Every year, around this time, the familiar geek chorus rises up again and proclaims, “LET THERE BE WEIRD AL.” Over at Change.org, there’s a petition asking, nay, demanding that “Weird Al Yankovic [should] headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.” In year’s past, this has been a silly pipe dream, something that only a very small (compared to, say, Shakira’s), but dedicated fanbase has clamored for. But to quote a Biggie song that Weird Al never got around to parodying (yet?), things done changed. Weird Al is the proud owner of a #1 album, so suddenly, this doesn’t seem farfetched.
For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show. (Via)
Not only does Weird Al put on one hell of a live show, complete with costume changes and bits, his being picked by the NFL Powers That Be would prevent Pharrell from singing “Happy,” which is totally what’s going to happen, no matter how many fantastic Pixies spoofs Mr. Yankovic puts out.