Running With Scissors
"Weird Al" Yankovic
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||The Saga Begins (Lyrical Adaption of "American Pie")||"Weird Al" Yankovic||5:28||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||My Baby's In Love With Eddie Vedder||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:26||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Pretty Fly for a Rabbi [Parody of "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" By Offspring]||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Weird Al Show Theme||"Weird Al" Yankovic||1:13||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jerry Springer (Parody of "One Week" By BareNaked Ladies)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||2:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Germs||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:38||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Polka Power!||"Weird Al" Yankovic||4:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Your Horoscope for Today||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||It's All About the Pentiums (An Adaptation of "It's All About the Benjamins" By Puff Daddy)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Truck Drivin' Song||"Weird Al" Yankovic||2:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Grapefruit Diet (Parody of "Zoot Suit Riot" By Cherry Poppin' Daddies)||"Weird Al" Yankovic||3:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Albuquerque||"Weird Al" Yankovic||11:22||Album Only||View in iTunes|
Like many of Weird Al's 1990s albums, Running With Scissors is something of a mixed bag, although devoted fans will definitely find enough of interest to add it to their collections. As usual, the highlights tend to be song parodies: "The Saga Begins" is a retelling of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace from Obi-Wan Kenobi's point of view set to the tune of "American Pie," while "Jerry Springer" is a clever rewrite of the Barenaked Ladies' "One Week." Not all of them quite hit the mark, though: "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" has the same borderline ethnic condescension of the Offspring's original, and Yankovic's mimicry of the sound of his source material on the Puff Daddy takeoff "It's All About the Pentiums" isn't quite up to his usual standards. The originals tend to come off as forced, as though Yankovic is trying way too hard to live up to his nickname; although the snarky rip of "My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder" hits pretty close to the mark, the 11-minute closer "Albuquerque" is interminable. Overall, there are some songs worthy of adding to Yankovic's next best-of, and some more that no one will miss.
Review on album
Pretty fly for a rabbi was on this album
A great album, with some great, classic Al, but...
Well, all the best songs seem to be... well, missing. I'd really like to see the actual album up here, some time.
Born: October 23, 1959 in Lynwood, CA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s