By Shannon Carlin
And the award for Outstanding Lyrics to an Instrumental Theme Song goes to… “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Weird Al took the stage at last night’s 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrated the best television has to offer, by having a little fun with some of the show’s rather unfunny theme songs.
In the segment, the Mandatory Fun singer added his own spin to the opening theme of Mad Men, singing “Jon Hamm’s never won an Emmy/Oh, who cares, he’s still Jon-freaking-Hamm.” Throw to a shot of Hamm agreeing, yes, he is in fact Jon-freaking-Hamm.
He then revamped the themes to Modern Family, Scandal and Homeland singing “Inigo Montoya grew a beard!”
The best moment though had to be his take on the Game of Thrones theme song. He did not dedicate the nearly two-minute long theme to Peter Dinklage (that’s already been done) but he did draw attention to GoT’s staples: dragons and boobs.