now Christmas at Ground Zero Christmas At Ground Zero is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... The Titan II ICBM carried a 9 Mt W53 warhead, making it one of the most powerful nuclear weapons fielded by the United States during the Cold War. ... Singles from Polka Party! Released: October 21, 1986 Released: November 1986 Polka Party! is the fourth album by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1986. ... Spy Hard is a 1996 movie starring Leslie Nielsen, parodying James Bond films and other action films. ...


In addition to his own, he has directed several videos for Hanson (The Titanic sequences in "River"), The Black Crowes ("Only a Fool"), Ben Folds ("Rockin' the Suburbs"), Jeff Foxworthy ("Redneck Stomp" and "Party All Night"), Blues Explosion ("Wail"), and The Presidents of the United States of America ("Mixed Up S.O.B").[65] He has cameo appearances in his videos for Blues Explosion, Hanson (as the interviewer), and Ben Folds (as the producer fixing Folds' "shitty tracks"). For other uses, see Hanson (disambiguation). ... Titanic is a 1997 disaster romance film directed, written, produced and edited by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... The Black Crowes are an American, blues-oriented hard rock jam band that has sold over 20 million albums. ... Only a Fool – 3:43 Only a Fool [Radio Version] – 2:56 When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky – 4:09 Smile – 4:20 Category: ... Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina[1] is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. ... Rockin the Suburbs is a song by Ben Folds on the album of the same name. ... Comedian Jeff Foxworthy accepts a new jacket from 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. ... The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (sometimes abbreviated JSBX) is a New York based band, made up of members Jon Spencer (vocals, guitar), Judah Bauer (guitar) and Russell Simins (drums). ... The Presidents of the United States of America are a Seattle grunge pop band best known for their quirky, often nonsensical songs that defied the typical sound of most bands from the Pacific Northwest at the time. ... For other uses, see Hanson (disambiguation). ... Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina[1] is an American singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the musical group Ben Folds Five. ...


Misattribution and imitators

A screenshot of LimeWire PRO, showing a large number of parodies misattributed to Yankovic, as well as numerous misspellings of his surname
A screenshot of LimeWire PRO, showing a large number of parodies misattributed to Yankovic, as well as numerous misspellings of his surname

Songs posted to file sharing networks are often misattributed to him due to their humorous subject matter. Often, his surname is misspelled (and thus mispronounced) as "Yankovich", among other variations. Much to the disdain of Yankovic, these misattributed files include songs that are racist, sexually explicit, or otherwise offensive. A young listener who had heard several of these offensive tracks by way of a file sharing service confronted Yankovic online, threatening a boycott due to his supposedly explicit lyrics.[66] Quite a few of the songs, such as "Star Wars Cantina" by Mark Jonathan Davis (later of Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine), "Star Wars Gangsta Rap", "Yoda Smokes Weed", "Chewbacca" and several more have a Star Wars motif.[67] Some songs misattributed to him are not songs, but spoken skits, such as "Sesame Street on crack", which is also widely misattributed to Adam Sandler. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1076x578, 66 KB) Screenshot of LimeWire PRO. Fair use rationale: Image is designed to demonstrate the number of misattributions and misspellings a search for Weird Al Yankovic returns of a P2P program, as commented upon in the article. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1076x578, 66 KB) Screenshot of LimeWire PRO. Fair use rationale: Image is designed to demonstrate the number of misattributions and misspellings a search for Weird Al Yankovic returns of a P2P program, as commented upon in the article. ... LimeWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing (P2P) client for the Java Platform, which uses the Gnutella network to locate files as well as share files. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ... Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are a cover band and comedy act based in Los Angeles, California, playing popular rap, rock, metal, and pop songs in a swanky lounge music style. ... Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine are a cover band and comedy act based in Los Angeles, California, playing popular rap, rock, metal, and pop songs in a swanky lounge music style. ... The classic opening scene to the original version The Star Wars Gangsta Rap is a parody song popularized as a Flash music video based on the original Star Wars trilogy. ... This article is about the series. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ...


Yankovic cites these misattributions as "his only real beef with peer-to-peer file sharing sites": A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... File sharing is the activity of making files available to other users for download over the Internet, but also over smaller networks. ...

