Weird Al Has Spent Three Decades Painstakingly Cultivating His Own Tackiness. This Is His Magnum Opus
If there’s one person left in the world who could do a “Happy” tribute video and not make us want to strangle our screens, it’s Weird Al Yankovic. Okay, fine, Pedro Pascal could make one and I’d be just fine with it, but that day isn’t today, unfortunately.
Weird Al’s Pharrell parody is called “Tacky,” and covers all implications of the word - from socks with sandals to funeral selfies to name dropping. Which is fitting, because the video is a nice lineup of lip syncing big comedy names: Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Kristen Schaal, Eric Stonestreet, and Jack Black, all here to tell us how tacky they are.
Fun fact: This was shot at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, which was also used as the setting for Maude’s apartment in The Big Lebowski. So when Jack Black is dancing around, you can also imagine that Julianne Moore is swinging from the ceiling above him, naked, wielding paintbrushes.