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Weird Al’s Latest Video Is a Lorde Parody About “Foil”

Day 3 of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s weeklong rollout of his new album, Mandatory Fun, brings us his much-anticipated parody of Lorde’s breakout hit, “Royals.” In “Foil,” Yankovic plays an infomercial huckster who touts the benefits of aluminum foil over “baggies, glass jars, Tupperware containers,” and other food storage options.

Then, about halfway through the infomercial, things get, well, weird.

All in all, Yankovic makes a compelling case for aluminum. After watching it, I’m inclined to agree: That kind of wrap really is the best to keep your sandwich nice and fresh.

Read Carl Wilson’s essay about Weird Al’s legacy in Slate.

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