Earlier today, Lin-Manuel Miranda fulfilled his ultimate childhood fantasy by releasing “Weird Al” Yankovic‘s “The Hamilton Polka.” The hysterical tune, which manages to cram all of Hamilton into a frenetic five-minute polka, is the latest installment in Miranda’s ongoing Hamildrop series, where artists like the Decemberists, Nas, Dave East and Aloe Blacc put their own spin on songs from his Broadway musical. He hoped to have “The Hamilton Polka” ready for February, but “Weird Al” was so busy prepping his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour that they couldn’t get it out until March 2nd. But in a brilliant move by “Weird Al,” they simply decided to declare the date February 30th.
Not long after taping an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Yankovic and Miranda sat down with us to talk about “The Hamilton Polka,” their close friendship, the possibility of future collaborations and hanging out with Larry David on the set of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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