Starring: Aaron Paul as Weird Al Olivia Wilde as Madonna Patton Oswalt as Dr. Demento Mary Steenburgen as Mrs. Yankovic Gary Cole as Mr. Yankovic Leeza Gibbons as Newscaster Andrew Astor as Young Weird Al Also featuring Al Yankovic, Brian Huskey, Paul Scheer, Charlie Sanders, Curtis Gwinn, Chris Kula, Jonah Ray, Matt Jones, Johnny Meeks, & Andy Bloch Directed, Written, and Edited by Eric Appel Produced by Mike Farah and Christin Trogan Director of Photography: Christian Sprenger Production Design: Rachael Ferrera & Alexi Gomez Production Design Assistants: Caity Birmingham & Jessica Valentine Makeup & Hair: Shauna O'Toole Wardrobe: Diane Herlofsky Wardrobe Assistant: Laurel Pochucha Assistant Director: Justin Oberman First AC: Alyssa Soetebier Second AC: Dustin Bowser Sound: Bo Sundberg & Danny Carpenter Gaffer: Cody Jacobs Best Boy Electric: Bernard Evans Key Grip: Jake Beemer Best Boy Grip: Hillary Hannak Grips: Graham Mason & Andrew Dickieson Production Assistants: Michelle Fox, Andrew Grissom, Mara Beckman Special Thanks: Nina Munk, Loch Powell, Liz Martin, Tiffany Aludarris, Dan Kotzer and Willow Studios, Bobby Xydis, & Barbara Gale
The video opens with green background preview icon: the following preview has been approved for all audiences by the Motion Picture Association of America. The shot cuts to a shadowy figure standing at a microphone. The shot cuts the following text: HE HAS SOLD MORE THAN 12 MILLION RECORDS. The shot cuts back to the figure and then to the following text: AND PERFORMED MORE THAN 1,000 LIVE SHOWS. The shot cuts back to the figure and then to the following: BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT MADE HIM. The shot cuts to the figure grasping the microphone. The shot then cuts to one word: WEIRD. The shot fades to black and then to Andrew Astor sitting at a piano. Gary Cole walks into the room.
Gary Cole: Hey, your mother found these under the bed.
Gary Cole tosses two accordion magazines down.
Gary Cole: I told you to get rid of this filth.
Andrew Astor: You don’t understand me!
Andrew Astor storms away. The shot cuts to Gary Cole sitting at a kitchen table with Mary Steenburgen.
Gary Cole: Face it, honey. Our boy is weird.
Mary Steenburgen: I know he’s weird.
The shot cuts to Mary Steenburgen finding a Hawaiian shirt hidden inside a Tinker Toy container. The shot cuts back to Mary Steenburgen and Gary Cole at the kitchen table.
Mary Steenburgen: I think I’ve always known.
The shot cuts to Patton Oswalt and Aaron Paul (as Dr. Demento and Weird Al Yankovic) inside a radio broadcast booth.
Patton Oswalt: By changing the lyrics and making them about food, you could change the world.
The shot cuts to an executive behind a desk and a lackey standing next to him.
Executive: Nobody wants to hear a parody song when they can hear the real thing for the same price.
Aaron Paul: Two words. Eat it.
The shot cuts to Paul Sheer as an emcee at what appears to be an open-mic night.
Paul Sheer: Coming to the stage next, this guy’s a first timer. Weird Al Yankovic.
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul on stage with an accordion.
Aaron Paul: I hope you guys are ready for this.
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul on a stage with a band performing Weird Al Yankovic’s Eat It. The shot then cuts to Olivia Wilde (as Madonna) coming into a room where Aaron Paul is sitting.
Olivia Fox: Hey, I hear you’re gonna parody one of my songs.
Aaron Paul: Maybe.
Olivia Wilde: I like that.
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul and Olivia Wilde making out.
Olivia Wilde: Oh, you’re so weird.
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul being led past adoring fans. The shot cuts back to the executive.
Executive: That kid’s got the goods.
The shot cuts back to Aaron Paul performing on stage. The shut cuts to the following text: THIS SUMMER. The shot then cuts to Aaron Paul taking a giant swig off a bottle while surrounded by his band.
Band Member #1: You’re drunk again, aren’t you?
Band Member #2: Hey man, why don’t you just get out of here?
Aaron Paul: I need to get out of here? You need to get out of here. I’m the weird one. I’m the weird one!
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul sitting at a bar.
Aaron Paul: Give me another.
Bartender: I think you’ve had enough.
Aaron Paul grabs the bartender.
Aaron Paul: I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough!
The shot cuts to Olivia Wilde.
Olivia Wilde: You’re an alcoholic!
Aaron Paul: I can change baby.
Olivia Wilde: Get out!
Olivia Wilde throws a vase at Aaron Paul.
Aaron Paul: Whoa! Whoa!
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul performing Weird Al’s Like a Surgeon on stage, while the crowd chants “Weird Al.” The shot cuts to the following text: SEE WEIRD AL YANKOVIC. The shot cuts back to Aaron Paul on stage and then to the following text: LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN HIM BEFORE. The shot cuts to a drunken Aaron Paul on stage, yelling at the crowd.
Aaron Paul: You’re all a bunch of slaves.
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul being dragged away by police officers in front of a crowd. The shot then cuts to Leeza Gibbons, as a newscaster.
Leeza Gibbons: Parody songsmith Weird Al Yankovic was arrested earlier tonight for lewd behavior.
The shot cuts to Aaron Paul in a jail jumpsuit, sitting opposite Gary Cole.
Aaron Paul: What do you want?
Gary Cole: I wanted to tell you that I’m proud of you.
Gary Cole pulls open his jacket to reveal a Hawaiian shirt. Aaron Paul and Gary Cole hug. The shot cuts to Aaron Paul and his name appears on screen. The shot cuts to Olivia Wilde and her name appears on screen. The shot cuts to Gary Cole and his name appears on screen. The shot cuts to Mary Steenburgen and the following appears: ACADEMY AWARD WINNER MARY STEENBURGEN. The shot cuts to Patton Oswalt and the following appears: AND PATTON OSWALT AS DR. DEMENTO. The shot cuts to black and the following appears: