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Best Emmy Moment: 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Parody Mash-Up

Best Emmy Moment: 'Weird Al' Yankovic's Parody Mash-Up

A still from ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s performance at the 2014 Emmys

Highlights

  • Somehow, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic landed a gig performing at the Emmys, amid those Mad Men and sundry Games involving Thrones. Somehow, it turned out to be the show’s most genius moment.
  • Parody singer ‘Weird Al’ (song credits include Another One Rides the Bus, I Think I’m a Clone Now) performed a medley of show themes at the Emmys, adding lyrics of his own particular invention.
  • Highlights included a musical shout-out to Mad Men’s Jon Hamm (Jon Hamm’s never won an Emmy/Who cares, he’s still Jon freakin’ Hamm). References were made to the resumes of actors appearing on the shows parodied : “Remember this guy? He was in Ghost” was directed at Scandal’s Tony Goldwyn who co-starred in the 1990 film; Inigo Montoya grew a beard, in honour of Homeland star Mandy Patinkin’s role in 1987’s The Princess Bride.
  • The finale was given over to Game of Thrones. After devoting some lyrics to the abundance of female body parts that has made the show both a fan favourite as well as off-limits to younger viewers, Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg appeared as Joffrey Baratheon providing backing vocals.
  • Sample: Don’t get too attached to a certain guy (have a back up, have a back up, have a back up)/He might drink some poisoned wine (that’s a spoiler, that’s a spoiler, that’s a spoiler)
  • And the finale had a grand finale of its own as Andy-Joffrey hopped off stage to hand Game Of Thrones author George R R Martin a typewriter: Type George, we need more scripts/Write it faster, write it faster.
  • Curtain. Applause.
New Delhi: Somehow, 'Weird Al' Yankovic landed a gig performing at the Emmys, amid those Mad Men and sundry Games involving Thrones. Somehow, it turned out to be the show's most genius moment.

Parody singer 'Weird Al' (song credits include Another One Rides the Bus, I Think I'm a Clone Now) performed a medley of show themes at the Emmys, adding lyrics of his own particular invention. (Also Read: Emmy Fashion roundup)

Highlights included a musical shout-out to Mad Men's Jon Hamm (Jon Hamm's never won an Emmy/Who cares, he's still Jon freakin' Hamm). References were made to the resumes of actors appearing on the shows parodied : "Remember this guy? He was in Ghost" was directed at Scandal's Tony Goldwyn who co-starred in the 1990 film; Inigo Montoya grew a beard, in honour of Homeland star Mandy Patinkin's role in 1987's The Princess Bride.

The finale was given over to Game of Thrones. After devoting some lyrics to the abundance of female body parts that has made the show both a fan favourite as well as off-limits to younger viewers, Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg appeared as Joffrey Baratheon providing backing vocals.

Sample: Don't get too attached to a certain guy (have a back up, have a back up, have a back up)/He might drink some poisoned wine (that's a spoiler, that's a spoiler, that's a spoiler)

And the finale had a grand finale of its own as Andy-Joffrey hopped off stage to hand Game Of Thrones author George R R Martin a typewriter: Type George, we need more scripts/Write it faster, write it faster.

Curtain. Applause.

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