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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Must have for any Weird Al fan
My 13 year old son recently fell in absolute love with Weird Al's work now in 2017, and doesn't believe how long Al has been around.
So I had to get this, so he could see some of the older things as well.
Quality is about as good as you can expect from the age of the original material, sound is great.
If you or someone you know is a fan, this is a great disc to get
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
I bought this DVD for 6 people this past Christmas
Usually, when you think of Weird Al Yankovic, you think of a bunch of silly childish humor with the songs that you might have heard over the years.
Yes, you probably heard "My Bologna", "Eat It", "Another One Rides the Bus", etc, etc. Yes, all that silly Dr. Demento oriented humor.
It's one thing to hear some of those songs. But, it's fabulous to watch these really cool videos. Weird Al is alot more talented than you give him credit for. I play this DVD almost every day.
If you just watch the videos of "Smells Like Nirvana", "It's All About the Pentiums", "The Saga Begins", and the other videos totaling 24 videos plus some unique extras, you will love this DVD. It's definitely something to play at a party.
Watch it with the subtitles on your first few times. Yes, Weird Al sings quite clearly, but you won't want to miss a single lyric as you watch these videos. You'll be on the floor laughing!
Even his song "Bob" is quite clever. It's a Bob Dylan-esque style passage of lyrics, all done in palindromes. (Sentences that read backwards the same as forwards.) For example: "Rise to vote, Sir", "Do geese see God", "Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo", "Go hang a salami, I'm a lasagna hog", "Race fast, safe car", "Do nine men interpret, nine men I nod", "Rats live on no evil star", "God a red nugget, a fat egg under a dog", plus so many more. Even "Bob" is a palindrome. But, I'm sure he hasn't created all these palindromes. But, he did arrange to have many of them follow each other so that they will rhyme. I mean, that's a challenge. I see these palindromes and others on a website called palindromelist.com Check that out. It's kinda fun.
"Jurassic Park" is a claymation video to the theme of Richard Harris' "MacArthur Park", "Beverly Hillbillies" is done to the video of "Money for Nothing". "The Saga Begins" to the song structure of "American Pie" (Don McLean). Plus there's "Amish Paradise", "Fat" done to Michael Jackson's "Bad", "Living with a Hernia", etc. etc. etc.
Even his own songs "One More Minute", and "You Don't Love Me Anymore", are side-splitting hilarious!
One hilarious video after another. Great drinkin', partyin' entertainment.
Not recommended for misery-seeking, generally happy-just-being-depressed surly people.
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Great Big Fun in a modestly piced package.
By Chris Read
In case you have not noticed, "Weird Al" is immensely talented.
But be warned, you really have to know the original videos that he parodies to get your full dose of enjoyment. Hit YouTube as needed, AND THEN watch the parodies. There are a few videos that are not parodies of other videos. Those can be enjoyed by themselves. But if you were a baby in the 80's, it really pays to do your YouTube homework BEFORE.
So read the notes, and proceed accordingly.
There are only a couple of the oldest videos that are not too hot. But the rest... even the "extra" material is great.