The Weird Al Show

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  1. LanieParker

    LanieParker Supporting Actor

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    Will this show ever see the light of day? Does anyone even remember it? I do and I would enjoy seeing a few episodes from it again, if not the whole thing.
     
  2. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    The Weird Al show only had a 13 episode run, and I remember them all because Al rulez the world and stuff. I'd keep an eye out on Weird Al.com for word of any possible DVD release although nothing is currently in the works that I know of.
     
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    Al is one of my favorite musicians of all time. He's right after the Beatles for me. I watched this show every single week and really wish I had thought to tape it.

    I would definitely buy a DVD set. Even if they just released a handful of episodes, I'd buy that (though I'd love a series set with commentary--I was upset that The Ultimate Video Collection didn't have any).
     
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    It sucked that CBS decided to cancel its entire Saturday morning lineup. This show rocked, and I don't think its ratings were so bad.
     
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    Seeing this show the first time it aired, I knew to tape copy because I liked it, but doubted it would last. It is fun to go back and watch some of the shows over again. It came off as a replacement to Pee Wees Playhouse, but thought it appealed to a wider audience.
     
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    It's strange how Weird Al has such a huge and devoted following, and yet ratings never seem to reflect it.

    I listened to the commentary on the DVD release of UHF, and he took a REAL beating from the critics over that movie. It did not do well at the box office, and yet, for years, before the DVD release, it was practically the Holy Grail of something to have on VHS. It has a cult following close to that of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

    I regularly see his tours described as "money pits", and yet, when he came to the Puyallup fair in September 2004, it was practically standing room only, and everyone there was in the palm of his hand, even through some of his less popular songs.

    Now the news that he had a TV show, and it was canceled after 13 episodes.

    What's wrong with this picture?
     
  7. Casey Trowbridg

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    I love it when he reads quotes from reviews of his movie.

    I've never heard his tours described as money pits, but in general his albums sell pretty well considering the type of genre he's working in. I think he probably does alright considering his at least to my knowledge lack of radio play. You don't here a lot of Al on the radio at least around here.

    As for his show getting canceled as mentioned earlier in the thread, it wasn't just his show that got the axe, CBS took it to the entire Saturday morning lineup. Good ratings, bad ratings they up and canceled the whole thing.
     
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    Weird Al is a favorite of mine, and my whole family! I'm definitely rooting for a DVD release of his shows and bits. (Especially the ones he played for this latest tour!)

    I own all of Al's albums and videos and saw the Poodle Hat tour twice in my town (almost 3 times, he was here 3x within one year!). Not to mention, I saw him wayyyyyyyy back in 1989 as a wee lassie when he opened for The Monkees comeback tour [​IMG].He really is very talented and the incredible array of fans at his concerts shows his wide appeal.

    Yay! Weird Al!!!
     
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    I think the problem with most Al stuff is most people are ashamed to say they like him. People know his music, but right it off as stupid and childish. But he has devoted fans and gets good album sales. I personally think he is hilarious and a genius(which he is certifiably a genius I believe) and have no shame in saying publicly that I own most of his albums.


    "Since Youve Been Gone" is just comedic genius. The ultimate break up song in my opinion.
     
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    aww... I will never forget it.

    Taco Bell had just came up with this brand new thing called a "Gor-di-ta..." mmm... say it with me "Gor-di-ta..." anyways, there were three different kinds, and I tried each of them while watching Weird Al... It was a beautiful time in my life. Also, the toned-down Ninja Turtles Season 10 was right before Al, so it was definately a fun time for me. I would pick up the DVD in a heart-beat.

    Ryan
     
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    I also have never fully understood how magazines and media say he is a flop when he has such a HUGE following. I adore him. I don't own all his albums, but I would gladly purchase the tv show if it ever came on dvd. He is definitely a genius and one that I hope remains around for a long time.
     
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    He is also a genius in france apparently[​IMG]

    He is getting more and more famous by the hour. He is stuffed with pastries and drunk with power.
     
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    At the time CBS put the Weird Al Show on the air, Al was more popular than he'd ever been. If I recall correctly, the CD that came out the year before, "Bad Hair Day" sold more than any of his previous albums, even in the "Eat It" heyday.

    I'd be happy to see a DVD release of the show, and the way things are in this marketplace, it should be seriously considered. It would appeal to kids and adults.
     
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    I came upon this thread a bit late, but I just wanted to add that you can write to Dick Clark Productions to tell them you want to see "The Weird Al Show" on DVD:

    Dick Clark Productions Inc.
    Corporate Headquarters
    3003 W. Olive Ave.
    Burbank, CA 91505

    Don't forget, it was because of letters that MGM gave us an awesome edition of "UHF."
     
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    Hope someone at MTV someday decides to release The Best Of ALTV. Many of the bits on the show were CLASSIC, including his faked interviews with rock stars like Vince Neil and George Harrison, and his "redoings" of famous music videos long before Beavis And Butthead deserve an audience today thru DVD.[​IMG]
     
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    In addition to the Weird Al Show, I'd also love to have his more recent "AlTV" that aired on VH1. Those interviews were absolutely hilarious! The one with Eminem was classic. (I have a video clip of it, but I'd love to have the whole show on disc!)

    Eminem: I don't owe nobody in my family nothin'.

    Al: You don't owe nobody in your family nothing? Wow, that's a TRIPLE NEGATIVE!


    [​IMG]
     
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    According to weirdal.com, The Weird Al Show will be released by Shout! Factory this year, with "commentaries and junk"! Can't wait for this! [​IMG]
     
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    In honor of this release, I shall eat a Gordita! (see my last post about my first expierence with Gorditas and Weird Al Show)


    Oh, this is a story 'bout a guy named Al
    And he lived in a sewer with his hamster pal
    But the sanitation workers really didn't approve
    So he packed up his accordion and had to move
    To a city in Ohio where he lived in a tree
    And he worked in a nasal decongestant factory
    And he played on the company bowling team
    And every single night he had a strange recurring dream
    Where he was wearing lederhose in a vat of sour cream
    But that's really not important to the story

    Well, the very next year he met a dental hygienist
    With a spatula tatooed on her arm (on her arm)
    But he didn't keep in touch
    And he lost her number
    Then he got himself a job on a tator tot farm
    And he spent his life-savings on a split-level cave
    Twenty miles below the surface of the Earth (of the Earth)
    And he really makes a might fine jelly bean and pickle sandwich
    For what it's worth

    Then one day Al was in the forest trying to get a tan
    When he heard the tortured screaming of a funny little man
    He was caught in a beart trap and Al set him free
    And the guy that he rescued was grateful as could be
    And it turns out he's a big-shot producer on TV
    So he gives Al a contract and whaddya know
    Now he's got his very own Weird Al show



    yah!

    Ryan
     
  20. Keith Paynter

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    Yes, you can. Street date is currently August 15th.
     

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