Weird Al Recreates Every Sports Press Conference Ever

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    this dudes my idol....

    Weird Al Yankovic Accurately Recreates Every Sports Press Conference Ever
    By Kyle Koster 9 hours ago

    The nuanced and dynamic relationship between sports figures and the media has been the subject of countless thinkpieces over the last few years. Great minds have tackled the topic. It’s a difficult interplay to pin down and can only be truly captured by a man with a deep understanding of both athletics and journalism.

    Luckily such a man exists. And his name is Weird Al Yankovic.

    The comedian expertly broke it all down while looking like a Pete Carroll clone in this Every Press Conference Ever sketch.

    It’s busting at the seams with platitudes, cliches, coach-speak and media caricatures. It’d be funnier if didn’t hit so close to home — especially that part about bloggers taking things out of context.
     
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    I love Weird Al.
     
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    Obnoxious reporter from east coast = Howard Eskin
     
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    I couldn't wait for the annual ALtv back in the good old days of MTV when I was a kid.
     
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    Weird Al is the best! Loved him since I first heard "Yoda" on the Doctor Demento show in the really early 80s.
     
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    with a string quartet...
     
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    how many of those hipsters in the audience even know who mr. whipple is:coffee:
     
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    1981
     
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    That made me giggle.
     
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    I'm half crocked laughing my ass off watching these :beer:
     
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    his folks come out & introduce him:)...think it a full show.
     
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    Saw Weird Al at The Beacon Theater a handful of years ago. I've seen a shitload of concerts over the years and his backing band was one of the tightest I've ever seen. Phenomenal musicians.
     
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    They name of this movie is spy hard

    They call it spy hard

    You're watching spy hard

    :killa:
     
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    Al loves Zappa...

    References to Zappa
    The cover of his 1983 debut album was a parody of the Over-Nite Sensation album cover.
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    Weird Al Yankovic album cover
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    ...back when I had a day job. I was working at the radio-syndication company Westwood One in Culver City, which at the time syndicated the Dr. Demento radio show. It was kind of cool, even though I was basically getting people's lunches and taking out the garbage for them. I got to hang out with DJs, and every once in a while meet some of the rock stars that would come into the building. Frank Zappa was one of them. I got him to sign my tattered copy of Freak Out! He actually knew who I was, which blew my mind, because I had built up a bit of a cult following on Dr. Demento by that time. He said, "Oh, my son Dweezil really likes 'Another One Rides The Bus.'" I think Dweezil was maybe 13 years old at the time. It just blew my mind, because Frank was and still is one of my all-time heroes. And the fact that he knew who this mailroom guy was, was unbelievable to me.
    Weird Al Yankovic - AV Club interview

    Yankovic wrote Genius In France, a homage to Zappa, for his 11th album Poodle Hat in 2003. The track featured Dweezil Zappa on guitar and vocals.

    While I've never been a big fan of long solos, I've always admired Frank Zappa's compositional acumen, which I studied religiously while writing my Zappa homage, 'Genius in France.' To create my 'style parodies,' I dissect my favorite artists' work and try to step into their shoes and, I hope, create a composition not unlike something they might have done themselves. I felt extra pressure doing that with Zappa; he's one of my all-time heroes and, frankly, I didn't want to screw it up. One reason 'Genius' is nine minutes long is that Frank's style consists of so many components, I felt it would do him a disservice to try to emulate it in three or four minutes. And he'll always have a warm place in my heart for categorically proving to the unwashed masses once and for all that humor really does belong in music.
     
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    I'll take you to the candy shop!

     
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    Weird Al is a genius. Thanks for posting the video, it made me laugh quite a bit
     
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