Video: Weird Al Spoofs 'Happy' in Downtown's Historic Palace Theatre
"Weird Al" Yankovic, now in his third decade of parodying hit pop songs, is releasing not only a new album, but eight new videos in eight days.
The first video was premiered by Nerdist today and parodies Pharrell Williams' "Happy." In Al's version, happy is "Tacky." Filmed in the historic Palace Theatre downtown (also home to Maude Lebowski's apartment in The Big Lebowski), the video features Yankovic, Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, Kristen Schaal and Eric Stonestreet dance around in terrible, clashing outfits.
Some of the things the songs suggests might be tacky include live-Tweeting funerals, printing out your resume in Comic Sans and those people who keep their empty liquor bottles for decoration. We all know that person.
The Palace Theatre was built at 630 S. Broadway St. in 1911 and was originally a vaudeville house called The Orpheum Theatre. The name change came in 1926 when it became a silent movie theater, but it is considered the oldest remaining Orpheum theater in the U.S.
Other songs Yankovic parodies on Mandatory Fun include "Blurred Lines," "Fancy," "Royals" and "Radioactive." The album officially comes out tomorrow.