An album of parodies and other humorous songs by "Weird Al" Yankovic, currently (as of August 10, 2003) his newest album.
Largely as a result of there being very little good mainstream music to parody these days (all of the popular stuff is laughable on its own), the album isn't nearly as gut-bustingly funny as his earlier works have been. Still, this one's still got lots of laughs in it, namely in the lighthearted France bashing, eight-minute-plus "dumb joke" Genius in France, in "A Complicated Song" (a parody of Avril Lavigne's "Complicated"; one of the songs on this album that does make me hurt myself laughing, and in "Bob" (an original work spoofing Bob Dylan's "unique" singing style and nonsensical lyrics). The Angry White Boy Polka offers up some chuckles too.
Also included on the disc is a video featuring some home videos by Weird Al, as a "thanks" to everyone who bought the disc instead of downloading it from a file sharing network. I imagine this video, along with all the songs, were available online within minutes of this album's release.
And yes, that's his dog on the album cover, and yes, it's really standing on his head.
- Couch Potato1
- Hardware Store
- Trash Day2
- Party at the Leper Colony
- Angry White Boy Polka3
- Wanna B Ur Lovr
- A Complicated Song4
- Why Does This Always Happen to Me?
- Ode to a Superhero5
- Genius in France
1 Parody of "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
2 Parody of "Hot in Herre" by Nelly
3 Featuring "Last Resort" by Papa Roach, "Chop Suey!" by System of a Down, "Get Free" by The Vines, "Hate to Say I Told You So" by The Hives, "Fell in Love With a Girl" by The White Stripes, "Last Nite" by The Strokes, "Down With the Sickness" by Disturbed, "Renegades of Funk" by Rage Against the Machine, "My Way" by Limp Bizkit, "Outside" by StainD, "Bawitdaba" by Kid Rock, "Youth of the Nation" by p.o.d., and "The Real Slim Shady" by Eminem
4 Parody of "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne
5 Parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel
6 Parody of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys