It was 25 years ago when “Weird Al” Yankovic traveled to the city of Tulsa, OK to tape his movie UHF. A film that any fan could probably recite by heart and one that many people from a certain generation probably spent way too much time watching as children. Our worlds would never be the same.
To repay the favor, today the city of Tulsa gave something back and declared Tuesday, September 24th, “UHF25 Weird Al Yankovic Day” in the city. Just this morning Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. the mayor of Tulsa issued Yankovic a proclamation making it so.
WHEREAS, in the summer of 1988 “Weird Al” Yankovic, the largest selling comedy recording artist in history, filmed the international cult classic “UHF” in the City of Tulsa: and,
WHEREAS, “Weird Al” has returned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved film that showcases the city and its people, bringing his fans from around the country; and,
WHEREAS, he has used his stature and goodwill to generously encourage the support of RSU Public Television, Circle Cinema and Tulsa City-County Library.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. Mayor of the City of Tulsa, do hereby proclaim September 24th, 2013 as “UHF25 Weird Al Yankovic Day” in the city of Tulsa.
That’s some proclimatin’