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Fans are petitioning for Weird Al to play the next Super Bowl halftime show
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Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and... Weird Al Yankovic? Some of the funnyman's diehard fans believe he should join the ranks of music's biggest acts by playing the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIX — so much so that they started a petition on Change.org. Perhaps even more surprising? The online document has already garnered more than 8,000 supporters.

The fervor surrounding the long-time parody artist began when his 14th album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts last month. Featuring riffs on hit songs like "Blurred Lines" and "Royals", the album sold 104,700 copies in its first week.

Per the petition, the big advantage to having Weird Al perform the much-hyped gig is that the artists of the songs he parodied could join him onstage. "The theatrics alone would be a hilarious and a welcoming change," the petition continues, "and draw a wider audience of fans that typically would not tune into the championship game or half-time show."

We'll have to wait and see if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell agrees. We already know Patton Oswalt does.

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