It was rumored that Weird Al might perform his hit parodies during the MTV VMAs, but instead the comedian turned up at the 2014 Emmy Awards with a medley of theme songs parodies. Appearing on stage with “SNL” alumn Andy Samberg, Yankovic poked fun at Emmy nominated series like “Mad Men,” “Homeland,” “Game of Thrones” and “Modern Family.”
With a chorus of backup dancers, he teased “Mad Men” stat Jon Hamm: “Jon Hamm’s never won an Emmy/Oh who cares, he’s still Jon freaking Hamm!” to the tune of the AMC show’s opening credits.
To HBO’s “Game of Thrones, he sang, “Don’t get too attached to a certain guy/(have a backup)/he might drink some poison wine/(that’s a spoiler!)”
Writer George R.R. Martin, who famously types the tomes on a DOS word processor, appeared with a typewriter in his lap as the chorus jeered, “Write them faster! Write them faster! Write them faster Write them faster!”