Weird Al trades 'Happy' for 'Tacky' in celeb-filled Pharrell parody
Master parody artist Weird Al Yankovic is back, and this time, Pharrell’s “Happy” is his target.
“Tacky”—the first of eight videos he’s releasing over eight straight days in advance of his new album, Mandatory Fun—cleverly and playfully criticizes the everyday bad habits of our postmodern society.
Joining Yankovic—known for “White & Nerdy” and “Eat It”—in the video are Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black, all of whom are wearing clashing clothing (see: Stonestreet’s lime green pants, hot pink blazer, and collared, money-print shirt).
Some of the best lines: “I Instagram every meal I’ve had,” “Got my new resume, it’s printed in comic sans,” and “I would live Tweet a funeral, take selfies with the deceased.” If any of these—or the other lines dropped in the song—apply to you, Yankovic suggests that you, too, might be tacky.
Not sure? Check out the full “Tacky” video below.