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Parody of Pharrell’s Song ‘Happy’ Gets Mayor Garcetti’s Approval

A spoof on Pharrell’s popular song “Happy” has called attention to the deteriorating state of Los Angeles sidewalks and won the approval of Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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A parody of the Pharrell song “Happy” quickly gained attention after it was published March 18, 2014. (Credit: Honora Talbott, creator and director)

Honora Talbott created and directed the parody, which was published Tuesday, the same day two Los Angeles officials proposed increasing taxes meant to improve sidewalks.

The half-cent sales tax increase on the November ballot would raise money for road and sidewalk repairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The parody quickly got the attention of Garcetti, who tweeted the video to his more than 36,000 followers.