'Weird Al' Yankovic Sends Up Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' with 'Word Crimes': Watch
After kicking off his eight-videos-in-eight-days campaign on Monday (July 14), "Weird Al" Yankovic has celebrated Tuesday's release of new album "Mandatory Fun" with a brand new clip, this time for the "Blurred Lines" parody "Word Crimes":
Instead of shots of Robin Thicke smoldering against a blank wall and topless women parading around, Yankovic offers dancing punctuation marks and dictionary images in the grammar-obsessed spoof. "Now it's a good time! To learn some grammar… Now did I stammer?… Work on that grammar," the chorus begins, and the pseudo-lyric video spirals into an amazing T.I. impression that includes the line, "Always say 'to whom,' don't ever say 'to who'/And listen up when I tell you this, I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis." Sound advice for us all.
"Mandatory Fun," Yankovic's follow-up to 2011's "Alpocalypse," also features the song "Tacky," a send-up of Pharrell's No. 1 smash "Happy." That music video included cameos from Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet and many others.