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Title: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: a guest on October 13, 2013, 01:38:18 PM
What do you think?

My son found his song parody of Star Wars on youtube and he been repeating it all morning.

Got me thinking...the guy has sold over 12 million albums.

Does he have a chance to go to the R&R HOF?
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: TobusRex on October 13, 2013, 05:34:41 PM
Probably not. R&R HOF is a huge joke anyway. Al DESERVES to be there though.
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: Cougar1 on October 14, 2013, 12:16:25 AM
His parody on Michael Jackson's "I'm Bad" is Hall of Fame worthy all in itself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2mU6USTBRE
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: brycemus on October 14, 2013, 11:11:03 AM
He has been around making...or parodying music for a while. He is the best of what he does so...maybe
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: royboy on October 16, 2013, 07:04:20 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: mspart on October 17, 2013, 07:13:55 PM
I remember him on Doctor Demento.  He was just a kid then.  That is how he got his break.  He became a star on that niche radio show.  It was only up from there.  But I'm not sure playing the accordian qualifies one to be in the HOF. 

mspart
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: Jason Bryant on October 17, 2013, 08:10:31 PM
I have every album he's ever put out.

Some of you might not be surprised by that factoid.
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: royboy on October 19, 2013, 04:51:40 PM
I have every album he's ever put out.

Some of you might not be surprised by that factoid.
I have purchased them all but no longer own any cd's.
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: head n arm on October 19, 2013, 06:15:10 PM
I have to be honest here, Weird Al is for nerdy teens.
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: ban basketball on October 20, 2013, 10:34:48 AM
Tough to get better comedy than UHF.


(http://mutantreviewers.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/uhf.jpg)
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: mspart on October 24, 2013, 12:51:27 PM
I have to be honest here, Weird Al is for nerdy teens.

Oh I don't know.  Albuquerque is just a classic.  I like it and I'm no teen.  That is just pure stream of consciousness right there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1765UzjAQxI

mspart
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: horatio on July 25, 2014, 03:24:05 PM
I loved his stuff when I was a kid, UHF included. 

I don't know exactly what the parameters of the R&R HOF are, but he did some stuff that no one else (I think), was doing and he did it well and for a really long time. 
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: a guest on August 07, 2014, 08:05:08 AM
Super Bowl Halftime show?

http://www.change.org/petitions/nfl-have-weird-al-yankovic-headline-the-super-bowl-xlix-halftime-show?recruiter=136195555&utm_campaign=mailto_link&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: TobusRex on December 07, 2014, 01:09:24 PM
I have every album he's ever put out.

Some of you might not be surprised by that factoid.


Naw, we all knew there was something wrong with you.
Title: Re: Weird Al Yankovic - R&R HOF worthy?
Post by: heelpick on January 06, 2015, 06:36:57 PM
Weird Al is overrated although he did find his niche.