Episode 199 :: UHF 25th Anniversary with “Weird Al” Yankovic & Jay Levey
As a pop culture icon born of the music video age, “Weird Al” Yankovic is a multimedia artist. His music videos, TV appearances, and his cult classic film UHF have defined visual comedy for legions of weirdos. In this episode we send up the visual side of Weird Al and commemorate UHF‘s 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, Weird Al returns to Nerdy Show with his partner in crime, Jay Levey – director of UHF and many of Al’s classic music videos. They share insight into the creation of not only the film, but also The Compleat Al, a fan-favorite mockumentary on DVD for the first time; thoughts on the future of Al in film, the porn they inspired, and more!
Join Cap, Jonna, Marc with a C, and special guest host Professor Shyguy for engrossing discussions on our favorite gags from the film, Al’s forgotten album Me, Myself, and I, his foray into Saturday morning kids programming, his influential stints running Al TV, and Marc’s recipe for a perfect UHF sequel. You’ll be pleasantly suppliesed!
- Let Me Be Your Hog :: Marc With a C
- That Boy Could Dance :: Insane Ian
- Buy UHF 25th Anniversary edition on blu-ray
- Buy the DVD release of The Compleat Al
- Buy The Weird Al Show DVD | Digital
- Read this interview with Weird Al and Jay Levey
- Nerdy Show ranks Al’s 10 Best Music Videos
- Our previous Weird Al interview for Mandatory Fun
- Our “Weird Al” interview from 2011
- Buy Mandatory Fun! Amazon | iTunes
- The Consequence of Sound article “The Very Best of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic”
- Woodrocket’s UHF-inspired porn NSFW!
- Al’s take on Prodigy from The Weird Al Show
- Some clips from Al TV
- “Living With a Hernia”
- “Lame Claim to Fame”