'Weird Al' Yankovic, Patton Oswalt Confront the Illuminati in 'Royals' Parody 'Foil' (Watch)


This hilarious Lorde parody has everything: Shadows organizations, government agents and aluminum foil hats

Today is the third day in "Weird Al" Yankovic's eight-videos-in-eight-days rollout for his "Mandatory Fun" album, and with it comes the best of the bunch so far: A hysterical take on Lorde's "Royals" called "Foil."

The parody starts out innocently (and predictably) enough, with Yankovic singing about the food preservation benefits of aluminum foil on a cooking TV show directed by Patton Oswalt. Sample line: "That kind of wrap is just the best / To keep your sandwich nice and fresh / Stick it in your cooler," etc.

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But this "Royals" parody takes an unexpected and inventive turn when "Weird Al" goes off script and starts ranting about the Illuminati getting "primed for world domination," shadow organizations monitoring our every move and the moon landing being faked while Oswalt watches in horror.

Yankovic brings it all back to foil at the end, explaining that his aluminum foil hat protects him from the government's "thought control rays." Unfortunately, the hat doesn't protect him from two men in dark suits (played by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant) who drag him off mid-rant.

Watch "Foil" until the end for a scaly surprise.

So far, "Mandatory Fun" has given us the cameo-stuffed parody video "Tacky" (a take on Pharrell's "Happy") and "Word Crimes," a send-up of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."


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