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Weird Al gets "Tacky" with stars in Pharrell parody

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Weird Al draws in Jack Black and more for his parody of Pharrell's "Happy"

Get ready to get "Tacky" with Weird Al Yankovic, in a good way, that is. On Monday, July 14, the pop puppeteer unveiled his parody of Pharrell's mega-smash, "Happy," and the video features equally-entertaining star power as the original, including appearances from Jack Black and Margaret Cho.

In the video, Weird Al mimics the styling of Pharrell's video as he joyously walks his way through Los Angeles's Palace Theatre before his oh-so-familiar friends take over lip-syncing duties. "Tacky" takes a different spin on the original, highlighting the many ways that one can be tacky in the 21st century. Take notes, people.

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In typical Weird Al fashion, "Tacky" features a number of silly and WTF-worthy lines like, "I meet some chick, ask her this and that/Like are you pregnant girl, or just really fat?" And if you're looking for even more ways to avoid being tacky, as per the comedian, then make sure you don't print your résumé in comic sans, have fun threatening waiters with a bad Yelp review, and, my personal favorite, live tweet during a funeral.

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Even if you're not interested in watching "Tacky" to hear the lyrics, you should at least have to give it a look for the video's star power. Much like the original, the parody professional calls upon friends, including Jack Black, Margaret Cho, Aisha Tyler and Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet.

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"Tacky" is Weird Al's lead single off his upcoming album, Mandatory Fun, which drops July 15 and features parodies of hits of the past year, like Lorde's "Royals," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." It will mark his last release in his contract with RCA.

What do you think of Weird Al Yankovic's new video? Do you like it more than "Happy?" Tell us which video you prefer in the comment section below.

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