27 is a number that comes up in a lot of Al's songs and other things. Though some are on purpose, others are just mere coincidence.

Songs[edit | edit source]

  1. In "When I Was Your Age", there were seventy three of [them] (including Al) living in a cardboard box. If you don't include Al in that list, you get 72. Reverse the numbers and you get 27.
  2. In "Nature Trail To Hell", after the first chorus, the name of the song is said 27 times. It also has 27 scenes.
  3. In "Cable TV",  Al mentions that his friends are jealous because he's seen "Porky's" 27 times that week.
  4. In "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota", the kids started singing "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall" for the 27th time that day.
  5. The song "Polka Your Eyes Out" was recorded on January 27th, 1992.
  6. In "Traffic Jam", there are 27 seconds of the song left after Al stops.
  7. In "Callin' In Sick", he says he hits the snooze alarm 27 times.
  8. "The Saga Begins" is 5 minutes and 27 seconds long.
  9. "Truck Drivin' Song" is 2 minutes and 27 seconds long.
  10. In "Albuquerque", Al's mom feeds him sauerkraut until he's 26½, and not including the time it's spelled out, the title is sung 27 times at the end of the song.
  11. In "Polkamon" the phrase "Everybody Polkamon!" is said for the first time 27 seconds into the song. Towards the end of the song, Al also says, "Hold on a minute, there's still at least one hundred and 27 more."
  12. In "Hardware Store", "every 27th customer will get a ball-pen hammer free".
  13. In "Confessions Part III", he says, "I haven't changed my underwear in 27 days." Also, he mentions Shirley Temple, a child actress from the 30s and the 27th US ambassador of Czechoslovakia.
  14. In "True Player For Real", MC Lars says "...and I can give 27 reasons why..."
  15. In "Stop Forwarding That Crap To Me" Al says the title of the song 27 times.
  16. In "Handy" music video, The Address Of the House With The Broken Window is 27
  17. In "Word Crimes" music video, Many 27s Can be seen. (See below VIDEOS for full list.) Like How The Main Title Card is "I Hate These Word Crimes Twenty-Seventh Edition". And "If You Don't Know How To Conjugate" was The 27th Question On The Homework Sheet.
  18. In Party in the CIA music video it appears on the cash register in the back left at 2:22 (Youtube Video).

Album Covers[edit | edit source]

  1. On the cover of Running With Scissors, Al's running number is 27.
  2. On the Poodle Hat cover, the troop number patch on the Webelos scout's arm reads 27.
  3. On the Straight Outta Lynwood cover, the license plate says "027 NLY".

Internet[edit | edit source]

  1. At The Official Site in the questions gallery, he answers exactly 27 questions every month.
  2. For the album Straight Outta Lynwood, his website brought you to a big 27 then redirected you to the normal site.
  3. In his Ask Al Archives, one of the person's names Is Tony "I can play 27 accordions at the same time", and one person also asked, "What Did You Do When You Woke Up On Your 27th Birthday?"

Concerts[edit | edit source]

  1. In a live performance, he puts his hand just above his waist (indicating height) and says he was that tall "Back when I was...27..."
  2. In the 2010 Tour, he traveled 28,457 miles. Put the first and last number together, and you get 27. If you multiply the second and third, then subtract the fourth, you get 27.
  3. The "Weird Al" Live! video recording contains a photo gallery with 27 photos.

Movies[edit | edit source]

