Weird Al Yankovic is taking us to school to celebrate the release of his new album, Mandatory Fun. Al shared the video for his parody of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring some in-depth English lessons.
Yankovic chose to take the high road for this tune. Rather than dish out lazy commentary about the rapey nature of the original lyrics, Al sings about dangling participles, spelling, and syntax. Robin Thicke doesn't need any help making himself look bad, so Weird Al used this take on last year's smash hit to raise our national IQ. It's an editor's dream.
The video is a charming parody as well, featuring clever diagrams, animated letters in the style of the original dancers, and floating balloons which spell out "Weird Al Yankovic has a big dictionary." Check out the Jarrett Heather-directed clip above and watch Yankovic's skewering of Pharrell's "Happy" right here at Zumic.
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