"Weird Al" Yankovic is known for his song parodies, and in an interview on Off Camera with Sam Jones, he revealed that one parody could have gone an entirely different route had he taken a suggestion from Paul McCartney.
That's right, the ex-Beatle himself didn't want his song "Live and Let Die" to become Weird Al's "Chicken Pot Pie" because he's a vegetarian.
Yankovic recalled that McCartney's team wasn't against a parody at all.
He just objected to having chicken in the proverbial pot pie:
"They didn't want to be associated with anything that was condoning the consumption of animal flesh. So what got back to me was, he'd be OK if it was 'Tofu Pot Pie' or like 'Veggie Pot Pie' or whatever."
Yankovic said "no" and the rest is history.
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Chicken Pot Pie www.youtube.com
Funnily enough, Yankovic is also a vegetarian... and he has no problem singing about chicken pot pies.
You can watch his interview below:
'Weird Al' Yankovic Gets Turned Down by Paul McCartney and Prince www.youtube.com
It doesn't seem to matter, though. Yankovic's having a good laugh at his own expense and his fans love him just the same.
Thanks for the laughs, Weird Al. And for our readers: No chickens were harmed in the making of this article.