History Series / TheWeirdAlShow

13th Nov '17 6:02:13 PM NWolfman
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** The commentaries recall one film (''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJqeVhlwSS4 Soapy the Germ Fighter]]'') which was so hilariously bizarre that they wanted to just air the real thing...only for the execs to tell them it would be too disturbing.
16th Sep '17 5:32:32 PM themisterfree
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* LargeHam: The announcer. No one else can say the phrase "[[ItMakesSenseInContext glandular problem]]" with more emphasis!

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* LargeHam: LargeHamAnnouncer: The announcer. announcer, as voiced by Creator/BillyWest. No one else can say the phrase "[[ItMakesSenseInContext glandular problem]]" with more emphasis!emphasis!
** Also, the other announcer for the Al TV segments ([[WesternAnimation/FantasticFour Beau Weaver]] would sometimes lean into this.
16th Sep '17 5:29:23 PM themisterfree
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* ShoutOut: Several supporting cast members of ''UHF'', Al's only starring role in a film, made appearances.
** Kevin [=McCarthy=], who played the villainous R.J. 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, appears as one of the miners in the episode "Mining Accident".
** Gedde Watanabe (already somewhat famous for playing Long Duck Dong in ''Film/SixteenCandles'') plays a martial arts instructor that was clearly intended to be a version of ''UHF''[='s=] Kuni, complete with his trademark catchphrase.
** ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumna 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, 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.

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* ShoutOut: Several supporting cast members of ''UHF'', Al's only starring role in a film, made appearances.
** Kevin [=McCarthy=], who played the villainous R.J. 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, appears as one of the miners in the episode "Mining Accident".
** Gedde Watanabe (already somewhat famous for
Al met Spike from "Bad Influences" while playing Long Duck Dong in ''Film/SixteenCandles'') plays a martial arts instructor that was clearly intended to be a version game of ''UHF''[='s=] Kuni, complete with his trademark catchphrase.
** ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' alumna 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, 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.
[[Magazine/{{MAD}} 43-man squamish]].
16th Sep '17 5:10:53 PM themisterfree
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* SuddenlyShouting: Creator/BillyWest as the narrator would tend to do this, mainly when reading the moral at the beginning and during the ''Fatman'' segments.
27th May '17 5:29:45 PM Wackd
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-->''For what it's worth.''

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-->''For ''For what it's worth.''
27th May '17 5:29:34 PM Wackd
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->''"And he really makes a mighty fine jellybean and pickle sandwich / For what it's worth."''

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->''"And -->''And he really makes a mighty fine jellybean and pickle sandwich / For sandwich''\\
-->''For
what it's worth."''
''
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.
This list shows the last 10 events of 59. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.TheWeirdAlShow