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(Change.org)   Paul and Storm request your help to petition the NFL to have Weird Al Yankovic perform the SuperBowl Halftime show next year   (change.org) divider line 153
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2012-02-10 02:40:43 PM
I signed it! :-)

\ "Weird Al" = RATINGS!!!
 
2012-02-10 02:41:09 PM
The best feature that could come out of a Weird Al halftime show is to do other-artist cameos as they did with Madonna's show...

... except it's the artists Al parodies, singing his lyrics to their songs.

Victory for Earth. :)
 
2012-02-10 02:44:05 PM

Quick Fixer: The best feature that could come out of a Weird Al halftime show is to do other-artist cameos as they did with Madonna's show...

... except it's the artists Al parodies, singing his lyrics to their songs.

Victory for Earth. :)


If they can get Kurt Cobain to sing "Smells Like Nirvana", I'll really be impressed.
 
2012-02-10 02:45:18 PM

gamempire: Yes x10000.

This NEEDS to happen. To bad the kids these days don't know who Weird Al is.


Oh, they do know who Weird Al is, they just don't know all the originals of the songs that he parodies.
 
2012-02-10 02:50:43 PM
Would be the best halftime show ever....
 
2012-02-10 03:04:28 PM
I can see it now...

*Weird Al rising on stage with accordion*

EVERYBODY POLKA!!!!!!

/YOUBETYOURSWEETASSISIGNEDIT
 
2012-02-10 03:07:01 PM
Oh Hell Yes!!!

It'll never happen.

Craigslist is amazing.
 
2012-02-10 03:08:58 PM

CapnBlues: where are the trolls hating on Weird Al? Is it possible that even they have some lines they won't cross to get attention?

/"even worse" and "off the deep end" changed my life forever
//trigger happy ftw


They know they'd get eaten alive in a thread like this. There's a lotta love here. (:

CSB: "Trigger Happy" was the secret phrase for my kids when they were young. As in "If I send someone to pick you up, make sure they know the secret phrase." Actually never used that system, but it was funny at the time.

Trigger Happy Link (new window)
 
2012-02-10 03:09:38 PM

Mikey1969: gamempire: Yes x10000.

This NEEDS to happen. To bad the kids these days don't know who Weird Al is.

Mine do. They also know who Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Charlie Daniels, They Might Be Giants and Black Sabbath are. Now that they're teenagers, they can choose their own music, but I made sure to expose them to 'real' music first... Also, I wanted them to have a more rounded base to draw from.


Cool Dad Raising Daughter On Media That Will Put Her Entirely Out Of Touch With Her Generation (new window)

I'm kidding! Kids grow up listening to the music their parents play, so I think many of the next generation will know performers you mentioned.

And Weird Al releases new stuff all the time. Just because some adults don't know his current material doesn't mean that Kids Today are equally clueless.
 
2012-02-10 03:10:31 PM
I signed, but I tend to do everything Paul and Storm tell me to do. They just have that effect on me.

♫Whenever life gets you down... keeps you wearing a frown...♫
 
2012-02-10 03:18:11 PM

PsiChi: They know they'd get eaten alive in a thread like this. There's a lotta love here. (:


Weird Al - a uniter, not a divider.
 
2012-02-10 03:24:33 PM

prickle27: Oh Hell Yes!!!

It'll never happen.

Craigslist is amazing.


"Do you want my styrofoam peanuts?"
 
2012-02-10 03:26:17 PM
I think they should announce Weird Al, but have Rick Astley perform instead.
 
2012-02-10 03:26:40 PM

Russ1642: As long as he comes in riding a Segway.


That would be too white and nerdy.
 
2012-02-10 03:31:36 PM
Al is up for two Grammys this year. I saw him last November and he puts on an incredible show. His band is fantastic and they have all been with him since the early 80s.
 
2012-02-10 03:32:12 PM

quizzical: Mikey1969: gamempire: Yes x10000.

This NEEDS to happen. To bad the kids these days don't know who Weird Al is.

Mine do. They also know who Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Charlie Daniels, They Might Be Giants and Black Sabbath are. Now that they're teenagers, they can choose their own music, but I made sure to expose them to 'real' music first... Also, I wanted them to have a more rounded base to draw from.

Cool Dad Raising Daughter On Media That Will Put Her Entirely Out Of Touch With Her Generation (new window)

I'm kidding! Kids grow up listening to the music their parents play, so I think many of the next generation will know performers you mentioned.

