Song: Like A Surgeon

Running Time: X:XX

Year: 1985

Album: Dare To Be Stupid, Greatest Hits 1, Al-In-The-Box

Parody of: Like a Virgin by Madonna

Lyrics: Lyrics


Video: Yes

Download/Listen: Link

Forum: Forum Discussion Page

Alternate Versions: Like a Surgeon (Truth or Dare Version)


  • Madonna, who created the original, “Like a Virgin” actually asked “Weird Al” to do a parody of her song. That was the first time that a songwriter asked “Weird Al” to do a parody of their song.
  • This song has no relation to the song by Ciara.

Music VideoEdit

  • The music video for this song was shot in an actual hospital that went out of business.
  • In the beginning of the video, a voice pages "Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard". This is a nod to the Three Stooges' short Men in Black (which incidentally took place in a hospital and featured incompetent doctors).
  • As the music begins, there is a person on a bed that is being pushed along who has feet at both ends of the body.
  • A male lion walks across the hallway of the hospital, a reference to the music video for Like A Virgin, the song which this is parodying.
  • In the operating room, the game Operation can be seen hanging on the wall.
  • The table of operating tools includes a hand drill, crayons, a rubber frog, drinking straws, a thin razored saw, salt and pepper, a blacksmith tool, a troll doll, kitchen knives, a corkscrew, and various others.
  • The lobotomized patient is reading the Midnight Star, the titular tabloid from Yankovic's earlier song "Midnight Star."
  • A football player can be seen in the "nurse huddle" near the middle of the video.
  • A Madonna lookalike is seen as a nurse in the video (see the single artwork).
  • Yankovic dances like Madonna near the end of the video, parodying scenes from her video of "Lucky Star" (with the camera at one point focusing on his bellybutton as it does Madonna's) as well as "Like a Virgin".
  • One of the monitors features a clip from George Of The Jungle. The theme song for this show was covered by Yankovic on the Dare to be Stupid album, which also included "Like a Surgeon".
  • One of his patients has a sign that reads "27", and in the background a sign reads "Now Serving: 27". This, along with a 27 that appeared in "This Is The Life" is considered to be the beginning of Yankovic's recurring 27 joke.
  • The toy accordion that was removed from the patient, which is "Weird Al" Yankovic's favorite instrument
  • Near the end of the song, Yankovic can be seen dancing on a bed. This is a parody of the Like a Virgin video where Madonna rides canals through Venice.