Pretty Fly for a Rabbi
|"Pretty Fly for a Rabbi"|
|Single by "Weird Al" Yankovic|
|from the album Running with Scissors|
|Released||November 22, 1999|
|Format||Digital download, CD|
|Recorded||April 20, 1999|
|Genre||Comedy rock, pop punk, punk rock|
|Writer(s)||D. Holland, "Weird Al" Yankovic|
|Producer(s)||"Weird Al" Yankovic|
|"Weird Al" Yankovic singles chronology|
"Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" (alternatively called "Pretty Fly (For a Rabbi)" in Australia) is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" by The Offspring, and it was released from the 1999 album Running with Scissors. The song was released as a single exclusively in Australia. Tress MacNeille performs the line "How ya doin' Bernie?".
As opposed to the phrase "Gunter Glieben Glauten Globen" in the original song, Weird Al starts this song with the Yiddish sentence "Veren zol fun deer a blintze (English phonetic)/ Weren soll von dir a Blintze, (German phonetic)" meaning "You should turn into a blintz." At one point, Yankovic references the line "Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney hiney ho" and "Mekka-lekka hi mekka lekka chahney ho!", catchphrases of Jambi, the wish-granting disembodied head from Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
The following tracks are on the Australian single:
- "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" – 3:02
- "Amish Paradise" – 3:20
A "music video" for the song was assembled but has not been seen outside of Australia. Yankovic stated that his Australian record company decided to release "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi" as a single and they insisted on releasing a video to go along with it. He decided against the idea, but told them that they could make one themselves by cutting together bits from "Weird Al" Yankovic Live!", which they did.
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||67|
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