Watch Weird Al Cover Aluminum Foil, the Illuminati in One Fell Swoop with ‘Royals’ Parody ‘Foil’

By Kevin Rutherford

Be honest: sure, when you’re too stuffed to finish your food at a restaurant, you’ll take it home in whatever container the restaurant will give you, but half of the time, it gets deposited into your refrigerator and sits there for days before you remember it was even there, by which point it’s, well, not looking too great.

Should that be the case, Weird Al Yankovic has the solution in his new parody of Lorde’s “Royals,” posted today (July 16).

“Foil,” the third video from Yankovic’s brand new Mandatory Fun, tackles what happens to food after it’s taken home, often being left to rot because of improper storage. Instead, he claims, wrap it up in aluminum foil, and suddenly your problems are solved.

Related: Watch Weird Al Give You a Crash Course in Grammar in ‘Blurred Lines’ Parody ‘Word Crimes’

“I just like / to keep all my flavors sealed in tight / with aluminum foil,” he sings, tearing off a piece to prove his point.

But unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you ask), the song takes a dark turn as Al starts singing about the Illuminati taking over, furrowing his brow and staring at the camera menacingly as the director, played by Patton Oswalt, desperately attempts to get him to stop.

But it all comes back to foil — only this time, it’s covering his head, not a sandwich.

“Foil” follows “Word Crimes,” his “Blurred Lines” parody tackling grammar issues, and “Tacky,” which jumped on “Happy” and featured Jack Black, Eric Stonestreet and more.


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