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“Weird Al” Yankovic Plays Sparks

“Weird Al” Yankovic Plays Sparks

If you haven’t seen Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers yet, what are you waiting for? During production of this most excellent documentary, Wright convinced “Weird Al” to perform an accordion cover of Sparks’ track This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us from their 1974 classic album Kimono My House.

Tiny Tim: King for a Day (Trailer)

Tiny Tim: King for a Day (Trailer)

“Weird Al” Yankovic narrates this film about the enigmatic and entertaining showman known as Tiny Tim. Known by most for his falsetto voice and ambiguous appearance, Tim brought joy to millions with his ukulele and Tip Toe Through the Tulips, but also helped pave the way for other performers who refused to be pidgeonholed.

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Black & White & Weird All Over

Black & White & Weird All Over
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Since 1980, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s friend and drummer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz has been documenting Al’s misadventures, capturing images of the world’s greatest novelty singer in the studio, on tour, and on video sets. Schwartz’s 208-page hardcover book is filled with never-before-seen photos shot between 1983 and 1986.

Alfred Matthew Yankovic

Alfred Matthew Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic has already done a great send-up of the musical juggernaut Hamilton with “The Hamilton Polka.” As good as that is, we also love The Weird Alphabet’s parody, which is more of a prototypical novelty song, changing the lyrics to tell the origin story of the man behind “Another One Rides the Bus.”

Twinkie Wiener Sandwich

Twinkie Wiener Sandwich

Binging with Babish specializes in replicating, then improving upon meals that appear in TV shows and movies. In this episode, he digs into the comedy vault for Weird Al’s 1989 cult classic UHF, and serves up a dish that sounds way more disgusting than it actually tastes. Grab the recipe for Babish’s version here.

Weird Al in This Together

Weird Al in This Together

With celebrities locked down at home, we’ve had a barrage of collaborative music videos hitting our screens daily. This clip from David Cross‘ Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event for Charity is our favorite so far, featuring a veritable Who’s Who of talent, including the song’s creator himself.

Weird Al: Alone on His Balcony

Weird Al: Alone on His Balcony

While at home during California’s shelter-in-place mandate, “Weird Al” Yankovic decided to bust out his accordion and serenade his neighborhood in the hills with a little impromptu concert. His performance of Mason Williams’s 1968 instrumental Classical Gas is wonderfully expressive and heartfelt.

“Weird Al” Chia Pet

“Weird Al” Chia Pet
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Fans of “Weird Al” Yankovic finally have a Chia Pet to call their own. NECA’s officially-licensed clay head lets you grow the novelty musician’s iconic ‘fro atop his noggin, so you can watch your plants grow as you crank up some White & Nerdy. We wonder if you could get some seeds to sprout from his mustache.

Unmade: Accordion Repo Man

Unmade: Accordion Repo Man

Before he was the world’s number one novelty musician, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic actually had to repossess accordions as part of his job. That gave him the idea to make a movie about it. Now IMDb’s Unmade has brought the badly-conceived superhero movie to life.

Weird Al Yankovic vs. Hot Wings

Weird Al Yankovic vs. Hot Wings

Weird Al Yankovic talks about being hated because of fake parodies, the sexiness of the accordion, interacting with the artists he parodied, playing Wheel of Fortune with James Brown, the funniest rock song and more while nibbling on hot wings.

Weezer x Weird Al: Africa

Weezer x Weird Al: Africa

We’ve already heard Weezer cover Toto’s 1982 hit Africa, and now we have an official music video. But Weezer is nowhere to be seen. Instead, “Weird Al” Yankovic stands in for Rivers Cuomo, lip syncing lead vocals, while poking fun at Undone – The Sweater Song.

Weird Al Plays 77 Cover Songs

Weird Al Plays 77 Cover Songs

Throughout his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, musician “Weird Al” Yankovic and his band performed a different cover song during each night’s encore, from Manfred Mann’s Do Wah Diddy Diddy to Alice Cooper’s School’s Out.

