Weird Al Yankovic releases first of 8 new videos


Weird Al Yankovic releases first of 8 new videos (1)

Weird Al Yankovic released a parody of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” entitled “Tacky,” the first of 8 new videos to accompany the release of his 14th album called “Mandatory Fun.”

The video of “Tacky” featured Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Jack Black and Kristen Schaal dressed in the tackiest of clothing and lip-synching to the “Weird Al” song.

It is speculated that “Mandatory Fun” is set to be Weird Al’s last album, after parodying tons of artists in 30 years. When asked about the title “Mandatory Fun,” Yankovic told NPR: “That was just an oxymoron that I’ve always been amused by. It’s used a lot in corporate retreats and, I’m told, in the military. Also, this is the last album of a 32-year-long record contract, so some fans have theorized that that might have something to do with it as well, but I can’t really comment on that.”

Weird Al also said: “I wanted to really do what is ostensibly my last album with a big splash. I wanted the first week to be big; I wanted every single day of release week to be an event. I wanted a video to go viral for an entire day and have people talking about that video, and then the next day they’re talking about a new video. I just thought that would be a really fun way to do it, to make a big deal out of release week.”

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