Watch Weird Al Parody Lorde’s ‘Royals’ in His Video for ‘Foil’
By Matt Grosinger on July 16, 2014
After we premiered Weird Al’s video for “Tacky” at the beginning of the week, our favorite parodist has continued trucking with his #8videos8days campaign. Yesterday we saw Al parody Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” with “Word Crimes”, and now he has released his food talk show/conspiracy theory music video for “Foil”, a reimagining of Lorde’s 2013 chart-topper, “Royals.”
The song starts out innocently enough–this is definitely just me, but that cocky head bump at 8 seconds is my favorite thing in the whole video, lol–as Al describes the shortcomings of all the materials used to keep food fresh. He can rely only on the trusty seal of aluminum foil. Patton Oswalt plays the hard-to-please director that we’d still like to actually direct Al.
After a sip of seemingly innocuous herbal tea, Al turns on the crazy switch and starts singing about shadow organizations, government coverups, and his foolproof plan to stave off alien abduction by using a hat made out of the same material that, nary seconds ago, he was using to keep a sandwich very, very fresh. It’s a nice little narrative twist that affords us extra cameos by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Check out the video below and let us know which video think “Weird Al” is planning to release next.