"The Fox" (CD Single)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's the story?
\"THE FOX (WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?)\" is a song and a music video by Norwegian variety-show comedian duo Ylvis. The song went viral on YouTube, garnering tens of millions of views in its first weeks, and has catapulted the group to international fame. The song is a parody of pop-house music, featuring over-the-top performances of animal sounds before finally proposing possible noises a fox might make.
Is it any good?
This hilarious video includes a large man dressed as an elephant who "toots," dancers doing choreography similar to that in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video, and a CGI fox scatting and beatboxing. What's not to like? The pop parody is pulled off flawlessly, combining the playfulness of a children's show with the wit of classic satire.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about YouTube hits. What do you think is the winning formula for viral-video success?
This satirical song mocks the conventions of house music. Why do you think humorous songs like this one continue to enter the mainstream and become hits?