The Knack debut coronavirus-themed ‘My Sharona’ parody video

They’ve obtained a knack for comedy.

New Wave darlings the Knack launched a coronavirus-themed “My Sharona” online video Thursday with a hilarious online video filmed at home through lockdown.

Regrettably, it is not a total-on “Weird Al” Yankovic-design parody — and really don’t keep your breath for him to make a single, possibly.

As an alternative, guitarist Berton Averre shows people how to participate in the song’s guitar solo — with the help of his canines Freddy and Winnie — and how to disinfect the neck of your guitar to the tune of the music. Bassist Prescott Niles jumps in at the end for a “Bye, corona” little bit, and the full point is accompanied by an insightful textual content crawl at the bottom with specifics about COVID-19.

The parody from Averre and Niles is significantly specific because the Knack’s rhythm guitarist and guide vocalist, Doug Fieger, who died from most cancers in 2010, was a co-writer on the authentic 1979 hit.