"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.
"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?"
"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 That thing was hideous, what the hell were you thinking?" 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 And worry not...no actual weasels were harmed in the making of the song. The sound effects were provided by smashing fresh fruits and veggies. Along with his wife, baby, and pet parrot, according to the Making Of DVD.
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:
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."
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.
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.
Like "Are you pregnant, girl, or just really fat?" "WHAT?!"
The stuff involving practicing twerking moves at the D.M.V & taking off one's shirt (at least) at the bank.
"I would live-tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased..." followed by, "...If I'm bit by a zombie, I'm probably not telling you...if you're okay with that then you're probably tacky, too!" I guess the subject of the funeral got up and bit him.
"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.
Weird Al's take on Gangnam Style with "HEEEEEYYYY SEXY LAAAADDDY" like some Jerry Lewis impersonation.
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 isPrince!"
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."
And the implication that most of what's said is clearly just in the delusional mind of the protagonist.
The entirety of "My Own Eyes". Brain Bleach at its funniest and most disturbing.
Especially the "diabetic chicks" who snort Pixy Stix while belching Stairway To Heaven, the drag queens cracker nose-stuffing contest & the Hara Kiri Guinea pig-turned-hackey sack.
"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."
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.