In this episode Marcia Parker and special guests Cecil Laird and Jaime En Fuego deconstruct this cult classic UHF! A fantastical tale of the over-imaginative dreamer who stumbles his way to the American Dream!
It was because of his role with Victoria Jackson
in UHF that Weird Al was able to produce Smells Like Nirvana. He had been unable to contact the band to get permission to do the parody (Al fans know he always asks permission). So Nirvana was the band playing for Saturday Night Live, of which Jackson was now a cast member. So he called her up, and got patched through and asked, live – during Kurt Cobain’s monolouge if he could do the song. Kurt said yes, he paused and then as an after thought asked if it was gonna be about food. (Al fans know that many of his songs are about food) Al responded, “No, actually it’s about how no one can understand your lyrics.” Kurt replied, “Oh, ok then”.
Directer: Jay Levey
Written by: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic , Jay Levey
Orignal U.S. Air Date: July 21, 1989