Weird Al Pokes Fun at Celeb-Obsessed Culture With ‘Lame Claim to Fame’ [Video]
Continuing his promise of releasing eight videos in eight days, “Weird Al” Yankovic has dropped the seventh video off ‘Mandatory Fun’ (available on iTunes and Amazon) today titled ‘Lame Claim to Fame.’ The video follows PopCrush’s debut of ‘First World Problems’ yesterday.
‘Lame Claim to Fame’ is a southern rock-inspired tune that is a satirical look at our celebrity-obsessed culture. The lyrics poke fun at hilariously lame name-dropping such as, “My best friend’s brother / Well, he was an extra in ‘Wayne’s World 2′ / My neighbour’s baby sitter / Dated three of the guys in Motley Crue.”
And it doesn’t stop there: the entire song a runoff of celebrity names fit with the strangest rhymes, like, “I had a car that used to belong / To Cuba Gooding Jr.’s uncle / A friend of mine in high school / Had jury duty with Art Garfunkel / One time I was staying in the same hotel / As Zooey Deschanel.”
Click on the video above to check out Weird Al’s latest hilarious video.
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