Weezer Give YouTube Celebs a Sixteenth Minute in "Pork and Beans" Video

May 23, 2008 1:20 PM ET

Above sits the new video for Weezer's "Pork and Beans." Regardless of how you view the intentional or unintentional comedic value of the band's new songs, there's no denying the "Pork" video is funny, as the band has seemingly recruited everyone who's carved out fifteen minutes of fame on YouTube and crammed them into one clip. There's Miss South Carolina, Tay Zonday and that guy who cries to leave Britney alone. Even Kevin Federline and that heavy kid that sings "Numa Numa" make appearances. At first we thought, "It must have cost Weezer thousands to get all that talent in one place," but then conventional wisdom took hold and we realized it probably only cost bus fare and a room at the Motel 6. Weezer's new self-titled album will be out June 3rd.

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