In his First World Problems video, Weird Al Yankovic lyrically discusses the viral hashtag documenting non-problems privileged people have. From forgetting the gardener's name to missing the breakfast menu, the parody master expertly makes fun of the grievances some people have in the developed world.
This music video portrays Weird Al as a blonde wigged jerk as directed by Liam Lynch. As he goes about his day he runs into several funny 'problems' people can experience in daily life. The song's tune is a mix between Pixie songs 'Debaser' and 'No. 13 Baby.'
The First World Problems video is part of the promotional effort for the Weird Al Mandatory Fun album where the pop culture satirist posted a new music video everyday for eight days.
Weird Al's First World Problems Video is For His Album Mandatory Fun
1. First World Problems Parodies - Opportunities for companies to create humorous marketing campaigns by humorously acknowledging commonplace, trivial inconveniences of day-to-day life.
2. Daily Music Video Releases - Opportunities for musicians to promote their album by releasing daily music videos that showcase their range and skill.
3. Pop Culture Satire - Opportunities for artists to create satirical music that parodies popular trends and conversations, making art that is at once humorously entertaining and socially relevant.
1. Music Industry - As exemplified by Weird Al's album promotion, musicians can rely on continuous content creation to attract and maintain fans over an extended period of time.
2. Advertising Industry - First World Problems can be leveraged by advertisers to craft relatable, humorous video advertisements that acknowledge the audience's daily nuisances such as slow WiFi, waiting in line, button-up collar issues.
3. Art Industry - Artists can turn the parodying of modern-day problems into art that scrutinizes social inequality and scrutinizes cultures that attach importance to non-important things.