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The virus in Virus Alert is the virus from Snow CrashPossibly in addition to the below, this virus seems to cause havoc with both machinery and the human body (permanent wedgies and a physical attraction to sheep stand out.)
The virus in Virus Alert is actually in the e-mail message containing the song.So when you gave in to the song telling you to forward it on... you were actually just continuing the virus, which was real, and not a hoax. The only false detail mentioned in the song is that the virus was NOT in the "Stinky Cheese" message.
When I Was Your Age was told by multiple narrators/in the view of multiple people.That's how the song managed to reach an end.
All of the food songs are sung by the same character with Grapefruit Diet being the end of the series.There was been no song about food on either Poodle Hat or Straight Outta Lynwood. The album before that, Running With Scissors, had Grapefruit Diet, about a very fat man who is going on a diet. The guy from Grapefruit Diet is the same as the guy from Fat, and all of the songs dealing with food in between. Now that he's on a diet, there probably won't be another food song.
The viewpoint character in "You Don't Love Me Anymore" is the same as the one in Bruno Mars's "Grenade".He's a bit more savvy about her personality in "Grenade", but his feelings haven't changed, as both songs are about a guy who's hopelessly in love with a woman who is sufficiently not into him to do such things as administer beatings and tamper with his brakes, topics that come up in both songs. Everything he describes in the chorus of "Grenade" is something she's actually done to him (tossed him grenades, shot him in the head, thrown him in front of a train, etc.) And yet he is still willing to take her back, and may in fact be becoming masochistic. Also, the piano he's pulling contains Robert Goulet's body, and he's trying to get rid of the evidence.
One Day, Al will parody one of his original songs
The Weird Al Effect will apply to Weird Al regarding ALL music of the past few decadesINCLUDING The Beatles, Bob Dylan and other respected artists.
"Weird Al" Yankovic turned to music as therapy against an eating disorder.Look at his songs. "Fat". "Eat It". "My Bologna". "Lasagna". "I Love Rocky Road". "Living in the Fridge". "Spam". "Addicted to Spuds". "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch". "Taco Grande". "Waffle King". "Grapefruit Diet". I posit that no other human being has ever written this many songs about food. Not to mention other things, such as the fact that he did a much-belated parody of "MacArthur Park" (which is about a cake), and "Albuquerque" is bookended with a rant about sauerkraut and has a roughly one-minute stretch where all he does is list different types of doughnuts. But hey, it seems to have worked for him; he's been thin as a rake throughout recorded history, except during parts of the "Fat" video.
One day, a Weird Al tribute album will be made with the original artists singing their parodies.Because it would be AWESOME.
"Skipper Dan" applies to Weird Al's life.I'm sure when he's deep in a tour sometimes he wishes he was working a humble desk job or something more fitting to his education - something that would give him more time at home with the family. I'm not saying he regrets it - it's just even in the best jobs you have days you wish you were doing something else. He was a a grade-A student, graduated early, went to Cal Polytechnic, etc - and now he's a showman.
Weird Al is Pinkie Pie's father.That's why Pinkie's always singing wacky songs... she learned them from Dad! Her Amish family was imaginary, but was heavily inspired by "Amish Paradise".
Skipper Dan is stretching the truth.Despite what he says, his "phenomenal rave reviews" were really pretty average. He's not the worst actor who came down the pike, but he's hardly the best. He just can't stop thinking about his Glory Days, which look better to him in hindsight.
The narrator of "Mr. Frump in the Iron Lung" pulled the plug himself.What Mr. Frump was saying was to kill him.
One day, Al's daughter Nina will follow up in her father's footsteps.And may very be just as successful. Heck, before that, they might even do a father-daughter duet!
Al actually sued some, if not all, of the companies he mentions in "I'll Sue Ya."And he won each lawsuit.
The virus in Virus Alert is actually the Metavirus.
The viewpoint character in Truck Drivin' Song is female.Sure, Weird Al used a deeper voice to sing it, but nothing in the song specifies that the character is male. It's just a very fashion-conscious female driver.
Pauly Shore became an Acceptable Target in Al's music due to A Goofy Movie fulfilling a prophecy from a subliminal messageObviously, Pauly Shore isn't an Unacceptable Target in general, far from it, but Weird Al's songs pick on him on multiple occasions. The earliest instance of Pauly Shore-bashing in a song is in "Albuquerque", which was released in 1999. A Goofy Movie came out in 1995. But what does that have to do with anything? Pauly's character in that movie was shown with a can of Cheez Whiz, not once, but three times in his extremely limited screentime, including eating it straight from the can and from a giant blob in his hand. Now, in the song "Nature Trail to Hell" (released in 1984), there is a subliminal message that says "Satan eats Cheez Whiz." Clearly, no one is more interested in eating Cheez Whiz than this character, so the character must be Satan. Since Pauly Shore speaks for him, he must be Satan, and Weird Al simply pokes fun at him to keep him in line and prevent him from destroying the world.
The couple in "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" is having serious marital problemsThis one is somewhat implied in the song. They are constantly arguing. She asks him where his wallet is, and he dodges the question. She possibly suspects him of cheating. He is possibly cheating. She sounds suspicious when the lady at the window asks if he is Paul. She might suspect that Paul is an alias he uses to pick up women.
Weird Al's gonna write a parody song that recaps the events of one of the Star Wars sequel trilogy filmsHe already has "Yoda" and "The Saga Begins" which recaps the events of The Empire Strikes Back and The Phantom Menace respectively. It would be extremely surprising if he were to pass up an opportunity to make a parody song for Episode VII/VIII/IX.
Bernie from "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota" hitchhiked with the narrator's family entirely as an elaborate scheme to steal their cameraIt is the very first thing he does when he gets the opportunity. Maybe he makes all his money hitchhiking across the US with tourists, gaining their trust, and stealing their expensive cameras in order to sell them to pawn shops for cash.
The hermaphrodite mentioned in "Jerry Springer" as being on the same show as the slut and the crack ho is the same one who stole the protagonist's snorkel in "Albuquerque."Note that these songs both appear on Running With Scissors and that the term "hermaphrodite" does not appear elsewhere in Al's oeuvre.
The controlling aliens in the video for "Foil" are secretly changing the DNA of humans.That's why Al has a third arm that pops up and it doesn't strike him as odd him at all.
The very existence of Now We're Cookin' was an elaborate setup.Just think about it. A cooking show where the host never actually cooks, and instead relates his experiences of eating at restaurants, techniques for keeping leftovers fresh and his choice of beverage. Only three visible people working behind the cameras, with the director being part of the alien conspiracy and having no problem unmasking in front of the other two. And the way the MIBs showed up in under a minute. The more likely explanation is that Al's character had been investigating conspiracies for a long time, but the existing conspiracy wasn't certain how seriously he took it or how far he would go. So they did research on him, discovered his passion for gourmet, and offered him a relevant show that they completely staged to see if he was likely to blurt out his findings the moment he believed he had a widespread public audience. He did, so they silenced him for good. The cameras weren't even rolling.
"Handy" is a sequel to "Hardware Store"After becoming obsessed with DIY, the character decided to turn his hobby into a job.