“weird al” yankovic – close but no cigar

Is Weasel Stomping Day Real?

“Weasel Stomping Day” describes, in the style of animated musical specials of the 1960s, a supposedly traditional holiday in which participants don Viking helmets, spread mayonnaise on their lawns, and “snap [the titular animals’] weasely spines in half.” “I’ll Sue Ya” is a Rage Against the Machine style parody, …

What movie is close but no cigar from?

Annie Oakley

What is I’ll sue ya a parody of?

Done in the style of Rage Against The Machine, this song is a parody of the many frivolous lawsuits filed in America. >>

Does Weird Al still make parodies?

Does Al only do parodies of other songs? No… about half of the songs on Al’s albums are originals, meaning that Al wrote the music as well as the lyrics. Some originals are in the style of another artist (like “Bob” or “Genius In France”), but they’re still entirely new compositions.

Why do we say close but no cigar?

From the practice of giving cigars as prizes at carnivals in the US in the 20th century; this phrase would be said to those who failed to win a prize.

Who first said Close but no cigar?

Throughout the 30s the phrase became more popular and was commonly used in print and even movies. You might remember the famous line from the film Annie Oakley, “Close, Colonel, but no cigar!”

What does sue you mean?

If you sue someone, you’re accusing them (in court) of doing something wrong or illegal and demanding that they pay for it. Almost every time someone sues, they’re looking for money. If you were in a car accident, you could sue the other driver. …

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