History Music / WeirdAlYankovic

21st Sep '16 1:41:01 AM harharhar
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** "Like A Surgeon" was conceived because Music/{{Madonna}} was asking why Al hadn't parodied her song "Like A Virgin" yet.
14th Sep '16 6:52:56 PM Nicolletta
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* ChirpingCrickets: Heard after the camera pans up Al in the MJ costume in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2mU6USTBRE Fat]]".

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* ChirpingCrickets: Heard after as the camera pans up Al in the MJ costume in the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2mU6USTBRE Fat]]".
10th Sep '16 10:25:02 PM NWolfman
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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over 40 years.

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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over 40 30 years.
5th Sep '16 11:01:20 PM Green_lantern40
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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over forty years.

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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over forty 40 years.
5th Sep '16 9:36:40 PM Nicolletta
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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over fourty years.

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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over fourty forty years.
5th Sep '16 10:49:09 AM FalconPain
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* SongParody: Along with Creator/AlanSherman, he is easily the world's best-known and most successful performer of such songs.

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* SongParody: Along with Creator/AlanSherman, Creator/AllanSherman, he is easily the world's best-known and most successful performer of such songs.
4th Sep '16 11:24:02 AM NWolfman
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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Frequently among his lyrics. Some of Al's favorites include "weasel" and "uvula".
** Also, "plumber" and "bowling."
** And occasionally "poodle."
** "AAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAA-AAAAAA-AAAAAAALBUQUERQUE!!!!"

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* InherentlyFunnyWords: Frequently among his lyrics. Some May of Al's his favorites include "weasel" "weasel," "uvula," "plumber," "bowling" and "uvula".
** Also, "plumber" and "bowling."
** And
occasionally "poodle."
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" And of corse, "AAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAAA-AAAAAA-AAAAAAALBUQUERQUE!!!!"



** The polka medleys are a SpiritualSuccessor to Music/SpikeJones' musical "travesties" (i.e., keep the lyrics the same, but make the music goofy).



* NiceGuy: Although fair-use law regarding parody mean Al doesn't ''need'' anyone's permission, he makes sure that he does have permission from an artist in order to poke fun. This has worked out for him in several ways, with the originals artists often contributing resources to the final project to thank him for his politeness.

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* NiceGuy: Although fair-use law regarding parody mean Al doesn't ''need'' anyone's permission, he makes sure that he does have permission from an artist in order to poke fun. This has worked out for him in several ways, with the originals artists often contributing resources to the final project to thank him for his politeness. He also adores his fans.



* SongParody: What he's best known for making.

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* SongParody: What he's best known for making.Along with Creator/AlanSherman, he is easily the world's best-known and most successful performer of such songs.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Face to Face with "Weird Al" Yankovic'', a WebOriginal which sees Al "interviewing" celebrities, is this to ''Al TV''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor
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''Face to Face with "Weird Al" Yankovic'', a WebOriginal which sees Al "interviewing" celebrities, is this to ''Al TV''.
4th Sep '16 11:01:15 AM NWolfman
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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over thirty years.

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The reigning king of SongParody, Alfred Matthew Yankovic (born on October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, California), is a musical humourist with a career spanning over thirty fourty years.
3rd Sep '16 7:52:25 PM NWolfman
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* AnimatedMusicVideo: Several, including "Skipper Dan", "Another Tattoo", and "Party in the CIA". It's become quite popular lately for professional (and non-professional) animators including Creator/BillPlympton and Creator/JohnKricfalusi to create their own music videos for his songs. Creator/CraigBartlett animated ''Jurassic Park'' for the album ''Alapalooza''. Creator/SteveBarron animated "Beverly Hillbillies" for the album ''Film/{{UHF}}'' Movie Soundtrack (The music video was actually from the film itself).

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* AnimatedMusicVideo: Several, including "Skipper Dan", "Another Tattoo", and "Party in the CIA". It's become quite popular lately for professional (and non-professional) animators including Creator/BillPlympton Creator/BillPlympton[[note]]With whom Al is very close friends.[[/note]] and Creator/JohnKricfalusi to create their own music videos for his songs. Creator/CraigBartlett animated ''Jurassic Park'' for the album ''Alapalooza''. Creator/SteveBarron animated "Beverly Hillbillies" for the album ''Film/{{UHF}}'' Movie Soundtrack (The music video was actually from the film itself).



* GenreRoulette: His band is good enough to play ''any'' type of music and Al himself can sing in a multitude of styles, able to pull off rock (both classic and modern), country, pop, reggae, boyband, soul, rap, folk and more vocals. There is a reason they have sometimes been referred to as "The world's greatest cover band".

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* GenreRoulette: His band is good enough to play ''any'' type of music and Al himself can sing in a multitude of styles, able to pull off rock (both classic and modern), country, pop, reggae, boyband, soul, rap, folk and more vocals. There is a reason they have sometimes been referred to as "The world's greatest cover band". In fact, Al has been known to get [[BerserkButton very annoyed and defensive]] when people refer to them as a joke band.



* GoshDangItToHeck: In spite of being more than somewhat risqué (see above), neither Al's parodies nor his polka medleys ever contain ''really'' explicit language, and will often {{Bowdlerise}} the original lyrics to remove them.

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* GoshDangItToHeck: In spite of being more than somewhat risqué (see above), neither Al's parodies nor his polka medleys ever contain ''really'' explicit language, Al is a decidedly family-friendly entertainer who generally avoids profanity, and will often {{Bowdlerise}} the original lyrics to remove them.
31st Aug '16 3:21:31 PM Green_lantern40
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*** "A big ''Tyrannosaurus''/Just ate one of our lawyers/[[AssholeVictim Well I suppose that proves they're not all bad...]]"

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*** "A big ''Tyrannosaurus''/Just huge ''Tyrannosaurus'' ate one of our lawyers/[[AssholeVictim Well lawyer/Well, I suppose that proves they're proves/[[AssholeVictim They're really not all bad...]]"
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