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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby Driew_La_27 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:38 am

This was brilliant!! :whoot:

The episode alone was great but Al's appearance was the icing on the nuke cake.
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby drewdy9999 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:59 am

Lyrics (correct me if they're wrong)

Would ya annihilate us if ya had the chance?
That's such an antisocial thing to do
You've got us crapping our collective pants
May I suggest you take it down a notch or two

We're not exactly sure why you're upset
Did that Seth Rogen movie make you super mad?
You'd like us if ya got to know us, I bet
We're mostly harmless, decent people, hey, we're really not so bad
My point is

Please don't nuke us, North Korea
Right now we're all a little tense
Believe me, we don't hate you
Frankly we don't even think that much about you, no offense

Now you might call us bloodthirsty dogs
But that metaphor's not very apt
We're just a bunch of simple fidget-spinning goofy dorks
Who probably couldn't find your country on a map

No, we're not savages or cannibals
Well maybe just a really, really, really small percent
So I think it would be best if you'd knock off those missile tests
Don't turn us into cinder while we're swiping right on Tinder
Don't jump-start armageddon or our beds we'll soon be wettin'
Won't you think this through for a moment, please
Now why would you bomb our nice celebrities?
Oh why in the world would you kill Tom Hanks?
'Cause nobody doesn't like Tom Hanks!

So, please don't nuke us, North Korea
That would seriously ruin our day
Remember, we're not evil psychotic monsters
No matter what the news may say
We're just those goofballs from the USA

Backup vocals for WAY Moby polka:
Please don't nuke us
Please don't nuke us
Please don't nuke us

Hey!
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby Big Spoon » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:06 am

That was incredible. Like Jon said, I'm surprised that the LWT writers didn't write the song for Al, but holy crap am I glad they didn't. Best Al song since Mandatory Fun was released.

Also, it's amazing to see political humor from Al!
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby Muppetboy09 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:09 am

TMBJon wrote:I am very surprised to read Al's instagram post that he actually wrote this song. I had always assumed that the end segments on LWT were written by the show's writers, especially considering the lyrics referenced a few specific jokes from the episode.

I am thinking that Al was probably given a rough copy of the monologue to work with so the song had more context. Also, mid song, I was thinking "Man, whoever wrote this really nailed Al's style", but when the Ear Booker Polka appeared at the end, I immediately knew that Al wrote it.
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby weird_el » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:19 am

I think the lyrics are mostly right, but I think it's "Don't turn us into cinder while we're swiping right on Tinder"
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby Yankovic Farley » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:32 am

Drewdy, nice job with the lyrics! Here are a few corrections:

Frankly we don't even think that much about you, no offense

No, we're not savages or cannibals

Don't turn us into cinder while we're swiping right on Tinder
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby drewdy9999 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:10 am

Thank you! The third correction was just a typo. The other two I misheard. But I've fixed them! :)
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Re: Al on "Last Week Tonight"

Postby LaikaComeHome » Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:09 am

Very funny and relevant song! Seriously Weird Al's such a good egg you could get him to polka other countries away from nuking us.

*sighs* Still upset regarding this country's recent racism and bullcrap
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