Watch Mikal Cronin Recreate "You Can Call Me Al" Music Video

Categories:  Arts & Culture/Entertainment    Music
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 11:20 AM
Watch Mikal Cronin Recreate You Can Call Me Al Music Video by Alex Bieler

We can't all be Chevy Chase circa 1986. In fact none of us can, given that that was 29 years ago and, well, we're not Chevy Chase, but that won't stop comedian Jonah Ray. Fortunately, musician Mikal Cronin gave Ray that chance with the music video for "Say," one of the tracks off of Cronin's excellent latest album MCIII.

Ray serves as director for the "Say" music video, a glorious remake of Paul Simon's classic "You Can Call Me Al," which featured The Chevy which can be seen on Funny or Die. Given that Cronin's last music video was a goof, fun remake of Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn," this seems to be the next step in a trend that I very much hope continues.

While Ray starts off in his role as The Chevy, he's not alone, as comedians Kurt Braunohler, Nick Thune, Nelson Franklin, and Allan McLeod all show up in white suits and black shirts to try and take on the role of the old Saturday Night Live and Vacation legend. As expected, this does not go well, althought the ending is much bloodier than one would expect. Take this as a lesson that there can indeed be too much of The Chevy.

You can watch Cronin and five Chevys (Chevies? Chevrolets?) on Funny or Die or right below on that conveniently embedded video that I provided for you lovely Reader readers. As for future videos, I'm really hoping this remake-gone-wrong trend continues. Perhaps a horribly-bothced verison of an OK Go Rube Goldbergian music video for "Made My Mind Up?" One can only hope.

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 2
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

Warner upgrades highlight an optimistic outlook for 2017 and beyond.

Cultivating a woman’s spirit of entrepreneurism

Red, wild, and blue

Join Erie Reader photojournalist Maitham Basha-Agha, and local photographer Erica Whiting on a two-hour photo exhibition.

Erie’s own pop punk quartet, Jurassic Skatepark, are releasing their latest EP, Dog Years.

IN THIS ISSUE

Warner upgrades highlight an optimistic outlook for 2017 and beyond.

Cultivating a woman’s spirit of entrepreneurism

Red, wild, and blue

Join Erie Reader photojournalist Maitham Basha-Agha, and local photographer Erica Whiting on a two-hour photo exhibition.

Erie’s own pop punk quartet, Jurassic Skatepark, are releasing their latest EP, Dog Years.

Yuri quickly establishes itself as an incredibly enjoyable record from the beginning.

Ron Bayuzick brings a grand gesture to the Erie Art Museum.

Tommy in Toon: Weather

28 North takes the gastropub high road

Michael Plasha: yoga teacher