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Weird Al Yankovic - Foil

Weird Al is putting out a new video every day this week.
The funnyman’s latest song “Foil,” a parody of Lorde’s Grammy-winning hit “Royals,” starts out as an ode to aluminum foil. In the video, Yankovic plays the host of a cooking show who praises foil as the best way to preserve leftovers and “keep your sandwich and nice and fresh.” And then the song takes an unexpected turn, because Yankovic has another use for foil: making a tin hat. “Oh by the way I’ve cracked the code/ I figured out the shadow organizations /And the Illuminati knows / That they’re finally primed for world domination.” Despite the best efforts of his producer (played by comedian Patton Oswalt), Yankovic’s character launches into his theory about “puppet masters for a new world order,” and warns his viewers to “be aware / There’s always someone watching you.” He said he wears the tin hat made of foil to ward off “thought control rays and psychotronic scanning.”

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