I would probably love My Morning Jacket’s video for “Outta My System” without a cameo from Zach Galifianakis shooting lightning from his fingers — because it’s a good song and a cool video — but a cameo from Zach Galifianakis shooting lightning from his fingers makes me like it all the better.
The James Frost-directed clip for the song, which is a lilting, wistful reflection on growing up and getting the wild living out of your system before settling down…or not, opens with lead singer Jim James walking in very furry boots and his cape (YAY! Long live the cape), walking down a desolate road. He jumps down a rabbit hole and turns into a one-eyed cartoon. The rest of his band, also now Cyclops themselves, show up, they jump into a flying car and go on a colorful, “Yellow Submarine” type journey. Overseeing it all is a cartoon image of Galifianakis as a wizard of sorts, who shoots lightning bolts out of his fingers.