What better way to cap off MTV’s 30th anniversary than with an announcement about master pop parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic, whose AL TV blocks encouraged me to stare wall-eyed at various TVs owned by my family members for very long blocks of time, and also to believe in flying hamsters. He’s playing a show on October 23 at the Beacon Theater; tickets go on sale this Friday. Above, please enjoy Al’s inaugural appearance on Just Say Julie, the MTV staple hosted by Miss Julie Brown that really needs to get its own revival with Beavis and Butt-Head et al; below, the opener to the first AL TV, complete with callout for the AL TV Lost Weekend Contest, which is something that I would totally enter. The common thread in both clips? Sandwiches!
God now I just want to go home and watch UHF. On loop.
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