In a world in which the Lonely Island, Jonathan Coulton and Flight of the Conchords roam freely on the pop-music landscape, we can't forget their musical wisecracking owes a serious thank you to an accordion-playing nerd from Lynwood. Three decades into his career, it's becoming natural for fans of comedy-flavored song hooks to view "Weird Al" Yankovic as the father of all things parody—guys such as Coulton, Andy Samberg and Jemaine Clement might as... More >>>