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Taken From The Midnight Star March/April 1997

1. Have you ever been stung by a bee, bitten by a dog, broken any bones or recieved any stitches?

I've never been stung by a bee, but for some reason I'm still deathly afraid of them. I was bitten pretty severly by my uncle's dog when I was a little kid, but I'm fine now, thanks. I haven't broken any bones, but I've gotten stitches a few times, mostly because of accidents that have happened on stage (doing my James Brown spins and bashing my head into the microphone, etc.)
2. When was the first time you realized you were a "star"?
I guess it was when Paul McCartney noticed me at a party and said, "Hey! It's Weird Al!!"
3. How many TV's do you have and what's their screen size?
I have a 35" (tube) TV in my living room and a barely-working 20" TV in my bedroom.
4. Do you like the ocean or the mountains better?
It depends. I like the ocean better for swimming, but I prefer mountains when I'm climbing.
5. What's your favorite holiday?
Groundhog's Day
6. What color are the towels in your bathroom? (#'s 1-6, Vicki and Kelsey McLoughlin)
I don't think I have more than two towels that match. I'm a bachelor, remember?
7. Do you like to ride roller coasters? If so, how many do you think you've been on? Which one was the scariest? (V & M McLoughlin, Gabriele Centamore, The Incredible Colin)
The band and I love roller coasters, and we try to check them out whenever we play at an amusement park. I'm sure I've been on several dozen roller coasters in my life, but I couldn't pick a favorite, although I remember enjoying the Wildcat at Hershey Park last year.
8. How much did you sell the 1977 Toyota feature in the Compleat Al for?
Actually, I didn't want to go through the trouble of selling it, so I gave it away on MTV! It was part of a big MTV "Let's Make A Deal" style contest. You could win the David Bowie prize package, the Tom Petty prize package, or ... Weird Al's car! (I guess my Toyota was supposed to be the "Zonk" prize.) The woman that wound up winning my car was a huge David Bowie fan, and when she found out (on live TV) that she'd gotten the Weird AL package instead, she was visibly upset, to put it mildly.
9. Have you ever been in a TV commercial and if you could pick a product to endorse, what would it be? (Hawaiian Ryan Swoverland/The Incredible Colin)
I was seen briefly in a Diet Coke commercial in 1984. If I had to pick another product to endorse, it would have to be, uh, one of the fine products listed on Bermuda's merchandise web set!
10. How do people get to appear in your videos? (A LOT of people ask this!!!)
Well, it helps if you're in my band. Or if you're Dick Van Patten. Other than that, I just pick names at random out of the phone book. Don't worry, I'll get around to everyone eventually.
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