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Looks Like Weird Al Would’ve Fared No Better As J.K. Simmons’s Pupil In “Whiplash”

In a video promoting Weird Al Yankovic’s upcoming world tour, the accordion-playing artist is inserted into scenes from Whiplash.

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All Weird Al Yankovic wants to do is prepare for his upcoming tour in support of the Grammy-winning, chart-topping Mandatory Fun. Unfortunately, he just happened to pick the borderline psychotic music instructor from the movie Whiplash to help him do so.

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Just from reading a description of this premise, you know the gist of what happens in Weird Al Gets Whiplashed. Perhaps you’ve already seen a similar version when the Oscar-nominated actor from Whiplash, J.K. Simmons, hosted Saturday Night Live recently, and reprised his role as the most exacting educator in the history of movies about music and/or teachers. Knowing what you’re going to see, however, doesn’t make it any less funny to find America’s premier accordion-equipped song parodist spliced into scenes with Simmons. Created by CollegeHumor, the video hinges on Weird Al’s increasing frustration with being unable to deliver the goods–which is a delight to behold. Rush, do not drag, toward the play button.