One great thing about Weird Al, is that often his parodies are better than the actual song; they certainly have more thoughtful lyrics. Here are my two favorite Weird Al anecdotes. One from him, and one personal.
I have seen (maybe on a VH1 special) Weird Al saying that when he asked Curt Cobain if he could cover Smells Like Teen Spirit, Cobain replied, "it's not going to be about food, is it?" Al replied, that it would be about how no one can understand the lyrics. Cobain approved.
My story. I was in a bar with one of those digital jukeboxes. I played a song, and snuck back to my stool. When the intro to Gansta's Paradise started, several people were loving it, then discovered it was Amish Paradise. Several "aw dammit"s could be heard. I was never so proud of myself.
- White and Nerdy of course.
- I Love Rocky Road, mostly for the accordion solo.
- Bedrock Anthem, primarily because the Red Hot Chili Douchebags hate it.
- Fat is the best stream of fat jokes ever recorded.