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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 12:45:25 PM
fark YES
 
2012-02-10 12:45:45 PM
Saw them tweet this last night - it's actually an organic push but they liked it and sent it on. I'm all for abusing online petitions and we haven't done one in like 36 hours so I figure it's worth a shot

Thanks folks!
 
2012-02-10 12:47:06 PM
They = Paul and Storm via http://www.paulandstorm.com

Incidentally they're performing at the Fark Vegas con again this year too
 
2012-02-10 12:47:15 PM
done and done

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-02-10 12:47:34 PM
Yes.
Let's make this happen.
 
2012-02-10 12:48:17 PM
Would be the best half time show ever.
 
2012-02-10 12:48:44 PM
Oh, man...that's a halftime show I would watch for sure!
 
2012-02-10 12:49:02 PM
Hell yeah!
 
2012-02-10 12:49:21 PM
I like Weird Al's body of original work too much to see him throw his dignity away by performing for the Superbowl. I'm sorry, I can't support this.
 
2012-02-10 12:49:50 PM
All done.

/My #1 pick would be AC/DC, but this would also be awesome.
 
2012-02-10 12:49:57 PM
I would watch the ever-loving hell out of that. Weird Al is the greatest musical performer out there. His live shows are downright incredible.
 
2012-02-10 12:50:37 PM
Yes x10000.

This NEEDS to happen. To bad the kids these days don't know who Weird Al is.
 
2012-02-10 12:50:43 PM
Bring back the glasses and Hawaiian shirts!
 
2012-02-10 12:50:49 PM
Saw him in concert more than fifteen years ago. He puts on a great show.
 
2012-02-10 12:52:04 PM
I'm picturing 100 dancers dressed in amish garb for Amish Paradise followed by 100 obese dancers in skimpy outfits for Eat it!

Hell yes!

All of the Packer fans at the game will love this!
 
Bf+
2012-02-10 12:52:18 PM
sold.
 
2012-02-10 12:52:19 PM
Forget that...I want THEM to play Captain's Wife Lament for the Super Bowl.
 
2012-02-10 12:52:22 PM
JURASSIC PARK IS FRIGHTENING IN THE DARK

ALL THE ANIMALS ARE RUNNING WILD!
 
2012-02-10 12:52:25 PM
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.
 
2012-02-10 12:52:32 PM
It would be better then that shiat they usually have.

//should have needed 2,700,000 signatures
 
2012-02-10 12:53:13 PM
how about no?

Need to continue to offer culturally relevant acts that the kids can relate to like The Knack or ZZ Top.Could go with Kid-n-Play for the urban market
 
2012-02-10 12:53:54 PM
That would be awesome.

I'm in.
 
2012-02-10 12:54:34 PM
signed and posted to my facebook.
 
2012-02-10 12:55:33 PM

moops: done and done

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


I approve of this statement.

*sign*
 
2012-02-10 12:56:41 PM

Nuclear Monk: Forget that...I want THEM to play Captain's Wife Lament for the Super Bowl.


Oh hell yes.
 
2012-02-10 12:56:52 PM
As long as he comes in riding a Segway.
 
2012-02-10 12:58:28 PM
This year's Superbowl brought to you by:

www.robohara.com
 
2012-02-10 12:58:39 PM
I hope he accidentally flashes a nipple and gets fined for ... being a human and, you know, having nipples. That's just something we can't allow to be broadcast across the airwaves.

/because children should be ashamed of their own bodies
//link is farked, almost... damn that took so long to load
 
2012-02-10 12:59:23 PM
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.
 
2012-02-10 12:59:39 PM

cwheelie: how about no?

Need to continue to offer culturally relevant acts that the kids can relate to like The Knack or ZZ Top.Could go with Kid-n-Play for the urban market


Who pissed in your Wheaties?

FInally a reason to tune in to the Super Bowl, 'cos I don't care how many baskets the Mighty Ducks make. Or whatever.
 
2012-02-10 01:00:33 PM
Signed and I'll see if I can get the local sports radio to mention it.
 
2012-02-10 01:00:51 PM

cwheelie: ZZ Top.



