Watch Weezer’s Video for Their ‘Africa’ Cover, Which Parodies Their Own ‘Undone (The Sweater Song)’ and Stars ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

Watch Weezer’s Video for Their ‘Africa’ Cover, Which Parodies Their Own ‘Undone (The Sweater Song)’ and Stars ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic

OK, so, pay attention. This is complicated. Weezer premiered a new video on Monday for their cover of Toto‘s ’80s hit “Africa’ — the band‘s first single to land in the Top 100 in a decade. The song already prompted Toto to record a response cover of their own (“Hash Pipe”), and this whole thing has been quite a big deal over the past couple of months.

But for Weezer’s “Africa” video, things got even crazier. The clip is a send-up of Weezer’s original video for “Undone (The Sweater Song),” with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic subbing in for front man Rivers Cuomo.

To recap, Weezer’s new video for a cover is a parody of their own video from the ’90s, starring pop music’s foremost parody artist. Got it? It’s glorious, and just amazingly meta.

Here’s the original “Sweater Song” video:

One has to assume this mash-up happened in part after Yankovic turned up at Weezer’s recent show in Los Angeles to lend some accordion to “Africa”:

Just when you thought this ongoing musical saga couldn’t get any more entertaining …

This is just the latest achievement for Yankovic, who received his overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is about to announce tour plans in the near future.

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