It’s only fitting that one of our favorite web series from 2014 begins a new season with our 2014 Person of the Year, as Above Average’s Sound Advice is back with “Weird Al” Yankovic. Janessa Slater (SNL’s Vanessa Bayer) is the worst media coach in show business, and this time she’s offering Weird Al some advice on going “normcore,” which is how the truly cool kids are expressing themselves these days. Being unique is now all about being dull and plain, and that simply flies in the face of Al’s loud shirts, big hair, and zany, accordion-playing style.
Janessa also seems to have an issue with Al’s most recent album being a Grammy Award-winning Billboard chart-topper, but I’m only bringing that up to remind everyone how wonderful it was that “Mandatory Fun” was Al’s most successful release of his career. It was really wonderful, you guys.