Yankovic: Some Weird Things About “Weird Al” , You Never Known

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Some wired things you never know about Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic. Bening an American singer and actor, he performs original songs based on parody, polka medleys, and other several kinds of songs. Since 2007 he has sold his 12 million albums which were based on comedy songs, and recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and do 1,000 live concerts.

Early Life:

Alfred Matthew was born in California, on October 23. He was raisin Lynwood but his forefathers based on strawberry hills, kanas. His father got a purple heart for his effect as a medic during World War II.

His father married with Italian stenographer, in 1949, then they move to California from Kentucky when Yankovic was born.

Career:

Yankovic got his first chance to expose his skills on comedy radio which was California based radio show saying that “If there hadn’t been a Dr. Demento, I’d probably have a real job now.”

Dr. Demento listens to his first parody song performed in school when he was 16 years old. According to Celeb Network Yankovic said: “It was sort of like amateur music night, and a lot of people were like wannabe Dan Fogelberg. They’d get up on stage with their acoustic guitar and do these lovely ballads. And I would get up with my accordion and play the theme from 2001. And people were kind of shocked that I would be disrupting their mellow Thursday night folk fest.”

 

When Yankovic was a student at Cal poly, he performed as disco jokey, on his university radio station, That`s why he had been called “Weird Al” so we all know now “Weird Al” Yankovic.

On 14 September 1980, Yankovic was a guest on the Demento show to promote his live parody. he performs “Another one rides the bus” a parody of Queen`s hit.

Awards and nominations

Year Category Work Result
1985 Best Comedy Recording “Eat It” Won
1986 Dare to Be Stupid Nominated
1988 Polka Party! Nominated
1989 Best Concept Music Video “Fat” Won
Best Recording for Children Peter and the Wolf Nominated
Best Comedy Recording Even Worse Nominated
1993 Off the Deep End Nominated
1995 Best Short Form Music Video “Jurassic Park” Nominated
2004 Best Comedy Album Poodle Hat Won
2007 Straight Outta Lynwood Nominated
Best Surround Sound Album Nominated
2010 Best Comedy Album Internet Leaks Nominated
2012 Best Short Form Music Video “Perform This Way” Nominated
Best Comedy Album Alpocalypse Nominated
2015 Mandatory Fun Won
2019 Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package Squeeze Box Won

Band And Fame:

1- Yankovic was the first tour which was conducted by Dr. Demento’s stage show on 1081. Jay Levey, who was the manager, asked him either he want to create a full band and start his music career, he agreed on that. So Livery appoint him on audition. Steve jay performed as a bass player and his friend performed as a guitarist. His first show with the new band was held on March 31, 1982, and he performed as the first song with his new band.
2- Then he recorded a parody of I love rock and rolls which were organized by rick derringer. His song was played on 40 radio stations which was the main source of his popularity.
Albums:
3- Yankovic recorded his first album in 1982 which was released and break records on top 100 videos on MTV.
4- The second release was in 1984, which was Yankovic in 3-D.
5- His next album was recorded off the deep end on his studio around 1990.
In 1992 he took over rick derringer production having two Grammy Awards.
6- Alapalooza was one of the top list albums of Yankovic which was realized in 1993, that was hit at #46 on the Billboard 200.
7- He recorded many albums, massive parody songs, tv albums, and feature songs for television shows.

Yankovic Studio albums

“Weird Al” Yankovic (1983)
“Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D (1984)
Dare to Be Stupid (1985)
Polka Party! (1986)
Even Worse (1988)
UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff (1989)
Off the Deep End (1992)
Alapalooza (1993)
Bad Hair Day (1996)
Running with Scissors (1999)
Poodle Hat (2003)
Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
Alpocalypse (2011)
Mandatory Fun (2014)

Yankovic Tours

“Weird Al” Promo Tour (1983)
Tour of the Universe in 3-D (1984)
The Stupid Tour (1985)
Opening for The Monkees (1987)
Off the Deep End Tour (1992)
Alapalooza Tour (1994)
The Al-Can Tour (1995)
Bad Hair Tour (1996–1997)
Touring with Scissors (1999–2000)
Poodle Hat Tour (2003–2004)
Straight Outta Lynwood Tour (2007–2008)
Internet Leaks Tour (2010–2011)
Alpocalypse Tour (2011–2013)
Mandatory World Tour (2015–2016)
Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour (2018)
Strings Attached Tour (2019)

