History Series / TheWeirdAlShow

12th May '17 5:56:50 PM NWolfman
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* PetTheDog: {{Jerkass}} that he is, Al obviously does care about Harvey, and heaven help you if you do something bad to him.


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* PatterSong: The theme song. The first verse is even a run-on sentence!
* PetTheDog: {{Jerkass}} that he is, Al obviously does care about Harvey, and heaven help you if you do something bad to him.
25th Jan '17 7:12:24 AM Gosicrystal
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** {{Anvilicious}}: Every episode would also spend the next half hour pounding the moral into your head from all directions.
25th Jan '17 7:11:27 AM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: In one commentary, Al explains that the dearth of extras on the set is because CBS trashed almost everything from the show, and we're actually quite lucky they kept the master tapes, so we're not stuck watching some grainy Youtube rip.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: See {{Jerkass}}.
28th Dec '16 4:52:51 PM LarryMullen
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* OutOfOrder: To the point where the premiere, which introduced the regular characters and sketches, aired ''tenth''. Al and friends make a drinking game out of it in the DVD commentary.
12th Sep '16 3:03:24 PM NWolfman
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** A couple of the musical guests get away with surprisingly racy lyrics: Barenaked Ladies (who already have a racy name) perform "Shoebox," which is about a MayDecemberRomance[[note]]Supposedly because they refused to play "If I Had $1000000" and this was the only up-tempo song they had at the time.[[/note]] and Radish perform "Little Pink Stars," which has the refrain "I wanna feel you from the inside."
5th Sep '16 11:10:03 PM Green_lantern40
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* AndroclesLion: Per the ExpositoryThemeTune, how Weird Al got the show. One day, Al was in the forest trying to get a tan when he heard the tortured screaming of a funny little man. He was caught in a bear trap and Al set him free, and the guy that he rescued was as grateful as can be, and it turns out he's a big shot producer on TV. So he gives Al a contract, and whadda know? Now he's got his very own ''Weird Al Show!''

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* AndroclesLion: Per the ExpositoryThemeTune, how Weird Al got the show. One day, Al was in the forest trying to get a tan when he heard the tortured screaming of a funny little man. He was caught in a bear trap and Al set him free, and the guy that he rescued was as grateful as can be, and it turns out he's a big shot producer on TV. So he gives Al a contract, and whadda whaddaya know? Now he's got his very own ''Weird Al Show!''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Weird! Al! SHOOOOOOOOOOW!]]''



** ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumni Victoria Jackson, who played main squeeze Terri in ''UHF'', 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 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 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 stars as herself in the talent show episode. His band also comes in and performs "Yoda" for Harvey's birthday.

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** ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumni alumna Victoria Jackson, who played main squeeze Terri in ''UHF'', has a bit part as a crying woman in one of the fake tv TV shows on Al's tv TV in the episode "Time Machine".
** Longtime friend Creator/EmoPhillips Creator/EmoPhillips, who played shop teacher Joe Earley in ''UHF'', 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 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 Mary Yankovic also guest stars as herself in the talent show episode. His band also comes in and performs "Yoda" for Harvey's birthday.
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).
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