Everyone and their brother wants the soon-to-be-released Google Glasses, and Weird Al Yankovic is so cool he got an advanced pair!
Are they not the greatest things you have ever seen and you don’t need a pair of then to see that? I so can’t wait to get a pair of my own!
If you are like me, then Huey Lewis and the News’ Hip to be Square was forever ruined for you after you saw American Psycho. Well FunnyOrDie got Huey Lewis to recreate that infamous scene with Weird Al Yankovic as his Jared Leto and once again I can listen to that song. Unfortunately now I am going to have a problem listening to I Want a New Drug the same way.
Seriously that recreation is as genius as the movie that starred Christian Bale in back in 2000.
I wonder how long Huey Lewis has wanted to do this? The bit and what he did to Weird Al.
In case you don’t remember that scene from American Psycho, you watch can how perfectly Huey Lewis copied the original version below.
Back in 1985 Weird Al Yankovic sang Like a Surgeon and yesterday he needed one. The singer got his gallbladder removed and he live Tweeted the experience. As you can see from the pictures he had a better doctor than the one he sang about almost 30 years ago and I am happy about that. Who else can parody songs as well as does it? We need those tunes to keep singers in check!
Weird Al Yankovic Tweeted the above photo and said, “Whew… thought I lost this. Finally I can sleep again!” Maybe it is his hair, but I always thought he was Team Jacob as compared to Team Edward?
Seriously it is a New Moon for me to find out that he is such a huge Twilight fan. Too bad the series is coming to an end because I would sink my teeth into any song he would’ve written for the soundtrack.
Weird Al Yankovic is in town for Sunday’s Grammys, which he has not one but two nominations, and because of that he was finally able to make his first appearance on The Late Late Show. In fact the singer told Craig Ferguson that in a way he is responsible for the Scot hosting the show. When the two met 13 years ago Weird Al told him he was wasting his talents acting on The Drew Carey Show and should be hosting a late night show on CBS, and yet it took him over 7 years to be on something he said should happen. Well there was a lot of blame dealt out and one curse word used over and over again to explain their frustration. Then after the fourth time, Weird Al pointed out that his awwwwdorable 8 year old was in the green room watching the unedited feed and he would have to explain what that word means. Then after that word was not uttered again for the rest of the night except by little Nina.
So why so much tension about it, you see Weird Al Yankovic never heard from Craig Ferguson’s people and Craig’s people assumed that Weird Al was two busy touring and the two assumed the other one didn’t like them. Well even though there was a huge miscommunication about it, it all eventually worked out and the two had a funny chat on the CBS show yesterday at 12:37a.
When was all said and done, Weird Al performed TMZ, his take on Taylor Swift’s You Belong to Me. If ever a song needed to be sung on a late night show in Los Angeles, it is that song. See how as Yankovic said, he makes every song better. I tend to agree.
Before Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer were competing for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, they were both part of an Ask Al segment. Melissa who was 29 and Octavia who was 27 look the same now as they did in that 1999 TV special. Isn’t it great that the two Oscar nominees whose nominated roles dealt with funny sh!t scenes, both got their start in a Weird Al bit?
BTW when Weird Al Yankovic posted that video he though that only The Help actress was in, but when his fans watched it they let him know that the Bridesmaids star was in it too.
Forget Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the real Rockin’ Eve happened in Hawaii. Steven Tyler, Weird Al Yankovic and Alice Cooper all came together on New Year’s Eve and sang a classic Beatles tune in Wailea, Maui. The three men with great hair rocked out to Come Together in a way that hasn’t been done as good as the Fab Four originally did it! Seriously seeing them jam like that I want to see them come together on a tour and play whatever songs they want. That and I want to see what else Weird Al can do with his leg. How did he do that?
On that note the Schlock rocker had this to say about their collaboration, “Teenage Me and Present-Day Me were both insanely happy to spend New Year’s Eve with these guys.” And then he added, “Every New Year’s Eve for the rest of my life is gonna suck.” And I am sure everyone who was there that night to see them jamming like that feels the same way. Sh!t if I was there that is how I would feel.
BTW I love Weird Al but seeing him with the Aerosmith singer and Cooper; it’s kind of like one of these is not like the other two. Don’t you agree?
Yesterday’s How I Met Your Mother on CBS was all about Weird Al Yankovic! Ted was a big fan and claimed that he was the inspiration for his 1985 hit Like a Surgeon. Well at the end of the show, you find out the truth with a flash back to past when Weird Al had shorter and fuller curly hair with bangs and a mustache that Tom Selleck envied.
There is only one problem with the show’s truth…it was truth reworked as a writers White & Nerdy fantasy. You see, yes the inspiration came from another person, but that person was the singer of Like a Virgin, Madonna herself, in a round about way! According to a Weird Al FAQ page here is what happened:
Madonna had just released her song, “Like a Virgin” and was walking down some street in New York when she questioned out loud, “I wonder when ‘Weird Al’ is gonna do ‘Like a Surgeon’.” A friend who was with her was also a friend of Al’s manager and the word got back to Al. He thought about it and said “Hey, that’s not bad! Mayybe I’ll do it.” This is the only case in which Al has created a parody based on a suggestion. Just to re-state, Al does NOT take suggestions for song ideas, unless you are Madonna, and it’s a decent suggestion.
Forgetting the truth, it was nice to Weird Al as he used to be in the funniest moment of the CBS sitcom all season!
And for you Weird Al fans like me, here is Like a Surgeon…the song that was inspired by Ted Mosby!!!
I gave up Dancing with the Stars this season because there was no one for me to root for this season, but if someone like Weird Al Yankovic brought his Polka style to the show I would’ve watched. But can anyone see him doing that? Well Billboard Magazine thinks he would be good on the show and asked him if he would do it. Here is what he said, “They asked me, and I said no. It’s not my thing, you know? It wouldn’t be a pleasant experience for me. I’m frankly not a big fan of reality TV — I know there’s a zillion people who watch the show, and it would probably be ‘good for my career,’ but I don’t know, it’s just not my thing.” Too bad because I bet he would’ve one because the curly haired singer can really move.
BTW if there is any reality show I could see him on, it would be Celebrity Apprentice. Hey Donald Trump, you should give him a call and maybe he will donate some hair to your cause!
For years Weird Al Yankovic has been without his signature mustache, and now the schlock rock singer has grown it back! No idea why he did it, but I am glad that he did because I never got used to him without it!!!