Weird Al's Lady Gaga parody 'Perform This Way': Watch the (disturbing) video here

Who’s that pretty lady in the photo at right?

That would be Weird Al (with an assist from an anonymous young woman’s ab-tastic body and much, much post-production magic), doing his best of Gaga’s greatest sartorial hits—the “Born This Way” egg, the bubble gown, and of course, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame meat dress.

Though some may remember that his parody was initially axed at the source by Gaga management, Al’s take on Mother Monster’s “Born This Way” can now run free: “My mama told me when I was hatched/act like a superstar/Save your allowance/buy a bubble dress/and someday you will go far.” Ouch. Other highlights include a Madonna jab and the scariest interpretation of a troll doll the internet has ever seen.

Does anyone else think that Al looks a bit like Jane Krakowski in his glittery blue fairy attire? Sorry, Ms. Maroney. See for yourself after the jump. All of the proceeds from the song and the video will go to the Human Rights Campaign, so you’re doing it for charity:

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    He’s pretty good for 53 years old.

    • Gaga The Real Rubbish

      Gaga needs to go on a good boozing binge with Lindsay Lohan.

    • Reality Chic

      America would be happier if SHE LAUNCHED HERSELF OFF OF A VERY TALL BRIDGE!!!

      Look up Butt ugly and see a picture of Lady GagGa!

    • Peter

      51. 52 in October.

    • Flop This Way

      My mama told me when I was hatched
      Act like a superstar
      Save your allowance, buy a bubble dress
      And someday you will go far….


    • LOL

      Welcome back Al!

    • tina

      Gaga should embrace this kind of humor more often. I think it would make more people listen to her music too.

      • Jenny

        Gaga is the one who approved of the song being made. Her management team said no, but she said YES! She has a great sense of humor and is willing to laugh at herself…have u seen her on SNL, she was hilarious.

    • Tajah

      Awesome, as always. Al rocks.

  • alex

    the madonna jabs are hilarious and accurate. i love gaga but it’s true!

    • slow news

      Does anyone really care about a Madonna copycat machine?

      • Wickeddoll

        Madonna’s not an original, herself. She stole so much from David Bowie and Elton John, when it comes to style/reinvention, and before those guys, was Liberace. At least GaGa is and always has been, an actual *musician* – playing the piano since she was 4, and writing her own songs from the start. Madonna, Twitney, et. al are products, not singers.

      • Vighorois

        You obviously care enough to leave a message on someone you seem to dislike; that in itself is her victory.

      • Smarter than 5th grader

        Gaga is a
        musician..please.. self-taught talent from her daddy’s pocket money powered by great marketing and half-baked ideas from Cher & Madonna ??? Hmnnnn

    • tina

      1:50 … “express yourself” (shoved off stage)

    • John Tucker

      ‘Wierd’ Al is as brilliant as she is. I’m very glad we get to see/hear this!

  • Zain

    I was thinking Al as Gaga more resembled Molly Shannon.

    • Alex

      I was thinking more Jane Krakowski (Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock)

    • Renee

      I thought Molly Shannon too, especially during the nude verse.

  • yo yo

    Love The gaga, but this is funny

  • Sue1

    If disturbing=hysterical, then EW is correct.

    • Paulie


  • Elizabeth

    Am I the only one who saw this video and thinks Weird Al and John Lithgow could be twins separated at birth?

  • abadstroller

    Still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor…what the…?

  • Truth Yes

    “I’m so completely original
    My new look is all the rage
    I’ll wrap my small intestines ’round my neck
    And set fire to myself on stage
    I’ll wear a porcupine on my head
    On a W-H-I-M
    And for no reason now I’ll sing in French”

  • Nathan

    Nice dance moves Weird Al!

  • Nice One

    The truth hurts… :)

  • The Donkey

    Genius!! If only he could have thrown a Katy Perry parody on the album too.

    • Peter

      She’s in the polka.

  • Lyn

    “I’m Frankenstein, I’m Avatar”
    ha! way to go Monsters

  • dinanak

    He’s still got it! And kudos to Lady Gaga for letting this go forward. You haven’t really made it until you’ve gotten the Weird Al treatment!

    • Rob

      Didn’t Weird Al do this already to Madonna back in the day? Thought so.

  • Jeffrey C

    Don’t blame Al – he performs that way!

  • e4ia

    Totally got the Jane Krakowski vibe, especially in that bee dress!

    • sarah

      totally agree!

    • irishrose4583

      Its kinda eerie how much he looked like jane krakowski in the blonde wig;)

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