ZZ Top would be farking awesome.
 
2012-02-10 01:00:59 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.


Wardrobe malfunction parody? Can't wait.
 
2012-02-10 01:01:06 PM
I spoke too soon, link is farked; saw the loading wheel disappear... because FF gave up after 90 seconds.

/the only artist for whom I own more albums is GNR
//3 weird al...bums
 
2012-02-10 01:04:36 PM
Now this is change I can believe in!
 
2012-02-10 01:04:49 PM
Signed
 
2012-02-10 01:05:08 PM
Link is farked.
 
2012-02-10 01:07:10 PM

The_Sponge: cwheelie: ZZ Top.


ZZ Top would be farking awesome.


They've changed their name to ZZ Beyblade.

/Once saw ZZ Dreidel perform at a bar mitzvah
//Second heaviest version of "Hava Nagila", after Anthrax's "I'm The Man".
 
2012-02-10 01:07:23 PM
No.
 
2012-02-10 01:07:25 PM
I'm in.
 
2012-02-10 01:07:54 PM
Been to two Weird Al concerts. Both awesome even though I had to go to Ohio for one of them. This is an excellent idea.

While we're on the topic of Al getting some much-deserved love, why the heck doesn't he have a star on the Walk of Fame?
 
2012-02-10 01:09:31 PM
Madonna was unwatchable. I'm so sick of talentless grannies on the field.
Cee lo upstaged her before a word came out of his mouth.

Luckily, I was watching it at my friends pad.
And they were having a swinger/s&m meet at the time.
ropes and spankins and wonderful acts all through the rooms.
There was even a violet wand dildo!
Those drowned out the gap-toothed hag.

And my guacamole was damned good
(caramelize the onions ifor it)
 
2012-02-10 01:11:00 PM
Make this happen!
 
2012-02-10 01:11:41 PM

lake_huron: cwheelie: how about no?

Need to continue to offer culturally relevant acts that the kids can relate to like The Knack or ZZ Top.Could go with Kid-n-Play for the urban market

Who pissed in your Wheaties?

FInally a reason to tune in to the Super Bowl, 'cos I don't care how many baskets the Mighty Ducks make. Or whatever.


You might want to have that sarcasm meter looked at.

/I'm all for it
//Especially if it takes place in Albequerque
//Yes, I had to look up how it's spelled
 
2012-02-10 01:12:05 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.


I've been saying this for years. Even a high school or college marching band / cheerleading squad that won some competition sponsored by the NFL would be better. Hell, do the first 5 picks of the draft. Do anything.

That said, Madonna was a big draw for the 30/40-something women I know.
 
2012-02-10 01:12:38 PM
Can we at least get him in to do the Puppy Bowl if this doesn't pan out?
 
2012-02-10 01:12:48 PM
(slow, romantic intro)

♫ When I told you that I loved you, when I promised I'd be true ♫
♫ When I swore that i would never...be with anyone but youuu ♫
♫ When I told you that I loved you, those simple words I spoke... ♫
♫ I WAS ONLY KIDDING, now can't you take a joke? ♫
---
♫ oh oh, oh oh oh / oh, Oreo ♫
♫ what's in the middle? THE WHITE STUFF ♫

♫ first time that i tried them, got a big sugar buzz ♫
♫ nothing gets me high as that sandwich cookie does ♫
♫ you can see 'em in my teeth, tell it when i talk ♫
♫ had so many my pancreas just went into shock -- i love the white stuff, baby ♫
♫ in the middle of an Oreo ♫
♫ I love the white stuff, baby ♫
♫ It's the most delicious thing I know ♫
---
♫ met the prettiest young stewardess on my nonstop flight ♫
♫ she showed me to my seat and it was love at first sight ♫
♫ now lately i've been flyin' to all kinds o' places that I never really wanted to go ♫
♫ but I'll do anything just to spend a little time with the cutest flight attendant I know, oh oh oh ♫

♫ You set my ever-lovin' heart on fire, Airline Amy ♫
♫ tell me i'm your favorite frequent flier, Airline Amy ♫
♫ found a little piece of heaven, on a seven forty seven ♫
♫ an' no one else can take me higher than Airline Amy! ♫
 
2012-02-10 01:13:59 PM
The best thing about this idea: W. Al would care enough about it to make an entirely original show up just for the occasion, and it would be awesome. He could lampoon the hell out of the NFL and everybody would love it all the more. Heck, he could simply parody half-time acts of years gone by and it would be awesome. (Imagine his take on a "wardrobe malfunction"!)

