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‘Weird Al’ Yankovic tells Alanis Morissette to ‘stay in your lane’ for her pun

“Weird Al” Yankovic jumped into a Twitter thread earlier this week after noticing Alanis Morissette’s hilarious pun.

Morissette shared a fan picture taken in a parking lot of an Alanis Landscaping trailer attached to the back of a truck.

The devoted Jagged Little Pill album enthusiast titled the recording You Oughta Mow, an ode to one of Morissette’s most popular songs, You Oughta Know, which was released in 1995.

Not missing a beat, Morissette shared the tweet with a laugh and cry emoji and wrote, “And I’m here to remind you of the weed you left behind when you walked away…”

She adapted her pun right to her original line: “And I’m here to remind you of the mess you left behind when you walked away.”

Hundreds of thousands of fans liked and shared the tweet, which went viral.

Yankovic is known for his expert approach to parodies on songs like “Eat It,” adapted from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” and “Like a Surgeon,” adapted from Madonna’s ’80s classic, “Like a Virgin.”

Reminding everyone that he is the true wizard with words, Yankovic tweeted back to the voice powerhouse, “Hey! Stay in your lane!”

Alanis Morissette
Morissette’s tweet went viral, with thousands of fans liking and sharing her “You Oughta Mow” pun.
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Lynda Carter, who starred as “Wonder Woman” in the ’70s, added a few more lines to Morissette’s rendition.

“It’s not fair to deny me the shrubs and trees you would plant for me,” she tweeted, which garnered thousands of likes.

While Yankovic, whose full name is Alfred Matthew Yankovic, has not fully parodied any of Morissette’s songs, he created part of a parody, “Fast Food,” performed to her song “Thank You,” which was included in a medley of performances on a tour 1999-2000.

He also added a portion of “You Oughta Know” to his “Alternative Polka” medley years ago.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/16/weird-al-yankovic-tells-alanis-morissette-to-stay-in-your-lane-for-her-play-on-words/ ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic tells Alanis Morissette to ‘stay in your lane’ for her pun

Emma Bowman

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