The link goes to one kid’s version with subtitles on the lyrics. Funny suff. For those of you who don’t know the song it’s a rip of Green Day’s American Idiot.
YouTubers take a shine to ‘Canadian Idiot’
TORONTO — The stereotype of the Canadian as a beer swillin’ hockey nut is alive and well on the Internet, thanks to the computer prowess of a bunch of teenage Americans.
Young fans of the parody song Canadian Idiot by Weird Al Yankovic have supplied the Net with cheeky homemade music videos about the Great White North’s “Monopoly money” and “silly accent.”
The offerings, on YouTube.com, range from a simple animated video by 16-year-old Danielle Burke of Burlington, Vt., to the more elaborate lip-synching performance of 17-year-old Stephen Georg, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
All, however, revel in the ludicrous Canuck images featured in Weird Al’s song — a spoof of the Green Day hit American Idiot.
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Several of the video creators admit that many Americans know little about their northern neighbours.
“Canada isn’t really a place I often think about — but when I do think about it, I often think of maple syrup, Mounties, Celine Dion and Jim Carrey,” says Georg, a high school senior who dons makeup and black clothing for his video.
“I imagine Canadians wear a lot of red flannel shirts for some reason,” says Burke, a novice filmmaker who says she spent several hours on the computer project.
Weird Al has described “Canadian Idiot” as written from the perspective of an ignorant American and calls his song “a love letter to Canada.”
The ditty makes light of all things typically associated with Canada, for better or worse: “They all live on doughnuts and moose meat,” Weird Al croons.
“And they leave the house without packing heat, “Never even bring their guns to the ma-a-alllll.”