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The virus in Virus Alert is the virus from Snow Crash
Possibly 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.)

Weird Al will appear on The Price Is Right
And he'll do better than he did on Jeopardy!.

The virus in Virus Alert is actually the Metavirus.
  • What other virus could be so destructive? It translates your documents into "Swahili", but would an American know the difference between Swahili and Babylonian? Not to mention that it obviously messes with both your computer and you.("Make you physically attracted sheep" for example.)

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.

Some of his songs inhabit the same universe
  • More specifically, Albuquerque, Hardware Store and Everything You Know is Wrong all follow the same character from his childhood locked in a basement and forcefed sourcroute by his insane mother, and then his escape and slow degradation of his sanity, which then continues into his crazed obsession about the Hardware Store (while living in Albuquerque) before finally going completely insane and hallucinating crazed events described in the song, before dying in Everything You Know Is Wrong (him going to heaven from dying of a paper cut infection)

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.
  • Piecing this together, it seems that this character is an overweight Italian-American who can speak passable Spanish, he's a parent, and he has suffered from addictions to bologna, rocky road ice cream, potatoes, spam, and Oreo cookie filling. He may have also become a waffle industry giant. Yipe.
    • Now I want to make Fat a Rock Opera with the Waffle King as a villain. (Somehow I see Waffle King as a Villain Song of the series.) And his addiction is really more to whatever is on his plate at the moment.
      • In that case, "Eat It" should probably be a flashback song about his childhood, explaining how his parents forced him into his gluttonous lifestyle. The problem is that this postdates two significant food songs, so either the songs need to be presented out of album order or the flashback needs to be three songs in.
    • Considering Trapped in a Drive-Thru could be a food song, could he be relapsing? Or could it be placed before Grapefruit Diet? Oh and congrats on the marriage, food guy.
      • It could be that his new wife has become a moderating influence in his life, so that he can now occasionally have some fast food without becoming obese again.
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    • Would Living In The Fridge be in here? If so, where?
      • That's silly. We're listing songs about food.
      • It is about food. Namely food that's been left in the fridge for so long it may have started to develop rudimentary thought processes.
      • Presumably that's what became of any non-grapefruit food the fat guy has left in the fridge when he starts his grapefruit diet.
      • No, that sludge is from his room mate.
    • Theme From Rocky XIII is likely discussing his friend. Maybe he met his wife there because Girls Just Want To Have Lunch.
  • Another thing that should be noted is that Grapefruit Diet is basically the anti-Fat. Both songs are largely a string of various fat jokes, but while he is proud of his size in Fat, in Grapefruit Diet he realizes that it is a problem that needs to be solved.
  • Here is an idea: Trapped in the Drive Thru is a nightmare abut losing his respect if he becomes lean. Living in the Fridge is him making excuses. I can't go on a diet now, my food will go bad! Of course, he will overcome this.

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 decades
INCLUDING 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.
  • That's because his eating disorder is/was bulimia.

One day, a Weird Al tribute album will be made with the original artists singing their parodies.
Because it would be AWESOME.
  • You have successfully made Michael Jackson's death even more tragic.
  • But "Eat It" won't be sung by Michael Jackson for... obvious reasons. It will be instead sung by the Far East Movement.
    • Neither will Kurt Cobain be able to sing "Smells Like Nirvana", but perhaps Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will...
      • Or The Muppets Barbershop Quartet...

"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.
  • He's said before that one of his main drives to get an education was so that he would have something to fall back on if his music career didn't pan out.
    • He's also said that he went with a degree in architecture because other people told him he'd be good at it, and he's rather heavily implied he wouldn't have liked doing it for a living.

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".
  • Well, we've got Cheese Sandwich, a pony based on and voiced by Al now. Maybe he's her real father...
    • Apparently Jossed. Cheese Sandwich, in his colthood, encountered Pinkie Pie, who was just as young at that time.
    • Half-siblings, then. Or distant cousins.
    • As of the series finale, Pinkie and Cheese are married.

