Now this is a creative way to promote your album. In a new video on Funny or Die, Huey Lewis and “Weird Al” Yankovic parody the Christian Bale movie “American Psycho.” In the clip, Al and Huey are in a room. Al looks wasted, while Huey parades around proclaiming his love of the movie.
Much like Bale does in the film, Lewis suits up in a rain jacket and grabs an axe. He then takes his medication, labeled “New Drug.” Eventually Al realizes the room is lined with newspaper, but doesn’t notice what Huey is about to do. Finally, Lewis takes a swing of the axe, as Bale does in the movie, taking care of Yankovic once and for all, while yelling about Al parodying “I Want a New Drug” as “I Want a New Duck.”
The video ends with a promotion for the 30th anniversary reissue of Lewis’s album “Sports,” which features “I Want a New Drug.” Al gets the final word, though, as “I Want a New Duck” plays over the end of the clip.
Check out the video below, but beware the violence: