R. Kelly’s serial saga “Trapped In The Closet” is the ripest terrain a video parodist could hope for; hell even Santa got in on the action with the blasphemous “Trapped In The CLAUSet”. So it’s mildly disappointing “Weird Al” took a cue from Claus and shunned a live-action spoof, but you’re still bound to laugh at least once over the animated clip’s portrayal of couples in meal selection mode. It’s 11 minutes long, so you’ve got plenty of time to find your chuckle. (Or not.)

Comments (16)
  1. Must. Take. Eyes. Off. Screen.

    Why Weird Al, whhhyyy?!

  2. gavin  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0


  3. It’s hypnotizing! And also pretty funny.

  4. This song does NOT need to be parodied. It’s a parody of itself already, and a better one than anyone else could ever pull off. Let’s not question the genius of R. Kelly.

  5. nick  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0

    weird al is a national treasure.

  6. R. Closet  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0

    Dunno if you all of seen this, but Mike Bell Smith, lead singer of Professor Murder, doubles as a video artist. One of his projects is called “Chapters 1-12 or R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet Synched and Played Simultaneously.” Here’s a preview (parts 1-5, I think). Very trippy…


  7. goffery  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0

    I kind of agree with Zedd. Although I like Weird Al’s version, Trapped in the Closet is funny enough as it is. It’s like making a parody of a comedy.

  8. nick  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0

    re: trapped in the closet synced

    trippy? i guess. annoying and pointless? YESSIR

  9. Fredd  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0

    What Zedd said x 4.

  10. KoD  |   Posted on Mar 20th, 2007 0

    This is brilliant. Possibly his best work, ever. Focus between the two during conversation, the cheap car speakers during the LedZep song, his lyrics mimicing R. Kelly’s, brillian. He deserves a Grammy for this. Suck it, Kelly.

  11. Bob  |   Posted on Apr 21st, 2007 0

    Anyone else notice the brand name on his mobile phone? ‘Brokia’ ! I love it! Well done Al :D

  12. cappy  |   Posted on Jun 11th, 2007 0

    Wierd Al,…..HOW?!?! Sheer brilliance! I watched this video and was shocked to find out that 11 minutes went my. You are brilliant!! keep on going!

  13. woo! gonna see weird al tomorrow nite!

  14. MY Lady  |   Posted on Aug 29th, 2007 0

    that is so funny. i watched it 9 times already!!!
    what i wanna know if there’s going to be any more chapters!!! there’s gotta be more.!!!

  15. marsha thomas  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2008 0

    I guess it goes without saying but I’ll still say it, White people like to copy blacks. You can’t copy a genius. This isn’t funny. It’s rather sick actually. On the other hand it’s a compliment to the real genius R. kelly. For KoD you suck. Again you can’t copy sheer talent. That’s why R. Kelly has what he has. Well as for weird whatever his name is you’re lame and so are the people who like your bootleg music!

  16. Jason  |   Posted on Mar 11th, 2009 0

    Marsha, why don’t you do some research before you spout your ignorant and racist drivel. ‘Weird’ Al Yankovic (that’s the name of the guy you couldn’t even be bothered to learn) has been around for three decades and has obtained real success and doesn’t need to fall back on the misogynistic rap bullshit, cornball r&b concept opera, child piss porn that you seem to think equals “talent”.
    Also learn what “bootleg” means. Then look up “satire”.

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