The man who brought you "Eat It," "Amish Paradise," "I Lost on Jeopardy" and "White and Nerdy" is back.
"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album "Mandatory Fun" was released by RCA Records today and Weird Al proves he's been rather busy. Two videos of the new songs are out now -- parodies of Pharrell's "Happy" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" with the promise of six more over the next six days.
They can be found at his web site.
Yankovic did an AMA on Reddit Tuesday and was asked if "Tacky" was shot in one continuous take. His reply:
"While it looks like there MIGHT have been an edit somewhere, I absolutely guarantee you, that was all done in ONE CONTINUOUS SHOT.
"That was a bit of a challenge for me, because I start the video on a 5th floor fire escape, and I reappear on street level wearing completely different clothes. That means - for EVERY TAKE - as soon as the camera was off me I had to run down 5 flights of stairs WHILE CHANGING MY CLOTHES so I could be on camera again at the end. Definitely got my workout THAT day!"
"Tacky," with guest appearances from friends including Eric Stonestreet and Jack Black (did he really have to twerk?) is funny, but "Word Crimes" is a real hoot. It's been a trip, reading online comments that violate the exact rules of grammar the song calls out.