Weird Al Yankovic Channels The Pixies To Bemoan ‘First World Problems’
Written by Greg Moskovitch on 21st July, 2014
Weird Al Yankovic is six videos into his eight-day music video marathon and still going strong, now channeling alternative rock gods the Pixies to complain about First World Problems. For the uninitiated, they’re the daily non-problems that most of us feel bad for getting angry about.
In the clip, directed by filmmaker and previous Al collaborator Liam Lynch, our parodic hero, dressed in an admittedly “douchey blonde wig,” takes to task all of the hardest parts of life in the First World, like only showering for one hour and sheets with an unsatisfactory thread count.
“I told [director Liam Lynch] that I didn’t want to be myself. I wasn’t Weird Al in this video — I was kind of like this douchey character,” Yankovic told PopCrush about his latest clip. “So we thought, ‘Okay, we’ll find you a douchey blonde wig…’ and I tried it on, and it fit, and we had fun with it!”
The whole clip is now streaming over at PopCrush. As the glorious eight-day week of Al continues, you may want to go back and reflect on past instalments in The Weird One’s incredible saga, which kicked off Tacky, then reprimanded Word Crimes, lauded Foil, got Handy, and then sporty.
Watch: Weird Al Yankovic Talks First World Problems Video