The Weird Al Show: Season 1, Episode 8

Talent Show (1 Nov. 1997)

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Today's lesson: "When faced with a challenge, try your best and don't be afraid to seek good advice."

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Weird Al is holding a talent show, but the ice sculpture of Marvin the Sea Bass, which was to be the grand prize, has melted. That doesn't stop Al from pressuring Cousin Corky to compete in the show. But Corky doesn't believe she has any talent. Plenty of Al's other friends are eager to compete, though. The Hooded Avenger makes a tiny ice sculpture of his own. Madame Judy does impressions of Rosanne Barr, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley. The guy Al boarded up in the wall does a stand-up act. Bobby the Inquisitive Boy becomes Bobby the Dancing Boy. Al's mom plays the banjo while balancing plates on her head. Then the teenage R&B group Immature shows up. Meanwhile, Al gives an inept performance on the pilot episode of "The Flintstones"... What's on Al TV? A game show contestant is forced to spin the wheel over and over. "Celebrity Close-up" gets too close to Clint Eastwood. An anchorman promises to show the five shiny objects in his coat pocket. A weather girl gets carried away with ... Written by J. Spurlin

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The animated segment with Fred and Wilma Flintstone was the most expensive segment in the show's history, as Hanna-Barbera insisted on animating it to make sure the Flintstones were portrayed correctly. See more »

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"The Flintstones" characters and elements are provided courtesy of Hanna Barbera Productions, Inc. Animation by Hanna Barbera Cartoons, Inc. Produced by Coz Anzilotti Supervised by Kunio Shimamura See more »

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Spoofs George Michael: Faith (1988) See more »

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Written and Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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The eighth episode gives the spotlight to Danielle Weeks, who does a good job; otherwise, a so-so episode from a so-so series
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today's lesson: "When faced with a challenge, try your best and don't be afraid to seek good advice."

Weird Al is holding a talent show, but the ice sculpture of Marvin the Sea Bass, which was to be the grand prize, has melted. That doesn't stop Al from pressuring Cousin Corky to compete in the show. But Corky doesn't believe she has any talent. Plenty of Al's other friends are eager to compete, though. The Hooded Avenger makes a tiny ice sculpture of his own. Madame Judy does impressions of Rosanne Barr, Barbra Streisand and Elvis Presley. The guy Al boarded up in the wall does a stand-up act. Bobby the Inquisitive Boy becomes Bobby the Dancing Boy. Al's mom plays the banjo while balancing plates on her head. Then the teenage R&B group Immature shows up. Meanwhile, Al gives an inept performance on the pilot episode of "The Flintstones."

What's on Al TV? A game show contestant is forced to spin the wheel over and over. "Celebrity Close-up" gets too close to Clint Eastwood. An anchorman promises to show the five shiny objects in his coat pocket. A weather girl gets carried away with her pointer.

Danielle Weeks as Cousin Corky gets the spotlight in this episode, and she does such a good job that we wish she had a bigger role in the series as a whole. Al's mom is played by his real-life mom, Mary Yankovic, and she gives the kind of performance you'd expect from someone's mom.


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