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
In the scene where Uncle Harvey is in the pool, the song that Weird Al originally wanted was "Kung Fu Fighting". Due to the limited budget, they couldn't afford the rights, so Weird Al wrote the song "Let Me Be Your Hog" for the occasion. See more »
In the scene where R.J. Fletcher meets Harvey Bilchik at the airport to close the business deal R.J. puts the briefcase on the back end of the limo but when the limo drives off the briefcase is nowhere to be found and is assumed that R.J is holding it in the next shot. See more »
This is an embarrassment. A disgrace. What do you think R.J. Fletcher Senior would be saying if he were alive today?
"Help me out of this box, I can't breathe in here. Help, let me out."
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Programming for all to enjoy, and it ain't even sweeps
Weird Al Yankovic's only excursion into film making proved to be a solid effort on his part. With an off-beat story such as this, the frizzy haired patron of pop polka proves his acting is adequate enough to carry a film such as this. While I feel there could have been more Weird Al songs, the comedy wasn't lacking. Michael Richards had his best role ever as Stanley Spadowski the janitor. All of the children's show sequences were hilarious. While this film isn't for all, it was certainly a movie which I can enjoy on many occasions. 6.8/10
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