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Song: Cable TV

Running Time: 3:39

Year: 1985

Album: Dare To Be Stupid, The TV Album

Style Parody: "Hercules" by Elton John (Confirmed by Bermuda in "Ask Bermuda")

Genre: Pop rock

Guitar tuning: E standard

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: None

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Download/Listen: Mp3

Forum: Forum Discussion Page


  • This is one of the many "Weird Al" songs where the theme is Television.
  • This song is about Cable.
  • At one point it says "I got a satellite dish on the trunk of my car" which is ironic seeing as the song is called "Cable TV."
  • In the last verse of the song it says "'Cause I've seen 'Porky's' 27 times this week." This is the first mention of the number in the lyrics of a "Weird Al" song.