|"Weird Al" Yankovic and the 60s girl group blondes extol the virtues of "Foil"|
But then I deal with fungal rot, bacterial formation,But beyond that it doesn't seem like much of note is going to come of a joke that seems played out by the end of the first chorus, where he sips "a nice herbal tea." Then shit goes hilariously off the rails.
Microbes, enzymes, mold and oxidation
I don't care -
I've got a secret trick up my sleeve!
Much to the chagrin of the cooking show's director (played by Patton Oswalt), Yankovic launches into a paranoid rant about the Illuminati, space aliens, and a moon landing-faking government conspiracy. Of course, he is able to inform us about all of this because he's protected from danger (he thinks) by the hat he's made out of...you guessed it, foil! (Cue the 60s blondes!) Unfortunately, his aluminum head covering isn't able to prevent a pair of secret service-looking guys from knocking him out with an injection and dragging him away on the orders of the director, who turns out to be some sort of extraterrestrial lizard creature in Patton Oswalt clothing.
Yankovic told Grantland he got "zero money" from his label for his video campaign, which is funny because they're clearly making a big splash and likely driving most of the sales of the album, which is currently #2 on iTunes and #1 on Amazon. Instead, the veteran comic partnered up with various humor websites for his eight video campaign, in this instance CollegeHumor.com.
The "Foil" video already has about 100k views, and yesterday's release, "Word Crimes," trended on Twitter literally all day. While "Foil" is certainly a lesser creature than "Word Crimes" or the leadoff hit, "Tacky," it is certain to keep interest and buzz up heading toward the halfway point tomorrow. "Weird Al" is proving, at 54 years old and more than 30 years after his debut, to be as relevant and admired as ever.
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