If you do a search for my name on any one of those sites, I guarantee you that about half of the songs that come up will be songs I had absolutely nothing to do with. That particularly bothers me, because I really try to do quality work, and I also try to maintain a more-or-less family-friendly image—and some of these songs that are supposedly by me are just, well, vulgar and awful. I truly think my reputation has suffered in a lot of people's minds because of all those fake Weird Al songs floating around the Internet.[68]

A list of songs frequently misattributed to Yankovic can be found at The Not Al Page[67] and a list of all commercially released songs recorded by Yankovic can be found on his website.[69]


Fan-driven campaigns

The Weird Al Star Fund is a campaign started by Yankovic's fans to get him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their mission is to "solicit, collect, and raise the necessary money, and to compile the information needed for the application to nominate 'Weird Al' Yankovic for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame."[70] Fans worldwide have sent donations to raise the US$15,000 needed for a nomination. In addition to the preferred method of cash donations, many methods were used to raise money for the cause, such as a live benefit show held April 11, 2006, and selling merchandise on the official website and eBay, including T-shirts, calendars, and cookbooks.[71] On May 26, 2006, the campaign hit the then-$15,000 target, just five days before the May 31 deadline to submit the necessary paperwork.[70] However, Yankovic was not included on the list of inductees for 2007.[72] On February 9, 2007, the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce raised the price to sponsor a new star to $25,000[70] and as such the Fund is accepting donations again. Yankovic's application was resubmitted for consideration in 2007, but he was not included among 2008's inductees.[73] Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... Buskers perform on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... USD redirects here. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Similar to the Weird Al Star Fund, a second fan-driven campaign is the effort to Make the Rock Hall "Weird". Since 2004, Yankovic has been eligible to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.[74] Previous attempts to raise awareness for the campaign and support Yankovic's nomination included a petition drive from 2006 to 2007, which raised over 9000 signatures; an art competition in 2005; additionally, a documentary film about the campaign is currently being developed.[75][76] In addition to these efforts, an ongoing campaign is underway in which supporters of Yankovic's nomination are requested to send "sincere, thoughtful" letters to the Rock Hall Foundation's headquarters in New York.[76]. The Hall has not considered Yankovic for nomination since the campaign started in 2004.[74] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...


Discography

Album title Release year
"Weird Al" Yankovic 1983
"Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D 1984
Dare to Be Stupid 1985
Polka Party! 1986
Even Worse 1988
"Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits 1988
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff 1989
Off the Deep End 1992
The Food Album 1993
Alapalooza 1993
Permanent Record: Al in the Box 1994
Greatest Hits Volume II 1994
The TV Album 1995
Bad Hair Day 1996
Running with Scissors 1999
Poodle Hat 2003
Straight Outta Lynwood 2006

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Awards and nominations

Grammy Award winners[77]
Grammy Award nominees
Australian gold records[78]
  • Running with Scissors
Canadian gold records[78]
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D
  • Even Worse
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits
  • Greatest Hits Volume II
  • Running With Scissors
Canadian platinum records[78]
  • Off the Deep End
  • Bad Hair Day
Canadian double platinum records[78]
  • Alapalooza
Gold single[78][79]
  • "Eat It" (U.S., Canada, & Australia)
The "Eat It" single reached the #1 position on the Australian singles chart in 1984.[78]
Platinum single[78][79]
  • "White & Nerdy" (U.S.)
United States gold records[78]
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • The Food Album
  • Alapalooza
  • Straight Outta Lynwood
United States platinum records[78]
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D
  • Dare to be Stupid
  • Even Worse
  • Off the Deep End
  • Bad Hair Day
  • Running With Scissors

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Videography

The following is a comprehensive list of his long form videos to date, with the United States release date.

