Update 9/25/04: Just wanted to add to this node that a few weeks ago I got to see Weird Al Yankovic perform live at the Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. I won nosebleed seats from a local radio station. He had these big screen TVs behind him but we couldn't see the top half of the screens that's how far up we were, and the acoustics were poor, because the venue was designed for classical music and not parodies on pop rock. Still he was a great showman and it was an exciting, fun evening.

Weird Al is an american parody musician and general all around crazy, eccentric fruitcake whose albums are produced by Scotti Bros. Records. Occasionally, he almost makes the accordion sound kewl. I hear they absolutely adore him in Japan. Some like him on the other side of the Pacific too. Born in 1822, he was raised by rastafarian wolves and amish lowland gorilla coalminers until the age of thirteen, where he got his first poster of Farrah Fawcett-Majors and the rest was history. What follows is a relatively complete list of all Al's ALbums and what was being parodied when. This list is surely not done and ain't perfect, so if there's a mistake or anything you'd like to add, please feel free to /msg the author of this node, or add your own wu or something like that. Thanks.

ALbum Title: "Weird Al" Yankovic (1983)
1. Ricky parodies Mickey by Toni Basil and Lucille Ball (2:35)
2. Gotta Boogie on your finger (2:13)
3. I Love Rocky Road parodies I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts whatever happened to her? (2:35)
4. Buckingham Blues sorta parodies John Cougar Mellencamp but not really because of legal complications (3:11)
5. Happy Birthday (2:26)
6. Stop Draggin' My Car Around parodies Stop Draggin' My Heart Around by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty(3:14)
7. My Bologna parodies My Sharona by The Knack ..and lunchmeat (2:01)
8. The Check's In The Mail (3:12)
9. Another One Rides The Bus parodies Another One Bites the Dust by Queen (2:35)
10. I'll Be Mellow When I'm Dead (3:37)
11. Such A Groovy Guy (3:00)
12. Mr. Frump In The Iron Lung (1:55)

ALbum Title: "Weird Al" Yankovic In 3-D (1984)
1. Eat It parodies Michael Jackson's Beat It (3:19)
2. Midnight Star (4:33)
3. The Brady Bunch parodies Safety Dance by Men Without Hats (2:39)
4. Buy Me A Condo (3:52)
5. I Lost On Jeopardy parodies Jeopardy by The Greg Kihn Band which I don't think exists no more. (3:26)
6. Polkas On 45 parodies a whole bunch of people (4:19)
7. Mr. Popeil parodies infomercials link RonCo, and the B-52's, (thanks to admiralh for the input) (4:40)
8. King Of Suede parodies King of Pain by Sting and The Police (4:12)
9. That Boy Could Dance sorta parodies The Who's Pinball Wizard but not really (3:32)
10. Theme From Rocky XIII parodies Eye of the Tiger by Survivor and all those Sylvester Stallone movies (3:36)
11. Nature Trail To Hell parodies really bad horror B movies (5:55)

ALbum Title: Dare To Be Stupid (1985)
1. Like A Surgeon parodies Madonna's Like A Virgin (3:29)
2. Dare To Be Stupid parodies Devo (3:24)
3. I Want A New Duck parodies Huey Lewis and the News' I Want A New Drug (3:01)
4. One More Minute (4:02)
5. Yoda (3:53) parodies The Kinks' Lola
6. George Of The Jungle (1:00)
7. Slime Creatures From Outer Space (4:20)
8. Girls Just Want To Have Lunch parodies Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun (2:44)
9. This Is The Life (3:02)
10. Cable TV (3:34)
11. Hooked On Polkas (3:50)

ALbum Title: Polka Party (1986)
1. Living With A Hernia (3:18) parodies James Brown's Living In America
2. Dog Eat Dog (3:42) parodies the Talking Heads
3. Addicted To Spuds parodies Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love (3:46)
4. One Of Those Days (3:13)
5. Polka Party! (3:12)
6. Here's Johnny (3:23) parodies Ed McMahon and the song Who's Johnny
7. Don't Wear Those Shoes (3:33)
8. Toothless People parodies Rolling Stones' Ruthless People (3:22)
9. Good Enough For Now (3:02)
10. Christmas At Ground Zero (3:07)