And not a single member of his entourage would give anybody the finger.
 
2012-02-10 01:14:55 PM
I can't wait to see this on my buddy Frank's 2000 inch TV!
 
2012-02-10 01:15:11 PM
Heck yes ! Only up to 846 so far get busy Farkers !
 
2012-02-10 01:17:36 PM
♫ what is this song all about? can't figure any lyrics out ♫
♫ how do the words to it go? I wish you'd tell me, I don't know ♫

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FklUAoZ6KxY -->
SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA

♫ well we're laughin' and i'm playin' ♫
♫ but i can't tell what I'm sayin' ♫
♫ what's the message I'm conveyin' ♫
♫ can ya tell me what I'm sayin'? ♫
 
2012-02-10 01:18:01 PM
Finally was able to get in.

Voted!
 
2012-02-10 01:18:27 PM
Oh god yes... I'd actually *watch* the Super Bowl if Al were performing.
 
2012-02-10 01:19:31 PM

HAMMERTOE: The best thing about this idea: W. Al would care enough about it to make an entirely original show up just for the occasion, and it would be awesome. He could lampoon the hell out of the NFL and everybody would love it all the more. Heck, he could simply parody half-time acts of years gone by and it would be awesome. (Imagine his take on a "wardrobe malfunction"!)


12 minutes of rock-polkas would be awesome
 
2012-02-10 01:20:01 PM

HAMMERTOE: parody half-time acts of years gone by


I believe he's got a bunch of Prince parodies written, that Prince preferred Al not put on albums. Could bust one of those out.

/though something original about football would be awesome
 
2012-02-10 01:20:03 PM
(Imagine his take on a "wardrobe malfunction"!)

I would not at all be surprised if he wore tear-away pants so at some point when the camera's right in front of him (and below, on the ground looking up to his stage) he tears his pants off -- no drawers -- and shakes his junk right at the camera 7' away

/which would be awesome
 
2012-02-10 01:21:49 PM
Weird Al would knock that shiat out of the park
 
2012-02-10 01:22:31 PM

urban.derelict: (Imagine his take on a "wardrobe malfunction"!)

I would not at all be surprised if he wore tear-away pants so at some point when the camera's right in front of him (and below, on the ground looking up to his stage) he tears his pants off -- no drawers -- and shakes his junk right at the camera 7' away

/which would be awesome


Would be better if he wore a sock. (Though "Bedrock Anthem" isn't quite good enough to perform at the Super Bowl IMO).
 
2012-02-10 01:22:34 PM

Nuclear Monk: Forget that...I want THEM to play Captain's Wife Lament for the Super Bowl.


As awesome as that would be, we all know there isn't a chance in fuzzy hell.

Nugget Man, on the other hand...
 
2012-02-10 01:22:58 PM
Al's parents would be proud!
 
2012-02-10 01:25:00 PM
I judge popular music acts based on their willingness to let Weird Al parody them.

Nirvana: cool.
Coolio: douche.
Chamillionaire: cool.
Prince: douche.

etc.
 
2012-02-10 01:25:55 PM
Um, no. Get Bowie. He's still alive. Kidnap him if you have to. That man needs to keep performing!!!
 
2012-02-10 01:29:35 PM

Nuclear Monk: Forget that...I want THEM to play Captain's Wife Lament for the Super Bowl.


Dude, they only have 12 minutes for the halftime show. They would never be able to squeeze that song down that short.
 
2012-02-10 01:30:17 PM

dittybopper: //Second heaviest version of "Hava Nagila", after Anthrax's "I'm The Man".


