Tuesday, December 8, 2009

80. "Weird Al" Yankovic: White 'N' Nerdy

Found on: Straight Outta Lynwood (2006)
Picked by: PA, WA

"Weird Al" has been doing song parodies for 26 years now, but only a small handful of them have actually eclipsed their source material the way White 'N' Nerdy does (the original is Chamillionaire's Ridin' in case you were wondering). Al reels off a litany of dorky boasts ("My rims never spin / to the contrary / you'll find they're quite stationary") and throws in references to Earl Grey tea, pi, Minesweeper, Javascript, Segueways, X-Men comics, ergonomic keyboards, Monty Python, the Gap, fannypacks, Renaissance fairs, Kirk vs. Picard, and Stephen Hawking.

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