Who Sang Mr. Popeil? “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Weird Al” Yankovic “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3‐D cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984-2-28
length: 4:43
producer: Rick Derringer
membranophone: Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
piano: “Weird Al” Yankovic and Pat Regan
vocal: “Weird Al” Yankovic
trumpet: Warren Leuning
engineer: Tony Papa
guitar family: Jim West and Rick Derringer
background vocals: Pattie Brooks, Lisa Popeil, Andrea Robinson and Petsye Powell
accordion: “Weird Al” Yankovic
percussion: Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
mandolin: Rick Derringer
clarinet: Joel Peskin
saxophone: Jimmy “Z” Zavala
banjo: Steve Jay
bongos: Joel Miller
synthesizer: Pat Regan and “Weird Al” Yankovic
bass guitar: Steve Jay
bass vocals: Bob Tebow
tuba: Jim Self
talking drum: Steve Jay
body percussion: “Musical Mike” Kieffer
Lyrics
I need a vegematic!
I need a pocket fisherman!
I need a handy appliance
That'll scramble an egg while it's still inside its shell!
(Operators are standing by.
How does that make you feel?)
Help me.
Mr. Popeil!

I wanna shine some pennies!
I wanna mend some leather!
I wanna Krazy-glue my head to the bottom of a big steel girder!
(Please, no c.o.d.'s.
Don't miss out on this deal.)
Ah, help me.
Mr. Popeil!

Help me.
Mr. Popeil!
Mr. Popeil!
Mr. Popeil!

(whoa, whoa oh.)
It slices. it dices.
Look at that tomato!
You could even cut a tin can with it,
But you wouldn't want to!

Mr. Popeil, I'm in trouble.
Need your assistance on the double.
Oh no! now how am I gonna make
My old vinyl car top look like new?
Mr. Popeil!
Tell me, what am I s'posed to do?

Mr. Popeil!
Mr. Popeil!

(Now how much would you pay?)
But wait, there's more!
It's not sold in any store!
(Now how much would you pay?)
Don't answer yet,
Just look what else you get!
(Now how much would you pay?)
If you order today,
You get a ginsu knife and a smokeless ashtray!
(Now how much would you pay?)
Now how much would you pay?
Mr. Popeil, Mr. Popeil.
Mr. Popeil, Mr. Popeil.
Mr. Popeil, Mr. Popeil.
Mr. Popeil, Mr. Popeil.

Make me buy a garden weasel!
Make me buy a bamboo steamer!
Make me take advantage
Of this amazing tv offer!
(Call our toll-free number,
We'll make you such a deal.)
Aw, help me!
Mr. Popeil. I want it!
(Mr. Popeil.) well, I need it!
(Mr. Popeil.) I got to got to got to have it!
Mr. Popeil!
Mr. Popeil!
Hey!

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Eat It
  • 2 Midnight Star
  • 3 The Brady Bunch
  • 4 Buy Me a Condo
  • 5 I Lost on Jeopardy
  • 6 Polkas on 45
  • 7 Mr. Popeil
  • 8 King of Suede
  • 9 That Boy Could Dance
  • 10 Theme From Rocky XIII
  • 11 Nature Trail to Hell

  • Release information
    label: Scotti Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643922111
    script: Latin