WATCH: Mikal Cronin’s New Video Answers the Question, “What If ‘You Can Call Me Al’ Had More Chevy Chase?”
And then if Paul Simon totally lost it.
If there’s one thing about Paul Simon’s video for his 1986 single “You Can Call Me Al,” it’s that it could have used more Chevy Chase. That’s the initial approach for Mikal Cronin‘s “Say” video until things veer off into the Too Many Cooks meta-verse with the help of comedians Jonah Ray, Kurt Braunohler, Nick Thune, Nelson Franklin, Allan McLeod, and Ryan Perez.
This recreation of “the greatest music video of all time” (which premiered at Funny or Die this week) follows Cronin’s last video, which paid homage to/parodied Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn” with the help of Kristin Schaal and Braunohler.
Below, watch the original “You Can Call Me Al” and revel in Cronin’s eye for detail.
MCIII is out now via Merge.