An Oral History of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s UHF

Given the millions of albums “Weird Al” Yankovic has sold, and the fact that, at long last, he’s scored his first Billboard No. 1 record with 2014’s Mandatory Fun, few would argue his status as the most popular musical parodist of his generation. But his cinematic success has been less commercially spectacular. In his long, illustrious career, Yankovic has headlined precisely one motion picture: 1989’s UHF, a box-office disappointment that has developed a tremendous cult following.

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