Vintage comedy from 1972!
Forty years ago - 40 YEARS! - Albert Brooks appeared on The Flip Wilson Show and imagined what it might be like if they held open auditions to rewrite the National Anthem. Somebody could reboot this sketch now and make it more American Idol-y, I guess.
Brooks himself tweeted this. Are you following him on Twitter? You should be! He's @AlbertBrooks.