Weird Al Spoofs Robin Thicke In New Music Video — Watch ‘Word Crimes’

Tue, July 15, 2014 2:22pm EST by 3 Comments

Weird Al has done it again! As part of the release of his new album, ‘Mandatory Fun’, the comedian has released yet another hilarious parody. This time the funny man is tackling Robin Thicke’s massive hit ‘Blurred Lines’ with a twist of course, entitling the track ‘Word Crimes.’

Get ready to go back to school with the funniest teacher ever — Weird Al Yankovic, 54. The parody genius has made us laugh once again with the release of “Word Crimes.” Taking on Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines,” Weird Al is here to tell everyone that they need a refresher course in grammar and syntax! Watch his newest music video, which is as hilarious as it is educational!

Weird Al Yankovic’s Parody of Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

In ”Word Crimes,” Weird Al is here to save us our grammar crimes. Pointing out that we no longer spell things out, that we use emojis to tell our stories, and that don’t know what contractions are, it’s time for Weird Al to whip us all back into shape.

Weird Al is stating that he “hates these word crimes,” and urges us all to “slow down, and use the right pronoun.” Really, the funnyman just wants us all to be eloquent and to “show the world you’re a no-clown.”

Weird Al’s video is certainly different from Robin’s, which is full of scantily clad girls dancing. ”Word Crimes” is much more G-rated and is full of flipping dictionary pages and examples of the grammar crimes that people are committing.

On July 14, Weird Al released the first parody off his new album, changing Pharrell Williams’ super upbeat song “Happy” to “Tacky.” The video featured plenty of funny stars, including comedian Margaret Cho, Jack Black showing off his twerking skills, and Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet.

Check out the lyrics to “Word Crimes,” watch the video above, and tell us below if you learned something today!

Everybody shut up, WOO!
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

If you can’t write in the proper way
If you don’t know how to conjugate
Maybe you flunked that class
And maybe now you thought
That people mock you online

Okay, now here’s the deal
I’ll try to educate ya
Gonna familiarize
You with the nomenclature
You’ll learn the definitions
Of nouns and prepositions
Literacy’s your mission
And that’s why I think it’s a

Good time
To learn some grammar
Now, did I stammer
Work on that grammar
You should know when
It’s “less” or it’s “fewer”
Like people who were
Never raised in a sewer

I hate these word crimes
Like I could care less
That means you do care
At least a little
Don’t be a moron
You better slow down
And use the right pronoun
Show the world you’re a no-clown

Say you got a “It”
Followed by apostrophe, “s”
Now what does that mean?
You would not use this in this case
As a possessive
It’s a contraction
What’s a contraction?
Well, it’s the shortening of a word, or a group of words
By the omission of a sound or letter

Okay, now here’s some notes
Syntax you’re always dangling
No X in “Espresso”
Your participle’s danglin’
But I don’t want your drama
If you really wanna
Leave out that Oxford comma
Just keep in mind
That we see

R.U
Are words not letters?
Get it together
Use your spellchecker
You should never
Write words using numbers
Unless you’re seven
Or your name is Prince

I hate these word crimes
You really need a
Full time proofreader
You dumb mouthbreather
Well, you should hire
Some cunning linguist
To help you distinguish
What is proper English

One thing I ask of you
Time to learn your homophones is past due
Learn to diagram a sentence too
Always say to whom
Don’t ever say to who
Yeah, listen up when I tell you this
I hope you never use quotation marks for emphasis
If you finished second grade
I hope you can tell you could tell
If you’re doing good or doing well
Figure out the difference
Irony is not coincidence
And, I thought that you’d gotten it through your skull
What’s figurative and what’s literal
Oh but, just now, you said
“You literally couldn’t get out of bed”
That really makes me want to literally
Smack a crowbar upside your stupid head

I read your e-mail
It’s quite apparent
You’re grammar’s errant
You’re incoherent
Saw your blog post
It’s really fantastic
That was sarcastic (Oh, psych!)
Cause you write like a spastic

I hate these Word Crimes
Your prose is dopey
Think you should only
Write in emoji
Oh, you’re a lost cause
Go back to preschool
Get out of the gene pool
Try your best to not drool

Never mind I give up
Really now I give up
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you prefer Robin or Weird Al’s version?

– Caitlin Beck 

More Weird Al Yankovic & Robin Thicke News:

  1. Weird Al Yankovic Spoofs Pharrell In Hilarious New Video ‘Tacky’ — Watch
  2. Weird Al Yankovic: New Album Mocks Iggy Azalea, Lorde & More
  3. Robin Thicke Has Kids Perform Mock Wedding In ‘Still Madly Crazy’ Video

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Bree R. Downey

Posted at 12:37 PM on July 16, 2014  

Omg, it’s “here ARE some notes” not “HERE’S some notes”!!! And “YOU’RE A NO-CLOWN”??? REALLY??? How does that even make sense??? It’s supposed to be “you’re NO CLOWN”. The irony of transcribing IMPROPER GRAMMAR for a song ABOUT GRAMMAR… it’s a LYRIC VIDEO, for crying out loud! It’s also “you’re always MANGLING” not “DANGLING”. He did not rhyme ‘dangling’ with itself.
I guess this is me ‘making fun of you onli-i-i-i-i-ine’.

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Peaches

Posted at 10:26 AM on July 16, 2014  

That parody video is excellent.

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cunning linguist

Posted at 6:23 AM on July 16, 2014  

“You’re grammar’s errant”??? Didn’t the man teach you anything? ;-)

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