Weird Al Covers Billy Idol

Weird Al Covers Billy Idol

While most of us appreciate “Weird Al” Yankovic for his novelty song prowess, he’s actually quite a talented musician by all standards. Listen to what we mean with his excellent live cover of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell during a recent concert.

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Weird Al x Portugal. The Man

Weird Al x Portugal. The Man

Feel it Still from beloved Oregon-based group Portugal. The Man is, as we know, super catchy – but how much catchier is it when Weird Al does a remix? You can decide while you let the happy accordion sounds roll around in your ears.

Weird Al Covers The Ramones

Weird Al Covers The Ramones

“Weird Al” Yankovic performs a perfect, accordion-laced cover version of The Ramones’ tune Beat on the Brat – one of the various punk tracks on the upcoming novelty album Dr. Demento Covered in Punk, due out 1/12/2018.

Weird Al: What Is Life

Weird Al: What Is Life

While we love “Weird Al” Yankovic for his silly novelty songs, he’s got other talents too. Here, he pays a tribute to the late George Harrison with a fantastic performance of What Is Life during George Fest. Randumbify did a great editing together various cellphone vids.

Weird Al: Medium Rarities

Weird Al: Medium Rarities
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Fans of “Weird Al” Yankovic will be excited to hear snippets of the 23 tracks on the bonus 15th album that comes with Squeeze Box. It’s packed with obscure and previously unreleased tunes from the master of novelty music. That Prodigy parody from ALtv is priceless.

Weird Al: Pac-Man

Weird Al: Pac-Man

As part of his extensive Squeeze Box retrospective, “Weird Al” Yankovic dusted off this previously unreleased 1982 parody of the Beatles’ song Taxman, replacing its subject with one more appropriate to the time – at the height of Pac-Man Fever. Wakka-wakka-wakka.

Weird Al: Squeeze Box

Weird Al: Squeeze Box

The ultimate collection for fans of the ultimate parody songwriter. Get all 14 of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s studio albumns on CD or Vinyl, packed inside of an accordion case along with a 100-page collector’s book. Upgraded sets include lots of extra goodies.

Every Post-game Press Conference

Every Post-game Press Conference

xkcd already summed it up best, but The Kicker does a pretty good job of generalizing what goes on in post-game press cons, with help from Weird Al. Seriously though, these things are worthless. Everyone already knows what everyone else is going to say.

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Weird Al: Grammy Award Unboxing

Weird Al: Grammy Award Unboxing

Earlier this year, “Weird Al” Yankovic won a Grammy Award for best comedy album. Here, he unboxes his shiny prize, which showed up several months later on his doorstep. We’ll be keeping an eye on eBay for when Al starts selling duplicates.

Sound Advice: Weird Al

Sound Advice: Weird Al

SNL’s Vanessa Bayer borrows a page from the Zach Galifianakis and Chris Farley school of conversation as her character Janessa Slater sits down to discuss some ideas to help the careers of already successful musicians.

Weird Al: The Mysterious Floating Orb

Weird Al: The Mysterious Floating Orb

Nah, this isn’t a parody of a The Orb song. It’s just a simple magic trick that Weird Al Yankovic recently learned. You can pull it off too. All you need is a shirt and a trip to the kitchen.

Weird Al: First World Problems

Weird Al: First World Problems

Weird Al channels The Pixies in his latest clip, an angry rant about all of the idiotic things people complain about while important things are actually going on around them. Our first world problem? Not being able to embed the video.

Weird Al: Handy

Weird Al: Handy

And the hits keep on coming from Weird Al this week. His latest track parodies Iggy Azalea’s catchy hit track Fancy, replacing swagger, Cristal and life in the fast lane with hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches.

Weird Al: Word Crimes

Weird Al: Word Crimes

Another day, another Weird Al video. For the second of his 8 videos in 8 days, he takes on the horrific state of English grammar, largely brought on by the Internet and text messaging – courtesy of Robin Thicke’s 2013 mega hit Blurred Lines.

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