Born On This Day: “Weird Al” Yankovic


Prolific song parodist Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic turns 58 (feel old yet?) today—and I thought there was no more fitting music video from his oeuvre (well…besides “Foil”) to post on this site than his parody of “Party In The U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus, “Party In The CIA.”

The animated video comes close to that sort of “making-the-CIA-so-over-the-top-bad-that-they-are-actually-lovable like you see in American Dad…but has pretty dark overtones (at least, for a Weird Al thing):

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