Parody performer Weird Al Yankovic performs an original adaptation of the song Toyland in a holiday commercial for RadioShack. It’s a last-ditch effort by the electronics chain. The company’s stock price dropped below $1 in June. It’s funny they’d choose Weird Al–since Radio Shack is sort of a parody of an Apple Store!
In the ad, Weird Al pretends he works at Radio Shack and with great enthusiasm shows a customer interested in heliquads to the product she’s looking for. We waited for Weird Al to lean in and say “The prices are so low they’re insane!” a la Crazy Eddie but, alas, that’s just the stock price. Weird Al gets very excited when asked about batteries.