Weird Al’s “Trapped in the Drive-Thru “


Al Yankovic

"Weird Al" Yankovic

It seemed, I’m a bit mentally tired right now. So as I looked for things to inspire me over the net, I stumble upon this my old favorite video (it’s not really that old) of Weird Al Yankovic. Actually, I love most of his parody videos. He’s one of my childhood hero. I think he’s a pioneer in terms of musical parody.

Here’s one of his videos. It’s a cartoon. Hope you’ll enjoy this one. (While I rest my brain a bit too ^_^)

It’s a song from Weird Al‘s twelfth studio album Straight Otta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. This song is a parody of “Trapped in the Closet by R. Kelly.

It contains an interpolation of “Black Dog” by Led Zeppelin at 6:29, when the main character turns on the radio. The interpolation was recorded by Yankovic’s band. Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is a noted fan of Yankovic’s work, but had previously denied permission for Yankovic to perform a Led Zeppelin polka medley on an album.

The song was listed by Rolling Stone as number seventy-seven in their Best Songs of 2006.

Seven O’Clock in the evening
Watchin somethin’ stupid on TV. I’m zoned out on the sofa
When my wife comes in the room and sees me

She says “Is this ‘Behind the Music’, With Lynard Skynard?”

And I say “I don’t know.

Say, it’s gettin’ late…watcha wanna do for dinner?

She says “I kinda had a big lunch. So I’m not super hungry.”
I said “Well you know, baby, I’m not starvin’ either but I could eat.”

She said “So whadya have in mind?” I said “I don’t know what about you?”
She said “I don’t care, if you’re hungry, let’s eat.” I said “That’s what we’re gonna do!”

“But first you gotta tell me what it is you’re hungry for!”
And she says “Let me think… …What’s left in our refridgerator?”

I said “Well, there’s tuna, I know.” She said “That went bad a week ago!”
I said “Is the chili OK?” She said “You finished that yesterday!”

I hopped up and I said “I don’t know, do you want to get something delivered?”
She’s like “Why would I want to eat liver? I don’t even like liver!”

I’m like “No, I said ‘delivered’.” She’s like “I heard you say liver!”
I’m like “I should know what I said…” She’s like “Whatever, I just don’t want any liver!”

Well I was gonna say something  but my cell phone started to ring
Now who could be callin’ me? Well I checked my caller ID

It was just cousin Larry callin’ for the third time today…
My wife said “Let it go to voicemail.” I said, “OK.”

“Where were we? Oh, Dinner, Right.. So what d’ya want to do?”
She said “Why don’t you whip up somethin in the kitchen?”
“Yeah,” I said, “Why don’t you?”

And then she said “Baby, can’t we just go out to dinner, please?”
I says “No”  She says “Yes” I says “No”
She says “Yes” I says “No” She says “Yes…
…Oh, here’s your keys”

I step a little bit closer say “OK, where ya want to go?”
She says “How about The Ivy?” I said “Yeah, well I don’t know…”

I don’t feel like gettin all dressed up and eatin’ expensive food
She’s says “Olive Garden?” I say “Nah, I’m not in the mood…

…And Burrito King would make me gassy there’s no doubt”
She says “Just forget about it” I said “No, I swear I’m gonna take you out!”

Then I get an idea I says “I know what we’ll do!”
She says “What?” I say “Guess” She says “What?”
I say “We’re goin’ to the drive-thru!”

So we head out the front door.. Open the garage door
Then I open the car doors.. And we get in those car doors

Put my key in the ignition.. And then I turn it sideways
Then we fasten our seat belts.. As we pull out the driveway

Then we drive to the drive-thru.. Heading off to the drive-thru
We’re approaching the drive-thru.. Getting close to the drive-thru!

Almost there at the drive-thru.. Now we’re here at the drive thru
Here in line at the drive-thru.. Did I mention the drive-thru?

Well here we are.. In the drive-thru line, me and her.
Cars in front of us, cars in back of us. All just waiting to order

There’s some idiot in a Volvo.. With his brights on behind me
I lean out the window and scream.. “Hey, Whatcha tryin to do, blind me?”

My wife says “Maybe we should park… …We could just go eat inside.”
I said “I’m wearin’ bunny slippers.. So I ain’t leavin’ this ride…”

Now a woman on a speaker box.. Is sayin’ “Can I take your order, please?”
I said “Yes indeed, you certainly can.. We’d like two hamburgers with onions and cheese.”

Then my wife says “Baby, hold on, I’ve changed my mind!
I think I’m gonna have a chicken sandwich.. Instead, this time”

I said “You always get a cheeseburger!” She says “That’s not what I’m hungry for.”
I put my head in my hands and screamed, “I don’t know who you are anymore!”

The voice on the speaker says “I don’t have all day!”
I said “Then, take our order, And we’ll be on our way!

I wanna get a chicken sandwich.. And I want a cheeseburger, too
She’s like “You want onions on that?” I’m like “Yeah, I already said that I do…

…Plus we need curly fries.. And don’t you dare forget it!
And two medium root beers.. No, just one, we’ll split it.”

