• Weird Al, Lonely Island jam on Carpool Karaoke

    “Weird Al” Yankovic and Lonely Island teamed up for an epic comedic collaboration on Carpool Karaoke. The legendary parody singer joined Andy Samberg’s band on a recent episode of the Apple TV series.

    Carpool Karaoke, based on the popular Late Late Show with James Corden sketch, features celebrities driving in a car together and belting out some of their biggest hits. Past episodes have included Jamie Foxx with his daughter, Billy Eichner with Metallica, and Seth MacFarlane with Ariana Grande.

    In this week’s episode, Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Shaffer understandably geek out about being in a car with their comedic hero. The trailer shows the quartet jamming out to Weird Al’s Fat. Throughout the 15-minute episode, the group also sings along to Weird Al’s Amish Paradise and Lonely Island’s I’m On A Boat. They even perform a hilarious version of 867-5309/Jenny.

    Weird Al, of course, has been writing and performing song parodies for decades. And he remains as relevant as ever. His 2014 album Mandatory Fun, which features parodies of Blurred Lines and Happy, was his first record to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also recently received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Lonely Island, meanwhile, rose to fame on Saturday Night Live thanks to hit shorts such as Dick In A Box and Jizz In My Pants. Since then, the trio has released three albums and starred in two feature films, Hot Rod and Popstar. Despite a mild amount of fangirling from Samberg, this actually is not the first time Weird Al and Lonely Island have met. The comedy superstars also teamed up for a GQ photoshoot back in 2013. Taccone said at the time that Lonely Island had a busy schedule but agreed to “cancel f–king everything” to spend time with Weird Al. The respect was apparently mutual.

    “You guys found success early, ” Weird Al told GQ. “I was 10 years into my career before I even started working on my own videos—you guys are directing movies. You guys are like monsters. I can’t believe you’re only working your third album because you’re such a big part of the culture now, it feels like you’ve been around for a long time.”

    You can watch Weird Al and Lonely Island’s episode of Carpool Karaoke (complete with a blooper reel!) for free without a subscription via the Apple TV app or Apple TV’s website. For now, enjoy some Michael Jackson-inspired fat jokes below.

    Melissa Siegel

    Melissa Siegel is a writer and journalist based in a suburb of New York City.

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