How the fark did I not realize this sooner? "I'm the Man" is "Hava Nagila". "Hava Nagila" is "I'm the Man". Geez, I gotta sit down for a moment...

/Watch the beat!
 
2012-02-10 01:30:50 PM
Hell yes. Was talking about this during the halftime show this year, actually.
 
2012-02-10 01:31:10 PM
Also, here's the list of douches who hate Weird Al and freedom.
 
2012-02-10 01:31:17 PM
He would need to do one of his Prince parodies that Prince won't give him permission to put on an album, and he needs to parody Prince's penis guitar halftime show by dangling an accordion in front of him.
 
2012-02-10 01:31:21 PM
Link farked for me.
 
2012-02-10 01:33:30 PM
Whoops, link messed up. Here.
 
2012-02-10 01:33:58 PM

natas6.0: Madonna was unwatchable. I'm so sick of talentless grannies on the field.
Cee lo upstaged her before a word came out of his mouth.

Luckily, I was watching it at my friends pad.
And they were having a swinger/s&m meet at the time.
ropes and spankins and wonderful acts all through the rooms.
There was even a violet wand dildo!
Those drowned out the gap-toothed hag.

And my guacamole was damned good
(caramelize the onions ifor it)


I was all set to lambast you for the Madonna comments, but then I finished reading your post and deduced it was intended as some variety of avant-garde poetry or a performance art piece, or something else equally unfathomable. By the time I finished reading it I felt like I'd walked into a Salvador Dali painting or something.
 
2012-02-10 01:35:51 PM
Keep on signing, suckers. The record company owned by the media corporation broadcasting the NFL will display exactly what they want.

Nice try, though
 
2012-02-10 01:37:35 PM
Want "All My Rowdy Friends" parody.

Also:
Giselle, My Belle
Chris Berman at Ground Zero
Somewhere Over the Tebow

The possibilities are endless
 
2012-02-10 01:39:31 PM
I would love for this to happen, but have online petitions ever swayed the NFL to do something logical?
 
2012-02-10 01:40:18 PM
I fully support this. A halftime show that would be fun and not some kind of world shattering musical event like they try to portray it as
 
2012-02-10 01:42:05 PM
♫ I have tickets to see Paul and Storm live tonight (with John Hodgman!) at the Birchmere, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies. ♫
 
2012-02-10 01:42:50 PM
Al Yankovic, yes. With pleasure.

Paul and Storm are lame, unfunny retards who can kiss my ass and go hungry. I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire. They are the sole reason I was not at the Fark party last year and are the sole reason I am not going this year. They are professional coat-tail riding leeches with no perceivable talent of their own. Scum of the earth.
 
2012-02-10 01:44:59 PM
Finally, someone with some sense AND taste in music.

blog.timesunion.com
 
2012-02-10 01:47:46 PM
Oh fark yes. Fark fark fark yes.
 
2012-02-10 01:52:18 PM
I'm in.

Besides, I like his name.
 
2012-02-10 01:52:44 PM

amirsh_33: Wardrobe malfunction parody? Can't wait.


During "Perform This Way".

But, not gonna happen. The Super Bowl halftime is notoriously derpy precisely because it's got all the symptoms of design by committee. It's almost certain none of the MBA-carrying marketing execs on the planning committee have even heard of "Weird" Al and don't give a fark about anyone who does.
 
2012-02-10 01:53:14 PM

gamempire: Yes x10000.

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


Actually, one of my daughter's friends was in the car, and she was singing along to one of my Weird Al cds word for word, and to an obscure song. It was quite refreshing.

/So there's one...
//Love "Why Does This Always Happen to Me." (:
 
2012-02-10 01:54:20 PM

I Have The Touch of a Shocked Monkey: have online petitions ever swayed the NFL to do something logical?


Well, they do have a playoff. . .
 
2012-02-10 01:56:34 PM
Hells to the yeah. Signed!
 
2012-02-10 01:56:48 PM
And he can do a show with just take offs of prior Halftime performers.

It would be perfect.
 
