Weasel Stomping Day

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"Weasel Stomping Day"
Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic from the album Straight Outta Lynwood
Released September 24, 2006
Recorded July 5, 2005
Genre Comedy
Length 1:34
Label Volcano
Writer "Weird Al" Yankovic
Producer "Weird Al" Yankovic
Straight Outta Lynwood track listing
  1. "White & Nerdy"
  2. "Pancreas"
  3. "Canadian Idiot"
  4. "I'll Sue Ya"
  5. "Polkarama!"
  6. "Virus Alert"
  7. "Confessions Part III"
  8. "Weasel Stomping Day"
  9. "Close But No Cigar"
  10. "Do I Creep You Out"
  11. "Trapped in the Drive-Thru"
  12. "Don't Download This Song"

"Weasel Stomping Day" is a song by American parodist "Weird Al" Yankovic, which appears on his 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood. It is also one of six songs on the album to have an animated music video, created for the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken. It is the shortest track on the album.

This video appeared in "The Munnery", the twelfth episode of the second season, which aired on September 24, 2006, two days before the album was released. Al has jokingly said that Weasel Stomping Day falls on June 31, a day that does not exist in the Gregorian calendar.[1]

Lyrics[edit]

The lyrics describe a fictitious holiday, which involves putting on hiking boots and a Viking helmet, spreading mayonnaise on one's lawn and stomping weasels to death. It's indicated that the participants don't know the history behind it and are at peace with the violent nature of holiday, doing it anyway because it's "tradition" (similar to The Simpsons episode "Whacking Day" and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"). The song's cheery melody, reminiscent of animated musical specials of the 1960s, is punctuated by sounds of weasels being flattened; A splattered crunch, followed by a squeal. (The sounds were made by Al recording audio of himself smashing and biting into fruit.) Robot Chicken's stop-motion music video generally follows the lyrics, and graphically depicts weasels being crushed, smashed, and pulverized in various ways. A character wearing a PETA T-shirt takes part in the weasel-stomping activities.

Music video[edit]

The music video was produced by Robot Chicken, using the generic action figures that are a trademark of the show. Weird Al is animated in action-figure form, along with three girl characters who do the back-up singing in the song. In the mini-documentary on the DualDisc release, it's revealed that the weasel-stomping sounds were produced by Weird Al abusing fruit and other food items. Also, in the CD insert, credit is given to Suzanne (Al's wife), Nina (Al's daughter), and Bo (Al's pet bird) for contributing parts of the weasel sounds. Nina's and Bo's screeching sounds are clearly audible in the song.

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