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Tapeheads Himself
1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Himself
1989 UHF George Newman Also screenwriter
1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Police Station Thug
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Himself
1996 Spy Hard Himself Also composed the film’s opening credits song
1997 Safety Patrol Himself
2000 Nothing Sacred Clothing Store Customer
2002 Desperation Boulevard Himself
2003 Haunted Lighthouse Waiter
2009 Halloween II Himself
2009 Al’s Brain Himself / Phineaus Cage Short film
2015 Batman vs. Robin The Dollmaker Voice
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Hammerleg Lead Singer
2017 Sandy Wexler Himself
2017 How to Be a Latin Lover Himself
2017 Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans Gentleman Ghost and Darkseid
2020 Bill & Ted Face the Music Himself Cameo
2020 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe Shirt Cannon Guy

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Television

List of appearances on television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Amazing Stories The Cabbage Man Episode: “Miss Stardust”
1990 Seriously…Phil Collins Jeffrey Taglentini’s boss Television film for CBS
1992 Square One Television Murray the Mouth Episode: “The Case: Off the Record”, segment: “Mathnet”
1994 Space Ghost Coast to Coast Himself Episode: “Banjo”
1995,
1998
The Eddie Files Waiter
Man Interrogated
Bones McDuff
“Fractions: Any Way You Slice It”
“Geometry: Invasion of the Polygons”
“Charts & Graphs: The Dessert Derby”
1997 The Weird Al Show Himself / various 13 episodes
1998 The Drew Carey Show Himself Episode: “Drew Between the Rock and a Hard Place”
2002 The Brak Show Petroleum Joe Episode: “Feud”
2007–10 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Simon / Uncle Muscles 7 episodes
2011 How I Met Your Mother Himself Episode: “Noretta”
2012 30 Rock Himself Episode: “Kidnapped by Danger”
2012 The Aquabats! Super Show! President Stuncastin
Super Magic Power Man!
“Pilgrim Boy!”
“Showtime!”
2012–16 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself / Mike Cankers 25 episodes
Guest star (season 1–4); bandleader/co-host (season 5)
2013 Childrens Hospital Young Michael Episode: “Country Weekend”
2014 Good Morning Today Sir Alfred Yankovic Episode 1.9
2014 @midnight Himself Episodes 2.10, 2.64, 2.92
2014 The Hotwives of Orlando Coach Cliff Bonadenturo Episode: “Staycation”
2014–17 Celebrity Name Game Himself 8 episodes
2014, 2018 Drunk History Adolf Hitler / Adolf Eichmann 2 episodes
2015 The Odd Couple Steve Episode: “Enlightening Strikes”
2015 Hollywood Game Night Himself Episode: “Everything’s Coming Up Rosie”
2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Jackie Brazen 2 episodes
2015 Gaming Show (In My Parents’ Garage) Himself Episode: “The Power Up 1000”
2015–16 Galavant Confessional Monk 2 episodes
2016 The Goldbergs Himself Episode: “Weird Al”
2016 Ask the StoryBots Spud Spa Yogi Episode: “Where Do French Fries Come From?”
2016 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Tug Friendly Episode: “Amir vs Dean”
2017 My Brother, My Brother and Me Himself Episode: “Candlenights & Vape Ape”
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Himself Episode: “President-Elect Trump”
2017 Lady Dynamite Himself Episode: “Little Manila”
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Himself Episode: “North Korea”
2018 Carpool Karaoke: The Series Himself “”Weird Al” Yankovic & the Lonely Island”
2019 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Bernie Episode: “I Have a Date Tonight”
2019 Adam Ruins Everything Shop Owner / The Devil Episode: “Adam Ruins Games”
2019 Work in Progress Himself Episode: “162”
2020 The Eric Andre Show Himself Episode: “Lizzo Up”
2020 Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun Himself Episode: “Night-time!”
