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8 things you need to know about Weird Al Yankovic

Published on Jul 17, 2014 2:36 PM

Weird Al Yankovic has taken the Internet by storm this week. Weird who? If you have to ask, then read on.

The 55-year-old American kickstarted his return to the limelight by releasing the celebrity-cameo-packed music video for Tacky on July 14. The song, his parody of Pharrell Williams' hit Happy, featured appearances by Jack Black, Margaret Cho and Kristen Schaal.

He followed it up on July 15 with Word Crimes, the even better parody of Robin Thicke's once-ubiquitous hit Blurred Lines.

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