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Canadian Idiot

November 28th, 2006

Weird Al Yankovic , that accordion playing freak from the 80’s has a new hit, with a parody of Green Days American Idiot. It has apparently struck a nerve, as there are a pile of videos being made of it. The song, Canadian Idiot is a parody of how Americans see us. And hey, we have an accent?!?

One of the videos is here. I chose this one because in the opening line, “Don’t wanna be a Canadian Idiot,” a picture of Tom Green comes up: it won my heart right away:

There are more available here if you don’t like this one. Kudos to all video makers who found Saskatchewan on the map.

In case you don’t want to sit through the video, here’s the words”

Weird Al Yankovic – Canadian Idiot Lyrics

Don’t wanna be a Canadian idiot
Don’t wanna be some beer swillin’ hockey nut
And do I look like some frostbitten hose-head?
I never learned my alphabet from A to Zed

They all live on donuts and moose meat
And they leave the house without packin’ heat
Never even bring their guns to the mall
And you know what else is too funny?
Their stupid Monopoly money
Can’t take ’em seriously at all

Well maple syrup and snow’s what they export
They treat curling just like it’s a real sport
They think their silly accent is so cute
Can’t understand a thing they’re talkin’ aboot

Sure they got their national health care
Cheaper meds, low crime rates and clean air
Then again well they got Celine Dion
Eat their weight in Kraft macaroni
And dream of drivin’ a Zamboni
All over Saskatchewan

Don’t wanna be a Canadian idiot
Won’t figure out their temperature in Celsius
See the map, they’re hoverin’ right over us
Tell you the truth, it makes me kinda nervous

Always hear the same kind of story
Break their nose and they’ll just say “sorry”
Tell me what kind of freaks are that polite?
It’s gotta mean they’re all up to somethin’
So quick, before they see it comin’
Time for a pre-emptive strike!


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