Weird Al and Episodes II & III

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  1. MoronDude Jedi Grand Master

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    Will/Should Weird Al make a parody for the remaining two sequels? He puts out an album every 2-3 years, so his albums would co-incide with the movies' releases.
  2. dolphin Chosen One

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    How many parodies of TPM did he write?
  3. s1138_ Jedi Knight

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    1. the saga begins

    i hope he does a song about 2 and 3. cause he already has the saga begins and yoda.
    (NO the other ones arent his!)
  4. Jeremyguy Jedi Master

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    If he writes a good one, I want to hear it.

    I saw him a few years ago on the Bad Hair Tour and "Yoda" was the encore. We did a huge sing-a-long; it was awesome.
  5. MoronDude Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh yeah, Yoda is the BIGGEST! It's ALWAYS a crowd pleaser, thats why he allways ends on it.

    But, think about this.

    First, after A Saga Begins, which was one of his greatest parodies, it would be hard to top it with an Episode II song. But he'd have to top it, because if he doesn't, people won't wanna hear an Episode III song.

    Second, He only did 1 song for the Original Trilogy. What makes the Prequals so special that they demand 3?

    I love Weird Al. I'd love to hear Weird Al do more Star Wars parodies. But, you know what? If he does, all he'll be known for is a Star Wars parodist who just jumped on the Star Wars bandwagon.
  6. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    weird al rules. what about the Star Wars Cantina, Star Wars in 30 seconds or those other ones
  7. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Mark Jonathan Davis did "Star Wars Cantina." He also did a song called "The Phantom Medley." I don't know who recorded "Star Wars in 30 Seconds," but it wasn't Al.

    I doubt Al will do another Star Wars parody. I think he'd hate to be predictable or anything. Of course, anything is possible. He has done two Michael Jackson parodies and had planned a third, although that was nixed by Jackson.

    Phil
  8. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Darth Rayder Force Ghost

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    Just because it says "Weird Al" on Napster doesn't necessarily mean that the song is actually BY Weird Al.
  10. Kelther Jedi Padawan

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    Darth Rayder is right...

    I am a HUGE Weird AL fan. I dress up in my cloak and wave a lightsabre around during Saga Begins and Yoda (you may have seen me on the VH1 special about the video collection during the credits)
    But I know that alot of the songs attributed to Al are not his. I search on Napster, or other stuff, and see all sorts of things that arent his. Most of the parodies out there are gross, or vulgar, and Al does not include vulgarity n his songs. He is a family musician. I have no problems with my 10 yeard old siser listening to his stuff, but i refuse to allow her to hear a bunch of what he is attributed. Many people believe that if it is a parody, it must be Weird Al. Al has only the 2 songs on Star Wars. He also only does about half parodies, but no one thinks of them. Another big parodiest is Bob Rivers, who has done a bunch of different parodies, including the 2 Twisted Christmas cds... Just because it is a parody, it isn't necessarily Al.

    His FAQ is here, and that mentions all the falsely attributed parodies:
    http://www.weirdal.com/faq.htm

    Sorry I got off onto a rant here, but this is one of my little pet peeves.

    Kelther
  11. MoronDude Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm one of Weird Al's Biggest fans. But something you said up there isn't entirly true. He has been known to do a vulgar song once in awhile, although they never make it onto his Albums.

    Case in Point. He did a parody of Ace of Base's song "I Saw the Sun" in which he sang about the time AOL's servers crashed and no one was able to log on for hours. He sang about a guy who wanted to go online to look a porno and have cyber-sex in dirty chatrooms. He used computer terms like "floppy" to describe sexual words. Although it was very funny, it wasn't appropriate and never made it on to an album or single. It is one of those rare songs only die hard fans know about like "Still Billy Joel To Me" and "Patterns".
  12. s1138_ Jedi Knight

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    yeah! i agree.
    btw, does anyone out there have all those rare songs? ive been trying to get them
    i just love weird al's music
  13. MoronDude Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't, but if you go here: http://www.yankovic.org/ you can find a whole bunch of rare Weird Al stuff. In fact I remember I found a whole cache of UHF wav's.
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