Prepping for the 30th anniversary of his breakthrough album Sports, Huey Lewis turned to comedy website Funny Or Die to parody the satirical murder thriller American Psycho with “Weird Al” Yankovic. Watch the video first to see for yourself.
If you’re familiar with the movie, you know Christian Bale’s character “Patrick Bateman” is a psychopathic killer who details his appreciation for the band’s work, especially Sports and Fore!, before putting an ax into Paul’s head. Here’s the scene.
Lewis plays Bateman perfectly, from his mannerisms and speech to his walk. Notice the difference on the prescription bottles; the parody video vs. the original clip.
An ax to the head? Some people might say “Weird Al” had it coming.
— E.J. Judge,WCBS-FM/NYC