Published Aug 06, 2014Think back to that wonderful time last month, when proud parody king "Weird Al" Yankovic treated us to eight days of music videos as a celebration oh his Mandatory Fun album. Wasn't that the best? Thankfully, if some fans have their way, there might be more Weird Al in our lives soon.
Though it works against the fascist-leaning themes of Mandatory Fun, the latest Weird Al news is decidedly democratic. Fans of the artist have joined forces for a petition that, if all goes well, will hopefully see him bring his music to the stage for the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
The premise is simple — the petition calls for the Super Bowl to book Al as the performer during the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIX, which takes place on February 1, 2015.
Ed Ball, who came up with the petition, offers some wishful thinking on the campaign's Change.org page. "The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power," he writes. "The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show."
As of press time, over 7,000 people have signed the petition. Add your signature here.
Thanks to Splitsider for the heads-up.
Read our recent Questionnaire with "Weird Al" Yankovic here.