Weird Al takes on Pharrell's "Happy" with his newest video, "Tacky."
Weird Al (center) and his tacky pals (r,l).
by Bob Powers
He would have been remiss to let the most overplayed pop hit in recent years pass through the public consciousness without addressing it in some manner, and Weird Al would never let himself be called "remiss." Thus, we are given "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's "Happy" that's as infectious an earworm as the original, but far more intentionally funny. The video enlists Al pals Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler, and Kristen Schall, among others, flexing their dancing-at-the-camera chops.
This video is the first off Al's new album, Mandatory Fun, out tomorrow, and he's promised to release seven more videos in the coming week, one new one per day.