Good One: A Podcast About Jokes

with Jesse David Fox

"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Word Crimes" (Rerun)

In Jesse's first "holy shit, I'm interviewing this person" interview, "Weird Al" Yankovic explains what went into his song "Word Crimes" from his 2014 album Mandatory Fun.

Based on Robin Thicke's multiplatinum, misogynistic club theme "Blurred Lines", Al's parody goes the educational route and confronts the multitude of offenses committed against proper grammar and syntax. In true Good One fashion, Jesse breaks down "Word Crimes" to the syllable, having Al walk him through brainstorming the concept, navigating communication with Thicke's camp, and ultimately recording and releasing the parody.

Also included: all of the parody ideas Al went through before landing on "Word Crimes".

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This episode originally aired on March 5, 2017.