Although it is the best video that "Weird Al" Yankovic has yet to offer, Video Library still ends up being a waste of time. After the wonderfully fulfilling videos for "Fat," "Smells Like Nirvana," "Like A Surgeon" and "Eat It" are through, the tape offers a showcase of videos that, even though the songs are funny, have obvious reasons for never being shown on MTV. While it is understandable that he had a low budget when filming in the early '80s, videos for "I Lost on Jeopardy" and "Ricky" should have turned out much better. Some shorts, like the entire video for the hilarious "Christmas at Ground Zero" is just combination of old Christmas movie clips, making the once-funny song a total bore. Just like Yankovic's other video releases, Video Library is suggested only for diehard fans.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Barry Weber