The Weird Al Show: Season 1, Episode 4

Back to School (4 Oct. 1997)

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Today's lesson: "Learning new things takes time, study, and hard work."

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Himself / Various Characters
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Gary LeRoi Gray ...
Bobby the Inquisitive Boy (as G. Le'Roi Gray)
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Val Brentwood - Gal Spy
Bob Scott ...
'Mysteries' Announcer (voice)
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'Channel Hopping' Announcer (voice)
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What's on Al TV? BBC-2 features "Mummy & Daddy." A news reporter panics when he learns that Babe Ruth still walks the earth. Weird Al parodies "La Bamba." A cold medicine commercial goes awry. Camp Superfun is only for people in cartoon-animal costumes. Alex Trebek hawks the Know-it-all Correspondence School... Weird Al is especially interested in the correspondence school. The Hooded Avenger answers all of Bobby the Inquisitive Boy's annoying questions. Al wants to be that smart, too, and orders the sum total of all human knowledge, which includes books on twentieth-century Belgian philosophers, advanced geometry, astral projection and martial arts mastery in 30 seconds. 30 seconds? Al quickly learns you can't learn anything that quickly. But should Al feel inferior? Only he knows what to do when Harvey the Wonder Hamster chokes on a peanut butter pizza. He's been studying the National Rodent Society's Official Hamster Maintenance Manual. Meanwhile, Bobby watches the educational film... Written by J. Spurlin

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The commentary for this episode tells that Seth McFarlane promoted the Family Guy characters to the show, but they didn't think CBS would go for it. "We could have been the 'Tracy Ullman Show' for Family Guy," said Al. See more »

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Alex Trebek: Would you like to make more money? Impress your friends? Be like me and know everything in the world? Sure you would! And now the Know-It-All Correspondence School can help. With courses in Molecular Biology... Nuclaer Waste Management... Air Traffic Controlling... Aardvark Training... Bellybutton Lint Recycling... UFO Restoration and Repair... Unleashing Your Inner Robot... Frog Cosmetology... Accounting... and so many more.
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Lyrics by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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The fourth episode is as watchable as the first three; "Be Nice to Your Teeth," which takes footage from a real educational film, is probably the best bit
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Today's lesson: "Learning new things takes time, study, and hard work."

What's on Al TV? BBC-2 features "Mummy & Daddy." A news reporter panics when he learns that Babe Ruth still walks the earth. Weird Al parodies "La Bamba." A cold medicine commercial goes awry. Camp Superfun is only for people in cartoon-animal costumes. Alex Trebek hawks the Know-it-all Correspondence School.

Weird Al is especially interested in the correspondence school. The Hooded Avenger answers all of Bobby the Inquisitive Boy's annoying questions. Al wants to be that smart, too, and orders the sum total of all human knowledge, which includes books on twentieth-century Belgian philosophers, advanced geometry, astral projection and martial arts mastery in 30 seconds. 30 seconds? Al quickly learns you can't learn anything that quickly. But should Al feel inferior? Only he knows what to do when Harvey the Wonder Hamster chokes on a peanut butter pizza. He's been studying the National Rodent Society's Official Hamster Maintenance Manual. Meanwhile, Bobby watches the educational film, "Be Nice to Your Teeth."

The fourth episode is as watchable as the first three. "Be Nice to Your Teeth," which takes footage from a real educational film, is probably the best bit.


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