I’m in the mood for something simple tonight, so let’s talk turkey about the real Alfred Matthew Yankovic, the man behind the music. The surprisingly average and unremarkable man from the small American town of Lynwood, CA. This man:
Alfred revealed the truth behind his outrageous stage persona in a moving and deeply personal documentary / concert for MTV, “Weird Al Unplugged”. Mental Floss has a clip from the landmark TV special, and background on the satirical songster himself (including surprising trivia, such as his role in the infamous Dr. Demento “Piggyback Payola” scandal) at the link.