The Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to join Bruno Mars at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and this seems like the best reason yet to hope for some sort of Black Sunday situation. But in a commendable act of civic protest, someone has uploaded a note-perfect RHCP parody called “Abracadabralifornia” to this remarkably ugly website. The New York comedy-scene mainstay and occasional music-video auteur Tom Scharpling appears to have been the first to tweet this, so he may be behind it, but the idea apparently came from an old episode of Comedy Bang Bang. (Online chatter claims that King Cyrus King and/or Jon Daly is the responsible party.) Download the track below and imagine the actual band playing it; it won’t be hard.
I hope we don’t get tricked by the Alabama Scammer.
— Chad Smith (@RHCPchad) January 30, 2014