Weird Al's Mailing List Archive

Since about 2000, The Official "Weird Al" Yankovic Website has hosted a mailing list of some sort. Mailings are few and far between, but when you least expect it, you might get one. The initial list was managed by Zomba until mid-April 2003, in which it appears Al took it over, or, at least, had more control and input. In 2006, the list was once again managed by Zomba, and switched from text-only to text with graphics.

Please keep in mind that some of these e-mails were sent years ago, so information contained within them may be out of date.

To sign up and get the latest news mailed directly to your own e-mail, please visit The Official "Weird Al" Yankovic Website.


  1. July 24, 2000
  2. November 28, 2001
  3. March 7, 2002
  4. April 15, 2002
  5. November 10, 2002
  6. April 11, 2003
  7. April 25, 2003
  8. June 16, 2003
  9. June 25, 2003
  10. August 12, 2003
  11. September 18, 2003
  12. October 23, 2003

July 24, 2000

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 12:46:31 -0700
Subject: SUCH A DEAL!

Dear xxxxx,


In the category of "when the universe gives you lemons, make kiwi poptarts (or something like that)...

By popular demand, we've just started to make our various t-shirts in SMALL for all of our miniature fans -- and it turns out our manufacturer printed too many by mistake. So for a very limited time, we're offering these babies at ten bucks each to help liquidate them. Same artwork, same high-quality shirts, no catch, no strings -- we just figured we'd let our fans take advantage while this over-supply lasts.

Available now at our MERCHANDISE page at


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November 28, 2001

Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:22:54 -0600
Subject: Give the Gift of Al


Well, it's that time of year again where the smell of mistletoe, matzoh balls and kilbasa fill the air -- and what better way to say "Happy Holiday and get back here with that kilbasa!" than with the gift of Al. Through the end of the year, everything's 20% off at our on-line gift shop at And just a reminder - most clothing items that are still in stock from the "Running With Scissors" project will NOT be re-printed once they're sold out -- and will quickly become prized collectibles!

In the meanwhile, stay tuned to all the latest news by checking in at, including any updates on the 2002 DVD release of "UHF" -- which, by the way, airs tonight - Wednesday - on VH1 at 9:00 pm! (check local listings).

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March 7, 2002

Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 17:49:55 -0600
Subject: UHF on DVD!Dear,

In case you haven’t been checking lately, we thought we’d let you in on some exciting news… MGM Home Video will be releasing “Weird Al” Yankovic’s cult hit movie “UHF” on DVD on June 4, 2002!

Al was very involved in the production of the DVD, which will include the following special features:

Movie digitally remastered in both 16:9 (widescreen) and 4:3 (full screen)!
Running commentary by Al Yankovic and Jay Levey (plus surprise special guests)!
Deleted Scenes (hosted by Al)!
Photo gallery (with over 200 pictures)!
Behind The Scenes documentary!
Teaser trailer and full theatrical trailer!
The "UHF" music video!
Interactive menus!
Audio and subtitles in English, French & Spanish!

You can pre-order it now at -

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April 15, 2002

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 13:59:22 -0500

Subject: Al Merchandise - Final Sale!


On May 1,'s Merchandise Site will be closed for several months while we gear up for the next phase in the life of Al. If you've been putting off ordering anything from us, now's a good time.

And -- we're also putting ALL CLOTHING on sale at a 20% DISCOUNT. Many of these designs will not be available after they've sold out, and will join the distinguished company of other extinct Al merch over the years. This is your chance to avoid paying a king's ransom for someone¹s smelly, used shirt on E-bay in the not-too-distant-future (unless, um, you like that sort of thing.)


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November 10, 2002

Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2002 1:22:24 -0600
Subject: VH1 Al Alert!


Hey all you cable & satellite TV subscribers, tune in Monday night the 11th at 9:00pm (Eastern) to VH1 for the premiere of Al's episode of Rock The House, a new series that puts your favorite artist to work painting, pounding, and perfecting a brand new space for their #1 fan. What that really means is "Rock The House lets Al loose on a fan's home. Yikes!" You gotta see what Al did to this guy's place!