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Awards and nominations

Grammy Award winners[80]
Grammy Award nominees
Australian gold long form videos[78]
  • The Ultimate Video Collection
U.S. gold long form videos[78][79]
U.S. platinum long form videos[78][79]
  • The Ultimate Video Collection

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Cameos and special appearances in film

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NAME Yankovic, "Weird Al"
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic
SHORT DESCRIPTION American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer
DATE OF BIRTH October 23, 1959
PLACE OF BIRTH Downey, California
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... MusicBrainz (MusicBrainz. ... Jon Bermuda Schwartz (born August 18, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is a drummer best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... Stephen Steve Jay (born January 26, (year unknown) in Florida) is a bassist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... James Jim Kimo West (born December 18, (year unknown) in Toronto) is a guitarist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... Rubén Valtierra (born December 26 (year unknown) in San Rafael, California) is a keyboardist best known for working with the singer-songwriter Weird Al Yankovic. ... Another One Rides the Bus was a 7-inch EP released by Weird Al Yankovic in 1981. ... Singles from Weird Al Yankovic Released: May 3, 1983 Released: July 1983 Weird Al Yankovic is the eponymous debut album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1983. ... Singles from In 3-D Released: February 28, 1984 Released: April 1984 Released: June 4, 1984 Weird Al Yankovic In 3-D, sometimes referred to simply as In 3-D, is the second album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1984. ... Dare to Be Stupid is the third album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1985. ... Singles from Polka Party! Released: October 21, 1986 Released: November 1986 Polka Party! is the fourth album by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1986. ... Singles from Even Worse Released: April 12, 1988 Released: May 1988 Released: June 14, 1988 Even Worse is the fifth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1988. ... Peter And The Wolf is a parody of the original story by Sergei Prokofiev as retold by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Singles from UHF Released: July 1989 Released: August 8, 1989 Released: August 22, 1989 UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989), sometimes referred to simply as UHF, is the soundtrack to the comedy cult film UHF, by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Off The Deep End is the seventh album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1992. ... Singles from Alapalooza Released: October 1993 Released: November 12, 1993 Released: November 1993 Alternate cover Alternate cover that looked more similar to the Jurassic Park soundtrack Alapalooza is the eighth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1993. ... Singles from Bad Hair Day Released: March 12, 1996 Released: May 7, 1996 Released: November 26, 1996 Bad Hair Day is the ninth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released in 1996. ... Singles from Running with Scissors Released: June 24, 1999 Released: August 4, 1999 Running with Scissors is the tenth album by Weird Al Yankovic, released on June 29, 1999. ... Singles from Poodle Hat Released: May, 2003 Released: January 13, 2006 Poodle Hat is the eleventh album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Singles from Straight Outta Lynwood Released: August 21, 2006 Released: September 12, 2006 Released: September 26, 2006 Released: March 19, 2007 Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Weird Al Yankovics Greatest Hits is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features his best known songs from his first five studio albums. ... The Food Album is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features songs about food. ... Greatest Hits Volume II is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features his best known songs that did not appear on Weird Al Yankovics Greatest Hits, plus the new single Headline News which first appeared on disc four of the boxed set Permanent Record: Al... The Food Album is a compilation CD of songs by Weird Al Yankovic that features songs about television and TV shows. ... Weird Al Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American musician best known for his parodies of contemporary radio hits. ... My Bologna is a famous parody of My Sharona by The Knack. ... Another One Rides the Bus is a parody of Queens Another One Bites the Dust by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Weird Al Yankovic track listing Ricky Gotta Boogie I Love Rocky Road Buckingham Blues Happy Birthday Stop Draggin My Car Around My Bologna The Checks In The Mail Another One Rides the Bus Ill Be Mellow When Im Dead Such a Groovy Guy Mr. ... I Love Rocky Road is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... King Of Suede is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Weird Al Yankovic in 3-D track listing Eat It Midnight Star The Brady Bunch Buy Me A Condo I Lost on Jeopardy Polkas On 45 Mr. ... Dare to Be Stupid track listing Like a Surgeon Dare to Be Stupid I Want a New Duck One More Minute Yoda George of the Jungle Slime Creatures From Outer Space Girls Just Want To Have Lunch This is the Life Cable TV Hooked on Polkas This Is The Life... Like a Surgeon is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Dare to Be Stupid track listing Like a Surgeon Dare to Be Stupid I Want