For over thirty years, Weird Al Yankovic has been lampooning the celebrity-of-the-minute. We all know “Fat,” “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” “Riding Nerdy,” and dozens of others of the accordion-playing satirist’s singles, and we all have a favorite … but I would argue that the video embedded above is among Yankovic’s most inspired. It’s certainly in my top five. In “Perform This Way,” he manages to not only parody a song, but to go after an inarguable pop culture phenomenon. And it’s brilliant.
P.S. Can someone tell us—are those Weird Al’s real abs? Because if so, Al, good for you.