‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Plays Ted Nugent in ‘Reno 911!’ Return
The spoof cop-documentary show has been off the air since the sixth season ended in 2009, but starts up again on May 4 on the new streaming service Quibi.
“Finally, some good news in the world,” Yankovic wrote on Twitter as he posted a picture of himself dressed in stars-and-stripes hat and shirt, and wearing Nugent-style facial hair. “After an 11-year hiatus, one of the funniest shows of all time is back! The new season of Reno 911! begins streaming on Quibi on May 4. (Oh, and I show up at one point as Ted Nugent.)”
The show’s return was announced last year, and features original cast members and creators Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney-Silver. “Reno 911! holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for ‘reboot goofin,’” Lennon said in a statement at the time. “Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”
You can watch a trailer for the new season below.
In 2018, Yankovic, who’s known for playing accordion, performed with a guitar for the first time when he covered Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl” live.
“My whole life, I never learned to play the guitar," he explained. "I figured, I’ve been in entertainment, I’ve been a recording artist and a professional musician for most of my life, and I should know how to play the guitar.”
The joke was that the part Yankovic played, the “Cinnamon Girl” guitar solo, features the repetition of one single note.