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TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics, Weird Al Yankovic

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Weird Al Yankovic's, "Amish Paradise"
The Lyrics:
So don'it be vain and don't be whiny
Or else, my brother, I might have to get medieval on your hiney
Why:
In reference to a famous line in "Pulp Fiction"
Submitted by: Tarzan
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Amish Paradise"
The Lyrics:
There's no phone, no light, no motorcar
Not a single luxury
Like Robinson Crusoe
It's as primitive as can be.
Why:
Gilligan's Island
Submitted by: Tarzan
The Lyrics:
Everyday he'd make the host of Match Game give him a piggyback ride
Why:
Match Game, a game show that aired in various incarnations off and on from 1962 to 1999, most notable for its 1973 to 1979 incarnation, which frequently included the late Charles Nelson Reilly, the focus of this humorous style parody of The White Stripes, playing off the once popular "Chuck Norris facts"
Submitted by: JeReMy
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Cable TV"
The Lyrics:
Bugs Bunny direct from Atlanta
Mr. Wizard is on at five...
...Oh, but they're just jealous 'cause I've seen Porky's
Twenty-seven times this week
Why:
References the theatrical Looney Tunes shorts, the TV series Mr. Wizard's World, and the movie Porky's.
Submitted by: Mike B
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Close But No Cigar"
The Lyrics:
But one day I found OUT she actually owned a copy
Of Joe Dirt on DVD
Why:
2001 movie "Joe Dirt"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Dare To Be Stupid"
The Lyrics:
You can sit around the house and watch Leave It To Beaver.
Why:
References 1950s sitcom Leave It To Beaver
Submitted by: Mike B
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Here's Johnny"
The Lyrics:
"Here's Johnny!" he says, and "second fiddle" is his game
Ed McMahon's his name...all right
Why:
The song is about Ed McMahon and the way he introduced Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.
Submitted by: Mike B
Weird Al Yankovic's, "I Lost on Jeopardy"
The Lyrics:
I lost on Jeopardy, baby Well I sure hope I do better
Next weekend on The Price is Right
Why:
America's Favorite Quiz Show, Jeopardy!, originally hosted by Art Fleming and currently hosted by Alex Trebek. American television's longest running game show, The Price is Right, originally hosted by Bill Cullen, by Bob Barker 1972-2007, and currently hosted by Drew Carey.
Submitted by: Michael T. Mondak
Weird Al Yankovic's, "If That Isn't Love"
The Lyrics:
I never get out my leaf blower when Oprah is on
...
even though you make me sit through Mamma Mia!
Why:
TV talk show "Oprah", 2008 movie "Mamma Mia!"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "If That Isn't Love"
The Lyrics:
I never get out my leaf blower when Oprah is on
...
even though you make me sit through Mamma Mia!
Why:
TV talk show "Oprah", 2008 movie "Mamma Mia!"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Lame Claim To Fame"
The Lyrics:
Well, he was an extra in Wayne's World 2
Why:
1993 movie "Wayne's World 2"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Perform This Way"
The Lyrics:
I'm Frankenstein, I'm Avatar
Why:
2009 movie "Avatar"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Ricky"
The Lyrics:
Hey Lucy, I'm home
Oh Ricky, you're so fine
You're so fine you blow my mind
Hey Ricky, hey Ricky
Oh Lucy, you're so fine...
Why:
The entire song is a spoof of I Love Lucy
Submitted by: Mike
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Stuck In A Closet With Vanna White"
The Lyrics:
Suddenly I'm bowling on the Starship Enterprise...
...But Vanna since you're here, why don't you let me buy a vowel from you.
Why:
References Star Trek and Wheel of Fortune.
Submitted by: Mike B
The Lyrics:
You're on TMZ
Why:
TV tabloid show "TMZ"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Theme From Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)"
The Lyrics:
Fat and weak, what a disgrace
Guess the champ got too lazy
Ain't gonna fly now he's just takin' up space
Sold his gloves, threw his eggs down the drain
But he's no bum, he works down the street
He bought the neighborhood deli
Why:
Spoofs the Rocky series by summarizing a fictional later installment in the series where the titular character retires from boxing and buys a deli. The song is a parody of "The Eye of the Tiger", the theme from Rocky III, and also references "Gonna Fly Now" from the first Rocky movie.
Submitted by: Mike
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Trapped In The Drive-Thru"
The Lyrics:
She says "Is this 'Behind the Music'
Why:
"Behind the Music" is a VH-1 TV series profiling various musical artists.
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "Virus Alert"
The Lyrics:
Make your TV record "Gigli"
Why:
2003 movie "Gigli" with JLo and Ben Affleck
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "White And Nerdy"
The Lyrics:
"Happy Days" is my favorite theme song
...
I memorized "Holy Grail" really well
Why:
1970's TV show "Happy Days", 1975 movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
Weird Al Yankovic's, "You Make Me"
The Lyrics:
You make me watch the Gong Show
When I'm with you I don't know whether I should study neurosurgery
Or go to see the Care Bears movie
Why:
References The Gong Show and The Care Bears Movie
Submitted by: Mike
The Lyrics:
Tell me why I got that Alf alarm clock
Why:
Alf is a TV series which showed from 1986 to 1990.
Submitted by: EF

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