The Inquisitr earlier today posted about a Change.org petition for a Weird Al Super Bowl performance. All that was needed was 75,000 signatures to be considered successful. Well, the petition has now officially well surpassed that mark after hitting more than 84,000 signatures.
The author of the petition, who Entertainment Tonight described as having created the petition while drunk, explained on Change.org why a Weird Al Super Bowl performance made sense.
“For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show. would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event. The songs of artists that he is parodying could join him on stage to accompany, as well as other surprise appearances from well-known actors/actresses, adding more prestige and star power. The theatrics alone would be hilarious and a welcoming change, and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show. “
The Huffington Post reported that the petition received a total of 40,000 signatures pretty much as quickly as it went online. But a Weird Al Super Bowl performance may surprise at least one person featured in the HuffPost article if it actually happens.
“In less than a day, the petition has topped 40,000 signatures, perhaps helped by all the attention Yankovic has been getting with the recent release of his first-ever Billboard No. 1 album, ‘Mandatory Fun’ and its eight accompanying music videos.
“If Yankovic is selected, he even has a big sports anthem to play, ‘Sports Song,’ which you can watch online here.
“Yankovic has yet to comment on the petition, but when a similar movement was launched in 2012, he told TMZ he’d be up for playing the big show.
“‘I’d be surprised if that’s being seriously considered by the NFL,’ Yankovic was quoted as saying. ‘But prove me wrong!'”
What do you think? Should a Weird Al Super Bowl performance happen? And would you watch? Do you know others who would watch? I can tell you that I’ll be watching what could be the most memorable halftime show in recent memory. Be sure to give us your thoughts in the comment section below.
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