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An Insanely Thorough and Expansive Ranking of Every Weird Al Polka Medley

Let's get right to it: below is an unnecessarily analytical and even more unnecessarily expansive ranking of all of pop song parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic's polka medleys.

You know about the polka medleys, right? I mean, you know Weird Al, of course. He's the guy who does parody songs ("Eat It," "White N' Nerdy,", "Amish Paradise," "Tacky"), which he has been doing since 1983. Well, Al also does this thing once per album where he covers a bunch of pop songs in a polka-style medley. If you're a "Weird Al" fan, you look forward to them. They're a thing and they're pretty great.1

SO: in honor of Weird Al finally [...]

Comedy Central Orders Animated Basketball Pilot 'Legends'

Comedy Central is looking to add another animated series. According to Deadline, the network has ordered a pilot from Bento Box Entertainment called Legends, described as "an urban animated comedy centering on a trio of high school basketball players who are legends in their own minds — and really, nowhere else. Freshman benchwarmers and friends Jamal, Grover, and Milk try and mostly fail to make an impression at Bluford High, whether it's on the court or with the ladies."

Created and developed by Simpsons animator Brad Abelson, Mike Clements (EP on The Life & Times of Tim), writer Michael Starrbury, and sports show producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah [...]

Richard Pryor and George Carlin's Have a Conversation

The New York Times brought together Rain Pryor and Kelly Carlin, daughters of two of the greatest stand-ups ever, to have a conversation. They discuss trying to pursue the art their fathers were legends at and tell stories about living with these geniuses/maniacs. Rain Pryor: "I dyed my hair pink when I was 13, and my dad threatened to kick me out of the house. He was like, 'There will be no punk rockers here.' I was like, “You just snorted coke off a [prostitute’s chest]." That is pretty much perfect.