All week long, "Weird Al" Yankovic junkies have been getting their fix every 24 hours or so, with the parody master dropping a new video spoofing current top 40 stars on a daily basis.
Yankovic previously took on Pharrell Williams with "Tacky," Iggy Azalea with "Handy," Lorde with "Foil" and Robin Thicke with "Word Crimes."
Today's tune -- and accompanying video -- takes a different tack, parodying a whole style of music as opposed to a specific song.
His target is John Philip Sousa and the sort of rousing, rah-rah fight songs bellowed by drunk, face-painted fans on game day.
Instead of catchy, simplistic slogans, however, Yankovic's "Sports Song" employs wordy and articulate insults scientifically breaking down his team's superiority, before he dumbs it down to the succinct chorus, "We're great and you suck/you see there's us and then there's you."
Then comes the kicker, "OK, full disclosure: we're not that great, but nevertheless, you suck!"
Watch the video here:
The video premiered today on Funny or Die. It's not likely to make the same viral impression as "Word Crimes" or "Foil," but it's nice to see "Weird" Al take a break from the top 40 for at least one day.
This is the fifth of eight new videos supporting his new album "Mandatory Fun." What will tomorrow bring?
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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