In the music video, directed by Francis Delia (who helmed the Bangles' "The Real World
" a year earlier), we find Al on the set of the original game show, complete with Al Fleming as host and Don Pardo as announcer. The singer faces off against a plumber and an architect, both armed with PhDs. He nervously attempts the board's six categories: "TV Themes," "Nuclear Physics," "World Geography," "Food," "Potpourri," and – what should be a stroke of luck for the accordionist - "Famous Accordion Players," but he's no match for his opponents, who successfully answer questions like, "Number of bricks are in the Great Wall of China."
After being berated by Pardo for making himself look like a jerk in front of millions of people and losing out on hot prizes like a lifetime supply of Rice-A-Roni, Al is thrown out of the studio by two stagehands. In a nod to Kihn's "Jeopardy" video, he lands in the back of a convertible driven by the same bride and groom (Kihn) from the original clip.