Emmy-nominated television shows get Weird Al theme songs

"Jon Hamm never won an Emmy, but who cares because he's still Jon freaking Hamm."

 

Rae Votta

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Published Aug 25, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 5:17 pm CDT

Television theme songs got the Weird Al Yankovic treatment at the Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, as the parody singer performed theme music from nominated shows.

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Yankovic had a stream of viral hits this summer as he released videos from multiple songs on his album in a weeklong effort across multiple websites. At the 66th Annual Emmy Awards he reimagined theme songs from hits like Mad Men, Homeland, and Game of Thrones.

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Response to the bit was mixed, with some users praising the parody king’s take, and others doubting the bit’s relevance in the evening.

Weird Al got one thing right: “Jon Hamm never won an Emmy, but who cares because he’s still Jon freaking Hamm.” #Emmys

— Ryan Cosse (@Ryan_Cosse92) August 26, 2014

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Just @alyankovic all night would be good. #emmy #WeirdAl

— jim spellman (@jimspellmanTV) August 26, 2014

I love Weird Al Yankovic, but the last thing this tepid #Emmy awards ceremony needed was a shot of Weird Al singing. #NPREmmy

— Eric Deggans at NPR (@Deggans) August 26, 2014

This Weird Al bit is why The Emmy’s never win an #Emmy. #TheMoreYouKnow

— Moe (@moe67) August 26, 2014

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One thing we can all agree on, though? The Game of Thrones chorus: “Type, George, type as fast as you can / We need more scripts.”

Screengrab via Hollywood Reporter

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*First Published: Aug 25, 2014, 10:18 pm CDT