- The Washington Times - Friday, October 21, 2016

“Weird Al” Yankovic and a group of artists who “songify” the news have taken on GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton with “Bad Hombres, Nasty Women.”

Wednesday’s final debate from Las Vegas, Nevada, now has Mr. Yankovic’s famous stamp on it with a song that asks, “Why should you run the show?”

“Bad Hombres, Nasty Women” is the latest installment by “The Gregory Brothers: — Michael, Andrew, Sarah, and Evan.” Its release on Thursday, which has already generated almost 400,000 views, uses dance, music and auto-tuned voices to lampoon heated and hyperbolic campaign rhetoric.

“You are willing to spout the Putin line, cyberattacks from the Kremlin designed to influence our election,” Mrs. Clinton says at one point. “Putin has a very clear favorite in this race. He’d rather have a puppet as president of the united states.”

Republican rival Mr. Trump’s “nasty hombres” line about illegal immigrant drug dealers prompts Mr. Yankovic to again sing, “Why should you run the show? Tell us ‘cause we need to know.”

Mr. Yankovic has been writing award-winning music for decades, dating back to his 1984 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. His most recent Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album came in 2014 with the release of “Mandatory Fun.”

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