“Weird Al” Yankovic has been the king of musical parody for over three decades, and is still going strong. His most recent release, Mandatory Fun, is the first album of his to reach #1 on The Billboard Music Charts, and the single “Word Crimes” also made it into the Top 40 of Billboard’s Top 100 Singles. This places Yankovic next to Madonna and Michael Jackson as the third of the only three artists to have at least one Top 40 hit each decade since the 1980s. Mandatory Fun also won the GRAMMY for Best Comedy Album just a few days ago, so it is safe to say Yankovic’s feeling pretty good right about now.
Now, “Weird Al” is gearing up for his Mandatory World Tour. Yankovic will be spreading his family-friendly comedic joy across The U.S., Canada, and Europe starting on May 12 in Las Vegas and wrapping up in Ireland in October. It is a big tour and obviously that can be a daunting of a task, so it is no surprise he is looking for someone to help him be the best he can be. In order to do that, “Weird Al” has stepped into the world of film parody. Inserting himself into a scene from Whiplash, “Weird Al” Yankovic seeks guidance from Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons in his Oscar nominated performance.) Fletcher is one that works off of fear and intimidation to push his students, but Yankovic is too much of a bubbly and happy guy to let that get to him…at first. Hopefully, this will be the beginning of a tradition involving “Weird Al” doing video parodies of the yearly Oscar nominees.
Check out the video below and let us know, in the comment section, what Oscar nominee you want to see get the “Weird Al” treatment next.