Al's television set is called "Al TV", which shares the name of another Weird Al show.
CBS sent various notes to the writers of the show after reviewing the scripts, asking the writers to "Yankocize" (i.e. make funny) the commercial-break bumper announcements that the network wrote to reinforce each episode's lesson (or as Al put it, make them suck a little less), as well as remove any "imitatible behavior" from the scripts that children might want to mimic after seeing on TV. The writers were often surprised not at what the censors took out, but what they left in — for example, a sketch (written and submitted as a joke) in which Baby and Papa Boolie commit suicide after listening to one too many of Fred Huggins's songs was being seriously considered by the network for use on the show. (The sketch was later rewritten to have Papa Boolie call a mental hospital to take Fred away.) The unused script of the unedited Fred Huggins sequence is role-played in an audio commentary for an episode on the DVD.
|#||Title||Guest stars||Plot||Original airdate||Code|
|1||Bad Influence||Al meets a new friend named Spike who has a "way-moby (cool) club," but when Spike tells Al that he has to rip off one pant-leg and stick his arms in chocolate syrup to be able to join the club, Harvey the Wonder Hamster smells a rat.||September 13, 1997||3603|
|2||Promises, Promises||Al lies to his friends about being being buddies with John Tesh, and they want him to prove it.||September 20, 1997||3604|
|3||Mining Accident||Some coal miners break through Al's house and he makes friends with them.||September 27, 1997||3602|
|4||Back to School||Al decides he wants to become smarter, and soon regrets it.||October 4, 1997||3605|
|5||Time Machine||Al forgot to get Harvey the Wonder Hamster a present on his birthday, so he invents a time machine to go back in time so he has enough time to get Harvey a present.||October 11, 1997||3609|
|6||One for the Record Books||Harvey the Wonder Hamster gets radioactive and grows to four times the size of Al, becoming the world's biggest hamster on Earth and getting put in the Guinness Book of World Records. Al becomes jealous and tries to make himself a world record.||October 18, 1997||3606|
|7||Because I Said So||Al has to babysit Huey, Al's television producer's greedy nephew.||October 25, 1997||3607|
|8||Talent Show||The day of the annual "Weird Al talent show"||November 1, 1997||3612|
|9||Al Plays Hooky||Al decides to take a vacation, leaving Cousin Corky stuck hosting the show.||November 8, 1997||3611|
|10||He Ain't Heavy, He's My Hamster||Al bullies Harvey about doing a death-defying stunt, and must make amends. According to the DVD commentary, this was originally intended to be the debut episode for the series, and thus contains exposition for characters and segments on the series that seem out of place on what turned out to be the 10th episode aired.||November 15, 1997||3601|
|11||The Competition||Al competes against Fred Huggins and Uncle Ralphie to see who is the best TV show host.||November 22, 1997||3608|
|12||The Obligatory Holiday Episode||Al celebrates the holidays with his friends.||November 29, 1997||3613|
|13||Al Gets Robbed||Al returns to the cave from a trip and finds that all of his stuff has been stolen.||December 6, 1997||3610|
In the "Al Gets Robbed" episode, the Hooded Avenger walks over to Al delivering him his tabloid papers. The paper is called "Midnight Star", referring to the same-titled song about the tabloid off "Weird Al" Yankovic in 3-D. The main headline, "Incredible Frog Boy on the Loose", refers to a lyric in the song.Bite Me track can be heard. Bite Me originally appeared a hidden track on "Weird Al" Yankovic's 1992 album Off the Deep End, only it was six seconds long. The track appeared after 10 minutes of silence of the final track (You Don't Love Me Anymore). However, Bite Me wasn't included on the cassette version of the album (It was on the CD version only). The track was included to scare listeners who neglected to turn the CD off.
It was released in Canada on September 26, 2006, alongside the U.S. release of his new album, Straight Outta Lynwood.
Before the DVD set release, a compilation of the short music video segments for "Lousy Haircut", "Lasagna", and "Livin' in the Fridge" (as well as the show opening) was released on "Weird Al" Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection in 2003.