"Why Don't You Get a Job?" is a ska punk song by The Offspring. The song is featured as the 11th track on The Offspring's fifth studio album Americana (1998) and was released as the second single from the album. The song also appears as the eighth track on the band's Greatest Hits album (2005). The main tune of the song is inspired by The Beatles' song "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da," but also borrows heavily from Simon & Garfunkel's song "Cecilia." The single peaked within the top ten of the charts in many countries, including number two in the United Kingdom, Australia and Sweden.
Dexter Holland opens the video by flying into a serene suburban setting on a hang glider (McG explains this sequence by stating he wanted to start off the video with "something bizarre"). Self-destruction is a frequent theme throughout, with a male fast food worker (played by Dor Ashur) (playing a frustrated boyfriend referenced in the lyrics) getting a milkshake dumped on his face by a group of buxom female customers and then throwing himself through a window early in the video, and a BMX biker falling off a roof shortly thereafter (for which the actor suffered a concussion, as revealed by Dexter and Noodles in an interview). Toward the end, Holland creates an explosion (triggered by a red button sitting inexplicably in the middle of the street), scattering his followers so that only his fellow band members remain. Ron Welty has already exited the scene by this point, foreshadowing his departure from the band several years later.