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Funny: "Weird Al" Yankovic
Most of Weird Al's songs have at least one Funny Moment by their very nature.

Songs and Videos

  • Special mention for the "Smells Like Nirvana" music video. ALL OF IT.
    • To put it in perspective - Kurt Cobain himself cracked up at the video. When the author of a song laughs at its parody, that's a non-subjective Funny Moment right there.
    • Speaking of "Smells Like Nirvana", here's a lyric from the live version:
    "And I forgot the next verse....
    ...Oh well, whatever, never mind"
    • The original lyrics for that point in the song are pretty funny, too:
    '"And I forgot the next verse,
    oh well I guess it pays to rehearse...
    The lyric sheet's so hard to find,
    What are the words? Oh, nevermind"
    • You can tell this helped Kurt crack up quite a bit from this.
    Well I'm yellin', and we're playing,
    But I don't know what I'm saying!
    A banana, dadadada, nananana, badabada... *cue gibberish*
  • "Dare To Be Stupid" has his announcement that "Mashed potatoes can be your friends"...while emerging from a large pot with a finger raised and an "And Knowing Is Half the Battle" expression. It takes a great comedian to keep a straight face saying that line and having mashed potatoes in his hair.
    • All of "Dare to be Stupid" counts, really.
    • The song is a style-parody of Devo. The lead singer of Devo once stated that he hates Weird Al for doing the song before he could.
  • "Girls Just Wanna Have Lunch", just from how deliberately bad he made it.
  • "Party in the CIA" is hilarious, as one fan put it "It's hauntingly accurate, I hope we don't have to kill him."
    • "Better put your hands up and get in the van, Or else you'll get blown away!"
    • "We only torture the folks we don't like, You're probably gonna be OK!"
  • The video for "Perform This Way". Weird Al's face superimposed over a woman's body, exhibiting outfits so outrageous that they manage to out-Gaga Lady Gaga. Highlights include a singing porcupine on his/her head, a Taj Mahal/Octopus combo, and a cameo by Madonna impersonator Holly Beavon who appears during the line "I'm so completely original" and later throws in the "Express yourself" reference.
    • As well as an outfit made entirely of raw meat.
    • For those wondering about the French he speaks "for no reason", it literally translates to, "Excuse me, who farted?"
  • From Trapped In The Drive-Thru:
    "Then we drive to the drive-thru
    Heading off to the drive-thru
    We're approaching the drive-thru
    Getting close to the drive-thru!
    Almost there at the drive-thru
    Now we're here at the drive thru
    Here in line at the drive-thru
  • The video for Polka Face. It's the first music video for a polka medley, and boy does it show. Highlights include: the "baby" snippet, where a baby Justin Bieber is looking forward to get some breast milk (as a nod to his Likes Older Women status) only to be given a pacifier instead, the "I kissed a girl" part where Katy Perry "hopes her boyfriend doesn't mind", with his response being a couple of thumbs-ups, Lady Gaga being generally even crazier than usual, and Weird Al's own appearance as his own Super-Deformed avatar. About that last one, we'd say Uncanny Valley if only he wasn't that funny. And awesome.
    • The Womanizer. My God, the Womanizer.
    • It's essentially a professional Newgrounds video.
  • "Good Enough For Now," from Polka Party, is three minutes of the most backhanded compliments ever put on wax.
  • Just about every line of "Confessions Part III", but especially when he admits to dressing up like Shirley Temple and spanking himself with a hockey stick.
    • Somebody synched the lyrics to Usher's video for the original Confessions Part II. Some of Usher's dance moves and gestures fit the lyrics so well, it was uncanny—for example, "when I'm kissing you, I fantasize you're a midget!" plays when Usher kneels in front of the woman and hugs her legs, and the spoken part in the bridge "remember that shirt you got me for my birthday? Well, I returned it for store credit.note " plays just after Usher has stripped off his undershirt in the video. One gets the sense that Al was writing the lyrics while watching the original music video.
  • "Weasel Stomping Day" from Straight Outta Lynwood starts off as an amusing parody of all those upbeat, cheesy songs from holiday specials. Then the actual weasel stomping begins. It's so very wrong, but yet so very hilarious.note 
  • The entirety of "Albuquerque" with these special mentions:
    • "IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!!"
    • Al graphically explaining the plane crash and then telling how he survived:
    'Cause I had my tray table up
    And my seat back in the full upright position
    Tray table up
    And my seat back in the full upright position
    Tray table up
    And my seat back in the full upright position
    • "It's some big fat hermaphrodite with a flock of seagulls haircut and only one nostril. Aw man, I hate it when I'm right!"
    • The entire donut shop scene.
    • "The world was our burrito. So we got married and we bought us a house and had two beautiful children, Nathaniel and Superfly!
    • "NO, I want you to cut off my arms and legs with a chainsaw!" "So I did."
    • In the liner notes, the lyrics are cut off partway through this song, replaced by this message:
    "... you know what? The rest of these lyrics aren't gonna fit on here. There's just no room left. What a drag, huh? I guess we didn't plan this out very well... probably should've used a smaller font or a bigger piece of paper or something. Sorry. We all feel just horrible about this. Well, I guess you'll have to listen really carefully and try to figure out the words yourself. Good luck."
  • "You Don't Love Me Anymore" is borderline disturbing... and totally hilarious.
    I knew that we were having problems when
    You put those piranhas in my bathtub again
    You're still the light of my life
    Oh darling, I´m beggin', won´t you put down that knife?
  • Pretty much the entity of "A Complicated Song", but special mention goes to the final two choruses.
    Tell me,
    Why'd I have to go and get myself decapitated?
    Oh man, I really hate it
    It's such a drag now
    I can't eat, I can't breathe, I can't snore, I can't belch or yodel anymore,
    Can't spit or blow my nose or even read Sports Illustrated
  • Al's unfailing cheerful delivery of all the terrible things predicted in "That's Your Horoscope for Today":
    Gemini!
    Your birthday party will be ruined once again by your explosive flatulence
    Your love life will run into trouble when your fiancé hurls a javelin through your chest
    [...]
    Sagittarius!
    Your friends are all laughing behind your back!
    (In a demonic voice): KILL THEM.
  • "White & Nerdy"
    • Al, dressed as a nerd, mowing the front lawn when he stops and waves enthusiastically at the gangsters (Key And Peele) who frown in response. Al then walks up to them wanting to shake their hands, but they drive away as he gets near the car.
    • Al vandalizing the Atlantic Records Wikipedia page by writing "YOU SUCK!"
    • Donny Osmond.
  • It wasn't enough for Al to do pitch-perfect Talking Heads style parody in "Dog Eat Dog"... he dons a gigantic blazer a la David Byrne in "Stop Making Sense" to perform it.
  • The "Another Tattoo" video. Highlights include the tattoos of 4 of his ex-girlfriends (and Clay Aiken), zombie Ronald Reagan, his grocery list, and the geisha tattoo that is actually a tentacle monster.
  • A clever transition in "Hot Rocks Polka", Al's polka tribute to the Rolling Stones:
    So goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
    Who could hang a name on you
    When you change with every new day
    Still... I'm gonna miss you
    (silly woo-woo version of the hook from "Miss You")
  • The entirety of the song "Tacky" and the accompanying music video, but special mention must go to the cameo by Jack Black.
    I met a chick, ask her this and that
    Like "Are you pregnant, girl, or just really fat?" "WHAT?!"
  • "Scream & Shout" has a portion in the polka medley "That's What I Call Polka!", in which the lyrics are accompanied by realistic screaming in the background, and the line "let it out" is accompanied by a fart noise.
    • "Best Song Ever" is changed slightly.
      I think it went *guh guh guh*
      I think it went *guh guh guh*
  • The song "Foil" starts out as a seemingly normal song about food, par for the course for Al... and then veers off halfway through into conspiracy theories, New World Order, alien abduction, and Illuminati, and how a foil hat will protect you. It's doubly funny because Weird Al is so well known for songs about food that you'd never see it coming.
  • This awesome line in the Robin Thicke parody "Word Crimes": "You should neeeeverrrrrr... write words using numbers! Unless you're seven! Or your name is Prince!"
    And I thought that you’d gotten it through your skull / ‘Bout what’s figurative and what’s literal / Oh, but just now you said / You “literally couldn’t get out of bed” / That really makes me want to literally / Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head!
    "Your prose is dopey / think you should only / write in emoji / Oh you're a lost cause!"
    • The little details are just as hilarious, like how when the video gets to 'you're a lost cause', the screen changes to look like an ad for the show Lost, and in the corner, where the ABC logo goes, it says 'learn your abc's, doofus'. In addition, when Clippy shows up, the 'dismiss' button says 'go away forever', something a lot of users probably agree with.
  • "Mission Statement" takes a load of corporate buzzwords and makes them into a Crosby Stills And Nash-styled song.
  • "Jackson Park Express" is a lengthy story about a out-of-control Facial Dialogue conversation, but amid the general escalation and silliness, one line stands out.
    Then I glanced down at her shirt for a second
    In a way that clearly implied "I like your boobs"
    • Another from the same song (and potentially useful as a real pick-up line): "You are my answer to everything, which is why I'll probably do very poorly on the written part of my driver's test."
  • The entirety of "My Own Eyes". Brain Bleach at its funniest and most disturbing.

