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Weird Al Yankovic Inspired by Ted to Write a Song on 'How I Met Your Mother' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 25th 2011 1:00AM
Weird Al Yanknovic, 'How I Met Your Mother'In an episode filled with guest stars, as everyone started seeing their parents in their respective lovers, they saved the last for an oddball little cameo at the end. Sure, Weird Al Yankovic was superfluous to the actual plot, but he also may just be the catalyst for Ted's next relationship on 'How I Met Your Mother' (Mon., 8PM ET on CBS).

We'll have to wait to see that, but we didn't have to wait to get confirmation that at least one part of Ted's story was true. One boast he claims is that he gave Yankovic the kernel of the idea for the song 'Like a Surgeon' when he was eight years old.

So while everyone groaned at his umpteenth telling of the story, we got that little vignette at the end of Yankovic, all decked out in his classic 1985 look, reading Ted's letter. And he was genuinely inspired to write the song because of the letter.

Of course, as this entire show is being filtered through Ted's telling of the story to his kids, that could just be an embellishment he threw in so the kids will think the old man is cool.

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Justin Sturm

It would be great if it showed that Ted had given Al all his best song ideas through the years and he eventually shows up begging Ted for another song idea.

October 25 2011 at 11:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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