When it comes to moments of the weird, there is rarely a musician who can unseat Weird Al Yankovic. Perhaps that’s why the producers of the 66th Primetime Emmy’s asked the song spoofer to create a rousing musical number for last nights show.
Rather than taking a popular song and twisting it to fit the Primetime Emmy’s, Weird Al sang to a looming battle cry melody. The famed funny man had no problem going after Mad Men, specifically Jon Hamm, and the casts of Homeland, Scandal, Modern Family, Game of Thrones, and various other primetime favorites.
The video, titled “The Emmys 2014: Weird Al Yankovic Performs Show Themes (Highlight)” was uploaded to the official NBC YouTube channel on Monday night, and it has already racked up more than 155,000 views.
Fans seem to enjoy the clip with 1,172 upvotes, and just 67 downvotes.
2014 has been somewhat of a reemergence year for Weird Al Yankovic. His song “Word Crimes,” a parody of Robin Thick’s ‘Blurred Lines,” has racked up more than 16 million views on YouTube, while fans continue to eat up the other songs from his new album titled Mandatory Fun.
If you simply can’t get enough of the Weird Al performance at the Emmy’s, perhaps it’s time to revisit some of his other classics. How about this diamond in the rough.