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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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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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Some good moments, some watered down. See more (8 total) »


 (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?

The show's theme song contains the lyrics, "Well, the very next year he met a dental hygienist with a spatula tattooed on her arm." This is a double-edged reference to UHF (1989) where Al's girlfriend was a dental hygienist played, and in which a "Spatula City" skit/ad also appears.See more »
Tahj Mowry:What was that?
Al:"Jurassic Park", smart guy. You were in "Jurassic Park", remember?
Tahj Mowry:No, no, I wasn't! And besides, that wasn't even a clip from the movie! That was just your music video!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Some good moments, some watered down., 2 September 2013
Author: Richard Latanville from Canada

The Weird Al show was a children's show that ran in 1997. Shout Factory was generous to release the full season (only season) of the parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic. This show is great for his fans and parents with children for something good to watch. People who dislike Al or never heard of him will probably not want to watch this; haters is going to hate.

CBS wanted Al to make it a children's show or keep it clean that Al have to abide to. Al did a great job abiding to the children's theme, but he probably wanted more creative control.

As for the show, it has great educational pointers for situation adhering to the children's demographic. With great guests including his mother and his friends like Judy Tenuta and music guest like Barenaked Ladies and Hanson. But the show was okay, but not to Al standards. Have you been to his concerts? He is over the top. There are some good shows, my favorite is Talent Show (with a funny Flintstone's skit). And there are some watered down episodes that just dragged like the last episode "Al gets robbed." What a sad way to end a show, bet Al was happy when it did.

With being said I bet if it had controlled by Al himself I give it a 7, 8 or 9-10. But I respectfully hand out a 6 of 10, which is fair grade. And I am a fan of Al, and I understand what he had to go through make the Weird Al show.

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