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


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.

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.

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

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

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