Forget royalty (or critiques of overblown hip-hop culture)—Weird Al Yankovic just wants to make sure his leftovers taste delish. The entertainer released his latest parody on Wednesday, July 16, spoofing Lorde’s Grammy Award-winning smash hit “Royals” with the ditty “Foil.”
“I never seem to finish all my food/I always get a doggy bag from the waiter,” the 54-year-old croons. “So I just keep what’s un-chewed/and I take it home save it for later.”
Singing along to the New Zealand native’s catchy chorus, Weird Al then explains that wrapping his meal up may not be such a good idea because of fungus. However, keeping his “flavors sealed in tight” is necessary.
“With aluminum foil (foil)/Never settle for less/That kind of wrap is just the best/To keep your sandwich nice and fresh/Stick it in your cooler (cooler),” he sings. (The video features actors Patton Oswalt, Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant.)
“Foil” is the latest music video Yankovic has released off his fourteenth album Mandatory Fun. He’s already had viral success with parody’s for Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy” (“Tacky”) featuring stars like Eric Stonestreet and Jack Black, and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (“Word Crimes”). He’s also written spoofs for Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (“Handy”) and Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” (“Inactive”).
Watch the hilarious “Foil” parody now!
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