Tim Heidecker imagines himself as Bob Dylan nonchalantly discovering that he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in the parody track “Talkin’ Nobel Prize,” with the Tim & Eric star delivering an on-point impersonation of the esteemed singer-songwriter.
“Woke up this morning with the news at my feet / A little surprised I had to take a seat / And while I admit it felt like a treat / I tossed the paper and got something to eat,” Heidecker as Dylan sings on the acoustic ditty. “But I don’t need your prize, babe / Look into my eyes babe and see how I despise the prize.”
Later on the track, “Dylan” sings about he doesn’t deserve the honor. “Take your medal and throw it away / Come on back when you got something to say / Or just save it for a rainy day / Ain’t nothing Nobel bout me anyway.”
On Thursday, the Swedish Academy announced that Dylan would be the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature for ” having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan becomes the first American since Toni Morrison in 1993 to receive the prestigious honor, joining American authors like William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.