Monday, October 3

Polka Face

The DVD of the “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! Alpocalypse Tour will be released tomorrow.  It aired on Comedy Central Saturday night. I would be very surprised if they don't broadcast it again -- considering the multitude of times the Charlie Sheen Roast has been shown.  The concert was recorded in Toronto.

We were lucky to see the show live in Puyallup, WA a couple weeks ago.  The live show was twice as long as the one on Comedy Central.  This was possibly due to all the costume changes.  But while those were happening, the video screens played old clips from his film, UHF and any program that mentioned "Weird Al".  I enjoyed seeing the old "Al TV" pieces.  It took me back to a time when "too much (was) never enough" of MTV.

Popular song parodies included:  "Polka Face", "Perform This Way", "White & Nerdy", "Fat" and "Canadian Idiot".  The audience waved their arms in the air for "Amish Paradise".  We were in the grandstand, where the crowd stomped its approval.  My favorite was "Smells Like Nirvana", complete with cheerleaders in black oufits and red pom-poms.

http://youtu.be/FklUAoZ6KxY

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