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''Straight outta Lynwood! Crazy polka player named "Weird Al"!

Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth studio album by "Weird Al" Yankovic, released in 2006. It's widely seen as his "comeback" album after Running with Scissors and Poodle Hat received only mediocre reviews and the latter received only minimal promotion, and includes his biggest hit to date, "White and Nerdy."

The album was released on DualDisc when it first came out which included videos for "Pancreas","I'll Sue Ya", "Virus Alert", "Close but no Cigar", "Weasel Stomping Day", and "Don't Download this Song" along with a mini-documentary about producing some of the tracks.



  1. "White & Nerdy"note 
  2. "Pancreas"
  3. "Canadian Idiot"note 
  4. "I'll Sue Ya"
  5. "Polkarama!"
  6. "Virus Alert"
  7. "Confessions Part III"note 
  8. "Weasel Stomping Day"
  9. "Close But No Cigar"
  10. "Do I Creep You Out"note 
  11. "Trapped In The Drive-Thru"note 
  12. "Don't Download This Song"


Do I trope you out?

  • Agony of the Feet: The narrator of "I'll Sue Ya!" drops a hammer on his toes, and then sues Home Depot for selling him that hammer in the first place.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees:
    • Those frivolous lawsuits in "I'll Sue Ya"? A lot of them were based on real ones (yes, including putting an animal in a microwave to dry it out. Thankfully, the case was thrown out).
    • You could actually buy stock in Euro Disney, as the virus did in "Virus Alert". By then it was still the name of the company, majority owned by Disney, which owned Disneyland Paris. Disney would not buy out public shareholders until 2017.
  • Anti-Love Song:
    • "Pancreas", which is a love song about the singer's pancreas.
    • "Confessions Part III", which is about the singer being painfully too honest with his significant other.
    • "Do I Creep You Out", which is a Stalker with a Crush song.
  • Animated Music Video: Eight of the tracks had music videos directed by different animators, each in their own unique style.
    • "Pancreas" - dir. Jim Blashfield.
    • "I'll Sue Ya" - dir. Thomas Lee.
    • "Virus Alert" - dir. David Lovelace.
    • "Weasel Stomping Day" - produced as a segment for the Robot Chicken episode "The Munnery."
    • "Close But No Cigar" - dir. John Kricfalusi and starring Cigarettes the Cat from Weekend Pussy Hunt.
    • "Do I Creep You Out" - created by JibJab.
    • "Trapped In The Drive-Thru" - dir. Doug Bresler.
    • "Don't Download This Song" - dir. Bill Plympton.
  • Arc Number: 27 appears on the album artwork, and is also mentioned in "Confessions Part III".
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • "Confessions, Part 3" is all about this. Apparently having a babymama on the side was forgivable, but eating the last of the Rice Krispies and saying "....And I lied, yes, that dress makes you look fat" was too much!
    • Plentiful in "Virus Alert"
    Then cause a major rift in time and space,
    And leave a bunch of Twinkie wrappers all over the place!
  • Asshole Victim: In the video for "I'll Sue Ya," Weird Al plays a litigation-happy person who sues anyone and everyone for frivolous reasons. In the end, while he's driving off with all the money he won from the lawsuits, he gets distracted by a Burger Queen billboard and crashes into a truck carrying kitty litter.
  • Badass Boast: "White and Nerdy" combines this with equal amounts of Self-Deprecation.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: "Virus Alert" lists, among the other consequences of the virus, making you physically attracted to sheep.
  • Big Eater: The narrator of "I'll Sue Ya!" gets into frequent trouble for eating things he shouldn't.
    I sued Taco Bell, 'cause I ate half a million chalupas and I got fat!
    I sued Toys R Us, 'cause I swallowed a nerf ball and nearly choked to death!
    I sued PetCo, 'cause I ate a bag of kitty litter and now I have bad breath!
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: The stalker in the video for "Do I Creep You Out?" has them.
  • Black Comedy Animal Cruelty:
    • "Weasel Stomping Day" is about a holiday dedicated to stomping weasels to death.
    • The narrator of "I'll Sue Ya" puts his cat in the microwave and, when the inevitable happens, decides to sue Panasonic because they never told him not to.
  • Bland-Name Product: Taco Belle, Starbux, Toysaurus and Homey Depot among others in the music video for "I'll Sue Ya".
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: "Virus Alert" has many examples.
  • Break-Up Song: "Close But No Cigar".
  • Canada, Eh?: Parodied in "Canadian Idiot," which is a satire on American nationalism.
  • Canadian = Hockey Fan: In "Canadian Idiot", he sings, "Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot! Don't wanna be some beer swillin' hockey nut."
