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Jonah Ray and Mikal Cronin recreated the video for “You Can Call Me Al”

A couple of weeks ago, the internet was gifted with a new video from Mikal Cronin. Directed by and starring Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, the clip was a semi-accurate recreation of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn,” right down to Schaal’s shaggy little haircut.

Now, there’s a new Mikal Cronin video, and it’s every bit as nostalgic, and creative. Directed by and starring Jonah Ray, the clip is a witty recreation of the beloved video for Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al,” right down to the exaggerated hand movements. Ray plays Chevy Chase to Mikal Cronin’s Simon—at least until some other comedians get involved and things get a little bloody. It’s a fun clip, especially for fans of both the original video and Cronin.


MCIII is out now on Merge.

Mikal Cronin - “Say” from Funny Or Die

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