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 split-level 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 (Brian Haley) – who always delivers a learning lesson for children; Al’s cousin Corky (Danielle Weeks); Madame Judy the mind reader (Judy Tetuna); Bobby the inquisitive boy (Gary LeRoi Gray); Val Brentwood Gal Spy (Paula Jai Parker); and Al’s neighbour Mrs Fesenmeyer (Patricia Place).
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
The Hooded Avenger
Val Brentwood, Gal Spy
Paula Jai Parker