'Weird Al' Yankovic

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, music producer, actor, comedian, writer, satirist, and parodist. Yankovic is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and that often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts. Since his first-aired comedy song in 1976, he had sold more than 12 million albums (as of 2007), recorded more than 150 parody and original songs, and has performed more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him three Grammy Awards among nine nominations, four gold records, and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic's first top ten Billboard album (Straight Outta Lynwood) and single ("White & Nerdy") were both released in 2006, nearly three decades into his career. Yankovic's success comes in part from his effective use of music video to further parody popular culture, the song's original artist, and the original music videos themselves, scene-for-scene in some cases. He directed later videos himself and went on to direct for other artists including Ben Folds, Hanson, Black Crowes, and The Presidents of the United States of America. In addition to recording his albums, Yankovic wrote and starred in the film, UHF, and television show, The Weird Al Show. He has also made guest appearances on many television shows, in addition to starring in Al TV specials on MTV. Description above from the Wikipedia article "Weird Al" Yankovic, licensed under CC-BY-SA, ...

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"Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003)

A collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos, including "The Saga Begins" and "All About The Pentiums" from the "Running With Scissors" album and "Bob" from the "Poodle Hat" album.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Dror Soref  •  Janet Greek  •  Jay Levey  •  Francis Delia  •  Scott Nordlund
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic

A collection of Weird Al Yankovic's parody and original music videos, including "The Saga Begins" and "All About The Pentiums" from the "Running With Scissors" album and "Bob" from the "Poodle Hat" album.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Osborne  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Dror Soref  •  Janet Greek  •  Jay Levey  •  Francis Delia  •  Scott Nordlund
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic

Spy Hard (1996)

The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Friedberg
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Nicollette Sheridan  •  Charles Durning  •  Marcia Gay Harden

The evil Gen. Rancor has his sights set on world domination, and only one man can stop him: Dick Steele, also known as Agent WD-40. Rancor needs to obtain a computer circuit for the missile that he is planning to fire, so Steele teams up with Veronique Ukrinsky, a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Friedberg
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Nicollette Sheridan  •  Charles Durning  •  Marcia Gay Harden

Tapeheads (1988)

The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some help from Mo Fuzz, they soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Tim Robbins  •  Mary Crosby  •  Clu Gulager

The story of Ivan and Josh, two dim witted ex-security guards who love music videos. Out of work, with no job prospects, they form a music video production company. They soon learn the in's and out's of the business in LA and with some help from Mo Fuzz, they soon ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Fishman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Tim Robbins  •  Mary Crosby  •  Clu Gulager

The Compleat Al (1985)

The Compleat Al is a mockumentary about the life of "Weird Al" Yankovic, from his birth to 1985. The title of the film is parody of the 80's documentary The Compleat Beatles. Although it is a mockumentary, it is roughly based on Yankovic's real life. The film also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert K. Weiss  •  Jay Levey
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Wally Burns  •  Billy Selby  •  Jane Campbell

The Compleat Al is a mockumentary about the life of "Weird Al" Yankovic, from his birth to 1985. The title of the film is parody of the 80's documentary The Compleat Beatles. Although it is a mockumentary, it is roughly based on Yankovic's real life. The film also ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert K. Weiss  •  Jay Levey
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Wally Burns  •  Billy Selby  •  Jane Campbell

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)

When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  Ricardo Montalban  •  George Kennedy

When the incompetent Lieutenant Frank Drebin seeks the ruthless killer of his partner, he stumbles upon an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  Ricardo Montalban  •  George Kennedy

Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he has to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Adding to his problems, Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  O.J. Simpson  •  Anna Nicole Smith

Frank Drebin is persuaded out of retirement to go undercover in a state prison. There he has to find out what top terrorist, Rocco, has planned for when he escapes. Adding to his problems, Frank's wife, Jane, is desperate for a baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Segal
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  O.J. Simpson  •  Anna Nicole Smith

The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

Bumbling lieutenant Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  George Kennedy  •  O.J. Simpson

Bumbling lieutenant Frank Drebin is out to foil the big boys in the energy industry, who intend to suppress technology that will put them out of business.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Zucker
CAST:  Leslie Nielsen  •  Priscilla Presley  •  George Kennedy  •  O.J. Simpson

UHF (1989)

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Levey
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Michael Richards  •  David Bowe

The eccentric new manager of a UHF television channel tries to save the station from financial ruin with an odd array of programming.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Levey
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Michael Richards  •  David Bowe

'Weird Al' Yankovic - Live! The Alpocalypse Tour (2011)

"Weird Al” Yankovic Live! — The Alpocalypse Tour is the concert event to end all concert events…and the perfect way to kill some time while waiting for the end of the world. It features all of the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning artist’s greatest hits, including ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Isham
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic

"Weird Al” Yankovic Live! — The Alpocalypse Tour is the concert event to end all concert events…and the perfect way to kill some time while waiting for the end of the world. It features all of the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning artist’s greatest hits, including ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Isham
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2010)

A fictional biographical film about ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic that parodies other films based on musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Appel
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Mary Steenburgen

A fictional biographical film about ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic that parodies other films based on musicians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Appel
CAST:  Aaron Paul  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Olivia Wilde  •  Mary Steenburgen

Candyman: The David Klein Story (2010)

Candyman tells the amazing true story of David Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from LA, who came up with the concept of Jelly Belly® jellybeans. These colorful beans became a pop culture phenomenon, revolutionized the candy industry and were personally endorsed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa Botes
CAST:  David Herman Klein  •  Bert Klein  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic

Candyman tells the amazing true story of David Klein, an eccentric candy inventor from LA, who came up with the concept of Jelly Belly® jellybeans. These colorful beans became a pop culture phenomenon, revolutionized the candy industry and were personally endorsed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa Botes
CAST:  David Herman Klein  •  Bert Klein  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic

Halloween II (2009)

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois. Meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Sheri Moon Zombie  •  Tyler Mane  •  Chase Wright Vanek

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois. Meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Scout Taylor-Compton  •  Sheri Moon Zombie  •  Tyler Mane  •  Chase Wright Vanek

Desperation Boulevard (1998)

An ex-child star (Judy Tenuta) tries to reclaim her former fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Glienna
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Wil Shriner  •  Dana Plato  •  Michael Lerner

An ex-child star (Judy Tenuta) tries to reclaim her former fame.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Glienna
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Wil Shriner  •  Dana Plato  •  Michael Lerner

The Moving Picture Co. 1914 (2014)

In the early 1900s, Ellen, an aspiring actress, tries to find her lucky break in a studio where everything goes wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Adam Celentano  •  Nick Celentano  •  Jody Fasanella

In the early 1900s, Ellen, an aspiring actress, tries to find her lucky break in a studio where everything goes wrong.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  'Weird Al' Yankovic  •  Adam Celentano  •  Nick Celentano  •  Jody Fasanella

Derailroaded (2005)

A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Rubin
CAST:  Wild Man Fischer  •  Frank Zappa  •  Don Van Vliet  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic

A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh Rubin
CAST:  Wild Man Fischer  •  Frank Zappa  •  Don Van Vliet  •  'Weird Al' Yankovic

Uncle Kent 2 (2016)

In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film Uncle Kent, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg  •  Todd Rohal
CAST:  Sophia Takal  •  Tom Fitzpatrick  •  Joe Swanberg  •  Jennifer Prediger

In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film Uncle Kent, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention in San Diego where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Swanberg  •  Todd Rohal
CAST:  Sophia Takal  •  Tom Fitzpatrick  •  Joe Swanberg  •  Jennifer Prediger

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akiva Schaffer  •  Jorma Taccone
CAST:  Andy Samberg  •  Jorma Taccone  •  Akiva Schaffer  •  Imogen Poots

When his new album fails to sell records, pop/rap superstar Conner4real goes into a major tailspin and watches his celebrity high life begin to collapse. He'll try anything to bounce back, anything except reuniting with his old rap group The Style Boyz.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akiva Schaffer  •  Jorma Taccone
CAST:  Andy Samberg  •  Jorma Taccone  •  Akiva Schaffer  •  Imogen Poots

Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Magical Friendship (2015)

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship surrenders DC Comics' multitude of Super Heroes and Super-Villains to the demented whims of the award-winning Robot Chicken for a triumphant third time. This time around, Batman and Superman’s bromance takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Sheppard  •  Zeb Wells
CAST:  Dee Bradley Baker  •  Jonathan Banks  •  Alex Borstein  •  Nathan Fillion

The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 3: Magical Friendship surrenders DC Comics' multitude of Super Heroes and Super-Villains to the demented whims of the award-winning Robot Chicken for a triumphant third time. This time around, Batman and Superman’s bromance takes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Sheppard  •  Zeb Wells
CAST:  Dee Bradley Baker  •  Jonathan Banks  •  Alex Borstein  •  Nathan Fillion

Batman vs. Robin (2015)

Damian Wayne is having a hard time coping with his father's "no killing" rule. Meanwhile, Gotham is going through hell with threats such as the insane Dollmaker, and the secretive Court of Owls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Oliva
CAST:  Jason O'Mara  •  Stuart Allan  •  David McCallum  •  Sean Maher

Damian Wayne is having a hard time coping with his father's "no killing" rule. Meanwhile, Gotham is going through hell with threats such as the insane Dollmaker, and the secretive Court of Owls.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Oliva
CAST:  Jason O'Mara  •  Stuart Allan  •  David McCallum  •  Sean Maher

Haunted Lighthouse (2003)

The film tells the story of two ghost children who are cursed to remain forever on a Cape Cod beach and in a 19th-century era lighthouse. After 100 years, they meet two children visiting the beach and take them to the lighthouse, hoping to turn them into ghosts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Bobby Edner  •  Michael McKean

The film tells the story of two ghost children who are cursed to remain forever on a Cape Cod beach and in a 19th-century era lighthouse. After 100 years, they meet two children visiting the beach and take them to the lighthouse, hoping to turn them into ghosts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Dante
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Bobby Edner  •  Michael McKean
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