Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform “Yoda” Cameo with Weird Al Yankovic

News   Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform “Yoda” Cameo with Weird Al Yankovic The Pulitzer winner made an out-of-the-blue appearance at Radio City.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Weird Al Yankovic
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Weird Al Yankovic

Pop song parodist Weird Al Yankovic surprised his September 24 audience at New York‘s Radio City Musical Hall with an out-of-the-blue cameo by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Yankovic was in the middle of his hit “Yoda,” a Star Wars-themed parody of the Kinks’ “Lola,” when he asked the audience to sing the chorus. After a few go-rounds he said, “OK, now just Lin-Manuel.” The clean-shaven multiple Tony winner then dashed out, sang a line, and dashed off again. Though Yankovic omitted Miranda's last name, the audience seemed to recognize him and cheered his appearance.

Miranda makes his quick-shot eight-second appearance at the 2:37 mark:

Miranda later explained in a tweet:

In 9th grade I sat in an upper box of the Beacon with @AlexSarlin & Emily Pinkowitz & we screamed "Yoda!!" It was @alyankovic's encore.

Yankovic visited Hamilton early in its Off-Broadway run, and has said he'd someday like to write a Broadway musical himself.

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