  • Comics Rule Everything Around Me: The narrator of "White & Nerdy" briefly raps about collecting X-Men comics.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil: "Don't Download This Song" declares this.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The narrator of "I'll Sue Ya!" will look for any excuse he can find to sue someone, from EarthLink operators putting him on hold to a delivery person delivering his pizza half a minute late. By the time he gets to Ben Affleck, he stops bothering with excuses at all.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Played straight in "Trapped in the Drive-Thru":
    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..."
  • Epic Rocking: "Trapped in the Drive-Thru".
  • Face on the Cover: "Weird Al" standing by the back of his car, holding a dog on a leash.
  • Fictional Holiday: "Weasel Stomping Day".
  • Flaming Emblem: Done in the "White and Nerdy" video, in which the flaming logo is of Pac-Man.
  • Flipping the Bird: A couple of gangsters give the nerdy protagonist the middle finger in the video for "White And Nerdy", though the fingers have been blurred out.
  • Frivolous Lawsuit: The subject of "I'll Sue Ya".
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    • His polka medley on this album includes "Candy Shop" by 50 Cent. Yeah...
    • "Do I Creep You Out" is basically a story about a stalker who ends up in jail. In the end, after he's done singing, a muscular man comes up to him and puts a hand on his shoulder. The screen fades to black as they look lovingly into each other's eyes, and a moment later, the main character looks at the viewer in shock.
    • "Virus Alert" has a part where he mentions "sending your grandmother all of your porn..."
    • During the fade-out in "Don't Download This Song", if you turn up the volume you can hear Al yell, "YOU CHEAP BASTARD!"
    • Eugene from "Trapped in the Drive Thru" is implied to be on drugs.
  • Grammar Nazi: In "Close But No Cigar".
    She was gorgeous, she was charming
    Yeah, she was perfect in every way
    Except she was always using the word 'infer'
    When she obviously meant 'imply'
    And I know some guys would put up with that kind of thing
    But frankly, I can't imagine why
  • Hypocritical Humor: "Don't Download This Song," a song scolding the listener for downloading songs rather than buying CDs, was first made available as a download.
  • In the Style of...:
  • Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life: "Don't Download This Song".
  • Joisey: It turns out that not liking New Jersey is grounds to sue Delta Airlines for selling you a ticket to said state.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: "Don't Download This Song".
  • Karmic Death: In the video for "I'll Sue Ya", while Al and his band are driving with all of the money they won in their lawsuits, they're distracted by a billboard and crash into a large truck. The billboard and truck are for two brands that Al had earlier sued.
  • List Song: "Virus Alert" and "I'll Sue Ya".
  • Lyrical Dissonance:
    • "Weasel Stomping Day" is a saccharine, sickly-sweet holiday carol that just so happens to be about a holiday that promotes animal cruelty.
    • The "Candy Shop" segment of "Polkarama" makes the song sound like a jingle for a literal candy shop and not... that other thing... From the same medley, the louder and more uptempo version of "Feel Good Inc" somehow manages to make the already creepy song even creepier.
  • Medley: "Polkarama!" Songs featured, in order:
  • Mickey Mousing: In the video for "I'll Sue Ya", the lawsuits print out to the beat of the bass.
  • Minor Flaw, Major Breakup: The protagonist of "Close But No Cigar" is very, very picky, up to and including leaving a woman over a slightly-too-big earlobe.
  • Mondegreen: Done In-Universe in the song "Trapped In The Drive-Thru". See Does Not Like Spam example above.
  • Mood Whiplash: A perfect example is on this album, after his Rage Against the Machine imitation "I'll Sue Ya." After an angry song like that one, there's an abrupt guitar chord, which is directly followed by a one-second pause going into "Polkarama," which has the "Chicken Dance" as an intro. Of course, THAT goes into a polka cover of "Let's Get it Started" by The Black-Eyed Peas.
  • Mouthful of Pi: In "White And Nerdy" the title character claims to know Pi to a thousand places.
  • Nerdcore: "White and Nerdy," full stop.
  • Nerds Are Virgins: The singer of "White and Nerdy" spends his nights with a roll of bubble wrap.
  • Nerds Love Tough Schoolwork: The singer of "White and Nerdy" does vector calculus for fun, and is also likes to study the methods of Stephen Hawking and Blaise Pascal.
  • Nerds Speak Klingon: In "White and Nerdy", the protagonist claims to be fluent in both JavaScript and Klingon.
  • Never My Fault: The Villain Protagonist of "I'll Sue Ya" sues various companies that he blames for accidents caused by his self-destructive lack of common sense.
  • Nose Shove: One of the many lawsuits filed in "I'll Sue Ya" is against Duracell, because "they never told me not to shove that Double-A right up my nose!"