  1. According to "The Flintstones: Collector's Edition" DVD's production notes, some scenes in both "The Flintstones" and "Jurassic Park" were filmed on Universal's Stage 27.
  2. In the mockumentary "The Compleat Al," after a goof-up showing Al's newest video, manager Barry Cohen must re-shoot the scene. The clapboard prompting the re-take reads "SCENE 27, TAKE 2".
  3. Al quietly makes his way through "The Compleat Al." He doesn't say a word (not including singing in the music videos, or the clip of him at the College Radio Station) until the 27th minute of the entire movie.
  4. In "The Compleat Al," it shows a clip of Al working in a nasal decongestant factory. During this clip, 27 entire bottles of nasal decongestant go by.
  5. The "UHF" DVD has 27 chapters.
  6. Most of the files and directories on the "UHF" DVD were created or modified on 3-27-02.
  7. The UPC bar code number for the "UHF" DVD is 0-27616-87665-2. Its ISBN number is 0-7928-5274-5.
  8. In the commentary section of the "UHF" DVD, Al mentions that Billy Barty's films go back to 1927.
  9. There are 27 horizontal white and purple lines in the TV screen on the "UHF" videocassette cover.
  10. If you count the number of living, or used to be living creatures including the fish on the front cover of the UHF videocassette you get 27.
  11. 27 minutes into "UHF" the Spatula City commercial begins.
  12. In "UHF", George's telephone message crying to Teri lasts 27 seconds.
  13. Some promotional posters for the "UHF" movie are 27 inches wide.
  14. In "UHF", George officially wins possession of U62 at the beginning of the 1 hour and 27 minute of the movie. At the end of the same minute, R.J. loses Channel 8.
  15. 62 (U62) divided by 8 (Channel 8) is 7.75. 7 minus 5 is 2. Reverse this and you get 27.
  16. There are 27 letters, including the apostrophe, in the phrase "Stanley Spadowski's Clubhouse."
  17. In the original "The Naked Gun" movie, which Al had a cameo in, there is a character mentioned in the credits as "Thug 27."
  18. Al's cameo in "Naked Gun 2½ - the Smell of Fear" comes exactly 27 minutes into the movie.
  19. "Safety Patrol" was reissued on VHS on March 27, 2001.
  20. The laserdisc of "Naked Gun 33 1/3" has in the stock number: LV 32785-WS.
  21. In The Weird Al Show episode "Bad Influence" he rolls a film which in the beginning it says "27 Days Without A Papercut!"
  22. In the weird al show episode "Promises, Promises" the phone number on the screen has 27 in it.
  23. In The Weird Al Show episode "The Obligatory Holiday Episode", he said, "The guests are late! They should have been here....*checks watch on ankle*........27 seconds ago!"
  24. Weird Al Yankovic: the ultimate video collection has 27 chapters

Videos[edit | edit source]

  1. In the "I Lost On Jeopardy" video, not including the photographs or TV images, Al appears in 27 different shots.
  2. In the video for "Do I Creep You Out?", the name the stalker carves into his leg is "Debbie." If you add up the numbers that correspond to the position in the alphabet of the letters that spell "Debbie," you will get 27.
  3. In the "Like A Surgeon" video, Al does surgery for patient no. 27.
  4. In the "This Is The Life" video, Al takes dates number 26 and 27 out.
  5. In the "Living With A Hernia" video, when Al steps out on his porch to get his paper the house address is 1917. 1+9+17=27.
  6. In the "Jurassic Park" video, there are some hidden 27s and messages in the chalkboard. One says "2(pi)r^2=(some other complicated equation)=7." Put the first and last number together and you get 27. Another time, the numerator of the equation starts out as a 2, then changes to a 15, then changes to a 27 before changing into some weird symbols.
  7. In the "Headline News" video, actor portraying the caning victim in the video for arrives at gate number 27 in Singapore at the beginning of the video.
  8. In the "The Saga Begins" video, Weird Al at the end teams up with 26 other lookalikes in a triangle formation. With the singer Al in front, it makes 27.
  9. In the "White & Nerdy" video, Al has 27 friends on his myspace page.
  10. In the "Virus Alert" video, there's a blue stock ticker scrolling across the bottom of the screen at one point. One of the stocks is " AL 1888.3". 8+8+8+3 equals 27.
  11. In the "Do I Creep You Out" video, the stalkers victim lives in apartment 27.
  12. In the "Perform This Way" video, including the newspaper article and the time he sets himself on fire, Al wears 27 different costumes.
  13. In the "CNR" video, when CNR is writing on a chalkboard, in the upper right hand corner of the chalkboard you'll see the string of numbers: 17982. When added together this equals 27. On the left side In the middle of the chalkboard (near CNR's glasses) you can find 9 × 8, which is 72 (27 backwards). In the middle of chalkboard right side you can see 9 × 8-5 = which of course is 27 again. Directly above this is the number string 3484611 which is 27 when each is added together. In the far lower right corner of the chalkboard you can see the number string 3484611 again = 27.
  14. In the "Party In The CIA" video, the price that is shown on the register during the coffee shop scene is $27.27. Also at the beginning, the James Bond-esque poster had a 27 on it. In the room at the start of the video, there are 27 other CIA agents with Al.
  15. In the "Whatever You Like" video, one of the cars parked to the "Deluxe Laundromat" scene has a license plate saying "TwentySeven".
  16. 27 appears multiple times in the "Word Crimes" video:
    • During the line "If you don't know how to conjugate", 27 is the number of the question the lyrics are located on. (Timestamp 0:25)
    • During the line "To learn some grammar", there are 27 retweets on WowMuchShiba's tweet. (Timestamp 0:54)
    • During the line "It's less or it's fewer", 27 is seen at the bottom of the banner with "It's less" on it. (Timestamp 1:00)
    • A logo parodying the Merriam-Webster Dictionary's cover says "Twenty-Seventh Edition" at the bottom. (Timestamps 1:06 and 3:13)
    • During the line "At least a little", you can see "MODEL 274C" on the Care-O-Meter. (Timestamp 1:12)
    • For the definition of "contraction", the example is labeled "fig. 1b". In hexadecimal, 1b = 27. (Timestamp 1:35)
    • For a split second during the line "Use your spell checker" you can see "Col 27". (Timestamp 2:00)
    • During the line "Write words using numbers", multiple 27s can be seen. (Timestamp 2:03-2:05)
    • In the part of the song saying "Or your name is PRINCE, I hate these word crimes!", an evidence marker with 27 on it can be seen next to the red pen. (Timestamp 2:09)
    • Also in the part of the song saying "I hate these word crimes!", the number 27 is made by the crack in the pavement and the right-most part of the letter "W". (Timestamp 2:09)
    • During the line "Time to learn your homophones is past due", the example is labeled "fig. 27". (Timestamp 2:27)
    • When the camera motion pauses showing the upper left corner of Minesweeper, the 1s and 2s that are visible in the game board's cells add up to 27. (Timestamp 3:00)
    • Just before the blocks turn for the line "Go back to pre-school", numbers are seen if you add them all up (excluding the 1) you get 27, one 27. (Timestamp 3:21)
  17. In the "Foil" video, you can see Take 27 on the clapboard during the faked moon landing scene. A large "27" can also be seen on the back of the large box of aluminium foil. 27 is the rounded atomic mass of aluminum.
  18. In the "Sports Song" video, 27 is displayed on the scoreboard in the background.
  19. In the "Handy" video, the address on the house with the busted front window is 27.
  20. In the "Tacky" video, 27 can faintly be seen painted on the wall left of Aisha Tyler. (Timestamp 0:39) In addition, the timestamp for the first time the word "Tacky" is sung is 0:27.

