Even Worse is the fifth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 1988. It is notably Weird Al's best selling album to date.
- "Stuck In The Closet With Vanna White"
- "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long"note
- "You Make Me"
- "I Think I'm A Clone Now"note
- "Velvet Elvis"
- "Good Old Days"
This album's just six tropes long. (Actually, it's longer that that!)
- All Just a Dream: "Stuck in the Closet with Vanna White" is about a string of these.
- Anti-Love Song: "Melanie", with Al as a Stalker with a Crush.
- Big Eater: "Fat" is sung from the perspective of one.
- Black Comedy
- Good Old Days is a sentimental reminiscence from the POV of a literal psychopath.
- Melanie is about stalking a woman he barely knows, ending with him killing himself
- Blatant Lies: "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long" is lyrically longer than that.
- Chirping Crickets: In the subway station after Al changes into his leather gear and his fat guy posse show up in the video for "Fat".
- Cloning Blues: The subject of "I Think I'm A Clone Now".
- Comedic Sociopathy: Good Old Days.
- Divorce Assets Conflict: The subject of "Alimony".
- Face on the Cover: "Weird Al" dressed as Michael Jackson, parodying the cover of his album Bad.
- Fat and Proud: The subject of "Fat".
- Food Songs Are Funny: "Fat" and "Lasagna".
- Gratuitous Italian: Parodied in "Lasagna" which names many Italian foods while rattling off Italian phrases.
- In the Style of...:
- Lyrical Cold Open: "Melanie".
- Lyrical Dissonance: "Good Old Days", a James Taylor-esque folk ballad about childhood. However, this particular childhood involved torturing rats with hacksaws, burning down a corner store and brutally beating the shop owner, and taking a girl from highschool to a dance, and then shaving her bald and abandoning her in the desert tied to chair. Al has said the song was an attempt to write a collaboration between Taylor and Charles Manson.
- Miniscule Rocking: "Twister", coming in at 1 minute 7 seconds.
- Money Song: "Alimony", which is about not having enough money anymore because it's all going to the ex-spouse.
- Naughty Birdwatching: "Melanie".
- One-Woman Song: "Melanie" and "Stuck In The Closet With Vanna White".
- Parody Assistance: Michael Jackson donated the subway set used for "Badder" (the kid version of "Bad" filmed for Moonwalker) to Yankovic for his parody "Fat".
- Posthumous Narration: "Melanie".
- Record Producer: Rick Derringer.
- Shout-Out: According to "Fat", Al's shadow weighs 42 pounds, a possible reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Stalker with a Crush: "Melanie". Complete with peeping into her bathroom with a telescope and being willing to jump out a 16 story window for her love. Even being dead cannot stop him.
- Subverted Rhyme Every Occasion: In "(This Song's Just) Six Words Long":I know if I put my mind to it
I know I could find a good rhyme here note
- Talking with Signs: In the final chorus of the video for "Fat," Al sings two "Woo!"s, then holds up a cardboard speech bubble for the final one.