The Weird Al Show (1997–1998)
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The Obligatory Holiday Episode 

Today's lesson: "When friends want to share their feelings, you should be a good listener."

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Himself / Various Characters
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J.B. Toppersmith / Papa Boolie (voice)
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Patricia Place ...
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Uncle Johnathan
Martin Lewis ...
British Redcoat
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Himself
Donavan Freberg ...
Baby Boolie (voice)
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Show Announcer (voice)
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Weird Al invites all of his friends to his cave for a holiday party. And yes, "holiday" party is right because the invitees can celebrate any holiday they wish. Cousin Corky celebrates Valentines Day in a red dress with heart shapes. The Hooded Avenger poses as Santa Claus. Mrs. Fesenmeyer dresses as a witch to celebrate Halloween. And so forth. Weird Al provides a lot of weird food, including candy corn on the cob and whole turkeys floating in a tub of water. Weirdest of all is his mood pie, which reflects the mood of the room by its color. Through most of the party, the pie is black. The trouble? Al is not listening to his guests talk about their feelings. Meanwhile, Al shows Corky his generations-old fruitcake. Val Brentwood, Gal Spy, goes around pinching everyone. No one likes the tuna punch. Al shows a home movie of himself as a pyromaniacal little boy. Dick Clark shows up to count down until the end of the episode... What's on Al TV? An exercise show host takes his stretching ... Written by J. Spurlin

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Family | Comedy | Musical

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29 November 1997 (USA)  »

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One of the originally-scripted bits for this episode was to feature Al entertaining his guests with the tale of how he was originally cast in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) as "Luke Skywalker's annoying brother," followed by scenes of Star Wars with Al digitally inserted next to Luke Skywalker. Lucasfilm and George Lucas gave their approval. However, Mark Hamill did not, and the gag was cut. See more »

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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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I'm a Little Kitty
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Written and Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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This parody of holiday specials goes nowhere; the network-imposed message-for-the-kiddies is ladled on particularly thick
29 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Today's lesson: "When friends want to share their feelings, you should be a good listener."

Weird Al invites all of his friends to his cave for a holiday party. And yes, "holiday" party is right because the invitees can celebrate any holiday they wish. Cousin Corky celebrates Valentines Day in a red dress with heart shapes. The Hooded Avenger poses as Santa Claus. Mrs. Fesenmeyer dresses as a witch to celebrate Halloween. And so forth. Weird Al provides a lot of weird food, including candy corn on the cob and whole turkeys floating in a tub of water. Weirdest of all is his mood pie which reflects the mood of the room by its color. Through most of the party the pie is black. The trouble? Al is not listening to his guests talk about their feelings.

Meanwhile, Al shows Corky his generations-old fruitcake. Val Brentwood, Gal Spy, goes around pinching everyone. No one likes the tuna punch. Al shows a home movie of himself as a pyromaniacal little boy. Dick Clark shows up to count down until the end of the episode.

What's on Al TV? An exercise show host takes his stretching too far. Fred Huggins sings "I'm a Little Kitty." "This Old Mouth" features the uvula. Siskel and Ebert insult each other. An anchorman provides useless information.

As usual, Fred Huggins is the highlight of a very weak episode. The parody of typical holiday specials goes nowhere. And the network-imposed message-for-the-kiddies is ladled on particularly thick.


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