History Creator / DrDemento

4th Dec '17 7:40:29 PM NWolfman
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* TheCameo: Often turns up in Weird Al music-videos.
** Also has a small role in the video for "Fish Heads" by Barnes & Barnes (which starred, and was directed by, Creator/BillPaxton).

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* TheCameo: TheCameo
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Often turns up in Weird Al music-videos.
music-videos. He's one of the TV operators in the video for "I Lost On Jeopardy" and is an audience member in ''Film/{{UHF}}'' who gets whipped cream sprayed into his mouth by Stanley.
** Also has a small role in the video for "Fish Heads" by Barnes & Barnes (which starred, and was directed by, by and starred Creator/BillPaxton).
1st Dec '17 9:24:20 PM dlchen145
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Dr. Demento (AKA Barret Eugene Hansen) is a disc jockey and ethnomusicologist who achieved fame and/or infamy with his long-running syndicated radio program which features strange and bizarre novelty tunes of every type and description. Along with reviving popular interest in performers such as Music/SpikeJones and Music/TomLehrer, he introduced Music/WeirdAlYankovic to the world, which is pretty much a lifetime achievement in itself. Other performers often associated with his show include Music/DaYoopers, Music/NapoleonXIV, and Music/TheGreatLukeSki.

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Dr. Demento (AKA Barret Eugene Hansen) Hansen, born April 2, 1941) is a disc jockey and ethnomusicologist who achieved fame and/or infamy with his long-running syndicated radio program which features strange and bizarre novelty tunes of every type and description. Along with reviving popular interest in performers such as Music/SpikeJones and Music/TomLehrer, he introduced Music/WeirdAlYankovic to the world, which is pretty much a lifetime achievement in itself. Other performers often associated with his show include Music/DaYoopers, Music/NapoleonXIV, and Music/TheGreatLukeSki.
25th Oct '16 5:04:56 PM Ezclee4050
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* StrawmanU: He went to Reed College, a famous RealLife Berserkley.
13th Aug '16 1:38:34 PM Ezclee4050
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* OutsiderMusic: He plays it once in a while, sometimes in a SoBadItsGood vein, other times with genuine esteem for the material. Music/TheShaggs got their first known radio airplay on his show in 1972 (as selected by his guest Music/FrankZappa). He also helped revive the career of Wild Man Fischer.

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* OutsiderMusic: He plays it once in a while, sometimes in a SoBadItsGood vein, other times with genuine esteem for the material. Music/TheShaggs got their first known radio airplay on his show in 1972 1973 (as selected by his guest Music/FrankZappa). He also helped revive the career of Wild Man Fischer.
10th Aug '16 9:00:48 PM Ezclee4050
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* OutsiderMusic: He plays it once in a while, sometimes in a SoBadItsGood vein, other times with genuine esteem for the material. Music/TheShaggs got their first known radio airplay on his show in 1972 (as selected by his guest Music/FrankZappa). He also helped revive the career of Wild Man Fischer.
13th Jul '16 6:53:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* PhoneWord: For a while Dr Demento's request line was 1-900-BANANAS.
23rd Jun '16 12:43:20 AM Ezclee4050
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* IncomingHam: WIND UP YOUR RADIOS!!

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* IncomingHam: WIND "WIND UP YOUR RADIOS!!RADIOS!!"



* NoHitWonder: Not Demento himself, but many of the bands he plays; DaYoopers are a prime example.
23rd Jun '16 12:42:39 AM Ezclee4050
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* IncomingHam: WIND UP YOUR RADIOS!!
30th Sep '15 2:00:05 AM Ezclee4050
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* CutAndPasteTranslation: For the majority of his over-the-air run he actually hosted two different weekly shows: a live four-hour show in Los Angeles, and the pre-recorded two-hour syndicated show. The LA version was more freewheeling, with a crew of regular cast members, and had a weekly top ten countdown. The syndicated show was mainly just Demento with occasional guests, had the Funny Five countdown, and he didn't play as much sex- or drug-oriented material. Generally he used the LA version as a proving ground for new material which he would add to the syndicated show.
7th Jul '15 10:19:40 PM Ezclee4050
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* EarlyBirdCameo: On the April 18, 1976 national show he played a home-recorded jingle called [[Music/JesusChristSuperstar "Dr. D Superstar"]] sent to him by a high school kid who listened to his LA show,[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Alfred Yankovic]].

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* EarlyBirdCameo: On the April 18, 1976 national show he played a home-recorded jingle called [[Music/JesusChristSuperstar "Dr. D Superstar"]] sent to him by a high school kid who listened to his LA show,[[Music/WeirdAlYankovic show, [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Alfred Yankovic]].
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