'Weird Al' proves resourceful

The Woonsocket Call
December 5, 1997
by The Associated Press

Al returns home from a convention of cave-dwellers to discover that all his belongings -- even his prized collection of Hawaiian shirts -- have been stolen.

The robbery of his underground hideaway forces Al to find creative ways to entertain viewers of his show, which is no easy trick without his "perfectly preserved wad of Dustin Hoffman ear wax." But as he frantically races around an empty home, Al learns that a little creativity can go a long way towards resolving most problems.

It happens on "The Weird Al Show" airing tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST on CBS. The episode also features a segment from the animated "Fatman" cartoon series in which the overweight hero rescues the city from The Eggman, who threatens to cover the entire metropolis with a giant omelet. Gilbert Gottfried guest stars as Al's imaginary friend, "Gilbert," and Dick Van Patten plays the thief.