TORONTO — “Weird Al” Yankovic got to do something this week that only a few thousand people have been able to do — and he shared the experience on YouTube.
The 55-year-old parody singer posted a three-and-a-half-minute video showing him unpacking a box containing his latest Grammy Award.
“It just got to my house,” explains Yankovic as he examines the cardboard box he received via FedEx from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).
“The Grammys were almost three months ago so, if you can help it, try not to use NARAS as a delivery service,” he jokes. “If you can get your Grammy off of Amazon instead, I say go for it.”
Yankovic opens the box and removes the foam packing material encasing the gold-plated gramophone.
“I can make my own moulds of Grammys from now on,” he says excitedly. “I can start my own little Grammy factory!”
Finally, the Grammy — which Yankovic earned for Best Comedy Album — is revealed.
At the end of the video, the musician lays the award on top of the ones he won in 1984 (Best Comedy Recording), 1988 (Best Concept Music Video) and 2004 (Best Comedy Album).