ALbum Title: Even Worse (1988)
1. Fat parodies Michael Jackson's Bad (3:55)
2. Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White (5:01)
3. (This Song's Just) Six Words Long parodies George Harrison's Got My Mind Set On You (3:36)
4. You Make Me (3:04)
5. I Think I'm A Clone Now parodies Tiffany's I Think We're Alone Now (3:17)
6. Lasagna (2:45) set to the tune of La Bamba
7. Melanie (3:57)
8. Alimony parodies Tommy James'/Billy Idol's Mony Mony (3:16)
9. Velvet Elvis (4:27)
10. Twister (1:03)
11. Good Old Days (3:19)

ALbum Title: Peter And The Wolf (1988)
1. Introduction - Peter And The Wolf (3:58)
2. Peter And The Wolf (27:52)
3. Introduction - The Carnival Of The Animals (1:20)
4. Aardvark (1:47)
5. Hummingbirds (0:58)
6. Snails (2:03)
7. Alligator (1:15)
8. Amoeba (1:52)
9. Pigeons (1:56)
10. Shark (2:17)
11. Cockroaches (1:40)
12. Iguana (0:35)
13. Vulture (3:14)
14. Unicorn (1:25)
15. Poodle (2:51)
16. Finale (2:53)

ALbum Title: "Weird Al" Yankovic's Greatest Hits (1988)
1. Fat parodies Michael Jackson's Bad (3:55)
2. Eat It parodies Michael Jackson's Beat It (3:19)
3. Like A Surgeon parodies Madonna's Like A Virgin (3:29)
4. Ricky (2:35) parodies Lucille Ball
5. Addicted To Spuds parodies Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love (3:46)
6. Living With A Hernia (3:18)
7. Dare To Be Stupid parodies Devo (3:24)
8. Lasagna (2:45)
9. I Lost On Jeopardy (3:26)
10. One More Minute (4:02)

ALbum Title: UHF/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack And Other Stuff (1989)
1. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies parodies Dire Straits (3:10)
2. Gandhi II (1:00)
3. Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars (3:29)
4. Isle Thing parodies Wild Thing by Tone Loc and Gilligan's Island (3:38)
5. The Hot Rocks Polka a Rolling Stones medley (4:51)
6. UHF (5:10)
7. Let Me Be Your Hog (0:17)
8. She Drives Like Crazy parodies Fine Young Cannibals' She Drives Me Crazy (3:42)
9. Generic Blues (4:35)
10. Spatula City (1:08)
11. Fun Zone (1:45)
12. Spam (3:00)
13. The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota (6:48)

ALbum Title: Babalu Music! (1991)
1. Babalu Music (4:27)
2. I Love Lucy Theme (Vocal) (1:53)
3. El Cumbanchero (2:02)
4. Cuban Pete (3:16)
5. Babalu (3:25)
6. We're Having a Baby (My Baby and Me) (1:32)
7. There's a Brand New Baby at Our House (2:44)
8. We'll Build a Bungalow (4:01)
9. Straw Hat Song (2:42)
10. By the Waters of the Minnetonka (2:27)
11. California, Here I Come (0:57)
12. Nobody Loves the Ump (1:55)
13. Jingle Bells (0:45)
14. The Lady in Red (2:38)
15. I'm on My Way to Cuba (1:41)
16. Guadalajara (2:07)
17. Down Argentine Way (1:27)
18. In Acapulco (2:20)
19. Granada (2:54)
20. I Love Lucy Theme (Instrumental) (0:54)

ALbum Title: Off The Deep End (1992)
1. Smells Like Nirvana (3:42) parodies Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, and the grunge movement
2. Trigger Happy (3:46)
3. I Can't Watch This (3:31)
4. Polka Your Eyes Out (3:50)
5. I Was Only Kidding (3:31)
6. The White Stuff (2:43)
7. When I Was Your Age (4:35)
8. Taco Grande (3:44)
9. Airline Amy (3:50)
10. The Plumbing Song (4:05)
11. You Don't Love Me Anymore (4:01)
12. Bite Me (0:05)

ALbum Title: The Food Album (1993)
1. Fat (3:36)
2. Lasagna (2:44)
3. Addicted To Spuds (3:50)
4. I Love Rocky Road (2:34)
5. Spam (2:59)
6. Eat It (3:17)
7. The White Stuff (2:43)
8. My Bologna (2:00)
9. Taco Grande (3:44)
10. The Rye Or The Kaiser (Theme From Rocky XIII) (3:30)

