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New Weird Al Video "Skipper Dan"!

In keeping with his “Internet Release Summer,” W.A. Yankovic has just released a new video entitled “Skipper Dan,” which was deftly animated by Wunder Animatrix Divya Srinivasan, who also was kind enough to animate Hard ‘n Phirm’s tribute to Elvis Presley, “Death of the King.” I’m going to go buy several hats so that I can then take them off to these two wonderful individuals!

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  1. mella says:

    Gosh that’s sad… is Weird Al feeling okay???

  2. Sunshine says:

    Vid = awesome. Really depressing, but I think that’s why I like it. Being a fan of grunge and all, depressing songs tend to make me feel better. Makes me feel better because my life could be worse, I suppose. 😛

    Yeah, it must be FoW. I knew it was someone like that and I kept thinking Weezer + They Might Be Giants, with a splash of Presidents of the USA.

    And, it didn’t have to be happy, but it could’ve had an ending. XD

  3. M_pony says:

    It’s totally a JoCoesque song. That’s a -good- thing 🙂

  4. courtney says:

    wondering if you had seen this ?

  5. Deltus says:

    Both Weird Al and Divya Srinivasan get big WIN juice on that one. Huzzah!

  6. Vones says:

    Yeah, it struck me as ‘Coultonesque’ I’m pretty sure Al would be a Coulton fan, nice to hear him as an influence!

  7. meepzmcgee says:

    I was thinking Jonathan Coulton as well, but I guess Fountains of Wayne makes sense too.

  8. faustmn says:

    It’s not a Jonathan Coulton song, it’s a Fountains of Wayne song.

  9. Virgil says:

    That was awesome. Thanks for posting it Chris.

  10. Colleenky says:

    OMG. Weird Al wrote a Jonathan Coulton song!

  11. Sam Swanson says:

    Oh god, it’s like he captured my personal future in this song. Gaaahhhh…

  12. rob says:

    I think maybe W.A. has been listening to some Jonathan Coulton.

  13. gigi says:

    at first i thought, this is pretty funny, then it turned seriously depressing. good song, just sad. and then i’m left wondering why skipper dan DIDN’T try to go back to broadway, why are so many people hung up on hollywood which is only concerned about “good looks” as opposed to talent. and then i realized i put way too much thought into a fictional character from a weird al song

  14. The animation rocks … and now I’m going to go shoot myself in the head.

  15. montage says:

    Story of my life…Bawl

  16. Nosmo rex says:

    Weird Al is my hero, and so is the Nerdist for sharing!

    Thanks, Chris!

  17. this is an awesome song

  18. Joe says:

    Next to The Haunted Mansion and Pirates the Jungle Cruise ride is the best thing out there

  19. Abi says:

    Seriously, that killed me inside.

    Why Weird Al, why!? Dx

    (Sorry for the double. Seems you can’t delete things.)

  20. Abi says:

    Gee thanks, Chris, for showing me this. I’m gonna go cry myself into oblivion now.