Weird Al has one request: "Please don't pickaxe my star. I know it's all the rage these days, but that's not cool. Unless at some point in the future, I do something unfathomably monstrous and evil in which case, sure, fine, okay, go ahead" pic.twitter.com/anFQn6lFla— Variety (@Variety) August 27, 2018
Besides being a brilliant parodist and a wicked accordion player, Weird Al has a great human rights record. He's also a loyal friend, having early champion Dr Demento at his side for the Walk of Fame ceremony. From everything I've ever heard about the man, he's a genuinely nice guy, and the affection he inspires in others is not only genuine, but reciprocated:
For the record, my favorite Weird Al song is not a parody of a particular number, but his 1985 sendup of 1950s doo-wop:
Generally speaking, I am not a proponent of celebrity candidates, but I think I could get behind a WEIRD AL 2020 campaign.