The Weird Al Show (1997–1998)
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Today's lesson: "Don't follow people who can get you into trouble. Think for yourself."

Director:

Peyton Reed

Writers:

'Weird Al' Yankovic (creator) (as Al Yankovic), Heidi Atherton | 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)
Stan Freberg ... Papa Boolie (voice)
Donavan Freberg Donavan Freberg ... Baby Boolie (voice) (as Donovan Freberg)
Beau Weaver ... 'Channel Hopping' Announcer (voice)
Billy West ... Announcer / Various Characters (voice)
Kevin Weisman ... Spike
Patton Oswalt ... Seymour (as Patton P. Oswalt)
Downtown Julie Brown ... Herself (as Julie Brown)
Barenaked Ladies Barenaked Ladies ... Themselves
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Storyline

Weird Al is desperate to become part of a cool club and lets Spike, its chief member, talk him into all sorts of crazy stuff. Al tears off one of his pant legs, dips his arms into a vat of melted chocolate and shaves off his right eyebrow. Bobby the Inquisitive Boy comes to Al for help with his skinned knee, but Spike deems the brat not cool enough and Al reluctantly sends him away. Spike thinks even less of the Hooded Avenger: crime fighters are lame. Meanwhile, Al demonstrates his X-ray spray; makes a sandwich with hickory-flavored asphalt and anchovy Jell-O on whole wheat bread; shows off his super-buoyant edible ping-pong balls; reads from his mailbag; reveals that his brother is a cheap camera trick; and lets Harvey the Wonder Hamster perform an amazing stunt. Written by J. Spurlin

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

TV-G
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Release Date:

13 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Al mentions he was playing 43-Man Squamish. This was a fictional sport which first appeared in the June 1965 of Mad Magazine. See more »

Quotes

[Al dips his arms into a vat of hot, melted chocolate and raises his fists triumphantly]
Al: I am so cool!
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Connections

References Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Shoe Box
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Written and Performed by Barenaked Ladies
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The first episode of Weird Al's kid's show is watchable but nothing special; only the "Water is Wet" song is hilarious
28 March 2007 | by J. SpurlinSee all my reviews

Today's lesson: "Don't follow people who can get you into trouble. Think for yourself."

Weird Al is desperate to become part of a cool club and lets Spike, its chief member, talk him into all sorts of crazy stuff. Al tears off one of his pant legs, dips his arms into a vat of melted chocolate and shaves off his right eyebrow. Bobby the Inquisitive Boy comes to Al for help with his skinned knee, but Spike deems the brat not cool enough and Al reluctantly sends him away. Spike thinks even less of the Hooded Avenger: crime fighters are lame. Meanwhile, Al demonstrates his X-ray spray; makes a sandwich with hickory-flavored asphalt and anchovy Jell-O on whole wheat bread; shows off his super-buoyant edible ping-pong balls; reads from his mailbag; reveals that his brother is a cheap camera trick; and lets Harvey the Wonder Hamster perform an amazing stunt.

What's on Al TV? A goody two-shoes children's show host who sings about wet water; a commercial for Pirate Day Care; and another commercial for Pizza Quick. Al shows a black and white educational film about safety. But it's Al who gets the real education. Finally, the Barenaked Ladies come over to perform a song.

The first episode of Weird Al's Saturday morning kid's show is watchable enough, but nothing special. Only the "Water is Wet" song is hilarious.


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