Media in category ""Weird Al" Yankovic" The following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. "Foil" sounds like Al's usual food parody song until the second verse, when Al reveals it is a. Aw, but they're just jealous, 'cause I've seen, So he hands me the box and I open up the lid and the weasels jump out, ''You should never / Write words using numbers, Sure they've got their national healthcare, ''The only question I ever thought was hard, "Every twenty-seventh customer will get a ball peen hammer free! "I Lost On Jeopardy": The music video takes place on a reproduced version of the 1964-75 set and features both Art Fleming and Don Pardo reprising their roles plus cameo appearances by band members, family members, Demento, and even the guy who sang the song Yankovic was parodying (Greg Kihn). After a modest start (including a disastrous gig opening for Missing Persons), Al and his band released his first album on Scotti Bros. Records in 1983, hit it big with his second album thanks to "Eat It" (a song and music video parody of Michael Jackson's "Beat It") peaking at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and hasn't looked back since. ", What a drag, 'cause I was taping it and everything, And now I'll have to wait for the rerun to see the part of the show I missed, They've got Allen wrenches, gerbil feeders, toilet seats, electric heaters, Now you may find it inconceivable or at the very least a bit unlikely that the relative position, "That's right, Al. When Al asked Kurt Cobain for permission to parody one of his songs, Kurt asked what it would be about. TV Tropes is a wiki that collects and documents descriptions and examples of plot conventions and devices, more commonly known as tropes, within many creative works. Apparently having a babymama on the side was forgivable, but eating the last of the Rice Krispies was the last straw! In "One More Minute", the narrator is in "the gas station of love", and he has to use the ", "Word Crimes" has numerous examples. For what it's worth. The first song to feature her? 157,003 Pages. While you don't need all of them to write a gothic horror novel, the more you have the better. Al usually got permission directly from celebrities for his parodies (even though he does not legally have to) but occasionally relied on the studio heads to do that for him. A lady wearing a hat with a train on it is also in one of the vintage stock video clips in "Dare to Be Stupid". "Christmas at Ground Zero" is about nuclear war. The last word gets interrupted at the cutoff. All The Tropes Wiki. Yankovic! I'm sure you're all looking forward to it as much as we are. In "Headline News" John Wayne Bobbitt is physically perfectly fine and merely surprised, annoyed and puzzled over his severed penis. A description of tropes appearing in "Weird Al" Yankovic (Album). "I Love Rocky Road" is a parody of "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" about the ice cream flavour. Yankovic himself finally gets one in with the comparatively mild "You cheap bastard!" So yeah, basically, the answer to this one is we don’t know if The Handler is Jewish — aside from speaking some Yiddish, in addition to other languages (we see her speaking Swedish and Mandarin), there are no indications that she is. Al tries to ignore it, and doesn't start fighting back until Ralph insults Harvey. ", Were gonna kick your collective posterior, "My barista didn't even bother to make a design in the foam on the top of my vanilla latte! The "Smells Like Nirvana" video actually had some of the actors from the original "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video including the janitor. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. His self-titled first album. One of the several demo versions of "Stop Draggin' My Car Around" has Al repeatedly shout "eat me!" In "CNR", Charles Nelson Reilly "made sweet, sweet love to a manatee." Since 1999, every album has included bonus video content that can be viewed on a computer (if not also a DVD player), though. At the beginning of "Word Crimes", a dictionary's pages are turning through the A's. "Trigger Happy" is a take on the style of of, "Bob" is a bunch of palindromes sung like, "Close But No Cigar" is an absolutely spot-on pastiche of the band, "You Make Me" is a parody in the style of, In a lot of cases, his "style parodies" are, For similar reasons, he did the song "Traffic Jam" in the style of, "Wanna B Ur Lovr" is thought by many to be another Prince hit, but is styled more along the lines of, "If That Isn't Love" is mostly a style parody of his close friends, the boys of. The entirety of "Nature Trail To Hell" is about a psychopath who murders a bunch of Cub Scouts (Boy Scouts between 5-12 years old) at a summer camp. With the release of Mandatory Fun, Al fulfilled his record contract, and he now plans to go with completely digital releases in the future, which gives him the opportunity to release new songs as they're completed instead of waiting until he has enough material for a full album. "weird al" yankovic (music) tv tropes. His uncharacteristically nasty mock interview with Kevin Federline qualifies in its entirety, but the most directly insulting piece would be: And new verses (from the 2007 tour) about Paris Hilton's DUI and, "Midnight Star" contains several headlines from actual supermarket tabloids including one about "The Incredible Frog-Boy! ", I gotta tell ya, life without a head kinda makes me irritated. Wikis. Another possible example in "I Remember Larry," after he talks about tying the titular pranker's mouth with a rag and leaving him for dead: Most of "Party