‘Eat It’ singalong is the perfect response to ‘Imagine’ debacle
More than a dozen comedians joined together for an inspiring quarantine singalong with a message all the stressed, “fussy” eaters can relate to right now: “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Eat It” — the 1984 parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”
The video comes after Gal Gadot’s celebrity “Imagine” singalong was criticized as “out-of-touch” in March, on the cusp of a global health and economic crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday’s video featured Bob Odenkirk — whose son battled COVID-19 — and David Cross, co-creators of the 1995-98 sketch comedy “Mr. Show.” They were joined by the series’ cast in a reunion special for charity called “The Mr. Show ‘Kidz With Beardz’ Presents: Come Join Our Zoomtacular Annual Business Call!,” to benefit Lift, a national nonprofit to benefit families battling poverty.
The comic choir included Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Patton Oswalt (“A.P. Bio”), Tony Hale (“Veep”), “Saturday Night Live” star Cecily Strong and SNL alum Fred Armisen, Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Amber Tamblyn (“Inside Amy Schumer”), comedian Sarah Silverman — who also appeared in Gadot’s video — and, of course, the Weird Al.
Many of Odenkirk’s co-stars from AMC’s “Better Call Saul” pitched in, too, including Rhea Seehorn (who plays Kim), Michael Mando (Nacho) and Michael McKean (Chuck).
Producers have not announced a release date for the highly anticipated sixth season of “Saul.”
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