Song: Skipper Dan

Running Time: 4:01

Year: 2009

Album: Alpocalypse, Internet Leaks

Style Parody of: Weezer (esp. Pork and Beans)

Lyrics: Lyrics

Video: Yes



Forum: Forum Discussion Page


  • This song is about the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland.
  • The jokes referenced in the bridge, explained:
    • "Bengal tigers can jump over twenty feet": Followed by the reassurance that luckily, the one the boat is passing is only four feet away.
    • "That's an African bull elephant": Followed by a description of its distinctive features. Then, in case anyone on the boat has a short memory, the skipper points out a second one, repeating the same spiel word for word.
    • "There it is, the back side of water": This is the punchline of probably the most famous joke on the ride. The boat first travels past a waterfall, then around a loop past some other scenery. As the boat returns, it passes behind the same waterfall, with the skipper excitedly playing up the significance of getting to see such a rare sight.
  • The video was animated by Divya Srinivasan.
  • Unlike any of the songs he made, this is considered to be Weird Al's most dramatic song.