Greetings, readers! Welcome to another installment of Weird Al Wednesdays! I can’t believe it’s already November. Where has the time gone? Ah, but let’s get back to it. This month’s choice was partially random, and partially influenced by my overly frequent lunch trips to Taco Bell. From the album Off the Deep End, we have the parody of Gerardo’s Rico Suave: Taco Grande.
I won’t begin to discuss how many different Mexican dishes this covers. I think nearly every Mexican restaurant I’ve been to has at least 95% of them on their menus. Man, I really shouldn’t have written this on an empty stomach. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Admittedly, I quite enjoy Mexican food. My palette isn’t very sophisticated, and I don’t stray from what I know very often, but it’s rare for someone to suggest Mexican food and I say no. That might be why I like this song. Granted, the food parody is a path often traveled by Al throughout his career. However, that doesn’t lessen the impact of his food parodies. This particular food parody, though, is set apart by one simple fact: it doesn’t focus on American obesity. Most of Al’s food songs are about how rotund Americans are, and how much they obsess over food. This song is devoid of any mention of weight anywhere in this song. He does talk about eating all the food he can and even getting “a doggy bag if you wanna; you can finish it mañana.”
Unfortunately, we don’t have an official video for this song from Al. I think it would be hysterical to see Al dressed up like Gerardo in his Rico Suave video eating gobs of Mexican food. Oh, but the poor video girls that would undoubtedly end up covered in salsa. That could be quite painful on the sensitive areas, depending on the heat level.
I’m going to wrap things up for this month. What do you think of this song? Did it leave you hungry? Are you going out for Mexican now? Let me know in the comments, and until next month, stay weird!