On Wednesday night, actors Bob Odenkirk and David Cross enlisted an all-star cast of entertainer friends for a take on Weird Al Yankovic‘s “Eat It”—a classic parody of the far-more-famous “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.
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The video came as part of the Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event for Charity, a virtual event hosted by Odenkirk and Cross inspired by their old sketch comedy show, which raised funds for LIFT, a non-profit charity working with impoverished communities.
Titled “The ‘We’re All In This Together’ Video”, Cross opens the song with the lines, “How come you’re always such a fussy young man,” before comedian Sarah Silverman adds, “Don’t want no Cap’n Crunch, don’t want no Raisin Bran.” Throughout the video, other notable entertainers including Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, Jack Black, Al Franken, Paul Scheer, Patton Oswalt, Alison Pill, John Hodgman, Rachel Bloom, and Weird Al himself al joined in to sing (or speaking) a line or two from their respective quarantine locations.
Arriving as a parody of the “Imagine” cover Gal Gadot organized back in March—which came under fire for insensitivity—this video hit the mark. It was funny, topical, had an excellent cast of celebrities, and, better yet, raised money for a great cause. Watch their take on Weird Al Yankovic’s “Eat It” below, and head to LIFT’s website to donate and for more information.
Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event for Charity – “Eat It”
[Video: Official David Cross]