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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   I know what you're thinking: How could a 1985 Weird Al Yankovic song inspire a scene in 1982's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"? Well, there's a good explanation for that   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Star Wars, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, My Sharona, Dr. Demento, Weird Al, Steven Spielberg, UHF  
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2022-08-13 7:00:21 PM  
Weird Al sent Dr Demento a demo of Yoda in 1981 and it was played on the good Doctor's national broadcast while the movie was being filmed.

Saved you a click.
 
2022-08-13 7:23:13 PM  
FTFY: I know what you're thinking: How  a 1981 Weird Al Yankovic song inspired a scene in 1982's "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"? Well, there's a simple explanation for that
 
2022-08-13 7:43:53 PM  
ET was probably the first movie I saw in a theater, and I didn't see the Star Wars trilogy on video until several years after that. Then it was yet another several years until I first saw Weird Al on MTV.

If I'd noticed anything about the older brother's voice at the time, it would have sounded like mocking or sarcasm.
 
2022-08-13 7:51:10 PM  

ZMugg: Weird Al sent Dr Demento a demo of Yoda in 1981 and it was played on the good Doctor's national broadcast while the movie was being filmed.

Saved you a click.


And Dr. Demento used to play the shiat out of the more popular songs on the show.  There were always a handful of songs guaranteed to play every week.  Tons of kids listened to it, too.  And if you were like me you'd tape them off the air as well.  Weird Al was a star among Dr. Demento listeners well before he got a record deal.
 
2022-08-13 7:59:49 PM  
First time I heard "Yoda" was on the radio in November 1981.  I was already a bit of a Weird Al fan, but that song really sealed it.
 
2022-08-13 9:32:29 PM  

cyberspacedout: ET was probably the first movie I saw in a theater, and I didn't see the Star Wars trilogy on video until several years after that.


What the hell is wrong with you?
 
2022-08-14 12:41:32 AM  

Mugato: cyberspacedout: ET was probably the first movie I saw in a theater, and I didn't see the Star Wars trilogy on video until several years after that.

What the hell is wrong with you?


Nothing. I was 4 years old at the time.

/to be fair, you said is and not was, so I'm evading the question...
 
2022-08-14 3:49:19 AM  

mcnguyen: ZMugg: Weird Al sent Dr Demento a demo of Yoda in 1981 and it was played on the good Doctor's national broadcast while the movie was being filmed.

Saved you a click.

And Dr. Demento used to play the shiat out of the more popular songs on the show.  There were always a handful of songs guaranteed to play every week.  Tons of kids listened to it, too.  And if you were like me you'd tape them off the air as well.  Weird Al was a star among Dr. Demento listeners well before he got a record deal.


He was a rock star with an accordion and the Good Doctor was happy to promote his amazing musical talent. I was glued to the radio with KMET dialed in every Sunday night in the seventies and eighties. The Mighty MET! Ah memories.
 
2022-08-14 9:18:43 AM  
I saw the Extra-Terrestrial so many times, it's so great!
 
2022-08-14 9:24:56 PM  

cyberspacedout: Mugato: cyberspacedout: ET was probably the first movie I saw in a theater, and I didn't see the Star Wars trilogy on video until several years after that.

What the hell is wrong with you?

Nothing. I was 4 years old at the time.

/to be fair, you said is and not was, so I'm evading the question...


I was about 10 the first time I saw a movie in a movie theater, "Les Fous Du Stade" for the lovers of fine French cinema out there. A few years later I saw "La Guerre Des Etoiles" without adult supervision with my little brother who did not like it. A few years later my English was good enough to watch American movies in English.
 
2022-08-15 5:52:28 AM  

cyberspacedout: If I'd noticed anything about the older brother's voice at the time, it would have sounded like mocking or sarcasm.


I always thought the voice was supposed to be Grover from Sesame Street, it's still a Frank Oz voice like Yoda.
 
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