Weird Al Moderates the Final Presidential Debate in Song

And accidentally opens some sort of flaming portal
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2016 5:38 PM CDT

The Gregory Brothers' "life's work" is making sure that everything is turned into a song, they write in the New York Times. To that end, they've been making auto-tuned jams out of political clips for years. But Wednesday's final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump required a little extra help, so they brought in the master of song parodies, "Weird Al" Yankovic, for "Bad Hombres, Nasty Women," Entertainment Weekly reports. Weird Al appears as the debate's moderator (courtesy of UHF Evening News), singing the chorus while accidentally opening some sort of unholy portal. The Verge praises Weird Al for unleashing the "true potential of auto-tuning the election." But the Gregory Brothers feel bad for dragging Weird Al into this nonsense. "Sorry about that, Weird Al," they write in the Times. "You deserve better than this. Don't we all?" (More Weird Al stories.)

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