America’s most cherished musical satirist updates “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones” themes and more
Sure, this might be the Golden Age of Television, but there’s one thing missing from the small-screen renaissance: TV theme songs that have lyrics.
America’s most cherished parodist, Weird Al Yankovic, remedied that situation at the Emmys on Monday, delivering a medley of updated theme songs (above), now with words to explain what the shows are all about.
Yankovic, who recently scored his first No. 1 album with “Mandatory Fun,” tore through now-lyricized versions of the themes for “Mad Men,” “Scandal,” “Homeland” and perhaps best of all, HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”
“Here come dragons galore, and some boobs. Okay, to be fair, there’s way more boobs,” Yankovic crooned, aptly summing up the HBO series.
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Yankovic’s “Game of Thrones” update then implored George R.R. Martin — author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series that “Game of Thrones” is based on — to hurry up and write some more, so that the show would have new fodder to work with.
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“So type, George, type as fast as you can. We need more scripts,” Yankovic sang as Martin, in the audience, was handed a typewriter, presumably to do just that.