By Kevin Rutherford
For Weird Al Yankovic‘s fourth video of his eight videos in eight days campaign, he’s repping one of the biggest songs in the country — in fact, until yesterday, the No. 1 song — with his next parody. Isn’t he just so handy?
This time, he’s tackling “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea’s undisputed song of the summer, and turning it into a song about how he’s a boss at home improvement.
“Handy,” from Al’s Mandatory Fun, finds the comedy artist decked out in his work clothes as he hits your home to do some serious home repair, from busted front windows to creepy crawlers in your walls.
“I’m so handy / You already know,” he sings on the chorus. “I’ll fix your plumbing / When your toilets overflow.”
“Handy” finds Weird Al back in the rap game, which is certainly welcome; his first top 10 hit, “White & Nerdy,” was a parody of Chamillionaire’s “Ridin'” and helped vault him back into major relevancy in 2006.
“Let me glue that, glue that / Screw that, screw that,” Yankovic sings as he redoes your patio, rocks his screwdriver and much, much more.
Maybe the dude’s got a career in this if the parody thing dries up. It won’t, but whatever.
Mandatory Fun is out now.