The presidential debates were can’t-miss events for many, even as they seemed to get harder and harder to watch. Witnessing Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton beat around the Bush on everything from scandals to simply accepting the outcome of the election while slinging enough mud to muck up the TV screens, it was nothing short of brutal. But underneath the mess, if you can dig through all the bull, there’s some real comedy gold. Leave it “Weird Al” Yankovic to bring the proper shovel.
The parody icon teamed up with YouTube live-audio remixers schmoyoho to make the third debate a hell of a lot more tolerable as a rap battle called “Bad Hombres, Nasty Women”. With an ominous beat and some expertly applied auto-tune, they turn the debate into a lyrical throw down with “Weird Al” as the moderator/emcee. Amazingly, the video ends up not only as an impressive bit of remixing, but a pretty accurate summation of Clinton and Trump’s positions and demeanors. Check it out above.
This isn’t the only debate the schmoyoho guys have tackled, either. They did the previous ones, as well, with Blondie helping out on the first and Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing on the second. Watch both those below.
“Trump vs. Clinton” feat. Blondie:
“Trump Clinton Face Off” feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: