Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Jam with 'Weird Al' Yankovic on 'Yoda'
Lin-Manuel Miranda is living the dream. In addition to starring opposite Emily Blunt in the Disney sequel to Mary Poppins and appearing in the upcoming animated Disney flick Moana, over the weekend he checked another major accomplishment off the career bucket list: jamming with "Weird Al" Yankovic.
As seen in a fan video from Yankovic's Saturday night headlining gig at Radio City Music Hall, Yankovic was busy holding out the mic to let audience members sing along to his Kinks/Star Wars parody "Yoda" when he turned and said, "Okay, now just Lin-Manuel." The Hamilton creator sprinted out and sang the a bit of the chorus before running offstage.
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This wasn't just a random cameo, either. Miranda later posted a backstage pic with Yankovic in which he revealed that he's a lifelong Al fan, revealing that in "9th grade I sat in an upper box of the Beacon with @AlexSarlin & Emily Pinkowitz & we screamed 'Yoda!!'"
2) We truly believed our screams made Yoda happen.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 25, 2016
It was, at that point, the best moment of my life.
Today was a VERY close second. pic.twitter.com/aUq9QKDXU2
Yankovic also posted a backstage shot, which included Miranda, comedian Michael Ian Black and Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam.