Petition Wants "Weird Al" Yankovic For Super Bowl XLIX Half-Time Show

Petition Wants "Weird Al" Yankovic For Super Bowl XLIX Half-Time Show

Internet petition wants NFL to book song parodist for the big game

There was a time when The Super Bowl half-time show was regarded as the joke of the event - "The Nation's Bathroom Break." But over the last decade it's become a hot venue for major musical acts, increasingly from outside what the National Football League once considered its target audience. Now, a Change.org petition is rapidly accumulating signatures from fans who want the show to get Weird.

Specifically: They want the leadership of the NFL to draft famed pop-music parodist "Weird Al Yankovic" to headline this year's show. the petition (which does not appear to have been started by affiliates of either the NFL itself, Mr. Yankovic or his label) points out his popularity with audiences the NFL might have difficulty drawing otherwise, and mentions the potential for other, more traditional famous musicians to join Yankovic onstage for parodies of their hits.

Originally gaining notoriety by submitting homemade comedy songs to the Dr. Demento radio show in the late-70s before scoring record deals for my "My Bologna" (a parody of "My Sharona") and "Another One Rides The Bus" ("Another One Bites The Dust.") But he shot to fame in the early days of MTV with videos that took his parodies of specific songs, artists and genres to another level. In 1989 he co-wrote and starred in the feature film comedy UHF. In a career first, his most recent album, Mandatory Fun, debuted on the Billboard Music Charts at #1, featuring the Robin Thicke Parody "Word Crimes" - the #39 single debut of which made Yankovic officially the third musician after Michael Jackson and Madonna to have a Top 40 single in every decade since the 1980s. He recently appeared as Sir Isaac Newton on Epic Rap Battles of History.

At this time, neither the NFL nor "Weird Al" Yankovic have responded to the petition.

Source: New York Post

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YES! That would be AWESOME!

Not bloody likely to happen...BUT STILL...

Man I miss weird Al. Amish paradise was the best thing that ever happened to rap ever. I say this with NO IRONY IN MY VOICE!!!! FEEL MY SINCERITY!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

No but seriously I liked Weird Al a lot back then.

Kameburger:
Man I miss weird Al. Amish paradise was the best thing that ever happened to rap ever. I say this with NO IRONY IN MY VOICE!!!! FEEL MY SINCERITY!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

No but seriously I liked Weird Al a lot back then.

He hasn't exactly been gone. He's been doing albums constantly since then. Maybe once every 5 years give or take, but he's still fairly active.

dragongit:

Kameburger:
Man I miss weird Al. Amish paradise was the best thing that ever happened to rap ever. I say this with NO IRONY IN MY VOICE!!!! FEEL MY SINCERITY!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

No but seriously I liked Weird Al a lot back then.

He hasn't exactly been gone. He's been doing albums constantly since then. Maybe once every 5 years give or take, but he's still fairly active.

Yeah, his stuff just isn't quite the same anymore. Except for that 30 Rock episode he was in. Quite amazing. But now that you mention it my post did make it sound like he had died or something.

I sign it for Cheese Sandwitch! Got to be better than the vast majority of what they've had before.

I'm for that. He'd be a better choice then who they've brought in during the past couple of years.

Would probably be the best 1/2 time in the past decade....which is probably why it wont happen =p

fingers crossed thou

Halftime...everyone is trying to relax a bit...have some pop corn and suddenly everything you know is wrong pops up on the screen !

Word Crimes should be the fucking anthem of the internet.

Finally, a petition that I can get behind! If White and Nerdy played at the super bowl, I might actually try tuning in to see it.

I suspect the reason for this particular petition is coming a lot from the following song:

ritchards:
I suspect the reason for this particular petition is coming a lot from the following song:

That and a polka send up of all the songs that have been performed at the Superbowl too. That, I would like.

There has been no greater parody filmclip since Eat It. Watch it back to back with Beat It and be amazed.

I would love that to happen, and I don't just say that because I just listened to his new album yesterday >.>

Plus Sports Song would be perfect for the Superbowl.

If it happened, it'd be the first time in ever that I actually give a damn about the half-time show.
I kinda outgrew Weird Al's stuff over the years, but I would love to see what the crazy SOB puts together for a show like that.

ritchards:
I suspect the reason for this particular petition is coming a lot from the following song:

I was thinking this exact thing when I first heard about the petition. Then I went and signed it. I would love to see Weird Al do the halftime show. It would actually make me watch the Super Bowl, as I really don't give a damn at all about watching sports, but I'd enjoy watching him perform. Really I think he's one of the best musicians around as he's able to work with so many different musical genres with no apparent effort, either through parody or his original works.

Oh he definitely should be approached for it, and he should also demand to do his famous Polka medley. Best Halftime Ever.

YES.

Admit it, all you really want to see is a massive Illuminati freakout and breakdown onstage at the Superbowl set to the tune of "Royals", if only to read the Illuminati Watchdogs have fits about it afterwards.

People who are planning the halftime show? Do the right thing.

If this were to happen I would finally have a reason to care about the Super Bowl.

What? And break the Super Bowl tradition by making the half-time show WATCHABLE?
That's when I take my pisser break and prep the next round of deluxe nachos!

(in all seriousness, yes. Get Weird Al. PLEASE.)

Sign, sealed, and delivered.

Now uhh...a secondary concern, as I have not been looking into it. Who's playing again?

Yes to this, yes to Weird Al! If they did this I would definitely watch this coming year, at least the half-time show.

 

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