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March 13 2007

Seth Green and Weird Al interview each other. In this video interview over at Artist on Artist, the pair discuss the video Seth’s Robot Chicken team made for Al’s new song, “Weasel Stomping Day,” among other things.

The clip clocks in at just over five and a half minutes and is really funny, imho.

He is just so cute.
I LOVE Weasel Stomping Day, lol! Not your typical satire song from Weird Al, just outright crazy sick funny, like the rest of Robot Chicken. Rockin'! ;-)
Just had time/sound to watch this. Pretty cool, it really was just like two mates having a natter.

(also, James Blunt so needs a parody. Great musician, decent songs but totally ripe for a mickey take. I don't understand why he needs permission, isn't parody exempt from copyright litigation ? Or does he never do one without the OK from the artist first ? Or have I just completely grabbed the wrong end of an, in fairness, slippery stick ?)
He always seeks permission, IIRC.
Yeah, bit of Googling netted this and this.

Stupid sticks, why do they even have two ends ? It's just bad design.
Oh, how could they fight "You're Pitiful"? That's hilarious.
Heh, the Christian Slater story was pretty funny. Weird Al has had quite a long career, better than some whose material he's adapted.

I also hadn't realized before that Seth appeared in the "White and Nerdy" video.

[ edited by yourlibrarian on 2007-03-14 02:33 ]
Heh, the Christian Slater story was pretty funny.

It was, but they never explained why Christian kept calling him Joseph! I was dying to hear why throughout the whole story. Was it because "Seth" sounds kind of like "Joseph"?
I just wish the "White and Nerdy" video was on the CD, but I love "Weasel Stomping Day" (and "Don't Download This Song" and "Virus Alert").

Although Weird Al's "Yoda" parody of "Lola" pre-dates his first album, he wasn't able to release it until a few years later, when the Kinks finally gave permission (Yankovic already had permission from George Lucas). And I remember some other Dr. Demento artists having trouble with rights and threatened lawsuits. The "Existential Blues" monologue had to chop out each instance of him singing a brief line of "To Dream The Impossible Dream," and the "Mr. Bill" parody of "Mr. Blue" had to re-record with an entirely different melody that just didn't work nearly as well.

(I am a comedy music nerd)

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