'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.

'Weird Al' Yankovic's 10 Biggest Billboard Hits

"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.


THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.