New Weezer Video Rules, Borrows From YouTube

'Pork and Beans' boasts 21st-century all-star cast
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 6:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – In less than a week, Weezer's video for the new single "Pork and Beans" has attracted more than 3 million viewers to YouTube—partly by featuring nearly that many existing YouTube sensations. Miss Teen South Carolina, aka Caitlin "the Iraq" Upton, appears, happily lip-syncing the catchy ditty, as does the star of the "Leave Britney Alone!" video, looking slightly less sunny.

Also featured: Mentos and Diet Coke explosively meeting, layered T-shirts doing likewise, and even a light saber. "The song is all about being happy with who you are," the director tells the Wall Street Journal, saying of the video, "It’s a quick guide to getting into Internet pop culture."