Weird Al Goes Gaga

Written by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey. Posted in Entertainment, Featured, Video

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Published on June 20, 2011 with 1 Comment



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.

About Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey is one person with four names. There's a story behind that, but she won't bore you with it. Just call her Jill. Jill is one of KeyPulp's five founding editors. She works in marketing and communications by day and attends graduate school by night. She fully intends to make this bio more interesting after KeyPulp's beta phase is over. | 

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  • joeross

    I’m so scared, but fascinated. And scared. Al still has it.

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