And Weird Al releases new stuff all the time. Just because some adults don't know his current material doesn't mean that Kids Today are equally clueless.


Yeah, my cousin's kids turned 18 in the last 5 years or so, and they both listen to stuff like Pink Floyd along with newer stuff, I think there is such a lack of good music now, the kids are starting to look at what their parents listened to on their own even... Really, I think they can only take so much Lady Gaga before going postal seems like the only option.
 
2012-02-10 03:35:00 PM
Oddly I got talking before the Super Bowl with coworkers about who would be the best half time show, and we narrowed it down to Penn and Teller or Weird Al.
 
2012-02-10 03:39:29 PM

JohnBigBootay: Hell yes. You know why? Becvause it would be fun to watch - something that's been sadly lacking the last many years. And why does it always have to be music? How about some goddam acrobats or a magician or some shiat like that. Fact is giant football stadiums suck for live music, always have, always will. Mix it up you idiots.


How about no.

I bet you can't even finish part 2 (assuming you got through part 1).
 
2012-02-10 03:43:29 PM
Jason Thurmond said the man didn't show his badge, was "waving a gun in a store," and at one point asked them if they were on welfare.

Wait. What? Is it legal to terrify and shoot people on welfare?
 
2012-02-10 03:44:10 PM
Oops! Wrong thread.
 
2012-02-10 03:45:38 PM
I had this exact conversation during the Super Bowl when it occurred to me that I'd rather hear Like a Surgeon and Weird Al's Polka Face was made for the stadium crowd.
 
2012-02-10 03:46:44 PM

IMDWalrus: A Weird Al halftime show that would almost inevitably end up being a parody of the other overblown halftime shows we've had over the years?

Oh god, yes.


Yeah, lets see:
Start with a parody of "Up with People" who actually did a few of the Halftime Shows in the 70s & early 80s, and basically is a good representation of the kinds of acts the Super Bowl put out there back then (Carol Channing, Helen O'Connell, Miss Texas 1973 on a Fiddle)

Michael Jackson Tribute with "Eat It" and "Bad"

Janet Jackson/Timberlake parody with a Waredrobe "malfunction"

Finish with parody of Madonna's grand entrance and sing "Like a Surgeon"
 
2012-02-10 03:48:16 PM
I could stomach sitting through an hour long advertising block with the occasional eggball slideshow for Weird Al!
 
2012-02-10 03:52:58 PM
Did my part. Signed it and put it on Facebook.

Finally something the whole fark community can rally around.
 
2012-02-10 04:00:42 PM

Mominator: I signed, but I tend to do everything Paul and Storm tell me to do. They just have that effect on me.


Yes, we know. We can see your TF badge.
 
2012-02-10 04:18:44 PM
Awesome idea!
 
2012-02-10 04:24:40 PM

bugmn99: Can we at least get him in to do the Puppy Bowl if this doesn't pan out?


!
 
2012-02-10 04:25:38 PM
Signed, and shared on Facebook.

/lemming
 
2012-02-10 04:26:59 PM

sleeping martyr: Al's parents would be proud!



bigpeeler: His parents would be so proud.



You 2 ,,, what you did there, I see it.
 
2012-02-10 04:40:28 PM

dletter: Finish with parody of Madonna's grand entrance and sing "Like a Surgeon"


I've seen the "Truth Or Dare" version of "Like a Surgeon" in concert, complete with Ruben in a cone bra. I wish I could un-see it.
 
2012-02-10 04:44:01 PM
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2012-02-10 04:45:25 PM
Oh, hell yeah! Signed.
 
2012-02-10 05:01:28 PM
This is a brilliant idea! I signed and sent along to friends.

However ... [debbiedowner.jpg] ... if the NFL nixes this idea, Werid Al should schedule a mini concert to air as counter-programming to the halftime show.

Just to show TPTB the ratings they will have lost due to their head-in-the-ass mentality.

/Betcha next year will be Van Halen or some other old (read: safe) band.
 
2012-02-10 05:09:32 PM

Richard Flaccid: I'm picturing 100 dancers dressed in amish garb for Amish Paradise followed by 100 obese dancers in skimpy outfits for Eat it!


As a former Super Bowl XXI dancer, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2012-02-10 06:22:18 PM
If you love Weird Al, you all should check out Richard Cheese...he is awesome like Al!

Also, google "Weird Al, Steven Tyler and Alice Cooper New Year 2011" and you will see some serious awesomeness! Why wasn't I there?!?!?

