Isle Thing

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"Isle Thing"
Single by "Weird Al" Yankovic
from the album UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff
B-side "The Hot Rocks Polka"
Released August 22, 1989
Format CD single
Recorded May 25, 1989
Genre Comedy, Pop-Rap
Length 3:38
Label Scotti Brothers
Producer(s) Rick Derringer
"Weird Al" Yankovic singles chronology
"Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*"
"Isle Thing"
"Smells Like Nirvana"
UHF - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Other Stuff track listing
  1. "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*"
  2. "Gandhi II"
  3. "Attack of the Radioactive Hamsters from a Planet near Mars"
  4. "Isle Thing"
  5. "The Hot Rocks Polka"
  6. "UHF"
  7. "Let Me Be Your Hog"
  8. "She Drives Like Crazy"
  9. "Generic Blues"
  10. "Spatula City"
  11. "Fun Zone"
  12. "Spam"
  13. "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota"

"Isle Thing" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of "Wild Thing" by Tone Lōc.

Track listing[edit]

The following tracks are on the promo single:

  1. "Isle Thing" – 3:38
  2. "The Hot Rocks Polka" – 4:51


The song involves a fictional account of a rapper meeting a girl who introduces him to the television program Gilligan's Island. The rapper ponders some of the fallacies of the series, such as how well-supplied the characters were, considering that they were only supposed to be on "a three-hour tour" when they became shipwrecked, or how the Professor, despite apparently having knowledge of multiple scientific disciplines (like many other pop-culture assessments of the series, the song attributes the Professor as able to build a nuclear reactor out of two coconuts, a claim Russell Johnson himself denied), was unable to create a way to escape the island (the song asks "if he's so fly, then tell me why he couldn't build a lousy raft"). In the end, the rapper and the girl form a successful relationship based on their mutual love of Gilligan's Island.

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