Weird Al Tackles Iggy Azalea’s Summer Hit in His Newest Video, ‘Handy’
By Merrill Barr on July 17, 2014
Today marks the official halfway point of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s #8videos8days project and so far, it’s been one heck of a ride. From “Tacky” (which you can see the behind the scenes photos for right here) to “Word Crimes” and “Foil,” every parody has been top notch and their corresponding videos have been utter perfection. Not to mention the videos – “Tacky” and “Foil” in particular – have been filled with some stellar celebrity appearances.
Now, we know the real reason you came here today, so what do you say we jump right into the musician’s latest golden nugget: a parody of the Iggy Azalea tune that’s taken over the summer airwaves, “Fancy.” Al’s version is titled, of course, “Handy.” Check it out:
For our money, what really sells this video is the intentionally bad green screen. There’s a real art to making a fake cheesy TV commercial – the right combination of insanely out of balance color, the tacky (pun totally intended) pop-up text, the crazy chyron clip art, the seller desperately begging for you to “call him now” – and Weird Al has, not at all surprisingly, achieved it.
There’s no telling where the next video in the #8videos8days project is going to turn up or what song off Mandatory Fun it’s going to be for, but you can bet your sweet butts that it’s going to be excellent, because it’s Weird Al, and Weird Al is always excellent. Don’t refute us on this, this is scientific fact.
Did you enjoy the video? What popular song do you want to see Weird Al parody next? Let us know in the comments below!