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The Weird Al Show 

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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, along with his pet, Harvey The Wonder Hamster. Each show... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
'Weird Al' Yankovic ...  Himself / ... 13 episodes, 1997
Billy West ...  Show Announcer / ... 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
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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, along with his pet, Harvey The Wonder Hamster. Each show would have a rather loose plot around which strange and weird things would happen. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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13 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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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 »

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Announcer: If you thought there were no more natural disasters left to make a movie about, you thought wrong. 60% Chance of Rain, the most horrifying new movie of the season. The weather got out of hand.
Mayor: We can't go starting a panic, not during tourist season!
Announcer: Only one man had the courage.
Deputy Al: Mr. Mayor, I don't care what happens to your tourist season! Someone needs to tell these people that they might need a jacket!
Announcer: To bring Mother Nature to her knees...
Deputy Al: C'mon, people, let's go! Everybody in the rec room! ...
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Probably only for a relatively small audience....
13 April 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Weird Al Show" only lasted for 13 episodes. I think the biggest reason for this is that the audience for such a show was probably rather small to begin with and the network's moving the show around didn't help any. Now I like Weird Al--and even went to his concert a few months back. BUT, his weird and surreal humor just isn't the sort of thing that will appeal to most adults. And, as far as kids go, it would appeal to the strange kids out there (like me when I was young) but just couldn't compete with corporate programming. It was was too different and filled with bizarre skits and unusual guest stars--much of which would have gone over the heads of many kids.

My feeling is that before you try watching the show, get copy of Al's "UHF". It's somewhat like the show but with more polish and the skits are far less hit or miss. Then, once you know whether or not you like this sort of strange humor, find the DVDs and watch away. Overall a very good show but a definite niche show.


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