Weird Al Yankovic is back with his latest music video parody, and it lives up to his high standards. "Tacky" is a parody of (you guessed it) Pharrell's "Happy."
The master lyricist, satirist and long-haired accordion god dropped the star-studded video - the first of his #8videos8days project - earlier today on Nerdist.
Check out the official "Tacky" video and watch for guest appearances from Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal and Jack Black:
“We’re going to have some fun today!” Al told the site before the video was filmed. “Thank you, Pharrell; I really appreciate it - you’re a cool guy."
Weird Al does not need permission to spoof these hit songs in his unique style; since they're parodies, his rights to do so are legally protected.
He always gets it anyway, though, so there's no bad blood and the original artist approves. Knowing Pharrell signed off on this makes it even better.
Three minutes of wonderful clashing colors, socks-and-sandals, fanny packs and bad dance moves make for a hilariously tasteless feast for the eyes.
Add in his lyrics and you've got comedic gold. All we need now is a 24-hour streaming version of "Tacky" featuring Al taking his message across the globe.
Eagerly awaiting the next #7videosin7days ...