Weird Al looking bummed at the airport is your new Sad Keanu meme

This was probably overdue.

Nobody likes standing in an airport security line—not even a famously happy-go-lucky guy like Weird Al Yankovic. The beloved song parodist was recently spotted looking less than enthused about TSA procedure, probably because they made him check his accordion case.

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Once Reddit had reckoned with the strangeness of seeing a perennially cheerful entertainer brought low by the tedium of commercial air travel, they got down to making the inevitable Sad Weird Al memes, which of course owe a debt to the iconic Sad Keanu Reeves memes.

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Is it somehow comforting to know that celebrities, too, can suffer from gloom and malaise—or are we just catching them at awkward moments? Or was Yankovic experiencing a premonition of surviving a horrific plane crash, as described in his seminal 1996 epic “Albuquerque”?

In any event, Weird Al himself is being a great sport. As you’d expect.

The man, the meme, the legend.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'