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White & Nerdy
White and nerdy
A screenshot from the music video

Running Time


Release Date

September 26, 2006

Parody of

Ridin' by Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone


Volcano Records

Music Video


Single/Album Cover(s)

White & Nerdy


Song: White & Nerdy

Running Time: 2:50

Year: 2006

Album: Straight Outta Lynwood, White & Nerdy

Parody of: Ridin' by Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone

Genre: Gangsta rap

Guitar tuning: E flat

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: Yes

Making Of


Forum: Forum Discussion Page


  • This was Al's first top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the USA, peaking at number 9 on October 21, 2006. It also charted at number 14 in Sweden and number 80 in the United Kingdom. It also was heavily downloaded in Australia and Canada.
  • The first pair of gangsters in the video are comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
  • All of the extras in the video are fans who entered a contest on Al's Myspace page.
  • The line "Do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?" refers to Captains James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard, captains of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation respectively, and the fact that much of the fan community is divided over which one was a better captain.
  • Seth Green makes a cameo in the music video as the guy who presents Al's action figures.
  • The video cassette Al receives is a bootleg copy of the Star Wars Holiday Special, which only aired once in 1978 and has never been officially released on video (mainly due to its massive infamy, being considered the worst piece of Star Wars media by fans).
  • When Al is "playing" Minesweeper (video game), he uses the keyboard, but the actual gameplay of Minesweeper involves the mouse.
    • He is seen to be playing a replicated clone of the game for macOS; its graphics were originated from the classic Windows version of the game.
  • His Myspace says he has has 27 friends.
    • Here is the MySpace page used for the song
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Al giving his opinion on Atlantic Records on Wikipedia

  • Al is seen in the video vandalizing the Wikipedia page for Atlantic Records, a reference to the fact that they prevented Al from officially releasing "You're Pitiful" (despite the original artist James Blunt's approval).
    • It is impossible to edit Wikipedia articles the same way Al does, either in the visual editor, or the source editor.
    • The Atlantic Records page has since become semi-protected since the song became a hit.
  • The blue and orange Dungeons & Dragons dice used in the video come from the 3.5 edition starter set.
  • The trivia card the unseen player (played by the camera man) holds up while playing Trivial Pursuit reads:
    • G: In what city is the largest ball of twine built by one man?
    • E: What's the deal with Lindsey Lohan? I mean, seriously?
    • H: F.D.R. - was he faking it?
    • AL: On what page does Harry Potter die in the next book?
    • SN: What is the melting point of a gorilla's head?
    • SL: How many Wicket Men are there on a 43-Men Squamish Team?
  • In the text of the above card, Al had wanted to change the animal in the Science and Nature question from gorilla to gerbil, but the prop guy failed to do so. Al decided to keep it as Gorilla in the interest of time.
  • Al's love interests in the video are played by fellow accordionist Judy Tenuta and a roll of bubble wrap.
  • Donny Osmond makes a cameo playing the man dancing behind Al when he is in front of the "all white" background. Al chose him because Donny was "the whitest guy I [Al] could think of."
  • When Al gets a wedgie, the name on his underwear reads "Alfred", which is Al's full first name.
  • You cannot be a "champion" at D&D as Dungeons and Dragons is a roleplaying game.

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