Watch Weird Al Yankovic's Hilarious Parody of Pharrell's 'Happy'
Because he's "Tacky"! The legendary parody hit-maker stars in a new video featuring some famous pals.
If there's one guy who knows how to make fun of pop lyrics — in the best way — it's legendary parody artist "Weird Al" Yankovic. We're assuming you're familiar with the song "Happy" by Pharrell that pretty much nobody can get out of their heads, right? Turns out Weird Al couldn't shake the catchiness of the happy-go-lucky tune either, so for his upcoming album Mandatory Fun, the comedy genius spoofed the hit with his own "Tacky" rendition.
Clad in a mismatched suit and throwing down some of the, well, tackiest dance moves we've seen in ages, Yankovic sings of hilarious 21st century examples of bad taste such as "It might seem crazy, wearing stripes and plaid / I Instagram every meal I've had" and "43 bumper stickers and a YOLO license plate / Bring along my coupon book whenever I'm on a date." Helping out Al in his one-shot music video (filmed at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles) are actor/comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Kirsten Schaal, and even Jack Black mouthing the lyrics to the song clad in outlandish, obnoxious outfits. You'll get a chuckle out of this one!
Weird Al's also parodying Pharrell's 24-hour-music-video angle with his #8days8videos campaign. Have a look at the first video for "Tacky" below:
Here's the list of all the videos from Weird Al's #8days8videos series:
- "Tacky" (parody of Pharrell's "Happy")
- "Word Crimes" (parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines")
- "Foil" (parody of Lorde's "Royals")
- "Handy" (parody of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy")
- "Sports Song" (parody of college football fight songs)
- "First World Problems" (parodies the Pixies style of songs)
- "Mission Statement" (in the style of Crosby, Stills & Nash)
- "Lame Claim To Fame" (Southern Culture on the Skids parody)
What video from Weird Al's #8days8videos series do you love the most? Let us know in the comments.
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