Weird Al’s Latest Video Is a Lorde Parody About “Foil”

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July 16 2014 5:50 PM

Weird Al’s Latest Video Is a Lorde Parody About “Foil”

Weird Al Yankovic in "Foil"
"Weird Al" makes a compelling case for aluminum.

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Day 3 of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s weeklong rollout of his new album, Mandatory Fun, brings us his much-anticipated parody of Lorde’s breakout hit, “Royals.” In “Foil,” Yankovic plays an infomercial huckster who touts the benefits of aluminum foil over “baggies, glass jars, Tupperware containers,” and other food storage options.

Then, about halfway through the infomercial, things get, well, weird.

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All in all, Yankovic makes a compelling case for aluminum. After watching it, I’m inclined to agree: That kind of wrap really is the best to keep your sandwich nice and fresh.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

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