He’s a legitimate academic (as well as musical) genius
Had Al’s unique skill as a parodist (and shockingly underrated prowess as a legitimate musician) failed to turn into a lifetime gig, there’s no question that he was smart enough to make his way in some other field. Al started kindergarten a year early, skipped second grade, graduated from Lynwood High School in Lynwood, California at 16, and went on to attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where he received his bachelor’s degree in architecture. Could we have had the next Frank Lloyd Wright on our hands? The world will never know.