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YMMV / "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D

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  • Epic Riff: "Eat It" has a riff that's so epic the guitar explodes. It's played by Al's producer and famed guitarist Rick Derringer.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Midnight Star" spoofs the concept of obviously fake tabloid news stories and baseless conspiracy theories, some of which were really published (Al himself still has the article about "the incredible frog boy"). In an age were the term "fake news" is part of the public vernacular and fact-checkers are constantly scrambling to invalidate baseless or poorly-researched articles, lest the people who believe them (or, more likely, choose to believe them) use them to validate their own harmful biases, being fascinated by obviously fabricated "news" doesn't feel as funny.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)" ended up being this when Rocky Balboa revealed that Rocky really did become a restaurant owner after he'd retired from boxing. (Albeit an Italian restaurant instead of the deli in the song.)
  • Unintentional Period Piece:
    • "I Lost on Jeopardy" parodied the original 1964-1975 Art Fleming version of the show, a mere three months before the current, Alex Trebek-hosted version began.
    • "King of Suede" has a line referencing "collars ripped off like in that Flashdance flick", placing the song in the same period as the fashion and the movie that inspired it.