Interviews[edit | edit source]

  1. In this interview where Al is interviewing Keith Richards, they are talking about bowling and Al says to meet him in lane 27.
  2. In an interview with TheForce.net, Al is asked about the meaning of the number. He says, "I thought it was fairly obvious, but if you need me to explain it... it's the cube root of 19,683." (This number, of course is equal to 27 when its digits are added together.)

Life[edit | edit source]

  1. He originally had 27 songs before he was famous.
  2. He has 27 members of his close family (siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins).
  3. Al's mom's birthday is 2/7.
  4. Al's wife Suzanne's birthday is 7/2, which is 2/7 backwards. The same date in Europe is also 2/7 (2nd of July).

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Other[edit | edit source]

  • Counting the line at the bottom as a single phrase, a shirt sold at Al's Ill-Advised Vanity Tour has 27 phrases.
  • When Al was on Wheel of Fortune, he won $27,800 on his first episode, and $2,700 on the Friday Finals.
  • The Weird Al $100 bill has 2 hidden 27s.
  • The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic was released October 27.
  • 27 is the number of votes each Ohio Garrison 501st Commanding Officer-elect received... Weird Al is an honorary member of the 501st.
  • On the DVD edition of "Weird Al Yankovic LIVE!", one part of the bonus content parts contains a photo gallery of 27 photos.
  • Alpocalypse was released on June 21 (6/21). 6 plus 21 is 27.
  • Al got his first Grammy, for the song "Eat It", at the 27th Grammy Awards.
  • The metallic symbol aluminium, which has the chemical symbol "Al", has a molecular weight of slightly less than 27.00 grams per mole.
  • When Al appeared on Rock & Roll Jeopardy!, his Final Jeopardy wager was $2,327.00. And by the way, he lost.
  • The album Polka Party! was released two days before Al's 27th birthday.
  • On one of the pages of the lyric booklet for Mandatory Fun, Al is pictures on multiple stamps that have 27 in the corner.
  • Weird Al received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 27, 2018.
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