"Weird Al" Yankovic

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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer-songwriter, musician, parodist, record producer, satirist, music video director, film producer, actor, and author

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"What is your favorite leg?"

alyankovic4176 karma

How do you know I DON'T??

alyankovic4156 karma

While it looks like there MIGHT have been an edit somewhere, I absolutely guarantee you, that was all done in ONE CONTINUOUS SHOT. That was a bit of a challenge for me, because I start the video on a 5th floor fire escape, and I reappear on street level wearing completely different clothes. That means - for EVERY TAKE - as soon as the camera was off me I had to run down 5 flights of stairs WHILE CHANGING MY CLOTHES so I could be on camera again at the end. Definitely got my workout THAT day!

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Wait a minute, I'll go check.

NO!!! WE'RE OUTTA BEAR CLAWS!!!

alyankovic3488 karma

Totally! It would have been awesome! Man, I'd hate to live with the kind of regret that YOU'RE probably feeling right about now! Whew!

alyankovic3424 karma

As I've found throughout my life, it's always easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Having said that... I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN.

alyankovic3357 karma

The mechanics are pretty much the same, and in fact, because I've been doing it for so long I like to think that I've gotten better at it. The synapses in my brain are hard-wired that way now. The challenge for me is in finding new ways to be funny (i.e. not repeating myself too much), as well as finding ways to differentiate myself from the millions of other people now doing parody videos on YouTube.

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Tuesday, 3:18 PM.

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I've been a big admirer of Epic Rap Battles of History for a long time. Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd are great guys and terrific songwriters, and they consistently turn out a high quality show - it was a real pleasure to be Sir Isaac Newton for them.

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Someone asked me how different my life would have been if my parents had gotten me guitar lessons instead of accordion lessons. (They just deleted their question.) Anyway...

I probably wouldn't have a music career right now. The reason Dr. Demento played my material on the radio when I was a teenager wasn't because it was so GOOD, it was because it was such a novelty hearing a kid rocking the accordion. Dr. D. probably wouldn't have given my tape a second listen if I had been playing acoustic guitar. And if I hadn't gotten that early encouragement, I highly doubt that I'd be doing a Reddit AMA right now.