The parodist had approached Blunt about the spoof, and the singer approved his idea.
Yankovic then went into the recording studio on April 12, 2006, and recorded his version, entitled "You're Pitiful".
These style parodies include imitations of specific artists like Brian Wilson, Rage Against the Machine, Sparks, animated musical specials, Cake, and 1980s charity songs.
By late 2005, six originals—"Pancreas", "Close but No Cigar", "Virus Alert", "Don't Download This Song", "I'll Sue Ya", and "Weasel Stomping Day"—had been recorded.
"Weasel Stomping Day" describes, in the style of animated musical specials of the 1960s, a supposedly traditional holiday in which participants don Viking helmets, spread mayonnaise on their lawns, and "snap [the titular animals'] weasely spines in half." Yankovic chose to juxtapose the style of Rage Against the Machine with lyrics about lawsuits because he felt that humor could be derived by pairing the anger of the band's music with a topic so vacuous.
Straight Outta Lynwood was met with mostly positive reviews, with many critics praising "White & Nerdy" and "Trapped in the Drive-Thru".
Some of the other parody songs, however, were met with a more mixed response.