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"Trapped in the Drive-Thru"
Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic

from the album Straight Outta Lynwood

Released March 19, 2007 (digital single)
Format Digital download
Genre Comedy, Contemporary R&B, Hip-hopera
Length 10:55
Label Volcano
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"

"Trapped in the Drive-Thru" is a song from "Weird Al" Yankovic's twelfth studio album Straight Outta Lynwood, which was released on September 26, 2006. This song is a parody of "Trapped in the Closet" by R. Kelly. To date the song is Yankovic's longest parody, and his second longest song ever released on his studio albums (with the longest being "Albuquerque").

The song contains an interpolation of "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin at 6:25, when the main character turns on the radio. The interpolation was re-recorded by Yankovic's band. Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is a noted fan of Yankovic's work, but had previously denied permission for Yankovic to perform a Led Zeppelin polka medley on an album.

The song was listed by Rolling Stone as number seventy-seven in their Best Songs of 2006.[1]


Origin and writing

Yankovic felt compelled to write this parody because he felt the original was "brilliant and wonderful and ridiculous all at the same time".[2] "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" uses the very dramatic structure of the original to tell an extremely banal tale of a couple's attempts to pick up their dinner one night.

Much like how the original was divided into various chapters (as of now 22) Yankovic's is also divided, into 3 chapters, although they are not divided on the album itself.

Track listing

The following track is on the digital single:

  1. "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" - 10:51

Music video

An animated music video was released on MySpace on March 19, 2007.[3] The video was created by Doug Bresler, creator of Doogtoons. It was the 9th music video produced for the album Straight Outta Lynwood.

The video was also featured as Channel Frederator's 100th episode. In June 2008, "Trapped in the Drive-Thru" received the award of Funniest Film of 2007 at the Channel Frederator Awards.


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