If you don't have cable or satellite access, hurry up and make friends with someone who does, because Rock The House airs all week! (check for times)

(Close Personal Friends of Al Headquarters)

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April 11, 2003

Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 13:51:52 -0700
Subject: Weird Al on The Simpsons!

In the off chance that you haven't been obsessively checking for news updates, we wanted to let you know that Al will be making a cameo appearance on The Simpsons this Sunday (April 13th)... so check it out!

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April 25, 2003

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 11:13:19 -0700

Dear Close Personal Friend of Al,

In case you haven't been to recently, allow us to announce that after four long years, "Weird Al" Yankovic is finally coming out with his new album! It's called "Poodle Hat," and it will be in stores on May 20th. It features 12 great new songs, including parodies of some of today's hottest artists. And it's also an Enhanced CD featuring Al's Home Movies, a Photo Gallery, 8 Bonus Mixes, and more!

We'd like to encourage you to run on down to your local retail establishment in a buying frenzy on May 20th. Or if you prefer, you can just pre-order it here!

Keep checking regularly for tour info, new merch, and other highly meaningful quality of life issues.

Thanks, and keep flossing.

Your friends at CPFOA

June 16, 2003

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 02:54:56 -0700
Subject: AL-TV Alert

Attention all Couch Potatoes!

"Weird Al" Yankovic has once again cranked up his pirate satellite broadcasting transmitter and is taking over the airwaves of VH1 tomorrow night (Tuesday). He'll be "interviewing" some of his close personal friends in the music biz, showing off the talents of his best-friend-in-the-whole-world Harvey the Wonder Hamster, and of course playing all the videos that HE wants to watch!

The show premieres Tuesday, June 17 at 11:00 PM on VH1 (satellite times may differ - please check local listings). Don't miss AL-TV... the reason television was invented!

June 25, 2003

Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 20:43:00 -0700
Subject: EBAY AND AL!

This Friday, June 27, your pal Al will perform his new Backstreet Boys parody "eBay" at eBay Live! in Orlando, kicking off a special two-week promotion and charity auction with the web giant. Auction items include a personalized Weird Al Platinum Album, VIP tickets and backstage passes to over 20 select Weird Al concerts this summer on his "Poodle Hat Tour," as well as an all-expenses paid trip to Paramount's Great America in Santa Clara, California where the auction winners will see Al and his band perform and will receive deluxe VIP treatment at the theme park for two days.

Beginning Friday morning at 7:00 am (Pacific time,) you can gain direct access to the Weird Al promotion and charity auction site by clicking on or through

August 12, 2003

Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 16:35:25 -0700
Subject: Merchandise site is back!

If you haven't caught the news already, we're happy to announce that The Official Weird Al Merchandise Site is back, with a brand new wheelbarrow-full of stuff you won't be able to live without! Click on the MERCH link at for all your Al-related clothing, audio and video needs!

September 18, 2003

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:09:35 -0700
Subject: The Ultimate Video Collection Is Here!

Dear Close Personal Friend of Al,

Ever wish you could have all 24 "Weird Al" Yankovic music videos on one DVD, complete with a Photo Gallery, On-Screen Lyrics, 5.1 Surround Sound, and other cool stuff?

Well, now you can!

Uh, actually, not right now, but... soon.

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: THE ULTIMATE VIDEO COLLECTION will hit stores on November 4. Or you can PRE-ORDER NOW through! What are you waiting for??

October 23, 2003

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:23:38 -0700
Subject: The Ultimate Video Collection

Dear Close Personal Friend of Al,

We just wanted to remind you that there's still time for you to be the first on your block to own the brand new DVD release: "WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC: The Ultimate Video Collection (official release date 11/4). All 24 (count 'em) of Al's world-famous music videos are here in one nifty package, including EAT IT, LIKE A SURGEON, FAT, SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA, AMISH PARADISE, THE SAGA BEGINS and many more... plus some great extras including clips from the now-legendary Weird Al Show and rare footage of Al's very first network television appearance.

Click here to order... and while you're at it, why not start stocking up on holiday gifts for your friends, family and hangers-on by checking out our complete line of Weird Al merch?

Oh, and watch for an announcement of upcoming concert dates for 2004!


Thanks to Cinnamon for the July 24, 2000 and November 10, 2002 mailings.