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The Weird Al Show: Season 1: Episode 13 -- Yankovic's signature silliness warped comedy, original songs, TV and movie spoofs, offbeat animation, and ability to attract a wonderful and motley collection of special surprise guests musical and other guests are what make the 13 episodes of this CBS Saturday morning show a treasure chest of all things Al.


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Release Date:
13 August 1997 (USA) See more »
The basic plot of this show was that Weird Al was coming to you from a split-level cave twenty miles below the surface of the earth... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 30)

'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself / ... (13 episodes, 1997)

Billy West ... Show Announcer / ... (13 episodes, 1997)
Harvey the Wonder Hamster ... Himself (13 episodes, 1997)

Brian Haley ... The Hooded Avenger / ... (12 episodes, 1997)

Beau Weaver ... 'Channel Hopping' Announcer / ... (8 episodes, 1997)
Gary LeRoi Gray ... Bobby / ... (7 episodes, 1997)

Stan Freberg ... Papa Boolie / ... (7 episodes, 1997)

Paula Jai Parker ... Val Brentwood - Gal Spy / ... (7 episodes, 1997)

Danielle Weeks ... Cousin Corky / ... (7 episodes, 1997)

Series Directed by
Peyton Reed (13 episodes, 1997)

Keith Alcorn (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
'Weird Al' Yankovic (13 episodes, 1997)
Ron Weiner (10 episodes, 1997)
Tracy Berna (7 episodes, 1997)
Zeke Kamm (5 episodes, 1997)
Steve Lookner (5 episodes, 1997)
Mark O'Keefe (4 episodes, 1997)
Susan Amerikaner (2 episodes, 1997)

Series Produced by
Dick Clark .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1997)
Thomas F. Frank .... producer (13 episodes, 1997)
Brooke Karzen .... co-producer (13 episodes, 1997)
Jay Levey .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1997)
'Weird Al' Yankovic .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1997)
Craig Armstrong .... remote line producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Brad Bishop .... segment producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Dave Morris .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Original Music by
William Anderson (13 episodes, 1997)

Steve Jay (unknown episodes)
Jim West (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Clyde W. Smith (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Phil Lee (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Judi Brown (2 episodes, 1997)
Lillian Mizrahi (2 episodes, 1997)
Wendy Reardon (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Production Design by
Wayne White (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Art Direction by
Larry Wiemer (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Costume Design by
Julie Rae Engelsman (13 episodes, 1997)
Series Makeup Department
Roseanne McIlvane .... hair department head / makeup department head / ... (13 episodes, 1997)
Series Production Management
Dan Sameha .... post production supervisor (13 episodes, 1997)
Don Wollman .... executive in charge of production (13 episodes, 1997)
Pat Brannon Wise .... production supervisor (12 episodes, 1997)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Tanker .... associate director (13 episodes, 1997)
Tom Tataranowicz .... voice-over director: Fatman (5 episodes, 1997)
Series Art Department
Henry Arce .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1997)
Penny Barrett .... assistant art director (1 episode, 1997)
Roy Lavoise .... head carpenter (1 episode, 1997)
Warren L. Shaffer .... studio head prop (1 episode, 1997)

Wayne White .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Jamie Santos .... sound / post production audio (13 episodes, 1997)
Series Visual Effects by
Marc Karzen .... visual effects: graphics (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Brian Michael Tracy .... assistant stunt coordinator: SWAT choreography (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Clyde Smith .... director of photography: remote / director of photography: remote segments (2 episodes, 1997)
Kirk Witherspoon .... lighting designer (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Animation Department
Keith Alcorn .... director of animation: Fatman (5 episodes, 1997)

Paul Claerhout .... animator (unknown episodes)
Nick Gibbons .... inbetween artist (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Iannelli .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1997)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Greer .... off-line editor (13 episodes, 1997)
Series Music Department
Steve Jay .... additional music by (13 episodes, 1997)
Jim West .... additional music by (13 episodes, 1997)

Tony Papa .... music engineer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Mike Malone .... stage manager (13 episodes, 1997)
Sandy Prudden .... stage manager (12 episodes, 1997)
Denny Barry .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1997)
Barry Haworth .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1997)
Dale Stern .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1997)
David Wader .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1997)
Debbie Williams .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1997)
Ken Stein .... stage manager (10 episodes, 1997)
Katherine Bird .... assistant to the producers (2 episodes, 1997)
Desiree J. Cadena .... assistant to the producers (2 episodes, 1997)
Charlotte Carpenter .... clearance supervisor (2 episodes, 1997)
Kathryn Hammond .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1997)
Diana Horn .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1997)
Gary A. Kay .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1997)
Melissa McCarthy .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1997)
Richard A. Preuss .... script assistant (2 episodes, 1997)
James Rowley .... script coordinator (2 episodes, 1997)
Karen A. Smith .... clearance administrator / program clearance executive (2 episodes, 1997)

Chris Johnson .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tom Tataranowicz .... voice director (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

30 min (13 episodes)
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Did You Know?

New FCC regulations required a portion of children's programming to be educational, therefore CBS executives required each episode of the Weird Al show to have some kind of "moral lesson" at the beginning that was played out during the show.See more »
Hooded Avenger:Someday, the sledgehammer of injustice will fall upon his big toe.See more »
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sunk by a number of factors, 4 April 2000
Author: Gislef from Iowa City, IA

Pretty funny in general, but probably a couple of things sunk it. It was (I guess) a CBS kid's morning show, but CBS didn't bother to really include it on their Saturday morning schedule. So the affiliates that did air it showed it in dozens of different time slots.

Also, it had to be rated as "educational programming" (the "EE" or whatever), so there was always some message. Although Al managed to pretty end up parodying that every week, too.

The main problem was that folks probably didn't get it. Unlike Pee Wee Herman when Playhouse came out, Weird Al was already pretty well established. Those who didn't like him avoided the show, meaning it was basically his fans tuning in. Along with the mobile time slotting, that probably accounted for its departure after a year. Which is a shame, but there you go.

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