‘Weird Al’ Yankovic has released the first of 8 new music videos this morning, starting with his parody of Pharrell William’s “Happy” called “Tacky”. Finally, the Kardashians have a theme song!
For those of you who would rather take a rusty ice pick to the ear drum than hear that “dun-dun-dun-dun-dun-snare” at the beginning of “Happy” one more goddamn time, I sincerely apologize. But look on the bright side – at least it’s not a “Let It Go” parody called “Knead The Dough” (just like that, I jinxed the world and “Knead The Dough” will go triple-platinum and we’ll all be frantically fighting over ice picks during the Black Friday sale at Rusty Tool Warehouse). Well, Weird Al must have heard your silent prayers, because the video for “Tacky” is enjoyable even if you hit the mute button. It looks sort of like if the present-day sale section of Urban Outfitters fucked a 1995 Spring Break singles night for middle-aged Daytona Beach divorcees in an abandoned factory on top of a pile of tainted Fruit Stripe gum. Not to mention that Jack Black, Aisha Tyler, Eric Stonestreet, Margaret Cho, and Kristen Schaal all look like they’re trying to do their best impression of Rita from Arrested Development crossed with an overly-enthusiastic background actor from Miami Vice. It’s beautiful.
My only critique of “Tacky” is that it didn’t feature anyone who I would consider truly tacky, but I guess if I really wanted to see tacky set to music that badly, I could buy tickets to the “On The Run” tour and watch Beyoncé pimp out her home movies.
Because a video that autoplays is the definition of tacky (always a stickler for the details, that Weird Al), I’ve hidden the video for “Tacky” after the cut.