2012-02-10 01:58:35 PM

Tommy Moo: Um, no. Get Bowie. He's still alive. Kidnap him if you have to. That man needs to keep performing!!!


Bowie is retired. He will not perform anymore, most likely due to his heart condition. Sad, but true.
 
2012-02-10 01:58:38 PM

Vash's Apprentice: lake_huron: cwheelie: how about no?

Need to continue to offer culturally relevant acts that the kids can relate to like The Knack or ZZ Top.Could go with Kid-n-Play for the urban market

Who pissed in your Wheaties?

FInally a reason to tune in to the Super Bowl, 'cos I don't care how many baskets the Mighty Ducks make. Or whatever.

You might want to have that sarcasm meter looked at.

/I'm all for it
//Especially if it takes place in Albequerque
//Yes, I had to look up how it's spelled


And yet you still got it wrong?

Or is that the joke....

/lives in Albuquerque
 
2012-02-10 01:59:21 PM
His parents would be so proud.
 
2012-02-10 02:03:17 PM

dittybopper: The_Sponge: cwheelie: ZZ Top.


ZZ Top would be farking awesome.

They've changed their name to ZZ Beyblade.

/Once saw ZZ Dreidel perform at a bar mitzvah
//Second heaviest version of "Hava Nagila", after Anthrax's "I'm The Man".


How about Dread Zepplin? Gotta love reggae versions of Zep
Brave Combo? Polka punk classics!
 
2012-02-10 02:05:19 PM
www.thebuzzmedia.com
officialpsds.com

Didn't know they were fans.
 
2012-02-10 02:05:30 PM
I've seen him two times in concert - each was spectacular. Signed and Shared.
 
2012-02-10 02:15:33 PM

gamempire: Yes x10000.

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


My kids have all of Al's cd's on their iPods. We would be all over this.

My 17 yr old just said that he's have to start watching.

/I signed, as did my eldest child.
 
2012-02-10 02:17:10 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!

Hell yes!

All of the Packer fans at the game will love this!


Yes, yes we will!
 
2012-02-10 02:19:10 PM
SUPPLIES!!!
 
2012-02-10 02:20:31 PM

Coriantumr: Also, here's the list of douches who hate Weird Al and freedom.

Billy Joel. Back before Weird Al decided he was going to only do gentle parodies, he recorded a roast of Billy Joel to the tune of "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me." Al called the song "It's Still Billy Joel To Me" and went after Joel's music for being lame, derivative and generic.


It's funny because it's true.
 
2012-02-10 02:21:13 PM
And my axe!
 
2012-02-10 02:23:10 PM
Anything would be better than the has-been "stars" they usually try to peddle off as still being relevant.
 
2012-02-10 02:23:31 PM
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
 
2012-02-10 02:26:35 PM

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.

I would TOTALLY be on board with Weird Al at halftime. Saw him in concert once, maybe not in my top 5, but definitely in my top 7 or so. Great show, tons of energy, a costume change for every song that doesn't hold up the show, and nothing but fun.
 
2012-02-10 02:36:08 PM

Hollywood Cole: fark YES


This. So very much this.
 
2012-02-10 02:37:23 PM
I would vote x a million for this.

It'll never happen tho. The NFL lacks a sense of humor.
 
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!
 
2012-02-11 10:47:58 AM
jendelosreyes.com
 
2012-02-11 06:47:29 PM
sadly i suspect it'll never happen because it'd be better than either the comercials or the game itself. the NFL doens't want anything to overshadow the game we all know that.
 
2012-02-12 12:16:17 AM
Actually, I find I lose interest in Al's songs about 2/3 of the way through. The premise wears thin. I find this effect kicks in quicker with videos. just audio I can enjoy a whole track at least once for the whole length if it is one of his better ones. As a video I'm done with it before the track is over. Even White and Nerdy works way better as just an audio track.

To do a halftime show and have non-fans enjoy it he would have to do some kind of medley, and have the visual show work with it. It would take work. It would be fun to see him do his Prince stuff though. He murders the purple one. Not with a perfect vocal mimic (other comedians have done better imitations) but the total slam of his eccentricities.
 
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