One hasn’t truly arrived on the pop culture landscape until he or she is the subject of a parody song by Weird Al Yankovic, who has managed to carve a career out of the genre.
His latest project is a take-off on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” cleverly titled “Perform This Way.” Much like his earlier songs that poked fun at Michael Jackson and Madonna, Yankovic uses the opportunity to comment on Lady Gaga’s trademark trait — her reputation as an utter oddball.
In the video, Yankovic’s head is digitally subbed in on a dancer dressed as Gaga in a series of outlandish wigs and costumes. But does it work? On Sunday, Gaga herself performed at Canada’s Much Music Awards sporting a blue merkin and blue armpit hair. We’re not sure anyone can do a better job of making Gaga look ridiculous than Gaga herself.