“Weird Al” Yankovic is going on a second tour behind his most recent album, Mandatory Fun, owing to the popularity of that album, it was his first to reach No. 1 in the United States, and also to his vast back catalog. In order to promote the tour, Weird Al stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he appeared in the cold open, was interviewed, and then performed a song.
Yankovic busted out his song “Word Crimes,” which is a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Needless to say, Yankovic’s staying power is a little stronger than Thicke’s. Weird Al marched onto the stage, wearing a suit reminiscent of the Beetlejuice suit that Thicke wore whilst being grinded upon by Miley Cyrus and sunglasses. It was a high energy performance, with Weird Al stomping all over the stage, standing atop Colbert’s desk, and heading into the audience as well.
As for the song, it is one of the stronger offerings on Mandatory Fun, which is a very good album in total. “Word Crimes” is about Weird Al lecturing you on how to use proper grammar, so if you watch this performance, you might learn something on top of everything else.
(Via The Late Show)