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Weird Al Yankovic
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Name: Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic
Born: October 23, 1959
Occupation: Singer, Actor
Known for: parody songs

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (b. October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, author, and game show contestant. He is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts, original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts, and polka medleys of several popular songs, featuring his favored instrument, the accordion. He is known for performing a song about Jeopardy! called "I Lost on Jeopardy". In the game show media, he has been a celebrity contestant on Wheel of Fortune, Rock & Roll Jeopardy!, Remote Control, and Family Double Dare.

Family Double Dare Run[]

In 1988, Yankovic competed on the FOX primetime version of Family Double Dare. His opponent that night was The Incredible Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno. He was on the red team with a family called the Dieroffs, while Lou was on the blue team with a family called the Datz-Lerners. The team did successfully through the whole game and the obstacle course and won $26,000 in cash and prizes.

Wheel of Fortune Run[]

Six years later, Wheel of Fortune had a Celebrity Music Stars week at Walt Disney World and Yankovic was one of the contestants. He won $30,500 in charity cash and prizes, which included a $25,000 bonus round win. In a memorable moment, after solving the Clue puzzle LASSIE'S BREED, he made a reference to the shopping era by saying "I'd like to buy the TV set for $500!", to which host Pat Sajak reminded him, "No, no, no. That's the old show, the old show. The ceramic duck is gone!"

Remote Control Run[]

Yankovic also appeared on a celebrity episode of Remote Control in 1988. He played against Julie Brown and LL Cool J. He went all the way to the bonus round and won the $5,000.

He also appeared on a regular episode of Remote Control, as a special category.

Rock & Roll Jeopardy! Run[]

After his Wheel run, Yankovic went on Rock & Roll Jeopardy! He only won $2,500.

NOTE: In a further nod, the ending credits played the video for "I Lost on Jeopardy".

Cumulative Total[]

Out of the four game shows he played, Weird Al Yankovic won $64,000 overall.