‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Skewers Bad Grammar In ‘Blurred Lines’ Spoof: VIDEO


If you get infuriated by people who misuse their, there, and they're, you'll love musician "Weird Al" Yankovic's takedown of horrid grammar in his video for "Word Crimes," a hilariously pedantic spoof of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

And if you like the video, revisit the video parody of "Blurred Lines" that some Texan women made in response to Texas' restrictive anti-abortion legislation.

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  1. Elliott says

    Jim – I’m not trying to be a jerk, but why is he a d##k? I always thought he was just a good satirist. If he’s not so nice, I’d like to know why, seriously.

  2. GeoffreyPS says

    You don’t know awkward until you’re waiting in line for an autograph and Weird Al hits on your sister. My inner (and outer) nerd thought it was kinda cool. But the rest of me went “ewwwwww!”. She had the signed autograph from him on her fridge for years afterwards: “Barbara, If you ever leave your husband give me a call. Weird Al”

  3. Kevin says

    I hope we never lose Weird Al! He’s been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. I remember when he was a guy recording stuff in an empty men’s room with a tape recorder and an accordion. Back then you could only hear his songs on Doctor Demento on Sunday nights.

    “Another One Rides The Bus,” “Fat,” “Like a Surgeon,” “Amish Paradise” were all great. Like being parodied on SNL, Weird Al spoofing your song meant, “You made it.” Glad he’s still at it.

  4. Rus says

    I guess if you’re going to put yourself out there as a grammar Nazi, you should be sure all of your text is correct. In the U.S. (unlike Britain), the period goes inside the quotes, so his “emphasis”. was wrong.

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