Here's Johnny (song)

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"Here's Johnny"
Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from the album Polka Party!
Released October 21, 1986
Format 12", CD
Recorded August 5, 1986
Genre Comedy
Length 3:24
Label Scotti Brothers
Producer "Weird Al" Yankovic
Polka Party! track listing
  1. "Living with a Hernia"
  2. "Dog Eat Dog"
  3. "Addicted to Spuds"
  4. "One of Those Days"
  5. "Polka Party!"
  6. "Here's Johnny"
  7. "Don't Wear Those Shoes"
  8. "Toothless People"
  9. "Good Enough For Now"
  10. "Christmas at Ground Zero"

"Here's Johnny" is a song by parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "Who's Johnny" by El DeBarge. It appeared on Yankovic's fourth studio album, Polka Party!. The song is an ode to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson announcer Ed McMahon, who would say the line to introduce Carson.

"Here's Johnny" is one of the three parodies on "Polka Party!" that is a reworking of a then-current movie's theme song ("Who's Johnny" was the theme for the movie Short Circuit).

Notes[edit]

  • At first, Yankovic had wanted to get Ed McMahon to do some of his other trademark lines (Like "Hey-Oh" and his notable laugh). However, when he was unable to get McMahon, he used voice actor John Roarke.
  • The lyrics mention McMahon's time doing commercials in which he sold "beer and dog food" and time as the spokesman for the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. The latter was also used in a gag on The Weird Al Show in which Weird Al gets a letter from McMahon that says on the envelope: "You May Already Have Won a Million Dollars". He opens it up to discover a stack of dollar bills, only to casually toss it aside in order to read his fan mail.

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