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1[[quoteright:350:]]²[[caption-width-right:350: [[Film/JurassicPark Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark.]]]]²²''Alapalooza'' is the eighth studio album by Music/WeirdAlYankovic, which was released in 1993.²²!!Tracklist:²# "Jurassic Park"[[note]]Parody of Creator/RichardHarris' "[=MacArthur=] Park"[[/note]]²# "Young, Dumb & Ugly"²# "Bedrock Anthem"[[note]]Parody of Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' "Under The Bridge" and "Give It Away"[[/note]]²# "Frank's 2000[=''=] TV"²# "Achy Breaky Song"[[note]]Parody of Music/BillyRayCyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart", originally performed by the Marcy Brothers as "Don't Tell My Heart"[[/note]]²# "Traffic Jam"²# "Talk Soup"²# "Livin' In The Fridge"[[note]]Parody of Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "Livin' On The Edge"[[/note]]²# "She Never Told Me She Was A Mime"²# "Harvey The Wonder Hamster"²# "Waffle King"²# "Bohemian Polka"²²!!''Tropin' in the fridge.''²* AnimatedMusicVideo: The famous claymation video for "Jurassic Park." It went on to be a huge hit at various film festivals.²* AnythingButThat: The narrator of "Achy Breaky Song" lists a number of schlocky music acts he'll gladly accept as a substitute for "Achy Breaky Heart."²-->''You can torture me with Donnie and Marie\²You can play some Music/BarryManilow\²You can play some schlock like Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock\²Or any Music/VillagePeople song you know\²Or play Music/VanillaIce -- hey, you can play him twice\²Or you can play Music/TheBeeGees any day\²But Mr. DJ, please, I'm begging on my knees\²I just can't take no more of Billy Rae!''²* BarbieDollAnatomy: The singer of "Talk Soup" says that he has no genitalia.²* TheCameo: Heather [=DeLoach=] reprises her role as "Bee Girl" (from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video) for the opening of the "Bedrock Anthem" video.²* CarSong: "Traffic Jam".²* CoverSong: "Bohemian Polka" is Music/{{Queen}}'s "Bohemian Rhapsody" done InTheStyleOf polka.²* DisneyAcidSequence: During the instrumental in the middle of the video for "Jurassic Park." This may be a parody of the music videos from the 60's (the era that "[=MacArthur=] Park," the song being parodied, was released).²* DudeNotFunny: Al himself later felt this way about "Achy Breaky Song", and apologized to Billy Ray Cyrus by donating money to his favorite charity.²* EveryoneHatesMimes: "She Never Told Me She Was a Mime".²* EvilLawyerJoke: From "Jurassic Park":²-->''A huge tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer''²-->''Well, I suppose that proves''²-->''They're really not all bad''²* FaceOnTheCover: "Weird Al" as a dinosaur in a logo based on that of ''Film/JurassicPark''.²* FilkSong:²** "Jurassic Park", a parody of the Jimmy Webb-written "[=MacArthur=] Park", is this for... [[Film/JurassicPark well, you know]].²** "Bedrock Anthem" is this for ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', while at the same time parodying the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge" and "Give It Away".²* FoodSongsAreFunny: "Livin' in the Fridge" and "Waffle King".²* Franks2000InchTV: TropeNamer.²* IncessantMusicMadness: The narrator of "Achy Breaky Song" absolutely ''despises'' "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Rae Cyrus and is so fed up with hearing it all the time that it's making him unhinged, to the point that he'd rather die than listen to it.²-->''Don't play that song, that achy breaky song\²I think it's driving me insane\²Please don't play that song, that irritating song\²I'd rather have a pitchfork in my brain!''²* InTheStyleOf:²** "Young, Dumb & Ugly" - Music/{{ACDC}}²** "Frank's 2000[=''=] TV" - Music/{{REM}}²** "Traffic Jam" - Music/{{Prince}}, specifically "Let's Go Crazy."²** "Talk Soup" - Music/PeterGabriel and Music/StevieWonder²** "She Never Told Me She Was a Mime" - Music/{{KISS}} and Music/{{Aerosmith}}²** "Waffle King" - Peter Gabriel (specifically "Sledgehammer") and Don Henley²* ItCameFromTheFridge: "Livin' in the Fridge".²* ItsAllAboutMe: "Waffle King".²* LyricalDissonance: "Bohemian Polka", which takes Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" about a man facing execution and turns it into, well, a polka.²* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: In "Jurassic Park", he only admits to being "kinda mad" about getting his guts torn out.²* MouthScreen: The video for "Bedrock Anthem" features Al's mouth.²* MundaneMadeAwesome: The subject of "Waffle King" presents his waffle recipe as this.²* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Three self-descriptions in the song "Talk Soup" can qualify as this:²** "An anorexic codependant bingo addict stripper born without a chin."²** "A cross-dressin' alcoholic neo-Nazi porno star."²** "Your average schizophrenic nymphomaniac albino go-go dancer."²* ProfessionalWrestling: In "Jurassic Park", one of the T-Rex's jump off of a turnbuckle with the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]] logo on it.²* RapRock: "Bedrock Anthem".²* RecordProducer: "Weird Al" Yankovic.²* ScaryTeeth: In the video for "Bedrock Anthem".²* SmallNameBigEgo: “Waffle King” is actually a downplayed example since the Waffle King does seem to be a truly successful chef/businessman. But his ego is '''way''' out of control.²-->''“Don’t you know who I am? '''You’ve gotta be kidding me!''' I’m the Waffle King!”''²* StockScream: There's a portion of "Jurassic Park" that involves a lot of screaming, mainly stock screams.²* SuckinessIsPainful: The narrator of "Achy Breaky Song" hates "Achy Breaky Heart" so much that listening to it makes him physically ill.²-->''Don't play that song, that achy breaky song\²You know I hate that song a bunch\²And if you play that song, that nauseating song\²It might just make me lose my lunch!''²* TakeThat: ²** The video for "Jurassic Park" has the line "I'm afraid those things'll harm me/Cuz they sure don't act like Barney" accompanied by Barney's head getting bitten off by a real t-rex. When shown at his concerts, the crowd regularly responds with thunderous applause.²** "Achy Breaky Song" is all about one man's hatred of "Achy Breaky Heart." Al even lists other widely hated music acts which he claims [[DamnedByFaintPraise wouldn't be as bad as "Achy Breaky Heart"]] but are still bad enough to be compared to nails on a chalkboard.²* WouldRatherSuffer: The narrator of "Achy Breaky Song" lists all of the lame music acts he'd rather listen to than Billy Rae Cyrus, and when he runs out of musicians to name, he decides actual torture would be just as fine.²-->''Tie me to a chair and kick me down the stairs\²Just please don't play that stupid song no more!''


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