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The Weird Al Show 

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'Weird Al' Yankovic ...  Himself / ... 13 episodes, 1997
Billy West ...  Show Announcer / ... 13 episodes, 1997
Brian Haley ...  The Hooded Avenger 12 episodes, 1997
Beau Weaver ...  'Channel Hopping' Announcer / ... 8 episodes, 1997
Gary LeRoi Gray Gary LeRoi Gray ...  Bobby / ... 7 episodes, 1997
Stan Freberg ...  Papa Boolie / ... 7 episodes, 1997
Paula Jai Parker ...  Val Brentwood - Gal Spy 7 episodes, 1997
Danielle Weeks ...  Cousin Corky / ... 7 episodes, 1997
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The basic plot of this show was that Weird Al was coming to you from a split-level cave twenty miles below the surface of the earth, along with his pet, Harvey The Wonder Hamster. Each show would have a rather loose plot around which strange and weird things would happen. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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13 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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The show's theme song contains the lyrics, "Well, the very next year he met a dental hygienist with a spatula tattooed on her arm." This is a double reference to UHF (1989) where Al's girlfriend was a dental hygienist played, and in which a "Spatula City" skit/ad also appears. See more »

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Hooded Avenger: Say, Al, what do you want to do today?
Al: Well, we could pour maple syrup all over the rug and then lick it off...
Val Brentwood: Nah, we did that yesterday.
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Some good moments, some watered down.
2 September 2013 | by rlatanvilleSee all my reviews

The Weird Al show was a children's show that ran in 1997. Shout Factory was generous to release the full season (only season) of the parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic. This show is great for his fans and parents with children for something good to watch. People who dislike Al or never heard of him will probably not want to watch this; haters is going to hate.

CBS wanted Al to make it a children's show or keep it clean that Al have to abide to. Al did a great job abiding to the children's theme, but he probably wanted more creative control.

As for the show, it has great educational pointers for situation adhering to the children's demographic. With great guests including his mother and his friends like Judy Tenuta and music guest like Barenaked Ladies and Hanson. But the show was okay, but not to Al standards. Have you been to his concerts? He is over the top. There are some good shows, my favorite is Talent Show (with a funny Flintstone's skit). And there are some watered down episodes that just dragged like the last episode "Al gets robbed." What a sad way to end a show, bet Al was happy when it did.

With being said I bet if it had controlled by Al himself I give it a 7, 8 or 9-10. But I respectfully hand out a 6 of 10, which is fair grade. And I am a fan of Al, and I understand what he had to go through make the Weird Al show.


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