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The Ultimate Weird Al Yankovic Quiz
by Staff
The first memory many of us have of Weird Al Yankovic is the video for "Eat It," his shot-for-shot remake of Michael Jackson's "Beat It" video. Years later, he's still trucking, churning out his signature food-themed song parodies. Test your knowledge of this curly-haired, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing wild man.

What's Weird Al's real name?

  • Alfred Penrose Yankovic
  • Charles Albert Yankovic
  • Albert David Miller
  • Alfred Matthew Yankovic
  • Albert Johan Hall

When Al was 6, he started taking lessons on this instrument.

  • ukelele
  • piano
  • trombone
  • accordion
  • guitar
  • clarinet

When did Al become "Weird Al"?

  • elementary school
  • high school
  • college

This radio personality played a key role in Al's early career.

  • Wolfman Jack
  • Dr. Demento
  • Casey Kasem

One of Al's first song parodies was based on "My Sharona" by the Knack. What was the title?

  • "My Bologna"
  • "My Corona"

The first Weird Al ditty to get major radio airplay was based on this song.

  • "Burning Down the House"
  • "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  • "867-5309/Jenny"
  • "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"
  • "Pacman Fever"
  • "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  • "Jessie's Girl"

What was Al's first top 10 Billboard single?

  • "White & Nerdy"
  • "Eat It"
  • "Fat"

Which of these is NOT a Weird Al song?

  • "Living With a Hernia"
  • "Stuck in a Closet With Vanna White"
  • "Amish Paradise"
  • "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi"
  • "What if God Smoked Cannabis?"
  • "Another One Rides the Bus"

Which Weird Al song contains the lines "Your table manners are some cryin' shame / You're playin' with your food, this ain't some kind of game"?

  • "Livin' in the Fridge"
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Lunch"
  • "Lasagna"
  • "Eat It"
  • "Taco Grande"

Which sandwich does Al mention in "Fat"?

  • roast beef on rye
  • ham on whole wheat

Al includes a song from this musical genre on every album.

  • polka
  • swing
  • rap
  • reggae

How many Grammys has Al won?

  • none
  • one
  • two
  • three
  • four
  • five

Which of these artists (indirectly) gave Weird Al the title for a parody of one of her own songs?

  • Madonna
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Celine Dion
  • Janet Jackson

Paul McCartney wouldn't give permission for Weird Al to record this song.

  • "Get Snack"
  • "Chicken Pot Pie"
  • "Let it Pee"
  • "Maybe Mayonnaise"
  • "Ham on the Bun"

What artist has never let Al parody one of his songs?

  • Kenny Rogers
  • Prince
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Bob Dylan
  • Eminem

Who once described Weird Al as "a musical genius?"

  • Alice Cooper
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Robert Plant

In Al's first appearance on "The Simpsons" in 2003, which song did he parody?

  • "Livin' on a Prayer"
  • "I Will Always Love You"
  • "Walk Like an Egyptian"
  • "Come on Eileen"
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
  • "Our Lips Are Sealed"
  • "Jack and Diane"
  • "Sweet Child O'Mine"

What's the title of the feature film that Weird Al co-wrote and starred in?

  • "UHF"
  • "VHF"
  • "VHS"

Why doesn't Weird Al wear glasses anymore?

  • He got LASIK.
  • He decided to start wearing contacts.
  • They were fake glasses; he never really needed them.

In early 2010, Weird Al signed a production deal with this TV network.

  • Spike
  • VH-1
  • Lifetime
  • Cartoon Network
  • HGTV