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The Ricky music video, shot mainly in black and white.


Al with Tress

Song: Ricky

Running Time: 2:37

Year: 1983

Album: "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Essential "Weird Al" Yankovic 3.0, TV Album, Al-In-The-Box, Ricky,

Parody of: "Mickey" by Tony Basil

Genre: New wave

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: Yes


Download/Listen: None

Forum: Forum Discussion Page


  • This song is a parody of "Mickey" by Toni Basil. The video is based on the 1950s sitcom "I Love Lucy", starring comedienne Lucille Ball as "Lucy" and her then-husband Dezi Arnaz as "Ricky".
  • This was Al's first music video.
    • Al plays both himself and Ricky Ricardo in the video; he shot scenes with his band first and then shaved his mustache and put on a wig to film his scenes as Ricky.
    • Al (as Ricky) can be seen oddly clutching the shoulder of his jacket as Lucy pulls the sleeve off of it; this was so the sleeve would tear off the costume properly.
    • Al (as Ricky) can also be seen shaking a bowling pin instead of a maraca, because the prop department didn't have one available.
  • Voice-over actress Tress MacNeille, best known for her various roles on The Simpsons, plays Lucy in the song and music video.
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