History Series / TheWeirdAlShow

3rd Jul '16 9:04:29 AM themisterfree
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/DickClark (whose company produced the show) appears at the end of "The Obligatory Holiday Episode" to count down to the end of the episode.
13th Apr '16 4:34:53 PM EBsessed
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Val Brentwood: Gal Spy doesn't actually perform any espionage or anything spy-like in any of the episodes we see her in. Given the number of episodes where actual spy work would be useful to Al or his friends, it's surprising that she pretty much doesn't do anything but hang around at Al's house.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Val Brentwood: Gal Spy doesn't actually perform any espionage or anything spy-like in any of the episodes we see her in. in except for one: "The Competition." Given the number of episodes where actual spy work would be useful to Al or his friends, it's surprising that she pretty much doesn't do anything but hang around at Al's house.
13th Apr '16 4:33:30 PM EBsessed
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** Kevin [=McCarthy=], who played the villainous R.J. Fletcher in ''Film/{{UHF}}'', played the mayor of the town in the ''60% Chance of Rain'' parody.
** David Bowe (not, not [[Music/DavidBowie that one]]), who played George's friend Bob, appeared as one of the miners in the episode "Mining Accident".
** Gedde Watanabe (already somewhat famous for playing Long Duck Dong in ''Film/SixteenCandles'') played a martial arts instructor that was clearly intended to be a version of ''UHF''[='s=] Kuni, complete with his trademark catchphrase.
** ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumni Victoria Jackson, who played main squeeze Terri in ''UHF'', had a bit part as a crying woman in "Time Machine".
** Longtime friend Creator/EmoPhillips showed up as the voice of the villainous Slaw Meister (modeled to look very much like Philips at the time) in the Fatman cartoon accompanying the episode "Mining Accident". He appeared again in the show proper as "Dr. Philips", a loony psychiatrist Al hires to try and calm Harvey down in "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster."
** Al's late mom also guest starred as herself in the talent show episode. His band also came in and performed "Yoda" for Harvey's birthday.
* ShowWithinAShow: Several episodes had the animated ''Adventures of Fatman''. Also, the recurring segment of Al watching TV allowed many different shows-within-a-show to be seen, most notably the Fred Huggins Show.

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** Kevin [=McCarthy=], who played the villainous R.J. Fletcher in ''Film/{{UHF}}'', played Fletcher, plays the mayor of the town in the ''60% Chance of Rain'' parody.
** David Bowe (not, not [[Music/DavidBowie that one]]), who played George's friend Bob, appeared appears as one of the miners in the episode "Mining Accident".
** Gedde Watanabe (already somewhat famous for playing Long Duck Dong in ''Film/SixteenCandles'') played plays a martial arts instructor that was clearly intended to be a version of ''UHF''[='s=] Kuni, complete with his trademark catchphrase.
** ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumni Victoria Jackson, who played main squeeze Terri in ''UHF'', had has a bit part as a crying woman in one of the fake tv shows on Al's tv in the episode "Time Machine".
** Longtime friend Creator/EmoPhillips showed shows up as the voice of the villainous Slaw Meister (modeled to look very much like Philips at the time) in the Fatman cartoon accompanying the episode "Mining Accident". He appeared appears again in the show proper as "Dr. Philips", a loony psychiatrist Al hires to try and calm Harvey down in "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster."
** Al's late mom also guest starred stars as herself in the talent show episode. His band also came comes in and performed performs "Yoda" for Harvey's birthday.
* ShowWithinAShow: Several episodes had have the animated ''Adventures of Fatman''. Also, the recurring segment of Al watching TV allowed allows many different shows-within-a-show to be seen, most notably the Fred Huggins Show.
13th Apr '16 4:26:55 PM EBsessed
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* ScareEmStraight: Reedited actual classroom films become hilarious sendups of this (even with the ExecutiveMeddling, they knew their audience quite well).

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* ScareEmStraight: Reedited Re-edited actual classroom films become hilarious sendups of this (even with the ExecutiveMeddling, they knew their audience quite well).
13th Apr '16 4:17:32 PM EBsessed
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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: How Al is likely supposed to be seen. This does shine through now and then, such as when Al used his time machine to try and get Harvey a birthday present, but the character's Jerk streak is just a bit too long for it's own good.

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** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: How Al is likely supposed to be seen. This does shine through now and then, such as when Al used uses his time machine to try and get Harvey a birthday present, but the character's Jerk streak is just a bit too long for it's its own good.
13th Apr '16 4:15:55 PM EBsessed
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* HurricaneOfPuns: One of Fatman's enemies, "The Egg Man", has such a gratuitous overuse of egg puns that that Harvey is annoyed to no end.

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* HurricaneOfPuns: One of Fatman's enemies, "The Egg Man", has such a gratuitous overuse of egg puns that that Harvey is annoyed agitatedly demands for it to no end.stop.
13th Apr '16 4:08:28 PM EBsessed
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In one episode, a sadistic kid's show host threatens his sidekick with a "Pauly Shore marathon."

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In one episode, a the sadistic host of a kid's show host threatens his sidekick with a "Pauly Shore marathon."
13th Apr '16 4:05:17 PM EBsessed
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* BlindWithoutEm: A real life case, as the show was filmed shortly before Al had surgery to correct his vision. He notes on the commentary that his blind, wide eyed stare while playing the glasses less Fred Huggins actually adds a good deal to the performance.

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* BlindWithoutEm: A real life case, as the show was filmed shortly before Al had surgery to correct his vision. He notes on the commentary that his blind, wide eyed stare while playing the glasses less glasses-less Fred Huggins actually adds a good deal to the performance.
6th Mar '16 9:32:59 AM ropertroper
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* GrayAndGreyMorality: In "The Competition", Al and Uncle Ralphie both sabotage each others shows after they are nominated for best children's show host, [[spoiler: and both end up losing to the one nominee who played fair.]] However, Uncle Ralphie starts the sabotaging, while Al initially tries to ignore the sabotage and run his show in spite of it, only fighting back when Uncle Ralphie insults Harvey. And even after that, when he finds out that Ralphie's musical guests haven't shown up because Val kidnapped them, Al is initially against what she did before he decides to make them perform on his show.
30th Jan '16 4:55:01 PM aye_amber
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: Thanks to ExecutiveMeddling, Al was not allowed to call Music/BarenakedLadies by their actual name, instead forced to introduce the band as "BNL." Note that plenty of other kids networks at the time had no problems with using their actual name -- just Al's. In the end, he called them by their full name anyway.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: {{Bowdlerise}}: Thanks to ExecutiveMeddling, Al was not allowed to call Music/BarenakedLadies by their actual name, instead forced to introduce the band as "BNL." Note that plenty of other kids networks at the time had no problems with using their actual name -- just Al's. In the end, he called them by their full name anyway.
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