We’re well aware that the Captain Underpants movie is pretty far outside The A.V. Club’s usual demographic, but there’s not much we won’t put ourselves through for new “Weird Al” Yankovic music. So when we heard that Yankovic was gifting the upcoming film with the same theme song magic he once applied to Spy Hard and his own The Weird Al Show, we couldn’t resist the urge to check it out.
And while the end result’s not exactly “Eat It,” it’s still pretty perky and fun. (“Watch out crime,” Yankovic sings, “It’s wedgie power time.”) We’re not familiar enough with the Underpants Saga to know how faithful Yankovic’s lyrics are to the overall mythos, but it seems to match the film’s bright, juvenile animation pretty well.