List of voice performances on television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Eek! The Cat Himself Episode: “The FugEektive”
2003,
2008
The Simpsons Himself Eps. “Three Gays of the Condo”, “That 90’s Show”
2003 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Singing Minstrel Episode: “Tank: Experiment 586”
2003–05 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Squid Hat Episodes: “Toadblatt’s School of Scorcery/Educating Grim/It’s Hokey Mon!”
“Nigel Planter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets/Circus of Fear”
“One Crazy Summoner/Guess What’s Coming to the Dinner”
2004 Johnny Bravo Himself Episode: “Johnny Makeover”
2006 Robot Chicken Himself / Kevin Episode: “The Munnery”
2008,
2009
Transformers Animated Wreck-Gar “Garbage In, Garbage Out”
“Human Error: Part II”
2010 Back at the Barnyard Himself Episode: “Get Bessy/A Beautiful Freddy”
2010 Yo Gabba Gabba! The Ringmaster Episode: “Circus”
2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Mr. Star / Himself Episode: “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!”
2011–16 Adventure Time Banana Man “The New Frontier”
“We Fixed a Truck”
“President Porpoise Is Missing!”
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Himself Episode: “Generic Holiday Special”
2012 Animal Man Animal Man 4 episodes
2012 WordGirl The Learnerer “The Learnerer/Mr. Big’s Dinner and a Scam”
“Hard-Learned Money/Gift Pony”
2013 Mad Superman Episode: “Mad’s 100th Episode Special”
2014, 2019 My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Cheese Sandwich Episodes: “Pinkie Pride” and “The Last Laugh”
2014 Wallykazam! Wizard Jeff Episode: “Mustache Day”
2015 Uncle Grandpa Pal.0/Weird Pal Episode: “Pal.0”
2015 Gravity Falls Probabilitor Episode: “Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons”
2015 Wander Over Yonder Dr. Screwball Jones 2 episodes
2015, 2018 Teen Titans Go! Darkseid Episodes: “Two Parter (Part 2)”
“How’s That For a Special? Spaaaace”
2016 Mr. Pickles Additional voices Episode: “Vegans”
2016, 2019 BoJack Horseman Captain Peanutbutter 3 episodes
2016–19 Milo Murphy’s Law Milo Murphy Main role
2016 The 7D Shapeshifter Episode: “Shapeshifter”
2017 Voltron: Legendary Defender Blumfump Episode: “Depths”
2017 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Preston Change-O Episode: “Trickstar”
2017 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Mr. Ding-a-Ling Episode: “The Ding-A-Ling Circus”
2017 Danger & Eggs Polka Sven Episode: “Finding Cheryl/The Trio”
2017 Mighty Magiswords Papa Kotassium Short: “Do You Know the Muffin King?”
2017 We Bare Bears Lewis Episode: “The Fair”
2017 Robot Chicken Kaiju / Himself Episode: “Hey I Found Another Sock”
2018 Little Big Awesome Mr. Sun 6 episodes
2019 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Himself “Almost Famoose”
“Bird World Leader or Bwak Bwak Tweet Bwak 3: The Squawk-ening”
2019 Happy! Smoking Man Baby
2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Himself Episode: “Attack of the Weird Al-Osaurus!”
2019 Where’s Waldo Wizard Artbeard Episode: “Venice The Menace”
2020 Blaze and the Monster Machines Littering Raccoon Episode: “Recycling Power!”
2020 Close Enough Himself Episode: “The Canine Guy”

Video games

Year Title Role
2006 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Announcer

Web series

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Funny or Die Music Producer “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
2012 5-Second Films Himself “Weird Owl”
2013 Funny or Die Himself “American Psycho with Huey Lewis and Weird Al Yankovic”
2014 Epic Rap Battles of History Isaac Newton “Sir Isaac Newton vs Bill Nye”
2018 Hot Ones Himself Season 7, Episode 12
2019 Guest Grumps Himself Episode: “Wheel of Fortune w/ Special Guest WEIRD AL”
Episode: “Mom Hid My Game w/ Special Guest WEIRD AL”

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