Weird Al Yankovic Parodies TV Theme Songs, Pushes 'Game Of Thrones' Writer George R.R. Martin To Write Faster
There were few highlights to a rather uneventful and, frankly, boring 2014 Emmy Awards ceremony Monday night, but about halfway into the show, 'Weird Al' Yankovic took the stage for three-and-a-half minutes for a parody medley of the theme songs of hit shows "Mad Men," "Scandal," "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game of Thrones," the latter of which was the focus of the skit and co-starred Andy Samberg as the show's now deceased young king Joffrey Baratheon.
Dancers dressed in outfits the likes of the ones on the show surrounded the singer as he pleaded for writer George R.R. Martin to hurry up and finish the sixth book in the series.
"We need more script," he sang as Samberg brought a typewriter to him in the audience.
Samberg even stuck around after the performance until Thrones star Lena Headey took the stage to present an award, asking her why she "loves uncle Jamie" more than him and claiming he thinks he's been poisoned by the wine he was drinking.
Yankovic's performance was also a bit of a tribute to Emmy shows of the past, and perhaps it'll add some fuel to the fire behind a recent petition to the National Football League (NFL) to make him the halftime act at the 2015 Super Bowl.
That could be wishful thinking though, as the NFL has reportedly asked potential acts if they're willing to pay to perform.