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Check out John K's Weird Al video

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 14th 2006 2:02PM

weird alJohn Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy, has made a hilariously subversive video for Weird Al's song "Close But No Cigar." The song is what Weird Al would refer to as a "style parody," meaning it's not a parody of a specific song but it does pay homage to the music stylings of Cake. The characters and poses were designed by Kricfalusi and fellow animator Katie Rice. The actual animation was done in Flash by Copernicus Studios in Canada. I've kind of lost track of Weird Al over the years, but this is a very funny song, and the video fits it perfectly. Lots of hot cartoon chicks, plus a face gets eaten and a squirrel is disemboweled. I don't think I could ask for much more in a music video. I've placed it after the jump:

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Rich Keller

I actually think that this is one song that could be played on the radio and be a hit. As they said in the olden days 'It has a good beat and you can dance to it.'

October 20 2006 at 10:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Great...but doesn't hold a candle to "White and Nerdy." Great song, hilarious video.

October 16 2006 at 12:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

ive been impressed with all the official videos for this new album actually. The album itself is a dual CD/DVD disc with all the vids on the disc

October 15 2006 at 5:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Huge Cake fan - loved the Weird Al version of Cake but the best has to be the "AW Yeah, ALL Right" at the end, classic Cake line.

October 15 2006 at 12:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew Preston

Pretty easy to copy Cake although this was a really good job. The easy parts - use of a vibraslap and trumpets. Include a bridge.

The hard part that really sold it - The calling out during a little instrumental part.

October 14 2006 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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