ALbum Title: Alapalooza (1993)
1. Jurassic Park (3:53)
2. Young, Dumb and Ugly (4:24)
3. Bedrock Anthem (3:41)
4. Frank's 2000" TV (4:04)
5. Achy Breaky Song (3:23) parodies Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
6. Traffic Jam (4:02)
7. Talk Soup (4:20)
8. Livin' In The Fridge (3:31)
9. She Never Told Me She Was A Mime (4:53)
10. Harvey The Wonder Hamster (0:21)
11. Waffle King (4:25)
12. Bohemian Polka (3:37)

ALbum Title: Greatest Hits Volume II (1994)
1. Headline News (3:46)
2. Bedrock Anthem (3:40)
3. You Don't Love Me Anymore (4:01)
4. Smells Like Nirvana (3:42)
5. Achy Breaky Song (3:23)
6. UHF (3:49)
7. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies (3:08)
8. Jurassic Park (3:53)
9. This Is The Life (2:59)
10. Polka Your Eyes Out (3:49)
11. Yoda (3:56)
12. Christmas At Ground Zero (3:07)

ALbum Title: The TV Album (1995)
1. Bedrock Anthem (3:40)
2. I Can't Watch This (3:27)
3. Frank's 2000" TV (4:03) parodies the style of R.E.M.
4. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies (3:08)
5. Ricky (2:34)
6. Talk Soup (4:20)
7. Here's Johnny (3:23)
8. The Brady Bunch (2:40)
9. Cable TV (3:35)
10. I Lost On Jeopardy (3:27)
11. UHF (5:09)

ALbum Title: Bad Hair Day (1996)
1. Amish Paradise (3:20)
2. Everything You Know Is Wrong (3:46) parodies the style and lyrics of They Might Be Giants
3. Cavity Search (4:16)
4. Callin' In Sick (3:41)
5. The Alternative Polka (4:50)
6. Since You've Been Gone (1:20)
7. Gump (2:11) parodies Lump by the Presidents of the United States
8. I'm So Sick Of You (3:25)
9. Syndicated Inc. (3:46)
10. I Remember Larry (3:55)
11. Phony Calls (3:21)
12. The Night Santa Went Crazy (3:59)

ALbum Title: Running With Scissors (1999)
1. The Saga Begins (5:27)
2. My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder (3:25)
3. Pretty Fly For A Rabbi (3:02) parodies Offspring's Pretty Fly For A White Guy
4. The Weird Al Show Theme (1:13)
5. Jerry Springer (2:46)
6. Germs (4:38)
7. Polka Power! (4:21)
8. Your Horoscope For Today (3:59)
9. It's All About The Pentiums (3:34) Finally, someone rips off Puff Daddy instead of the other way 'round.
10. Truck Drivin' Song (2:27)
11. Grapefruit Diet (3:30) parodies Zoot Suit Riot
12. Albuquerque (11:22)

ALbum Title: Poodle Hat (2003)
1. Couch Potato
2. Hardware Store
3. Trash Day
4. Party at the Leper Colony
5. Angry White Boy Polka
6. Wanna B Ur Lovr
7. A Complicated Song
8. Why Does This Always Happen to Me
9. Ode to a Superhero
10. Bob
11. E-Bay
12. Genius in France

On February 10, 2001, "Weird" Al Yankovic married a woman named Suzanne, according to the BBC Online.

Wow.

One would have thought that the marriage of music's foremost parodist would have been publicized somehow, if not highly. Information was surprisingly hard to find. I found out from ClockworkGrue, and got confirmation from weirdal.com and poking around the BBC's archives. But hey, enough back story.

Upon visiting weirdal.com and accessing that site's photo gallery, I found that pictures from the wedding were readily available. The pictures from the wedding itself are great. The second gallery has pictures from the reception, and picture Al with long time pals Victoria Jackson, Dr. Demento, The Amazing Jonathan, and the inimitable Emo Phillips.

Also included are pics from the bachelor party, where Al and friends played paintball "somewhere in Southern California" according to the site. Al got quite a nasty bruise on his shoulder, but the wedding obviously went off without a hitch.

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