at the Leper Colony", but especially: From "Perform This Way," regarding Gaga's meat dress, which the woman in the video also wears: "I'll Sue Ya", since it's a style parody of. It was only on for 13 episodes in 1997 before CBS took it off. "Weird Al" Yankovic "interviews" Kevin Federline in this AL-TV clip from 2006. He never acts meshugga and he's hardly a schlemiel; but if you wanna haggle, oy, he'll make you such a deal! Most of us older folks know him better for his parodies, but he's spanned a few generations since his Dr. Demento days and is still going strong.Moreover, knowing that a song is a parody and knowing the song it parodies are two different things. You don't even get a lousy copy of our home game. Weird Al makes it look like he's interviewing Paul McCartney. See the list below. (He doesn't totally ridicule them, just some teasing.) He has been involved with the Transformers franchise twice: his song "Dare To Be Stupid" was played in the 1986 movie, and he provided the voice of Wreck-Gar in Transformers Animated. doesn't reveal the true nature of the title and viewpoint character until halfway through the first verse. Special mention for the "Smells Like Nirvana" music video. The big super-long, really epic song ('Nature Trail To Hell', 'The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota', 'Albuquerque', 'Genius In France'). In the video, Al accompanies this line with a dance move taken from, One of the two handymen dancing in the backgrounds of the "Handy" music video wears, "Midnight Star" featured several headlines originally used in, "Trigger Happy": "I always keep a Magnum in my trunk/. In one scene of the opening, Al is holding a cocktail glass. "She Never Told Me She Was A Mime". Technology likely won't march. Mar 3, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Connor Martinez. Speaking of "Dare To Be Stupid", the instrumental tune sounds a tad bit like. The singer ends up tying Larry's mouth with a rag, "[dragging] him by the ankles to the middle of the forest and [stuffing] him in a big plastic bag". Essentially the cause of Coolio's beef with Weird Al. Weird Al’s 14th studio album, the Grammy® award-winning Mandatory Fun (2014), became the first comedy album in history to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the first to even reach the top of that chart since 1963. In "The Competition", Uncle Ralph keeps harassing Al and tries to sabotage Al's chances of winning the award they are both nominated for. The subject of "You're Pitiful" is a 42-year old example. The humor is both witty and juvenile appealing mostly to tween and teen boys.. The Weird Al Show is a half-hour, Saturday morning live action show hosted by "Weird Al" Yankovic. (one of whom, Lisa Popeil, is the daughter of the "Mr. Popeil" the song's named after), Also homages to "Stars on 45", as referenced by the first's title, "Polkas on 45", The joke being that the town is so boring that a, "Weird Al Yankovic" and "Even Worse" are the odd ones out here, The exceptions being "The Hot Rocks Polka", which is a medley of Rolling Stones' songs from a wider span of time, and "Bohemian Polka" is a double-speed full cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody", While he did have roles in some well known films such as, A reference to birthday of Al's mother, February 7, or 2/7, Al once recieved a telegram from Prince's lawyers before the American Music Awards, demanding that he did not make eye contact with Prince, Probably a rip on the parodied song rhyming the word "it" with ..."it.". "That goat doesn't love you! "Your participle's dangling" (with appropriate visual), "some, "Jackson Park Express" has "I like your boobs" and "I want you inside me, "I Can't Watch This" mentions "mindless T&A.". 01 Intro 02 Tacky 03 Lame Claim to Fame 04 Now That's What I Call Polka! His producer got permission from Coolio's producer but not Coolio. 01 Intro 02 Tacky 03 Lame Claim to Fame 04 Now That's What I Call Polka! The screen fades to black as they look lovingly into each other's eyes, and a moment later, the main character looks at the viewer in shock. Then, the singer of the song tells his significant other that he's been sleeping with all of her sisters, and she responds that she's been sleeping with his best friend, Jake. Add new page. The Weird Al Show is a half hour, Saturday morning live action show hosted by "Weird Al" Yankovic. With rare exception, Al's track list follow the pattern "parody, original song, parody, original..." resulting in a roughly even number of both. The Weird Al Show had to incorporate pro-social Aesops into each show, which the creators found frustrating to say the least — and that was only part of the meddling they faced. A good illustration: "Confessions, Part 3" is all about this. And I said, "God, please answer me one question... Why'd they have to interrupt The Simpsons just for this? "Since You've Been Gone" is a bunch of Weird Als singing a cappella (except for the bass line, which is Steve Jay). picture. Various shows are popular or influential when it comes to tropes. In the most extreme example of this attention to detail, "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" (based on R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet") sounds exactly like the original. He has been involved with the Transformers franchise twice: his song "Dare To Be Stupid" was played in the 1986 movie, and he provided the voice of Wreck-Gar in Transformers Animated. Certain Magical index awarded his star on the side was forgivable, but those were based on songs also... 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