He captured our hearts with hits such as "Amish Paradise," "Like A Surgeon" and "White And Nerdy." Now "Weird" Al Yankovic is capturing our hearts over social media.
How? By completely trolling traditions.
The tradition Yankovic was trolling was none other than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, a yearly occurrence featuring musical performances, giant parade floats and huge balloons most people have grown to cherish....
...except Weird Al apparently.
Just catching up on some emails this morning. pic.twitter.com/RPwp3EMmt6
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 25, 2021
Yankovic was pictured sitting nonchalantly by his window, checking emails, while a balloon of Grogu (aka Baby Yoda) from Disney+'s The Mandalorian went by.
Ha ha. I once spent hours rewriting the second act of Spamalot as Barney and the entire parade passed by… the next year Spamalot was in the Parade.
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) November 25, 2021
Weird Al for the turkey day win.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 25, 2021
Weird Al x Carole King mashup? pic.twitter.com/uEz7wUbNCE
— Garrett (@garrettsaidwhat) November 25, 2021
People were simultaneously amused and incredulous Al completely ignored an entire parade going by his window.
Others were shocked he didn't take more advantage of how gloriously located his accommodations are.
Talk about a BIRDS EYE VIEW!!! https://t.co/uHSIknrLGp
— Donna Colburn (@colburn_donna) November 29, 2021
I like that this is Weird Al's life. https://t.co/41cmrvl9nx
— Skeletired (@skeletired) November 27, 2021
This picture is very on brand https://t.co/RfA22zxuaI
— George Constanza (@SheLoveThaDreds) November 26, 2021
Al, LOOK - there’s a big …nevermind. Happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/xxnmsCEyyf
— Marvin Graham (@stanlow55) November 26, 2021
Now that's real estate #HomeOffice https://t.co/q1TPjvwmX7
— Nashan Anton (@anton_nashan) November 26, 2021
Weird Al wins the Internet today.
— Ethan Bearman (@EthanBearman) November 26, 2021
Many thanks to Weird Al for always giving people's spirits a lift when they could use one.