Product Description & Reviews
Ever since his 1983 self-titled breakthrough album, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been unsurpassed as a proven purveyor of parody. His classic film UHF, a string of Grammy awards® and his undisputed fanbase made his 1997 television series on CBS a cosmic inevitability. For the first time EVER on DVD, The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series pulls together all 13 episodes in one expansive 3-DVD box set. Yankovic’s signature warped comedy, original songs, TV and movie spoofs, twisted animation and ability to attract a wonderful and motley collection of special surprise guests are what make this a treasure chest of all things Al. TONS Of Guest Appearances From Comedy Favorites… • Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap) • Patton Oswalt ("The Comedians Of Comedy", "The King Of Queens") • Judy Tenuta • Emo Philips • Drew Carey • Fred Willard (Best In Show) • Victoria Jackson ("Saturday Night Live") • Gilbert Gottfried • Dr. Demento …And Some Guest Appearances That Are Just Plain WEIRD: • Fabio • John Tesh • Alex Trebek With Musical Performances By: • Barenaked Ladies • Hanson • Radish Al’s Weird Special Features: • 13 Commentaries with Weird Al, Cast & Crew • The Evolution of "Fatman" - Original Concept Art Gallery • Concept Art Galleries • Animated "Fatman" Storyboards with Commentary by Keith Alcorn ("Fatman" Animator and Director), Animator Paul Claerhout and Production Artist Tim Hatcher • "Weird Al Show Theme" Karaoke Those who remember Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted festivals might also recall that the creators of No Neck Joe, Peyton Reed and Keith Alcorn, were simultaneously dosing The Weird Al Show with a similar bizarre humor. Not until one revisits this freakish TV series does one realize how "Weird" Al Yankovic really was. Like Jerry Lee Lewis, he perfected the art of being corny, with his frizzy, long hair, gaudy Hawaiian shirts, and nerdy voice. Known mostly as a musician who spoofed radio hits, Weird Al's show placed Yankovic in stand-up situations, albeit scripted, involving props like x-ray spray or an electric toenail-cutting machine. Each episode was thematically established for kids, with lessons like, "Be Yourself," "Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep," and "Settle Conflicts with Peaceful Communication," setting Al up for comedic failure. Watching a grown man turn infantile harkens back to Pee Wee's Playhouse, as do The Weird Al Show's colorful, kitschy sets. In "One For the Books," Al accidentally microwaves his best friend, Harvey the Wonder Hamster, turning Harvey into a "grotesque radioactive mutant." When Harvey gets into the Guinness Book of World Records for Largest Rodent and gains several groupies, Al gets jealous and begins searching, in vain, for his own records to break. Al learns that it isn't record-breaking that counts, but the effort that goes into a given task. Each of the 13 episodes showcase classic Weird Al, at best when he sinks into his Skull Chair to watch self-invented commercials on TV, like one for Pirate Roofers, or for a barber who gives terrible haircuts. Random guest-appearances, like those from John Tesh and Alex Trebek, add mystery, and the commentaries by Al & cast are authentically entertaining. The Weird Al Show is so stupid it's funny. --Trinie Dalton
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- Ever since his 1983 self-titled breakthrough album, "Weird Al" Yankovic has been unsurpassed as a proven purveyor of parody. Hisic film UHF, a string of Grammy awards® and his undisputed fanbase made his 1997 television series on CBS a cosmic inevitability. For the first time EVER on DVD, The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series pulls together all 13 episodes in one expansive 3-DVD box set.
|Item Weight:||0.54 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.5 x 0.75 x 0.75 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.55 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.5 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches|
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