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Lin-Manuel Miranda Cannot Handle Weird Al’s Hamilton Cover, and Neither Can We

To say that we’re fans of Weird Al Yankovic and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would be a bit of an understatement—so would be saying that we’re incredibly into this polka version of a bit of music from Hamilton by none other than Weird Al himself.

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Throughout his career, Yankovic has made a point of asking creators for permission to use their songs for his parodies, even though he technically doesn’t have to. This time around, he probably skipped that part, because the unfortunately short (seriously, we need more of this) snippet from “What’d I Miss” was for Miranda’s #HamForAll charity challenge (supporting Immigrants: We Get the Job Done, if you’d like to donate), as Yankovic explained before breaking into song.

I don’t think Miranda will mind, though, not only because it’s for charity, but because for most of the artists Yankvic ever has asked for parody permission, it’s been seen as an honor, and this time is no different. Miranda retweeted Yankovic’s video and confirmed that, truly, he is living the dream:

Oh, please, gods of music, bless us with some kind of collaboration between these two—you know, when Miranda’s full schedule of doing-what-seems-like-the-work-of-ten-people clears up a bit.

(via The Humor Weakly, image: screengrab)

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