The Weird Al Show (1997–1998)
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Back to School 

Today's lesson: "Learning new things takes time, study, and hard work."

Director:

Peyton Reed

Writers:

'Weird Al' Yankovic (creator) (as Al Yankovic), Tracy Berna | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself / Various Characters
Brian Haley ... The Hooded Avenger
Gary LeRoi Gray Gary LeRoi Gray ... Bobby the Inquisitive Boy (as G. Le'Roi Gray)
Paula Jai Parker ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
Bob Scott Bob Scott ... 'Mysteries' Announcer (voice)
Beau Weaver ... 'Channel Hopping' Announcer (voice)
Billy West ... Announcer / Various Characters (voice)
Bill Mumy ... Delivery Guy
Gedde Watanabe ... Kuni
Alex Trebek ... Himself
Bill Kirchenbauer ... Cold Relief Man
Thomas Dekker ... Son
Clement von Franckenstein ... Daddy (as Clement von Franchenstein)
Tress MacNeille ... Soothing Voice (voice)
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Storyline

What's on Al TV? BBC-2 features "Mummy & Daddy." A news reporter panics when he learns that Babe Ruth still walks the earth. Weird Al parodies "La Bamba." A cold medicine commercial goes awry. Camp Superfun is only for people in cartoon-animal costumes. Alex Trebek hawks the Know-it-all Correspondence School... Weird Al is especially interested in the correspondence school. The Hooded Avenger answers all of Bobby the Inquisitive Boy's annoying questions. Al wants to be that smart, too, and orders the sum total of all human knowledge, which includes books on twentieth-century Belgian philosophers, advanced geometry, astral projection and martial arts mastery in 30 seconds. 30 seconds? Al quickly learns you can't learn anything that quickly. But should Al feel inferior? Only he knows what to do when Harvey the Wonder Hamster chokes on a peanut butter pizza. He's been studying the National Rodent Society's Official Hamster Maintenance Manual. Meanwhile, Bobby watches the educational film... Written by J. Spurlin

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-G
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Release Date:

4 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The commentary for this episode tells that Seth McFarlane promoted the Family Guy characters to the show, but they didn't think CBS would go for it. "We could have been the 'Tracy Ullman Show' for Family Guy," said Al. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Can't sleep? Congested? Runny nose? Sore throat, nagging cough? Fever and sinus infection? Dizzy, nauseous, disoriented? Constipated? Memory loss? A little crazy? Can't shake your evil self? Haunted house? Knight in shining armor? CIA agent? Upside down person? Golden retriever? Huge beach ball? Miss America? Flying monkeys?
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Connections

References UHF (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Lasagna
(uncredited)
Lyrics by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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The fourth episode is as watchable as the first three; "Be Nice to Your Teeth," which takes footage from a real educational film, is probably the best bit
28 March 2007 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

Today's lesson: "Learning new things takes time, study, and hard work."

What's on Al TV? BBC-2 features "Mummy & Daddy." A news reporter panics when he learns that Babe Ruth still walks the earth. Weird Al parodies "La Bamba." A cold medicine commercial goes awry. Camp Superfun is only for people in cartoon-animal costumes. Alex Trebek hawks the Know-it-all Correspondence School.

Weird Al is especially interested in the correspondence school. The Hooded Avenger answers all of Bobby the Inquisitive Boy's annoying questions. Al wants to be that smart, too, and orders the sum total of all human knowledge, which includes books on twentieth-century Belgian philosophers, advanced geometry, astral projection and martial arts mastery in 30 seconds. 30 seconds? Al quickly learns you can't learn anything that quickly. But should Al feel inferior? Only he knows what to do when Harvey the Wonder Hamster chokes on a peanut butter pizza. He's been studying the National Rodent Society's Official Hamster Maintenance Manual. Meanwhile, Bobby watches the educational film, "Be Nice to Your Teeth."

The fourth episode is as watchable as the first three. "Be Nice to Your Teeth," which takes footage from a real educational film, is probably the best bit.


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