Livin' in the Fridge

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"Livin' in the Fridge"
Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from the album Alapalooza
Released October 5, 1993
Recorded August 18, 1993
Genre Comedy, Rock
Length 3:35
Label Scotti Brothers
Writer Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Mark Hudson
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Alapalooza track listing
  1. "Jurassic Park"
  2. "Young, Dumb & Ugly"
  3. "Bedrock Anthem"
  4. "Frank's 2000" TV"
  5. "Achy Breaky Song"
  6. "Traffic Jam"
  7. "Talk Soup"
  8. "Livin' in the Fridge"
  9. "She Never Told Me She Was a Mime"
  10. "Harvey the Wonder Hamster"
  11. "Waffle King"
  12. "Bohemian Polka"

"Livin' in the Fridge" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "Livin' on the Edge" by Aerosmith, and is mainly a cautionary tale about expired food gaining sentience.

Music video[edit]

There is no full-length music video for this song, though a shortened music video segment was shown as part of The Weird Al Show.[1]

  • The beginning is similar to the original video in that it shows a shot of an almost-naked Yankovic holding a zipper by his heart-covered boxers with half his body painted black (to give the effect he pulled down a zipper, unzipping his body).
  • The next scene shows Yankovic dressed as Steven Tyler and Jim West dressed as Joe Perry dancing in a giant tiled room.
  • The following scene shows a glowing fridge covered in mist, which Yankovic subsequently opens to reveal a beating, breathing mass of moldy food.

Notes[edit]

  • In the original song there is a period of windy silence following the line, "But I would rather be a-hangin' on." In "Livin' in the Fridge", after Al sings, "Well, maybe I should take another peek..." the wind is replaced with the sound of a refrigerator door being opened and somebody screaming.
  • During the chorus the words "dysentery" and "do you think" can be heard being repeated in the background replacing the word "everybody" as heard in the original.
  • Like in the original song, the lyrics in the parody contain a reference to the Yardbirds song, "Mister You're a Better Man Than I".

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