“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Parody – Word Crimes

Weird-Al-Yankovic-Eat-It200pxI’ve been a fan of “Weird Al” Yankovic since I first heard “I Love Rocky Road”, his parody song of “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in 1982 and, like many other fans, really, really loved his “Eat It” parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” in 1984, especially the video that seemed to be in constant play on MTV back when that channel actually played music videos.

But I have to say, this new video “Word Crimes”, which is a parody of Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit single “Blurred Lines” is my favorite of all. Yankovic hits so many of the pet peeves that crop up every day when dealing with people who perpetrate these kinds of “Word Crimes” on the rest of the world.

Speaking of a word crime, Yankovic has publicly apologized for his ignorance in using the word “spastic” in the lyrics, not realizing that  the term has been used as a derogatory reference to those with cerebral palsy.


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