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Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic still provides the laughs

Weird Al Yankovic still provides the laughs

Last decade — during the brief lull between MTV's lack of music videos and YouTube's still-to-come emergence — Weird Al Yankovic wondered if the medium he had utilized better than any pop-music parodist ever had become obsolete.

"There were definitely a few years where I was thinking, 'Should I even bother doing music videos?'" Yankovic said on the phone last week from a tour stop in New Hampshire. "But I wasn't so much afraid for my job, because there was still pop music. I was not going to run out of material."

Music videos quickly migrated to the Internet, but Yankovic was never too concerned, because there was no shortage of new material...