Microsoft's Parody Fail Proves Why All Spoof Videos Should Be Left For Weird Al Yankovic

July 24, 2014: Did Weird Al Yankovic's success make Microsoft pull the plug on its parody of LMFAO's song?

Microsoft may be a big-time player in the software business, but it has never been known for marketing creativity. This is precisely why when MS did decide to opt for some imaginative thinking to sell their new OneNote program, they fell flat on their face.

The tech giant's OneNote team recently made a parody of LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" and turned it into "Click It and I Note It" to fit their promotional purposes. But minutes after uploading it on YouTube, they made it private before taking it off completely.

No official explanation was given for pulling the plug on the video, but then it's not hard to decipher the reasoning behind it. Thanks to a copy of the 1:49 clip, we can still watch Microsoft's lukewarm effort.

It's not the worst thing ever, but it's definitely nothing out of the ordinary either. Moreover, to release an average promo at a time when the Internet's undisputed parody king Weird Al Yankvoic is on a tear with his high quality spoofs of famous songs is just outright stupidity.

What have we learned today? Don't embarrass yourself by attempting something you have no clue of.

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