Rivers Cuomo Rifles Through YouTube’s “Most Played” List

noah | May 23, 2008 9:15 am

The video for Weezer’s “Pork And Beans” is now online, and it’s basically a goof on the E-list stars of the Internet video age: Tay Zonday, Chris Crocker, K-Fed, Miss South Carolina, the Numa Numa Guy, and Dramatic Chipmunk all make appearances with the band, in what I guess is supposed to continue Weezer’s “we are totally messing with all of you” shtick and double as some sort of metacommentary on “fame” in the current era. (You know, like the MTV Video Music Awards! Except with fewer headache-inducing jump cuts.) Personally I think the funniest thing about the clip is how the version streaming from Weezer’s YouTube page is unembeddable on outside sites, but I suspect that particular quirk is actually the result of Universal Music Group’s walled-garden policies regarding YouTube and not something that was painstakingly overthought out by Rivers et al. Embedding enabled! There goes the humor value. Clip after the jump.

Weezer – Pork & Beans [YouTube]