A homework assignment about “What I Want to Be When I Grow Up” sends Kid President and his First Hamster, Roosevelt, on an epic quest of self-discovery. Guest appearances by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and Weird Al Yankovic in Kid President Made an Episode About Identity from Season 1 of Kid President: Declaration of Awesome.
“Word Crimes” debuted at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, earning Al another distinction. Only 3 artists have had singles that charted in the Top 40 in each of the last 4 decades: Michael Jackson, Madonna, and now “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Track #5 from the Alpocalypse album brings to you “Polka Face”. Interestingly, this is the only one of Al’s polkas to have an official music video with it.
With his newest album Mandatory Fun atop the Billboard charts, famed musical parodist Weird Al Yankovic joins Larry to analyze his recipe for long-standing success & discuss a potential Broadway debut. Plus, Weird Al on life in the Yankovic household.
Track #4 from the Alpocalypse album brings you an original tune about… Dan.
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 28, 2014
“It kind of had a snowball effect,” the three-time Grammy winner said of the videos. “By the end of the eight days there was a little bit of a Pavlovian effect as well, because when it ended, people were like, ‘Where’s the “Weird Al” video?'”
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 26, 2014
Track #3 from Alpocalypse parodies Taylor Swift’s “You Belong with Me” into a song about the celebrity-centered news website and television show TMZ.
Music video animated by Bill Plympton.
Tom Green recently surprised Weird Al with a beautifully framed page from the Billboard Top 200 chart. Watch as Al goes speechless and even a bit teary-eyed.