A to Z Blogging Challenge: Movie Memories
Blogging about the movies that made an impact on my life
I'm a die-hard Weird Al fan! Have been since the 1980s when I saw his Michael Jackson parodies. The next thing I knew I was buying his cassette tapes (and later his CDs). I even went to a Weird Al concert a few years back when he was on his Running with Scissors tour.
As a comedy writer, I enjoy writing parodies of songs, TV shows, commercials and movies. Weird Al and Mad Magazine have been my inspiration.
I learned the lyrics to all his songs, including Fat, Like a Surgeon, Eat It, Yoda, Smells Like Nirvana, Amish Paradise, Bedrock Anthem, Grapefruit Diet, etc.
In UHF (1989), Weird Al plays the owner of a TV station. It's the perfect set up for his movie parodies which include Gandhi, Rambo, Conan the Barbarian and Raiders of the Lost Ark. The highlight of the movie is his music video "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies."
I'm not crazy about the movie itself; bad acting, lame script, predictable plot. Maybe that's why he hasn't made anymore films. But he's a genius when it comes to music video comedy.
Trivia: Michael Richards (Kramer on "Seinfeld") plays a goofy janitor.