"Weird Al" in "Handy" (screenshot)

"Weird Al" Yankovic perfectly parodies Iggy Azalea's "Fancy"

Yes, that is "Weird Al" in a blond wig...


Sarah Gray
July 17, 2014 7:50PM (UTC)

"Weird Al" is brilliant. It's not just the recent string of spot-on parodies -- "Word Crimes" is an instant classic -- promoting his new album "Mandatory Fun."

He has stirred the nostalgia of those who grew up knowing the words to "Like a Surgeon" before knowing or understanding Madonna's "Like a Virgin," while amazingly staying relevant. (I must find my copy of "Dare to be Stupid.")

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Yankovic did it by being clever, silly, sharp and for growing with us. We're not jerked back to the late '80s - early aughts because of some anniversary, but because Yankovic has freshly parodied what we know (and desperately want to see mocked today).

But I digress. Today's video, is a parody of the controversial figure Iggy Azalea. Nope Yankovic isn't "Fancy," but he is pretty "Handy." Watch below:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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