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How To Do All The “Handy” DIY Things In Weird Al’s Music Video

You should have seen the video for Al’s parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” by now. If it feels like déjà vu, there’s good reason. It’s chock full of home improvement tasks the This Old House TV crew tackles all the time. Fear not, you too can be handy like Al. We’ve rounded up all the how-tos name dropped in the video for your DIY pleasure. —Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com

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Here’s Weird Al's glorious video for "Handy"

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Rewatch the video and note that Tom Silva ‘stache Al’s rocking. From here on out we’ll refer to it as #silvastache.

FIRST THING'S FIRST: Here's the TOH TV crew that'll help you master all the how-tos:

L to R: Landscape contractor Roger Cook, Master carpenter Norm Abram, Host Kevin O'Connor, Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and General contractor Tom Silva.

"My clientèle will bear you witness (right, right)"

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Check out the season finale of The Essex House project for the happy customers

"There is nothing in the world I can't fix (yeah)"

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Richard Trethewey shows you how to fix your disgusting sink drain trap

"I do tiles"

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"I do stone"

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Roger Cook speaks to the stone and to you about choosing materials for a stone wall

"I do bricks"

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And then Roger sets you on the right path to lay a brick walkway

"I'm fully bonded, no need to be nervous"

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Tommy keeps water in check by sealing in a leaking rooftop vent pipe

"You got an attic full of dry rot"

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Seriously, ya gotta take care of your attic. Start with letting Kevin and Tommy will teach you how to insulate an attic

"Your fridge is starting to reek"

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And while you're at it, watch Richard replace a kitchen sink

"Now let me glue that, glue that and screw that, screw that"

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Screw on a handrail with Tommy for stair safety!

"Any random chore you got, well I can do that, do that"

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Powerwash the grime off your walkway with Roger as your hardscaping guide

"Or maybe I'll just rewire your house for fun"

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Let Kevin illuminate your life by schooling you on how to install an entry light

"I got 99 problems but a switch ain't one"

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Totally not a problem for TOH master electrician Allen Gallant. Need a new electrical outlet? Psssh. Easy.

"I'm so handy, everyone said so"

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Use your handy skills for good, like this luxurious garden fountain installed by Roger

"I'll grout your bathroom"

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Richard spreads the grout love by replacing a shower pan

"Resurface your patio"

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"And mow the lawn"

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You're doing it wrong! Roger shows how to get the perfect-cut lawn

"Make that phone call, I'll install anything you want"

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For Richard, that goes for a graywater irrigation system, too

"Yeah, check my big staple gun, my socket wrenches are second to none"

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Tommy installing window trim? Nothing.

"I won't quit 'til I'm done, don't even care if I hammer my thumb (OW!)"

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Tommy is taking a long, road out of a cabinet-less kitchen with this how-to on installing kitchen cabinets

"Still rocking my screwdriver"

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The screwdriver possibilities are endless. Building deck stairs is just the beginning. #silvastache

"Got the whole world thinking I'm MacGyver"

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Even an innocent surface can't evade the handy skills of Kevin when he decides to epoxy coat a garage floor

"Your heating bills are shocking/I can solve that with some duct tape and some caulking"

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Your air conditioning bills shouldn't be shocking, either. Get some relief by watching Richard install a ductless mini-split air conditioner

"Your house is a disaster, huh?"

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Watch the crew take on a foreclosed property for The Roxbury House season premiere

"Need a guy whose a master with the plaster, huh?"

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Tommy shows a newer, faster way to fix cracked plaster #silvastache

"Let me be your stripper/Taking off lacquer, no one does it quicker"

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"I'm so handy, you already know"

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Really, you still need proof? Fine. Here's Tommy and Kevin talking about how to waterproof a basement

"I'll beat all price quotes, my hourly rates are low"

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It doesn't get cheaper than YouTube. So subscribe to the official This Old House YouTube channel

"I'm so handy, you should call this pro"

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"I'm in the phone book and se habla Español"

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For us, "phone book" translates to "YouTube channel"