Ear Booker Productions

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Ear Booker Productions is "Weird Al" Yankovic's vanity plate. It is named after "Ear Booker Polka", a nickname used to denote sections of Weird Al's polka melodies that he composed himself.

(September 13-December 6, 1997)

Logo: On a rapidly flashing black and white background, we see the words "EAR BOOKER PRODUCTIONS" in FF Blur (a blobby version of Helvetica) zooming in, inverting its colors accompanying with the flashing background, and stopping in the center.

Variant: On "Weird Al" Yankovic Live!: The Alpocalypse Tour, the logo plays at a slightly slower speed than usual.

Technique: CGI.

Music/Sounds: A condensed version of the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Bite Me". It consists of several synth shattering effects, a cacophony of loud guitars, and Weird Al screaming incomprehensibly at the top of his lungs.

Music/Sounds Trivia: "Bite Me" originally appeared at the end of the CD version of Weird Al's album Off the Deep End as a hidden track, designed to scare listeners who forgot to turn the CD off and thus were unaware that the song was coming after ten minutes of silence. It is a parody of the Nirvana song "Endless, Nameless", which appeared at the end of their landmark album Nevermind (with its album cover and hit single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" parodied as "Smells Like Nirvana" on the aforementioned Weird Al album) and similarly featured scary-sounding music (though, arguably not as sudden).

Availability: Rare overall, but extinct on TV. Seen on The Weird Al Show. It made a surprise reappearance on "Weird Al" Yankovic Live!: The Alpocalypse Tour.

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