JibJab, Weird Al Spoof Idol Winner

JibJab, the digital comedy network responsible for the political satire This Land and other hit viral web toons, has teamed with song parody king Weird Al Yankovic to poke fun at American Idol winner Taylor Hicks’s song, “Do I Make You Proud.” The animated parody, “Do I Creep You Out,” is now available exclusively online and can be downloaded for free at JibJab.com and MSNVideo.com.

“Do I Creep You Out” is included in Weird Al’s latest best-selling album, Straight Outta Lynwood, and the video features JibJab-style cut-out photo images of Yankovic as a forlorn stalker chasing the woman of his dreams. The animation collaboration started when JibJab founders Gregg and Evan Spiridellis sent Yankovic an email expressing a desire to work with him.

“We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with comedic great Weird Al,’ say the Spiridellis brothers. ‘His body of work has defined the field of musical satire and parody for decades and we had an incredible time working together. We also admire the incredible job he has done leveraging the Internet to build a one-on-one relationship with his fan base.”

Yankovic comments, “JibJab is changing the paradigm for the way multimedia content is distributed and it’s very exciting for me to be a part of that.”

DO I Creep You Out is the third of five animated shorts debuting on MSN Video via a co-distribution deal inked by MSN and JibJab in October of 2005. The project follows on the heels of JibJab’s launch of the ‘Great Sketch Experiment,’ a sketch comedy contest in which JibJab connected six up-and-coming comedy troupes with legendary comedy film director John Landis to create sketches that were voted on by the public.