‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Parodies Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Musician Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic attends the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Screening of "They Came Together" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images) Getty Images

It was bound to happen.

Pharrell’s smash hit “Happy’’ finally got the “Weird Al’’ Yankovic treatment on Monday when the music parodist dropped the first music video off his upcoming album, “Mandatory Fun.’’

Aptly titled “Tacky, ’’ the video hilariously warps Pharrell’s chart-topping single and features appearances by comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black.

You can check out the video which premiered on Nerdist embedded above.

“Tacky’’ isn’t the only music video Yankovic will be releasing this week. The comedian plans to drop a video each day as a part of his #8videos8days project to hype up the release of his latest album, which drops on July 15.


“I wanted to make it an event,’’ Yankovic told the New York Post. “Because what I do is comedy, it burns more quickly than a traditional album … I like the idea of every single one of my videos going viral for a day.’’

“Mandatory Fun’’ will also feature parodies of Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit, “Blurred Lines,’’ as well as Iggy Azalea’s 2014 jam, “Fancy.’’

The album’s release comes just days before the 25th anniversary of the premiere of “UHF,’’ which Yankovic co-wrote and starred in. The 1989 film became a cult comedy classic and helped launch “Weird Al’s’’ career.

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