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.
  • Or the narrator was tormenting Mr. Frump for years.
    • My take is that Mr. Frump was wanting to die, but the narrator's annoyingly sunny disposition and inability to understand his request was driving him more and more crazy.
      • If Al was playing that accordion during the visits, I can hardly blame Mr. Frump.

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!
  • It worked with Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter...for a given value of "worked."

Al actually sued some, if not all, of the companies he mentions in "I'll Sue Ya."
And he won each lawsuit.
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.
  • The main counterpoint is that this song is meant to be an American parallel to the Lumberjack Song that Monty Python did.

Pauly Shore became an Acceptable Target in Al's music due to A Goofy Movie fulfilling a prophecy from a subliminal message
Obviously, 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 problems
This 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.
  • The arguments sound like an average married couple's mild tiffs than anything serious, perhaps excepting the part about Paul.
    • On the other hand, mild tiffs are also often used as proxy arguments among couples who do have relationship issues, because the actual problem is too painful to bring out into the open (hence the cliche: "we fought about nothing").

Weird Al's gonna write a parody song that recaps the events of one of the Star Wars sequel trilogy films
He 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 camera
It 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.
  • This isn't his first attempt. Sadly, "I'll Repair For You" was insufficient to launch his career.
    • Alternatively, "I'll Repair for You" and "Handy" are musical ads for rival handymen.
    • "The Plumbing Song would be in-between Hardware Store and Handy

His inevitable Taylor Swift spoof(s) will be...
  • "We Should Never Ever Work In Rainy Weather"- Basically a song about disgruntled theme park employees complaining to management about the company's alledged "rainout" policy.
  • "Bake It Off"- Something involving a bakery or an Iron Chef-style baking competition, that's all I've got.
  • "TMZ" - A parody of "You Belong With Me" about paparazzi tactics and... oh, right.
  • "Dark Space" - A parody of "Blank Space" that covers the plot of the Mass Effect trilogy.

If he never makes a full-on Taylor Swift parody, "Shake It Off" will at least get incorporated into a polka medley
  • The chorus just seems like it would be something that would lend itself to being played at polka tempo.

In his debut album, "Another One Rides the Bus" is the sequel to "Stop Draggin' My Car Around"
  • At the end of "Stop Draggin' My Car Around" the protagonist considers selling his crappy '64 Plymouth for 20 bucks so he can buy a used bike (...a second-hand Schwin...)....except his car gets repossessed so even that is no longer an he's the poor sap stuck in the overcrowded bus full of smelly weirdos in "Another One Rides the Bus".

The narrator of "Albuquerque" has ADD
  • His whole point was to say that he hated sauerkraut. He just got sidetracked after the part where he said why he did and went off on a tangent as he kept remembering other things vaguely related to it.

The "refreshing herbal tea" in "Foil" is made of some powerful hallucinogen
  • The first part of the song is a mundane ode to the multiple uses of aluminum foil for food storage... then the narrator drinks the tea and becomes a deranged Conspiracy Theorist.

He has feelings for Vanna White.
  • Though "Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White" may not be entirely positive, the idea had to come from somewhere, the word "nightmare" is notably absent, he refers to Vanna and him as "we" in one line, "buying a vowel" sounds like some kind of euphemism, and he even appeared on Wheel of Fortune! Wheel is also mentioned in "Syndicated Inc." which is very positive about all the shows in it. It's more likely that "stuck in a closet" was the bad part than the "with Vanna White".

"Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me" is one recipient's response to "Virus Alert".
  • But, Virus Alert is an alert about a virus, and Stop Forwarding That Crap to Me is about e-mail spam.

The guy in "So Sick of You" Is in the same type of situation as Norbit.
  • Why else would he be dating someone who....from his own description....sounds closer to an Eldritch Abomination than a young woman?
Weasel Stomping Day was intended to be a spiritual successor to Tom Lehrer's song "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park"

The character Natasha mentioned in "Bob" is specifically Natasha Romanov.
  • Let's be honest, here: if anyone would be able to single-handedly kill every devil in Hell, it would be her.