Then I said “I’m guessin’ that.. You’re probably not too bright…
So read me back my order.. Let’s make sure you got it right.”

She says “One, you want a chicken sandwich.. Two, you want a cheeseburger
Three, curly fries, and a large root beer”. “Stop, don’t go no further!”

“I never ordered a large rootbeer.. I said medium, not large!”
Then she says “We’re havin’ a special, I supersized you at no charge.”

“Oh.” And that’s all.. I could say, was “Oh.”
And she says “Now there is somethin’ else .. That I really think you should know.

You can have unlimited refills.. For just a quarter more…”
I say “Great, except we’re in the drive thru… So what would I want that for?”

Then she says “Wait a minute.. Your voice sounds so familiar…hey, is this Paul?
And my wife is all like “No, that ain’t Paul, Now tell me, who’s this Paul?

She says “Oh, he’s just some guy.. Who goes to school with me.
I sat behind him last year.. And I copied off him in Geometry.

I said “I know a guy named Paul. He used to be my plumber
He was prematurely bald.. And he moved to Pittsburgh last summer.

He also had bladder problems.. And a really bad infection on his toe.”
And she said “Mister, please, you can stop right there, That’s way more than I needed to know!”

And then we both were quiet.. And things got real intense
Then she says “Next window please, That’ll be five dollars and eighty two cents.”

So we inched ahead in line.. Movin’ painfully slow
I got a little bored.. So I turned on the radio…

[Song plays]

[Click] Turned it off.. Because my wife was getting a headache
So we both just sat there quietly.. For her sake.

Then I looked at her.. And she looked back at me
And I said “Um, I think you have somethin’ in your teeth.”

She turned away from me.. And then turned back and said “Did I get it?”
I said “Yeah. Well, I mean, most of it… But hey, ya know, don’t sweat it.”

Then she said “How about now?” I said “Yeah, almost.
There’s still a little bit there.. But don’t worry, it’s probably just a piece of toast.”

Now we’re at the pay window.. Or whatever you call it
Put my hand in my pocket.. I can’t believe there’s no wallet!

And the lady at the window’s like, “Well, well, well that’ll be five eighty two.”
I turn around to my wife, and say.. “How much have you got on you?”

She just rolls her eyes and says.. “I’ll pay for this, I guess.”
So she reaches into her purse.. And busts out the American Express

I hand it to the lady.. And she says “Oh, dear.
It’s gotta be cash only.. We don’t take credit cards here.”

I took back the card and said.. “Gee, really? Well that sucks.”
And that’s when I found out.. My wife was only carryin’ three bucks.

I said “I thought you were.. Going to hit the ATM today”
She says “I never got around to it.. So where’s your wallet anyway?

And I said “Nevermind, Just help me to find some change…”
Now the lady at the window.. Is lookin at me kinda strange…

And she says “Mister, please, We gotta move this line along”
I said “Now hold your stinkin’ horses lady, We won’t be long.”

We looked around inside the glove-box.. And check the mat beneath my feet
I found a nickel in an ashtray.. And a couple pennies and a dime in the space between the seats

Before long I had a little pile.. Of coins of every sort
The lady counts it up and says “You’re still about a dollar short”

And now my woman’s got this weird look.. Frozen on her face
She screams, “you know.. I wasn’t even really hungry in the first place”

And so I turned around.. To the cashier again
I shrugged and said “OK.. Forget the chicken sandwich then”

So I pick up my change.. Pick up my receipt
And I drive to the pickup window.. Man, I just can’t wait to eat

And now we see this acne ridden.. Kid about sixteen
Wearin’ a dorky name-tag that says.. “Hello, my name is Eugene.”

And he hands me a paper bag.. I look him in the eyes
And I say to him “Hey, Eugene, Can I get some ketchup for my fries?”

Well he looks at me.. And I look at him.. And he looks at me.. And I look at him

And he looks at me.. And I look at him.. And he says “I’m sorry.. What did you want again?”

I say “Ketchup!” And he says “Oh yeah, that’s right…
…I just spaced out there for a second.. I’m really kind of burnt tonight.”

And then he hands me the ketchup.. And now we’re finally drivin’ away
And the food is drivin’ me mad.. With its intoxicating bouquet

I’m starvin’ to death.. By the time we pull up at the traffic light
I say “Baby, gimme that burger, I just gotta have a bite!”

So she reaches in the bag.. And pulls out the burger
And she hands me the burger.. And I pick up the burger

And then I unwrap the paper.. I bite into those buns
And I just can’t believe it.. They forgot the onions!

Related Links:

Amish Paradise (smokebear.wordpress.com)

Weird Al *Official Website (weirdal.com)

“Weird Al” Yankovic (en.wikipedia.org)

2 thoughts on “Weird Al’s “Trapped in the Drive-Thru “

  1. From beginning to end it was intriguing. I could not stop reading and all over a take away…
    You are genius Smokebear , no other word for .
    You got anymore like that tucked away?

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