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Poodle Hat

Poodle Hat
Studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic
Released May 20, 2003
Recorded March 2002 - March 2003
Genre Comedy, parody
Length 54:38
Label Volcano
Producer "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic chronology
The Saga Begins
Poodle Hat
Straight Outta Lynwood
Singles from Poodle Hat
  1. "eBay"
    Released: January 2003 (Downloadable single)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic [1]
Entertainment Weekly B[2]
The Daily Vault B+[3]
Rolling Stone [4]

Poodle Hat is the eleventh studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released on May 20, 2003 on Volcano Records. It debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200. The album was released on an Enhanced CD. The bonus content includes some of Yankovic's real home videos and his commentary on them, as well as synchronized lyrics and instrumental or acoustic versions of some songs. An Easter egg depicts him with his then-pregnant wife, Suzanne, who also appears on the CD cover wearing a hat and glasses. The album's only single, "eBay", would not be released until January 2007. The album's only song to have a music video is "Bob". As of 2012, it remains, along with Polka Party! and UHF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff, one of the only three Yankovic albums not to have achieved gold status.


  • Track listing 1
  • Music videos 2
  • Personnel 3
  • Production 4
  • Charts 5
  • Awards 6
  • References 7

Track listing

The following is adapted from the album liner notes.[5]

No. Title Writer(s) Parody of Length
1. "Couch Potato"   Jeffrey Bass, Marshall Mathers, Luis Edgardo Resto, "Weird Al" Yankovic "Lose Yourself" by Eminem 4:18
2. "Hardware Store"   Yankovic Style parody of Oingo Boingo and Danny Elfman 3:45
3. "Trash Day"   Chuck Brown, Cornell Haynes, Pharrell, Yankovic "Hot in Herre" by Nelly 3:12
4. "Party at the Leper Colony"   Yankovic Style parody of Bo Diddley 3:38
5. "Angry White Boy Polka"     5:04
6. "Wanna B Ur Lovr"   Yankovic Style parody of Beck.[6] 6:14
7. "A Complicated Song"   Avril Lavigne, Yankovic Parody of "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne 3:39
8. "Why Does This Always Happen to Me?"   Yankovic Style parody of Ben Folds 4:52
9. "Ode to a Superhero"   Billy Joel, Yankovic Parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel 4:53
10. "Bob"   Yankovic Style parody of Bob Dylan[7] 2:29
11. "eBay"   Andreas Carlsson, Max Martin, Yankovic Parody of "I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys 3:36
12. "Genius in France"   Yankovic Style parody of Frank Zappa.[7][8] 8:58

Music videos

A music video for "Couch Potato" was to be shot shortly after the album's release, but Eminem denied Yankovic permission to shoot it. Yankovic told the Chicago Sun-Times in 2003:

A quick video for "Bob" was shot instead and used on the tour and the 2003 edition of Al TV. The video for "Bob" can now be found on the "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection DVD. The video for "Bob" is based on the promo video that was shot for D.A. Pennebaker's Dont Look Back, detailing Dylan's second tour of England, including Bob Dylan's song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues", which was included on Pennebaker's film. The song "Bob" also has very many similarities in rhythm and movement of Dylan's song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues".

As the original short film featured famous beat poet Allen Ginsberg, the video shows a rabbi in the background (played by Al's drummer Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz) speaking with a man in a black suit (played by Yankovic's long-time manager and UHF director Jay Levey).



  • Producer: Al Yankovic
  • Engineers: Tony Papa, Rafael Serrano
  • Assistant engineers: Aaron Kaplan, Doug Sanderson, Antony Zeller
  • Mixing: Tony Papa
  • Mastering: Bernie Grundman
  • Arranger: "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Drum programming: Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz
  • Design: Nick Gamma, Jackie Murphy
  • Photography: Mark Seliger


Year Chart Position
2003 The Billboard 200 17
2003 Top Internet Albums 17


Grammy Awards
Year Award Winner
2003 Best Comedy Album Poodle Hat


  1. ^  
  2. ^ Serpick, Evan (2003-07-07). "Poodle Hat Review".  
  3. ^
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York. p. 893.  
  5. ^ Poodle Hat (liner).  
  6. ^  
  7. ^ a b Moss, Corey (2003-05-07). "Weird Al Parodies 'Lose Yourself' But Won't Spoof Em's Video".  
  8. ^ Anderson, Kyle (2014-07-03). Weird Al' Yankovic: The Stories Behind The Songs"'".  
  9. ^ Speaking With "Weird Al", Chicago Sun-Times, 25 July 2003.
  10. ^ "Anderson Scores Inc. - William Kevin Anderson, Composer/Producer". Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
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