This is what 'Weird Al' Yankovic's videos look like next to the originals

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It's uncanny.

“Weird Al” Yankovic isn’t just a master at the parody song. He’s a master at the parody music video.

For eight days, he released a vast collection of music videos for his new album with a variety of visual techniques like a lyric video and stop-motion animation, but sometimes he’s at his best when he replicates the original music video to the very last shot.

The Verge gathered some of of Yankovic’s best videos and put them side-by-side, and his precision is uncanny. It’s not just dressing up in the same outfits. He also does many of the same moves, and in some cases, it’s filmed at the same location.

And it’s not tacky at all.

H/T Reddit | Photo via The Verge/YouTube

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BY DOMINICK MAYER This week, “Weird Al” Yankovic has once again managed to turn back the hands of time and take over the pop cultural conversation. To support his new record Mandatory Fun, he’s in the midst of releasing eight days of music videos, a majority of the album in viral-ready YouTube form, and already they’ve been studded with spot-on parodies as only Al can offer, to say nothing of the plethora of celebrity cameos. For instance, here’s his one-take video for t...
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