"Weird Al" Yankovic

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"Weird Al" Yankovic
Born: Alfred Matthew Yankovic
October 23, 1959
Downey, California, USA
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, satirist, actor, music video director, author, record producer
Years active: 1976 - present
Spouse: Suzanne Krajewski
Children: Nina

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American satirist, singer-songwriter, music video director, record producer, author, and actor known for parodying popular songs. Among his musically comedic repertoire are "White & Nerdy" (derived from "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone), "Another One Rides the Bus" ("Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen), "eBay" ("I Want It that Way" by the Backstreet Boys), and "A Complicated Song" ("Complicated" by Avril Lavigne).

"Weird Al" parodied Green Day's song "American Idiot" ("Canadian Idiot") for his 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood and released it as a single.

"Canadian Idiot"[edit]

Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot
Don't wanna be some beer swillin' hockey nut
And do I look like some frostbitten hose-head?
I never learned my alphabet from A to Zed

They all live on donuts and moose meat
And they leave the house without packin' heat
Never even bring their guns to the mall
And you know what else is too funny?
Their stupid Monopoly money
Can't take 'em seriously at all

Well maple syrup and snow's what they export
They treat curling just like it's a real sport
They think their silly accent is so cute
Can't understand a thing they're talkin' aboot

Sure they got their national health care
Cheaper meds, low crime rates and clean air
Then again well they got Celine Dion
Eat their weight in Kraft macaroni
And dream of drivin' a Zamboni
All over Saskatchewan

Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot
Won't figure out their temperature in Celsius
See the map, they're hoverin' right over us
Tell you the truth, it makes me kinda nervous

Always hear the same kind of story
Break their nose and they'll just say "sorry"
Tell me what kind of freaks are that polite?
It's gotta mean they're all up to somethin'
So quick, before they see it comin'
Time for a pre-emptive strike!