Alright, well, I'll make you sorry you asked
Last year, I managed to get out of school for three days to fly down to California for the release of Straight Outta Lynwood. I still don't know how I pulled it off, but I convinced my parents that it'd be cool (I'm still in high school, if I haven't already mentioned). So my father and I went down to Hollywood and stayed in a hotel just a minute or two walk away from the Virgin Records Al would be at. When we got there the night before, there was a line wrapped around the building standing out front with lawn chairs and boom boxes and whatnot. We were a bit worried that the masses beat us there, but upon talking to them, we found that they were instead waiting for Clay Aiken, who would be at the store the next morning.
So I headed to the store in the morning to pick up a copy of Straight Outta Lynwood and I ran into someone from WOWAY (the official Weird Al forum). She ran over to me and said, "You're Ryan!", which was kind of funny. Almost like celebrity status. When we got back that night (three hours early), I was about the 10th person in line. There was quite a number of people that recognized me, or at least knew who I was when they spotted my WOWAY nametag. Wild.
When I finally got to go up to Al to get my CD signed, I was in for an even more pleasant surprise. We shook hands and I introduced myself, since it was the first time we had met, and he said "Oh yeah, I recognized your screen name."
We had a nice little chat after that, but the highlight of my evening was that Al knew who I was before I even told him. Amazing.
So, anyways, that's my favorite Weird Al story. The highlights, at least.
So if we have so many Weird Al fans here at RiffTrax, why hasn't Al been featured as a guest riffer yet? I know he came in second place last time you held a "Vote for the Next Guest Riffer" poll, but you'd think Al would be a shoe in for any occasion. Al's no stranger to doing stuff for the internet. He's always popping up doing voices in webtoons and YouTube videos that I'd assume don't pay especially well. He's also a local, living just outside of LA, so it'd be easy to get him down to the RiffTrax studio. He'd be the perfect man for the job. He's a very funny "thinking-on-his-feet" type guy, and he has experience riffing on music videos from his old AlMusic specials. And the best part, he's that down-to-Earth kind of guy that really relates to those he speaks to and makes his audiences feel comfortable. He'd be great! Maybe if Mike ever does Purple Rain