Fake Interviews

  • "We all got cellphones, so come on let's get real..."
  • The whole of the Avril Lavigne one, helped by Avril being clearly batshit insane.
    Avril: (scared, paranoid) Oh my god, cameras, oh my god!
    Weird Al: No, Avril, no! Cameras are your friends!
    • Also from the Avril interview:
      Weird Al: Okay, now do your impression of one of those automatic lawn sprinkler things.
      Avril: (nodding while moving her head around the room): Okay, 'sup, 'sup, 'sup, 'sup...
  • The Eminem interview. The "you know what I'm saying" bit, Eminem talking about coming out, his triple negatives and the f^))&^king trees!
  • Asking Ozzy Osbourne if he's ever seen Ernest Goes to Camp — and when Ozzy answers no, Al offering to have it projected on his own butt.

Behind the Music

  • The opening to his episode:
    "I've never slept with a band member. I've never crippled a band member. I've never stayed in my boat for three days on a heroin binge. I've never had to deal with weight problems. I've never slept with so many women I lost count. I never lip sync to my songs, except in music videos. I never was an alcoholic, I never was a poster child for marijuana smoking, and I never married my 13 year old cousin, SO WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!"
  • "Coming up: Weird Al copes with failure."
    Al: (sobbing) And then my seventh album only went gold instead of platinum! I had to get the medium-sized Jacuzzi! (suddenly calm again) Will that work for you?
  • Emo Phillips shows off one of his royalty checks for appearing in UHF. For thirty cents. "It's the gift that keeps on giving."

Live Shows

  • In live performances, each member of the band gets a chance to show off their skills at one point, except bassist Steve Jay, who will just play one note.
    • Guitarist Jim West will also sometimes screw up the last note playing something like "Mary Had a Little Lamb", and drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz's "drum solo" will usually consist of him hitting his snare drum once.
  • During the "Hooooo!" instrumental break in "Fat", Santa Claus suddenly bounds onto the stage shouting "Ho-ho-ho!" and Al just as promptly beats him up.


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