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Weezer Made A Video For Its 'Africa' Cover, And Of Course It Stars 'Weird Al' Yankovic

If you've ever wanted to see the Internet fold itself up into a burrito and consume itself hungrily over the course of four minutes, you've come to the right place. You see, Weezer made a video for its already-viral, ironic-but-maybe-not-ironic cover of Toto's iconic-but-maybe-not-iconic 1983 hit "Africa," and it's got... "Weird Al" Yankovic in place of Rivers Cuomo, parodying the video for Weezer's 1994 hit " Undone — The Sweater Song." So, to review, what you've got here is a video of a left-field cover that doubles as a "Weird Al" Yankovic parody of a differentvideo by the band that performs the left-field cover.

Be sure to tune in next week, when Toto dresses as Michael Jackson to perform Weezer's parody of "Weird Al" Yankovic's hit video for 1984's "Eat It." In the meantime, I'm gonna go lie down.

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Stephen Thompson is a writer, editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he speaks into any microphone that will have him and appears as a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered. Since 2010, Thompson has been a fixture on the NPR roundtable podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, which he created and developed with NPR correspondent Linda Holmes. In 2008, he and Bob Boilen created the NPR Music video series Tiny Desk Concerts, in which musicians perform at Boilen's desk. (To be more specific, Thompson had the idea, which took seconds, while Boilen created the series, which took years. Thompson will insist upon equal billing until the day he dies.)