It's pretty good to be Weird Al Yankovic these days. The song parodist recently ruled the Interwebs with the release of eight new music videos in eight days and his latest album, "Mandatory Fun," reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard albums chart. Could a Super Bowl Halftime Show performance not be far behind?
Fans certainly hope so. A petition on Change.org calls for the legendary parody artist to headline the Halftime Show for Super Bowl XLIX in February. Since its launch on Aug. 6, the petition has snagged nearly 60,000 signatures.
Ed Ball, a Weird Al fan from Washington, created the petition. "For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event," wrote Ball in the introduction to the petition.
Ball even offered suggestions for the show, writing that the artists Weird Al has parodied could join him on stage in addition to surprise appearances from famous actors and actresses. The latter idea would certainly be perfect for a live performance of Weird Al's "Tacky," which features the likes of Jack Black, Eric Stonestreet and Aisha Tyler in its music video. Obviously, Weird Al's "Sports Song," which plays with the traditional "Rah Rah" spirit of a school's fight song, would have to be part of the setlist, too.
Those who have already signed the petition are pretty psyched about the idea of Weird Al performing at the Super Bowl. "'Weird Al' is the voice of America," one user wrote. "This would be a Super Bowl half time show I would actually sit down and watch," wrote another.
Apparently, Ball actually "drunkingly submitted" this petition after a woman he met at a bar suggested some "terrible ideas" for Super Bowl Halftime Show acts. He's a Weird Al fan, nonetheless. "I personally think it would be a hit, and would be more talked about than the game itself. Which is why I started this petition," Ball wrote.
Weird Al has yet to comment on the petition, but this would be flattering news for anyone, right? As SI.com mentioned, Patton Oswalt, who appears in Weird Al's music video for "Foil," predicted back in May that Weird Al will play the Super Bowl. Please let him be right.