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Album: Greatest Hits Volume 2 (1994)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is a parody of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by The Crash Test Dummies, off of their 1993 album God Shuffled His Feet.
  • Just like the original song, this tells the stories of three people, but unlike the original, which tells the stories of three children and their misfortunes, Yankovic's parody depicts three people who were involved in big news stories of the early 1990s. The people depicted in this song are Michael Fay, who was caned in Singapore for vandalizing cars; Tonya Harding, who hired a man to injure fellow Olympic figure-skater Nancy Kerrigan, thus eliminating some of her competition; and John Wayne Bobbit, whose wife cut off his penis. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Chad - Andover, MN, for above 2

Comments: 7

  • Crazyc63312 from Pittsburgh, PaI got Al to autograph my copy of the CD SINGLE from 1994 at his 7-7-10 concert. He was happy and excited until I told him it cost $2!! :)
  • Trey from Kalamazoo, MtThis song rocks.
  • Matthew from Childress, Txhow could he have sang about her shaving her head miles when it was released in 1994
  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaHe also sang a verse about Britney Spears shaving her head.
  • Ace from Dowagiac, MiI just saw Al in concert two days ago, and he did this song, but only one verse and it was a new one about Paris Hilton. I don't remember the exact wording but it was something like "Once there was this girl who... Got a DUI and the judge sent her to prison... and when she finally got out, she did, an interview with Larry King. Someone please tell me why we should give a crap." Awesome concert.
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandYankovic has performed this song in concert with backing from the Crash Test Dummies. As Yankovic's version uses Kazoos, the Crash Test Dummies went out and got Kazoos, much to the surprise of Yankovic. He later said that the group were particularly good sports.
  • Brandon from Peoria, IlOne of my favorite Weird Al songs BAR NONE. An updated version would be awesome.
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