Want more proof that Seattle rapper Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have arrived? They’re being spoofed by Funny or Die, working off the success of the independent duo’s No. 1 Billboard hit “Thrift Shop.”
The 3:24 skit features Macklemore and Lewis in negotiations for a major record deal, tossing out their independent status. Comedian Paul Scheer (wearing an awful hairpiece) is a record label executive.
For those who haven’t heard the song or seen the video, “Thrift Shop” is about the awesome things you can find cheap at thrift shops, including furniture, Velcro strap shoes, your grandfather’s clothes and a broken keyboard.
The executives play on this by assuming Macklemore and Lewis are broke.
“You sign with a major label, and I am prepared to offer you a deal that will blow your poor little minds. A pair of shoes and a can of beans,” says Scheer. “Let’s get you guys in the studio recording party songs about food stamps.”
Among the funnier points of the video is Scheer’s problem with Ryan Lewis having two first names.
“People find it suspicious,” says Scheer’s sidekick, played by Mel Cowan. Macklemore later agrees.