Weird Al reacts to his “posthumous” Y: The Last Man Shoutout
Musician Weird Al Yankovic reacts to the revelation that he died in universe Y: The Last Man.
Musician Weird Al Yankovic reacted to a reference to his death in the latest episode of Y: The Last Man.
On Twitter, Yankovic shared a clip from Y: The Last Man Season 1, Episode 6, “Weird Al is Dead”. In the sequence, protagonist Yorick Brown (Ben Schnetzer) attends an acapella performance of Radiohead‘s “Karma Police”. There, he talks to someone in a Pink Floyd shirt and notices that he saw Radiohead live because his sister, Hero Brown, wanted to “show [him] there was more to the music than Weird Al. ”Then the man remarks,“ Rest in peace, Weird Al, ”noting that the musician would have died in this universe. Responding to the clip, Yankovic wrote, “Uh… thank you? “
Yankovic is a musician primarily known for creating parody songs. During his career, Yankovic has sold millions of albums and received several Grammy Awards. His most recent album, Mandatory fun, released in 2014. Apart from music, Weird Al has appeared on shows such as Gravity falls, Teen Titans Go! and The Sinister Adventures of Billy and Mandy.
Y: The Last Man is based on the Vertigo comic book series of the same name by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Set from 2002 to 2008, the series is set in the aftermath of a global disaster in which just about everything that carries a Y chromosome dies except Yorick and his capuchin monkey, Ampersand. Soon they meet the mysterious and deadly Agent 355 and search for Dr. Allison Mann so they can find out how to save humanity from extinction.
There have been several attempts to make a live-action adaptation of Y: The Last Man since the comic book was released, but the new TV series is the first full-length project to see the light of day. Developed by Eliza Clark, FX on Hulu’s Y: The last man stays true to the basic premise of the comics. However, Clark and his team updated a number of themes and ideas present in the source material, with particular emphasis on including the effects of this specific type of apocalypse on transgender people.
The first six episodes of Y: The last man are available to stream now on FX on Hulu. Episode 7, “My Mother Saw a Monkey,” will be released on October 11.
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