Weird Al Yankovic is back and is kicking off his #8videos8days project with “Tacky,” a comedic take on Pharell’s radio hit, “Happy.”
The parody takes aim at the outlandish style (or lack thereof) that we see far too often today. Weird Al gets some help from his friends, with cameos from fellow comedians Jack Black, Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet and Kristen Schaal — all appropriately dressed in clashing colors, mismatched patterns and the infamously tasteless combination of socks and sandals. You can’t help but double over in laughter as Jack Black does his best rendition of the “twerking” phenomenon, while wearing a backwards sequin fanny pack.
“We’re going to have some fun today!” Al told Nerdist before shooting began. “Thank you, Pharrell; I really appreciate it–you’re a cool guy.”
We still have a week full of hilarious new Weird Al Videos to look forward to. The #8videos8days campaign leads into Weird Al’s upcoming album Mandatory Fun, which you can preorder at WierdAl.com