I’ll make this short, because everybody has already heard about this elsewhere. “Weird Al” Yankovic is back, and he’s as good as he ever was at what he does. Before OK Go, there was Weird Al, master of the viral. The 2014 version of Weird Al is no different. Beginning yesterday, and running for the next eight days, Al is releasing a new music video from his 14th album, Mandatory Fun, which came out today.
Yesterday’s video was for a parody of Pharrell Williams’s “Happy,” titled “Tacky,” and features many very funny comedians (Kristen Schaal, Jack Black, Margaret Cho and others) lip syncing and dancing to the wonderfully silly song. The video above, for a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” is great for someone like me, with a real affinity for all things grammarian. I’m looking forward to seeing what videos come out over the next 6 days. These first two have been a real joy to watch.