Weird Al

Master and Apprentice Are Back, and Ridiculous as Ever, for Steak ‘n Shake

The latest ads in Carmichael Lynch's master and apprentice campaign for Steak 'n Shake continue to use sound effects and choice props to comic effect. This time, the main featured sound effect is the comically exaggerated air karate chop. The latest series of wooshes reminds us fondly of Weird Al's absurd dance sequence in his 1988 parody of Michael Jackson's Bad ("Because I'm fat ..."). As for the prop, it's a black blindfold that the master wears in his Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey-like search for a milkshake in the desert. The tagline remains, "Hunger wisely." As with last year's spots, these were directed by Harold Einstein.

Weird Al’s Comeback Claims Two Spots on Weekly YouTube Top 10

Master satirist Weird Al Yankovic recently came back on people's radars with his grammar-themed Word Crimes, a School House Rock version of Blurred Lines.

Let’s All Thank Weird Al for Turning ‘Blurred Lines’ Into an Anthem of Proper Grammar

Weird Al might not be the hero an illiterate Internet wants, but he's certainly the one it needs.

Weird Al’s brain promotes Weird Al’s movie

Was there a call for a "Weird Al" Yankovic comeback? Even allowing for that remote possibility, I think I'm safe in saying there was zero demand for a promotional video […]