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Weird Al Gets 'Whiplashed' in New Spoof —Video

Here's one for those among you who have seen "Whiplash," one of this year's Oscar-nominated films (Best Picture).

The actual film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who seeks the respect of an abusive teacher played by J.K. Simmons.

In this new spoof, an accordion-wielding Weird Al steps in ... seeking the respect of the same abusive teacher!

We know there are no absolutely guitars in the clip, but we figured we'd share it anyway, since some of us might have gone through a similar (but hopefully nowhere near as horrible) experience when learning guitar. Plus it's funny.

The clip, which was posted to YouTube February 9, has already amassed more than a million views. Enjoy!

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.