A new collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos, including "The Saga Begins" and "All About The Pentiums" from the "Running With Scissors" album and "Bob" from the "Poodle Hat" album.
This is a collection of "Weird Al" Yankovic's music videos from 1983 to 1996. It also includes the title sequence he did for the movie "Spy Hard", without, for some odd legal reason, the actual titles.
George Newman (Yankovic) is a normal man. Problem is, he's also a daydreamer, who can't keep hold of a steady job. His uncle decides George will be the perfect man to manage Channel 62, a station which is losing money and viewers fast. George's imagination is put to good use and he starts thinking up bizarre shows such as "Wheels of Fish" and "Raul's Wild Kingdom". The ratings start to soar again, but not everyone is happy. Written by
Easter Egg: When the commentary track is turned on, watch during chapter 23 ("The Great Escape") when Stanley locks himself in the office. 'Weird Al' Yankovic jumps *on-screen* from the commentary to "warn" Stanley's character ("Mystery Science Theater" style) about what's about to happen. See more »
When the video of R.J.'s rant is played back by Philo ("This community means about as much to me..." etc.), R.J.'s phrasing at the beginning of the rant doesn't match when he's originally heard saying it earlier in the film. See more »
At times we all can be dreadfully serious when it comes to movies. I know I can be--based on many of my other IMDb reviews, it's obvious I can be critical and occasionally too serious.
Because of this, I am glad there are really funny and stupid movies like this one. While not as sophisticated as The Producers or as wacky as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it is one of the best "turn off your brain and just have fun movies".
The movie can be very amateurish at times and some jokes fall flat. However, the incredible energy and originality of the film make it very endearing. Unfortunately, it is too often just tossed aside as a "dumb movie" by many who just don't give it a chance. So my advice is to sit tight--don't turn it off! Allow yourself to wade through the slower first 1/4 of the movie so you can get to the GOLD, such as Gandhi 2, Conan the Librarian, or the commercials for cut rate funerals or for Spatula City! Feeling depressed or in a funk? See this film to cure what ails you!
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