a New Duck One More Minute Yoda George of the Jungle Slime Creatures From Outer Space Girls Just Want To Have Lunch This is the Life Cable TV Hooked on Polkas I Want a New... One More Minute is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Dare to Be Stupid track listing Like a Surgeon Dare to Be Stupid I Want a New Duck One More Minute Yoda George of the Jungle Slime Creatures From Outer Space Girls Just Want To Have Lunch This is the Life Cable TV Hooked on Polkas Dare to Be Stupid... Living with a Hernia is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Polka Party! track listing Living with a Hernia Dog Eat Dog Addicted to Spuds One of Those Days Polka Party! Heres Johnny Dont Wear Those Shoes Toothless People Good Enough For Now Christmas at Ground Zero Christmas At Ground Zero is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Fat is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Lasagna is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... I Think Im A Clone Now is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... UHF is an original song by Weird Al Yankovic in the key of E minor and based on several different riffs. ... Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies* is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Isle Thing is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Smells Like Nirvana is a parody of Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit written and performed by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Off the Deep End track listing Smells Like Nirvana Trigger Happy I Cant Watch This Polka Your Eyes Out I Was Only Kidding The White Stuff When I Was Your Age Taco Grande Airline Amy The Plumbing Song You Dont Love Me Anymore Bite Me (Hidden Track) You... Taco Grande is a parody of Gerardos song Rico Suave written by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Jurassic Park is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Alapalooza track listing Jurassic Park Young, Dumb & Ugly Bedrock Anthem Franks 2000 TV Achy Breaky Song Traffic Jam Talk Soup Livin In The Fridge She Never Told Me She Was A Mime Harvey The Wonder Hamster Waffle King Bohemian Polka Bedrock Anthem is a song by Weird Al Yankovic... Achy Breaky Song is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Headline News is a parody song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Amish Paradise is Weird Al Yankovics parody of the hip hop song Gangstas Paradise by Coolio. ... Bad Hair Day track listing Amish Paradise Everything You Know is Wrong Cavity Search Callin In Sick The Alternative Polka Since Youve Been Gone Gump Im So Sick of You Syndicated Inc. ... Spy Hard is a song by Weird Al Yankovic used as the theme song to the film of the same name. ... Bad Hair Day track listing Amish Paradise Everything You Know is Wrong Cavity Search Callin In Sick The Alternative Polka Since Youve Been Gone Gump Im So Sick of You Syndicated Inc. ... The Saga Begins is a parody by Weird Al Yankovic, released from the 1999 album Running With Scissors. ... Its All About The Pentiums is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Pretty Fly For A Rabbi is a song by Weird Al Yankovic. ... Dont Download This Song is the first single from Weird Al Yankovics 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. ... Straight Outta Lynwood track listing White & Nerdy Pancreas Canadian Idiot Ill Sue Ya Polkarama! Virus Alert Confessions Part III Weasel Stomping Day Close But No Cigar Do I Creep You Out Trapped in the Drive-Thru Dont Download This Song White & Nerdy is the second single from Weird... Canadian Idiot is a 2006 song by Weird Al Yankovic from his album Straight Outta Lynwood. ... eBay is a song by Weird Al Yankovic on his album Poodle Hat. ... A list of music videos by Weird Al Yankovic. ... AL-TV is a show created by parody artist Weird Al Yankovic. ... The Compleat Al is a mockumentary about the life of Weird Al Yankovic, from his birth to 1985. ... UHF (also known as The Vidiot from UHF in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Europe, and Los Telelocos in Mexico) is a comedy film made in 1989. ... The Weird Al Yankovic Video Library is a VHS release of most of Weird Al Yankovic music video to date. ... The Weird Al Show was a short-lived television show starring Weird Al Yankovic. ... Weird Al Yankovic Live! is a live video recording of Weird Al Yankovics concert at the Marin Center, in San Rafael, California, on October 2, 1999. ... Since Weird Al Yankovic secured a recording contract in 1982, he has released many albums and parodies. ... Weird Al Yankovic Weird Al Yankovic is a multi-Grammy award winning American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ... Polka Medleys are the trademark of American singer, musician, satirist, parodist, songwriter, and accordionist Weird Al Yankovic. ... Dr. Demento is the stage name of Barret Eugene Hansen (born April 2, 1941),[1] a radio disc jockey specializing in novelty songs and pop music parodies. ... Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, is an American television series which premiered February 11, 2007 on Adult Swim. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... A parody (pronounced ), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or satiric imitation. ... For other uses, see Accordion (disambiguation). ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Downey in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Founded 1800s Incorporated 1956 Government  - Type Council-Manager government  - City Council David R. Gafin Mario A. Guerra Rick Trejo (Mayor) Anne Marie Bayer Kirk Cartozian Area  - Total 12. ...

 
 

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