• did you know?.
Michael Jackson was a huge Weird Al
Yankovic fan. Not only did he let Al do
parodies of 'Bad' and 'Beat it', he also
let him use the actual 'Bad' subway
set for the 'Fat' music video and
helped convince other artists to
let him use their songs, too.
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    • The guys from Nirvana said they knew they made it when Weird Al wanted to parody them.
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    • At first weird al accepted oral approvals until he got sued for doing his parody on gangsta paradise........amish paradise is lit
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    • As I walk through the valley where I harvest my grain, I take a look at my wife and realize she's very plain. But that's just perfect for an Amish like me, you know we shun fancy things like electricity
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    • Weird Al is a national treasure
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    • I thought parodies were protected and so you didn’t need permission?
      larloni 30 jun
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    • Thats pretty cool but can someone fact check this?
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    • That’s really cool. I remember finding Al on YouTube as a kid and making sure to show him to all of my friends
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    • I live in a super small insignificant town and he toured here last year on my birthday! It was awesome. Never been to a concert like his before, half the town practically cosplayed as their favorite songs. Really interesting crowd lol
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    • Could you imagine them doing a song called 'fat' in today's society? We lost our sense of humor.
      YLYLer 30 jun
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    • Not many people can say this but I have seen him in concert 4 times!!!
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    • I couldn't imagine a world where Michael Jackson didn't ever exist. He touched so many children.
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    • Fun fact: Coolio was against Amish Paradise being made at first, but grew to realize it was stupid that he was so upset because Weird Al covered Michael Jackson songs, and that Coolio wasn’t near MJ level so why should he be so upset
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    • I sexually identify as Michael Jackson and my pronouns are He/hee
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    • Have a banana, have a whole bunch, it doesn't matter if you had a big lunch just EAT IIIIIIT... EAT IIIIIIT... GET YOURSELF AN EGG AND BEAT IT
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    • Real recognizing real
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    • Weird Al doesn’t need consent to do any of the songs, since they are parody and protected by law. But he always likes to get it as not to make anyone mad or ruffle any feathers.
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    • One time I was singing fat at school in the lunch line and some girl told on me that I called her fat and I had to be in the principals office for the rest of the day and she told everyone I called her fat
      luhFella 30 jun
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    • Interestingly enough, Michael didnt support Weird Al's rarely played tribute to Michael "peodofile smile"
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    • I can almost song the saga begins word for word.
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    • Ironically, Weird Al Yankovic is one of the few famous people without sex scandals and you'd expect him to have one
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    • Weird al is a treasure
      Darther 30 jun
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    • Amish paradise is a favorite of mine
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    • That’s actually really cool
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    • The funny thing is Al credits a lot of his success to the fact that Jackson told him "no" to a proposed parody of Black or White. Because of that, he started getting serious about finding other artists to cover. :)
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    • Everything Al does is legal he doesn't need permission but he likes to get permission
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    • When I sit around the house I literally sit a r o u n d the house
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    • Weird al didnt do any songs without permission and strangely enough hes super hard working and serious in real life.
      THUNT 30 jun
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    • When you see me comin your way, better give plenty space, when I tell that I’m hungry, then won’t you feed my face because I’m fat!
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    • I love hearing stuff like this
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    • That era of history feels so surreal
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    • I work at a restaurant near a concert venue and I made a meal for weird al one time
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    • Yes this it true in fact weird Al makes it a point to always ask for permission to do parody the song and music video. Though he have been sued he has no legal requirement to actually ask but just does so to be nice
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    • He also visited my island
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    • HEEHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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    • Weird Al is a fucking champion. I found out about YouTube before it was even really popular bc of him. I found his Anakin Guy song there and showed him to all my pals in middle school. I still listen to him occasionally too :)
      Jimbus 1 jul
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    • Oh InfoChecker, the great and powerful! Please bless us with thy wisdom
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    • Nice
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    • Now stupid gen z kids don’t know who weird al is. Makes me sick.
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    • Lady Gaga's publicists didn't want him to parody Born this Way but she personally gave him the okay to do it as she was also a big fan and loved his artistic creativity.
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    • Wierd Al gave me an inflation fetish
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    • Heard Michael worked with Walmart, to have kids pants half off
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    • I found a Weird Al cd last year that I've had since about 1997. My son was 10 when I found it and let him listen to it. He got hooked on it. Like father, like son.
      chvh806 30 jun
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    • Its adorable to think super rich famous people can fanboy/fangirl over other people
      iThrasher 30 jun
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    • Then there's Coolio
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    • Did you know? Michael Jackson was also a huge fan of underage children...
      LichKing 30 jun
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    • Did Michael also let him fuck them kids??
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    • Prince is the only one to not let al do a parody of his songs
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    • And then we molested children
      dirtylamp 30 jun
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    • He also touched little kids
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    • King of Pop ladies and gentlemen. <3
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    • You know what the difference between Michael Jackson and Neil Armstrong is? Answered in comments
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    • Minecraft Bedrock survival realm: pBuJaaCSig0
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    • And let's not forget how much he loved children!
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    • Did you know? Michael Jackson touched little kids
      Ruft 30 jun
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    • He also helped Weird Al get into his mindset by letting him lick little boys assholes
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    • Still a child molester
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    • Don’t forget about the time an agent denied Al parody rights even though the actual singer was a big fan of him.
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    • I thought under parody laws... you can do any song you want as long as the lyrics are original
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    • Imagine liking Michael Jackson
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    • Al literally grew up around the corner from my house
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    • Ihkkll OP amm
      duzty20 3 jul
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    • He has the right to parody your songs, it has nothing to do with them letting him
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    • Real recognises real
      HBS1 3 jul
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    • I love to hear that huge celebrities love parodies. It's so odd and unexpected yet extremely refreshing.
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    • and then he blubbyd his son
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    • Prince never let him cover his music
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    • Did you know? They filmed ‘Bad at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn street station on the (A) (C) and (G) lines in NYC? Pretty cool.
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    • White and nerdy 😂😂😂
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    • My guy was an eccentric weirdo singer in a world of p e d o s.
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    • Yeah. Yeah I did.
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    • Sick
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    • Yes and fish use a variety of low-pitched sounds to convey messages to each other.
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    • Micheal Jackson was a G
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    • Thats cool but why did Michael touch little boys
      RemmyM 2 jul
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    • You know what else Michael Jackson liked? Little boys.
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    • is this guy from king of the hill ????????
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    • Yes I did know this. They mention it on like every documentary about either of them.
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    • Not thriller though, I forget why
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    • He molested those boys
      will_956 2 jul
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    • Where are you infochecker, you big fucking nerd?
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    • Fun fact: weird al stole my dads girl in high school lmao
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    • I like this. This is wholesome news.
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    • Except you don't Need anyone's permission to make a Parody, song/movie/vehicle etc.
      SgtJmack 2 jul
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    • Since when do you need permission to do a parody? Much less a cover
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    • Weird Al is canon in the JOJO universe
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    • California’s parody law is the reason Weird Al is able to do his songs. Not Michael Jackson. Fuckin morons.
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    • Cri-
      Request 2 jul
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    • Any bronies here that love that weird al voiced cheese sandwich
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    • If weird al is rhe guy that interviews all the rappers hes lowkey fucking annoying and creepy.
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    • Annnnnd then he banged a bunch of kids... so yeah
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    • Al said can I parody your songs? Mike said no al dunnit anyway
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    • Parody is something that is almost necessary for the music industry. It keeps artists humble in a way and shows even the best artist or song can be clowned on a little
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