  • Obsession Song: "Do I Creep You Out" parodies this.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted in "Trapped In the Drive-Thru" — both the song's protagonist and the girl at the drive-thru speaker know a guy named Paul.
  • Perverted Sniffing: One of the many, many skeevy things mentioned in "Do I Creep You Out?"
    Somethin' I should ask about / Can I sniff the pit-stains on your blouse? / And do I creep you, do I creep you out?
  • Poe's Law: Some people believed that "Don't Download This Song" was actually trying to spread the message that Digital Piracy Is Evil.
  • Precision F-Strike: Yankovic himself finally gets one in with the comparatively mild "You cheap bastard!" during the outro of "Don't Download This Song".
  • Prison Rape: Implied at the end of the music video for "Do I Creep You Out?"
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: The last line of "Virus Alert":
  • Rap Rock: "I'll Sue Ya".
  • Reality Warper: The titular computer virus from the song "Virus Alert".
  • Record Producer: "Weird Al" Yankovic.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Part of the numerous minor confessions in "Confessions Part III" listed killing his girlfriend's goldfish and replacing it.
  • Retconning the Wiki: The music video for "White And Nerdy", in which he replaces the entire text for Atlantic Record's wiki page with huge type reading YOU SUCK!!!!! This was a personal Take That! from Al for slights the company had done him in the past. His fans thought it was so funny, they started doing it for real, resulting in That Other Wiki having to lock the Atlantic Records page.
  • Rummage Fail: In "Trapped in the Drive-Thru", when the husband accidentally left his wallet at home and the cashier tells them their order is cash only, they frantically look for some change to make up the diffence and come up a dollar short of $5.82, and have to leave the chicken sandwich off their order.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: "Trapped in the Drive-Thru", about a married couple going out to dinner at a fast food restaurant, experiencing such hassles as ordering a cheeseburger with onions vs. a chicken sandwich, the drive-thru employee offering them a large root beer when they only wanted a medium one with no refill upgrade, scraping together a dollar's worth of change from the car when the cashier tells them it's cash only and coming up a dollar short, having to give up the chicken sandwich for the cheeseburger... only to find they forgot to put the onions on the burger.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Spot of Tea: The protagonist of "White & Nerdy" prefers Earl Grey tea to alcohol.
  • Stalker with a Crush: "Do I Creep You Out" portrays the singer as one. The animated video for this song has Taylor Hicks getting arrested and put in jail for his stalker antics, only to be hit on by a fellow prisoner by the video's end.
  • The Stoner: It's implied that Eugene from "Trapped in the Drive Thru" is on some kind of substance. He responds to Al's request for ketchup by staring blankly at him for several seconds before asking him to repeat himself, and then explains that he's "kinda burned tonight."
  • Take That!:
    • "I'll Sue Ya" is about Al's string of frivolous lawsuits. "I sued Delta Airlines, 'cause they sold me a ticket to New Jersey. I went there, and it SUCKED!"
      • When he comes to Ben Affleck, there's silence in the spot where normally he gives the reason for the lawsuit. Finally he just asks "do I even need a reason?"
    • The virus described in "Virus Alert" will have a myriad of negative things happen to you if you get infected, two such things being that it will "make your TV record Gigli" and "make your iPod only play Jethro Tull".
    • "Don't Download This Song" mocks Digital Piracy Is Evil hysteria.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The narrator of "I'll Sue Ya" repeatedly hurts and inconveniences himself through sheer idiocy and lack of common sense, and at no point does he ever realize this, instead suing companies for not telling him things that should go without saying.
    • The other major component of the humor in "Confessions Pt. III".
    I haven't changed my underwear in 27 days!
    • The narrator of "Trapped In The Drive Thru" is similarly cut off from his ramblings about his plumber Paul when he starts talking about Paul's bladder problems and toe fungus.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: The singer of "White & Nerdy" puts mayonnaise on all of his sandwiches.
  • Trekkie: "White and Nerdy":
    The only question I ever thought was hard
    Was, do I like Kirk or do I like Picard
  • Wiki Vandal: He pretends to replace the entire Atlantic Records Wikipedia entry with the phrase "YOU SUCK!" in 72-point letters during the video of "White And Nerdy." As mentioned above, the real Wikipedia entry for Atlantic Records had to be locked because of legions of ticked-off Al fans doing the same thing.

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