So someone put up a petition to have Weird Al Yankovic headline the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. There’s nothing weird or “tacky” about this: Listen and make it happen, NFL.
We’re with you, Washington resident Ed Ball and your Change.org movement. Your words inspire us that a goofy but lovable permantly permed 54-year-old entertainer known for his brilliant pop parodies is the ideal choice for the league.
Here’s just a sample of Ball’s eloquence. We agree with every word.
“Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. … 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.”
So true, Ed.
After all, after years of plugging away as a nerd favorite, Weird Al has just enjoyed his first No. 1. Pop star in the Bruno Mars vein? We believe that qualifies.
Besides, Up With People and Carol Channing once used to own the halftime stage. Weird Al also fits in with that recent trend of veteran rockers. Everywhere you cut it, he’s not a novetly act. He’s the right act.
Of course, we would want his latest smashes, “Tacky” and “Word Crimes.” But just imagine that “Eat It” and “Fat” mashup/medley, followed by the underrated personal favorite, “I Lost on Jeopardy!”. Let’s do this.