//go weird Al!
 
2012-02-10 06:59:09 PM
This would restore a LOT of integrity to the event.
A Wierd Al parody of the national anthem wouldn't be half as offensive as some of the half-assed attempts of recent years.
And he's a farking artist - he'd probably play it straight for the effect.
 
2012-02-10 07:22:09 PM
FirstNationalBastard: Quick Fixer: The best feature that could come out of a Weird Al halftime show is to do other-artist cameos as they did with Madonna's show...

... except it's the artists Al parodies, singing his lyrics to their songs.

Victory for Earth. :)

If they can get Kurt Cobain to sing "Smells Like Nirvana", I'll really be impressed.


It would have to involve a time machine, even Zombie virus doesn't help with a shotgun to head suicide.
 
2012-02-10 07:25:37 PM

patagoniantoothfish: This would restore a LOT of integrity to the event.
A Wierd Al parody of the national anthem wouldn't be half as offensive as some of the half-assed attempts of recent years.
And he's a farking artist - he'd probably play it straight for the effect.


I don't think he'd parody it, but I would expect Weird Al doing the Anthem while playing the accordion.
 
2012-02-10 07:56:02 PM
Not only should he play at halftime, but he should troll everyone and perform Albuquerque in its entirety.
 
2012-02-10 08:20:41 PM
Uhh yeah, Weird Al. A 50 year old dork singing song parodies that 14 year olds laugh at would be really big with the football crowd.

How about Raffi?
 
2012-02-10 08:27:06 PM
Ron Pa...OOO! OOO! never mind.
 
2012-02-10 08:28:09 PM

Marshmallow Jones: Uhh yeah, Weird Al. A 50 year old dork singing song parodies that 14 year olds laugh at would be really big with the football crowd.

How about Raffi?


...because acts like Madonna and Justin Timberlake just scream FOOTBALL.
 
2012-02-10 09:07:57 PM

dodecahedron: prickle27: Oh Hell Yes!!!

It'll never happen.

Craigslist is amazing.

"Do you want my styrofoam peanuts?"


I gave away a pizza box, and used mop on there. And I found my stolen car on it.

It's pretty amazing.
 
2012-02-10 09:12:04 PM
One word: SLAYER
 
2012-02-10 10:02:35 PM

dletter: IMDWalrus: A Weird Al halftime show that would almost inevitably end up being a parody of the other overblown halftime shows we've had over the years?

Oh god, yes.

Yeah, lets see:
Start with a parody of "Up with People" who actually did a few of the Halftime Shows in the 70s & early 80s, and basically is a good representation of the kinds of acts the Super Bowl put out there back then (Carol Channing, Helen O'Connell, Miss Texas 1973 on a Fiddle)

Michael Jackson Tribute with "Eat It" and "Bad"

Janet Jackson/Timberlake parody with a Waredrobe "malfunction"

Finish with parody of Madonna's grand entrance and sing "Like a Surgeon"


Yeah. That would work. Can't remember. Does Al have any McCartney or Springsteen tunes that he has used?
 
2012-02-10 10:30:39 PM
Just in case you haven't seen it yet, this video is hilarious.(new window)

Weird Al rawks!
 
2012-02-10 10:46:38 PM

IMDWalrus: A Weird Al halftime show that would almost inevitably end up being a parody of the other overblown halftime shows we've had over the years?

Oh god, yes.


THIS.

dletter: Yeah, lets see:
Start with a parody of "Up with People" who actually did a few of the Halftime Shows in the 70s & early 80s, and basically is a good representation of the kinds of acts the Super Bowl put out there back then (Carol Channing, Helen O'Connell, Miss Texas 1973 on a Fiddle)

Michael Jackson Tribute with "Eat It" and "Bad"

Janet Jackson/Timberlake parody with a Waredrobe "malfunction"

Finish with parody of Madonna's grand entrance and sing "Like a Surgeon"

.

That would be the ONLY way to do it.

That would be hella awesome.

I might actually watch the Superbowl then.
 
2012-02-10 11:38:24 PM
Yes, please.

And can he actually do the show...you know...live?
 
2012-02-11 12:13:58 AM
Only if he has the style he had in the early 90's....shorter curls, mustache, eyeglasses.
 
2012-02-11 10:15:56 AM
It might work, it might not. If it doesn't, you've nothing to lose by singing this petition. If it does work, awesome! I've seen him live twice and he does an excellent show!
 
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