Watch above for "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's "Happy," co-starring a slew of comedy all stars all lip-synching to the No. 1 hit's reinterpretation. There's Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Aisha Tyler, all paying tribute to all things "taackyyyyyyy." There's spot-on references to "live tweeting a funeral," "a YOLO license plate" and "a new resumé printed in Comic Sans."
Oh, and look out for Black's best twerking attempt in tie-dye sweatpants. You're welcome for the heads up.
Get "Tacky" above and keep clicking for the other music videos Al premiered this week, all to promote his new album Mandatory Fun.
Watch above to check out the comedian/singer wearing a blond, Bruno-esque wig and list off all the things he can fix in your house as though he were appearing in an infomercial. As clever as some of the lines are ("Let me be your stripper / Taking off lacquer, no one does it quicker"), our favorite part is watching Al work it through choreography with two back-up dancing plumbers.
Watch above for the singer's latest parody which starts like any other with a quick switch of a familiar phrase. Al changes up the addictive "we'll never be royals" hook to "with aluminium foil" and names all the ways one can keep food fresh with it. Standard stuff, right?
But the song quickly turns into a paranoid battle cry about aluminium foil keeping us safe from aliens, the government and the Illuminati. Look out for comedian and Billy on the Street guest star Patton Oswalt playing a lizard person.
Watch the quick (yet hilariously effective) new Yankovic joint above.
Let "Weird Al" brighten your weekend with his new video "Lame Claim to Fame." While his earlier videos parodied chart-topping hits like "Fancy" and "Blurred Lines," his latest takes a rather obscure influence, spoofing the style of North Carolina rock group Southern Culture on the Skids.
Filmed as an animated scrapbook, accompanying video details all of Al's lame claims to fame that range from somewhat legit ("I'm pretty sure Mr. Jonah Hill was in the very-next bathroom stall") to totally not ("My birthday and Kim Kardashian's are exactly the same").
In this original tune done to parody college football fight songs, "Weird Al" Yankovic does his best intimidating jock impression while playing a marching band leader.
Which of course means that all his verbal attacks really aren't all that mean. ("Your sports team is vastly inferior / That simple fact is plainly obvious to see / We're going to kick your collective posterior / Of course, you realize we're speaking figuratively.") Al and his bandmates mostly yell "You suck" at the other team over and over.
It's not at all how we remember college, but we sort of wish it was.
For his parody that bites at Crosby, Stills & Nash's style, "Weird Al" said that "Mission Statement" was inspired from "all the ridiculous double-speak and meaningless buzzwords that I've been hearing in office environments my entire life."
"Word Crimes" is less about getting girls and more about getting your grammar right. The track rips the undeniably catchy bass line and melody from "Blurred Lines" while lecturing the listener on speaking "proper English" while avoiding quotation marks for emphasis and keeping who vs. whom straight.
Check back each day for a new "Weird Al" video.