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Weird Al’s #8videos8days Continues with a Parody Video of ‘Blurred Lines’

Yesterday Nerdist kicked off Weird Al’s week of music videos with the premiere of “Tacky,” an aptly named parody of Pharrell’s “Happy.” (We also took you behind the scenes of that video, just saying.) Today, the #8videos8days project continues with the artist’s latest: a parody of the Robin Thicke single “Blurred Lines,” entitled “Word Crimes.” Check it out:

This video is obviously perfection, but more importantly, we all now have the perfect thing to send to people who, despite our protestations, continue to walk all over the English language. The next time we see someone rock a “to” instead of a “too,” this is getting sent their way… and don’t even get us started on the numbers-for-words abbreviators!

We also have to appreciate how thorough Yankovic is with this track. It’s immensely stellar work that reminds us yet again why the man is considered such a wordsmith in the first place. Want to bet he walks around with a dictionary hanging from his neck like Flavor Flav’s clock?

There are still ten tracks to go off “Weird Al’s” new album that could get the video treatment, so there’s no telling what’s in store for tomorrow. What do you think of the latest from “Weird Al” Yankovic? Will you be using this video in the war against improper grammar? Which song do you want to see a video of next? Let us know in the comments below!



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  1. KM says:

    Who here enjoys irony? Watch the video then read the comments.

  2. LW says:

    Does anyone know if Al paid royalties to the Marvin Gaye estate or to Robin Thicke who claims the music is his own original creation?

    • Z says:

      I don’t think he has to pay royalties because it is a satire? 

      • CRN says:

        Technically he doesn’t even have to get permission for a parody but he does anyway because he’s nice like that.  idk about royalties.

        • G2S says:

          copy right law states if it is 50% changed with changing most of the lyrics dose, means you dont need to ask anyone

    • rich says:

      The law states that you do not have to pay royalties for song paradees

  3. K says:

    The image of the sword in the word notes is majesty

  4. I tots 3> this song!  He makes the most funniest stuff to listen to.

  5. Nora Dennis says:

    A man after my own heart. My pet peeve? When someone puts the wrong your in a sentence. Example: Your a nut and so is your brother. While the second your is right the first should be a contraction of you and are. I often wonder how people are graduating school when there (oops) their spelling and sentence structure is so atrocious.

  6. Vast improvement to the original!

  7. Seth says:

    Since when is it ’emoji’? It should be ’emoti’, as in emotion icon.

    • max says:

      emoji are the ideograms or smileys used originally in Japanese electronic messages and webpages, the use of which has spread outside Japan. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji literally means “picture” (e) + “character” (moji).

  8. J.p. Miller says:

    Just needed to educate on the use of seen and should’ve not should of.

  9. Importantly is not a word says:

    More important*Not importantly. Importantly is not a word, Merrill Barr.

  10. John in Ohio says:

    I almost pissed myself at cunning linguist.  Al is better than ever! Love all three videos.

  11. Such an improvement on the original song!

  12. Linda says:

    I’m not getting any video to click on.  I’d love to see it but there is no link…sigh

  13. T says:

    This was awesome. Loved it!

  14. Mad Mullah Hastur says:

    Region restricted videos. The stupidest invention since… heck it’s just the stupidest invention, ever.

    • Naitsirk says:

      Yes, but VEVO is not consistent. It can be watch on The same VEVO that says that I can’t watch it here “… because the owners have some restrictions.”?

  15. QT says:


  16. lauraeslteacher says:

    I have always adored Weird Al, and I have used his parodies in classes for years.  This one is guaranteed to be played in class!

  17. Robin Thicke says:

    Awesome, now I can listen to Blurred Lines without the rapey lyrics.

    • Bilbo Swaggins says:

      That’s exactly my problem, I really love the instrumental, but I just can’t stand his voice and his lyrics

  18. ZingOBee says:


  19. Scott C. Allen says:

    What would I like to see next?  I’d like to see “Foil,” “NOW That’s What I Call Polka!,” or “Inactive.”

    And as a computer teacher, this video will be played on the opening day of school in my classroom.

  20. Potato says:

    Finally, a funny blurred lines parody

  21. Shatner's old toupee says:

    So great that I am lost for words

  22. Cynthia says:

    LOVED it!

  23. Kevster says:

    I can imagine this being shown by every single high school teacher on the first day of school this fall.