In a Songfacts interview with Sparks
, Russell Mael talked about Morrissey's reaction to this song. "He didn't promise to lighten up, but he really liked the song a lot. We were happy that he liked it."
Russell added: "It wasn't meant to be a derogatory thing towards him. It was observational. We did hear from him, and he liked it so much, in fact, we did a video for that song and he used the video to precede some of the shows that he did. He used it as one of the projections before he goes on. He has a sense of humor enough to like the spirit of that song. He likes Sparks so much that he can bypass that."