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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.

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.

Now, let's get started with our lyrical breakdown!

“First things first, I'm a craftsman (craftsman)”

This is a Craftsman-style house.
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This is a Craftsman-style house.

"Remodeling is my only passion (it's my passion)"

True dat. And you can watch all the crew's remodeling adventures in "Ask This Old House." On our website. FOR FREE.
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True dat. And you can watch all the crew's remodeling adventures in "Ask This Old House." On our website. FOR FREE.

"And I'm the greatest in the business"

This is Norm Abram. He's a home improvement god. You probably (or should) know his work from "The New Yankee Workshop"
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This is Norm Abram. He's a home improvement god. You probably (or should) know his work from "The New Yankee Workshop"

"Want referrals, yo"

Let Tom Silva teach you and Kevin O'Connor about hiring a contractor
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Let Tom Silva teach you and Kevin O'Connor about hiring a contractor

"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

"I can help when your door jamb sticks (heh?)"

Let Tommy teach you his magical handy ways. Watch him repair a damaged doorjamb
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Let Tommy teach you his magical handy ways. Watch him repair a damaged doorjamb

"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

"Call me, I'll come rushing over with my bag of tricks (bag of tricks)"

Oh, and the crew makes house calls for "Ask This Old House." Tell us your problem here, yo!
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Oh, and the crew makes house calls for "Ask This Old House." Tell us your problem here, yo!

"Where you go when your disposal is rusted (rusted)"

Get rid of the household garbage by letting Richard teach you how to clear that clogged garbage disposer
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Get rid of the household garbage by letting Richard teach you how to clear that clogged garbage disposer

"Termite problem making you disgusted (yuck)"

Kevin and Tommy tackle the tough (read: icky) questions with an expert on how to deal with termites
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Kevin and Tommy tackle the tough (read: icky) questions with an expert on how to deal with termites

"When your front window is busted (hey hey hey)"

Take notes as Tommy installs a replacement window like a boss

"Just one man that's always trusted"

Ya guessed it. It's Norm! (His plaid shirt is full of secrets.)
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Ya guessed it. It's Norm! (His plaid shirt is full of secrets.)

"I'm so handy, you already know"

The 411 on flooring options is part of the handy Kevin and Tommy package deal
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The 411 on flooring options is part of the handy Kevin and Tommy package deal

"I'll fix your plumbing when your toilet over flows"

Blech. Sounds like you've got a real problem. Let Richard teach you how to unclog a toilet
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Blech. Sounds like you've got a real problem. Let Richard teach you how to unclog a toilet

"I'm so handy, I'll bring you up to code"

Spot all the cracks, drafts, and leaks with Kevin on this how-to for a home energy audit
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Spot all the cracks, drafts, and leaks with Kevin on this how-to for a home energy audit

"When your dishwasher's about to explode"

Let Richard teach you to get rid of the funk by replacing a smelly dishwasher drain hose
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Let Richard teach you to get rid of the funk by replacing a smelly dishwasher drain hose

"Now you see that your furnace is needing some service"

Richard does you a service by teaching you how to service your heating system
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Richard does you a service by teaching you how to service your heating system

"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

"Perhaps you would like a new counter Formica"

Cut it out with Tommy and Kevin by watching how to build a laminate countertop
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Cut it out with Tommy and Kevin by watching how to build a laminate countertop

"Maybe I'll hook up your dishwasher combo dryer"

Get in there with Richard and learn how to hook up a dishwasher
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Get in there with Richard and learn how to hook up a dishwasher

"But all your pipes are antique"

Get around all those antique pipes with Richard's tips on how to stop copper pipe corrosion
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Get around all those antique pipes with Richard's tips on how to stop copper pipe corrosion

"Your water pressure's too weak"

Pump it up with Richard by installing a water pressure booster
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Pump it up with Richard by installing a water pressure booster

"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

"Because your roof sprung a leak"

Get that leak outta your life by watching Tommy patch a leaking rubber roof
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Get that leak outta your life by watching Tommy patch a leaking rubber roof

"Your fridge is starting to reek"

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

"Your hardwood floors really squeak/But don't you worry I'll just show you my amazing technique"

Tell 'em to cut it out by following Tommy's guide for how to repair squeaky wood floors
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Tell 'em to cut it out by following Tommy's guide for how to repair squeaky wood floors

"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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"I'm so handy, I'm the guy to know"

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Oh wait, he's not finished. Here are more Norm trade secrets

"When your leaf blower doesn't blow-oh-oh-oh"

Roger knows how to get rid of all the pesky fall leaves

"Patch the drywall"

Tommy shows Kevin how to patch big and small drywall holes

"Clean your gutters"

Tommy will do one better and repair your gutters
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Tommy will do one better and repair your gutters

"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"

Here's to you, Weird Al!

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