Watch ‘Tacky,’ Weird Al’s ‘Happy’ Parody Featuring Jack Black, Kristen Schaal
By Marissa G. Muller
Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Kristen Schaal, Aisha Tyler and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet all make appearances — and while she doesn’t appear in it, Julianne Moore’s is inadvertently referenced as the video was shot the same place where her character in The Big Lebowski lived, at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
In keeping with the song’s title, there’s a lot of bold fashion choices, from Al’s technicolor prints-clashing suit to Black’s fanny pack and Stonestreet’s money sign necklace and dollar bill-covered shirt.
Lyrically, Weird Al takes digs at compulsive food-pic-sharing-Instagrammers, people who take selfies at funerals, and even Kanye West. “Now I’m dropping names constantly/ That’s what Kanye West keeps telling me,” he sings, referencing any of Kanye’s monologues over the past couple of years.
Weird Al’s new album Mandatory Fun is out tomorrow, July 15. To commemorate its release, he’ll reportedly be releasing eight new videos, with “Tacky” the first.