All the songs in Poodle Hat are connected
  • The plotline goes like this: Dude with the Poodle Hat (the person that the album's about) is a Couch Potato, because life in his hometown is boring. People scold him for this, and he has to go outside. He gains friends, but still watches television a lot. Later, one of his friends tells him about the new Hardware Store that's opening up where the gas station was. Excited by this, he forgets to basic things, like brush his teeth and comb his hair. After the hardware store opens, he realizes that his house is disgusting, because: a) he forgot to take out the trash, and b) him being a slob. Dude with the Poodle Hat decides that this day is Trash Day. After making the house clean, he decides to go to a party for his good work. However, the only party in his local area is a Party at the Leper Colony. After that, he decides that he could make an album about his life. It fails. Dude with the Poodle Hat is angry about this, and decides to marry a lady. He uses cheesy pick-up line, and fails to inform the lady why he Wanna B Ur Lovr. Failing this, he writes a letter to his mom about the frustration he has about his album not selling, and him not getting a girlfriend. He lies about his encounter with girls. His mother writes him telling him to stop being so furious, like the songs found in the Medley Angry White Boy Polka. At the same time, Joe, one of his friends, decides to host a pizza party, but no one arrives, due to work. (Yes, the Dude with the Poodle Hat got a job.) Joe eats all 19 extra larges, and gets constipated. Due to the fact that no one came to his pizza party, and that he is all alone, he made up his mind that he needs a girlfriend. He finds one, but, although he likes his "girlfriend", he doesn't want her as a girlfriend, so he tosses her out into the dating pool again. After that, he asks his friends if they would like to go to an amusement park. They say yes, and go there. He stands up on the ride, and dies. Dude with the Poodle Hat makes an eulogy about Joe, and makes A Complicated Song. He becomes a couch potato again, and is watching The Simpsons, when suddenly, an earthquake in Peru interrupts his program. Later, he goes to work, but a twelve car pile-up creates a traffic jam. Finally, he gets to work, and is out of toner. These events that took place leave him asking, "Why Does This Always Happen to Me?". Some time later, he becomes a Spider-Man fan, and watches the Spider-Man movie. It becomes his #1 favorite movie, and it gets him out of his funk. He makes an Ode to a Superhero (Spider-Man) to thank him. Later, he befriends a man named Bob. Bob is an expert on eBay, and teaches Dude with the Poodle Hat. His first purchase was a poodle hat, explaining the album's title. Dude with the Poodle Hat becomes a master at eBay, and buys everything mentioned in the song, and more. While all the events are happening, his album that he recorded becomes famous. The Americans don't like the album, while the French love it. The dude's album is considered a Genius in France, and so is Dude with the Poodle Hat. The French want him to make another album, and he does, calling it Poodle Hat.

One day, Weird Al will release an album of song parodies that only parody classic songs from before the 2010's
The parodies will include:

  • "Captain America", a Filk Song sung to the tune of Kim Wilde's "Kids In America"
  • "Look at me, I'm 33", a Grease spoof that makes fun of the rampant Dawson Casting.

Larry has the protagonist's wallet.
At the dramatic climax of "Trapped in the Drive-Thru", the protagonist realizes that he didn't bring his wallet with him to the drive-thru. The song does not address where he might have left it. Look in any comments section related to the song, and you'll see the common fan theory: The first of the song's many tangents sees the protagonist getting a phone call from his cousin, Larry, for the third time that day, and ignoring it, implicitly also for the third time. Many fans have guessed that he left his wallet with Larry, who has been trying to reach him to let him know.

"It's All About The Pentiums" is about the same nerd as "White and Nerdy"
Seen in a You Tube comment: Either "Pentiums" is a sequel about how the singer became a "gangster" of sorts BECAUSE he was "white and nerdy" by being an incredibly successful programmer, or they are simply Boastful Raps about his work life and free time (respectively) at the same point in his life.

The guy in "Another One Rides The Bus" was Psychological Projecting
He was a total jerk slob who did all the things mentioned in the song, and got banned for life from it, so he's venting his hatred.