Some people—true American heroes really—got the bright idea to start a Change.org petition to have Weird Al Yankovic perform the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX this coming February. It only makes sense seeing that Weird Al finally, after almost four decades of performing, reached the No.1 spot on Billboard 200 with his latest album, Mandatory Fun.
Here’s the letter that has helped garner nearly 7,000 votes (mine included) for this worthy cause.
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.
While Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were decent at the last Super Bowl, seeing Weird Al do a medley of his songs, both old and new, would be a game changer in the world of Super Bowl halftime shows.