1 9 9 7 (USA)
13 x 25 minute episodes
This Saturday morning show from CBS starring pop music parody king Weird Al Yankovic was geared to ages 7 and up and featured skits, parodies, musical performances and animated segments.
Weird Al presented the show each week from his cave located twenty miles below the surface of the earth, where he lived with his pet, Harvey The Wonder Hamster.
Regular visitors to Al’s cave are the Hooded Avenger (who always delivers a learning lesson for children); Al’s cousin Corky; Madame Judy, the mind reader; Bobby the inquisitive boy; Val Brentwood Gal Spy (a female James Bond); and Mrs Fesenmeyer, Al’s neighbour.
Episodes also featured ‘Fat Man’ cartoons, about a man’s endless efforts to find food.
The Weird Al Show was a decidedly pale imitation of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and the show was cancelled after only one season.
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic
Bobby the Inquisitive Boy
Gary LeRoi Gray