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‘Weird Al’ Gets Nerdier

The master song satirist has set his spoof of Chamillionaire's "Ridin'," "White and Nerdy," to a gag-filled video.

SPIN iconSPIN Staff // September 18, 2006

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s latest parody of a popular song finds the quirky satirist taking on Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’,” which he transforms into “White and Nerdy,” an ode to dorkiness. Appropriately, the hilarious video follows suit, offering a visual gag on nerd-dom for each lyric. It opens with thugs rolling up in their bright blue ride, to which “Weird Al” responds by pointing to the wheels on his tan four-door sedan, rhyming how his “Rims never spin to the contrary / You’ll find they’re quite stationary.” In fact, his main mode of transportation is a less-than-chic Segway, and the video also follows such dorky pursuits as pimping out his MySpace page, playing Minesweeper, and doing calculus in the shower.

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Here’s what the people are saying on YouTube:

“Yup, ‘Weird Al’ still has it. I have to admit, I was nodding my head and all that.” — TruthfullyJess

“Holy crap, I never thought I would see a rap video based on being a nerd – rotflol. Al has just gained a tremendous amount of respect from me for his being able to emulate geek culture to such a degree, especially in a music video.” — azrane

“His flow was actually pretty sub-par, despite the amusing lyrics.” — TH89

“‘Weird Al’ is the king of music — he rhymes better than most rappers and he’s hilarious. All his friends are lucky to hang out with him.” — imag3

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